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Old 06-29-2013, 09:21 AM   #31
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My Olympia gear. I'm sure there is better stuff out there but for the value equation it is the best IMO. Olympia XMoto pants and AST jacket. It's great in pretty much any weather condition and decently protective plus it has stood up well. If I was to do it again I would probably upgrade to the XMoto jacket as it is slightly cooler in the heat. Fantastic gear all round.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #32
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Roadcrafter 1pc. Five years, 120k miles and just refreshed it with a wash and waterproof. It's cost me less than all the rest of the gear I've bought over the years and replaced annually.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #33
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My 22 year old hein gericke V-pilot leather jacket.
Well made, long lasting.
I still have it and I can still wear it but these days it hangs above my workbench.

I bought it used at a pawn shop because I needed a leather jacket for riding. And it was a good price.
Little did I know how effective and good that jacket was. But It showed me how much better riding can be with the right gear.
On vacation for a spell
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #34
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My 15 year old fox creek leather jacket is classic.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #35
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The best bit of kit that I've owned has to be the Ogio flight vest.
Carries loads, and spreads the weight evenly over the torso, and it has a hydration bladder built in.
How I did without it is a wonder.

The other bit of kit that I've used for many years are the Quick Straps on my helmet.
They eliminate awkward fumbling with gloved hands either stationary or on the move, and I can work them at any speed while out on the trails.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #36
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Location: Now only Montreal
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Riding gear comes and riding gear goes ... sometimes way too often, like a woman I change my mind and I'm always looking for the best for the present riding I'm doing. Stitch, Klim Adventure, Olympia, Firstgear, Vanson ........ Hate to say it but my JR Alter Ego stuff is so versatile, I just wish I could get the same adaptability in better quality.

I do like Sidi boots, from race to road to DS, now I own the Disco's and Crossfire's

The gear that has outlasted many, many bikes and many thousands of miles is a Gerbing liner from the 80's that even the guys at Gerbings trade booths don't recognise. I've bought nwere ones and always sold them and keep going back to old faithfull. Like an Amex card, 'Never Leave Home Without It' and a pair of no name medium weight leather gloves that just never wear out.
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar, 81 GL500/Velorex
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:21 AM   #37
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Froggs toggs
They do what they say they will do and i dont like riding wet
Now were motorin !
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #38
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Sidi Canyon boots
Kriega backpacks
Held Steve gloves
Dainese jacket
2004 BMW R1100S / 2003 Ducati M800Sie / 1986 R80 G/S / 1993 Suzuki RMX250 / 1981 BMW R100RS (Sold ) / 1977 Kawasaki KE100 (1st Bike )
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #39
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15yr old hein gericke voyagerIII textile suit. still going strong, their modern stuff just doesnt match up
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #40
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My NOS, 20 year-old HiPoint Pro GP boots. Best boots ever made - just wish they were [still] waterproof.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:48 AM   #41
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A* sp2 gloves that I bought used 10 years ago get occasional use even though I switched over to a pair of full gauntlets made by Klim. The next piece would be my 15 year old leather A* jacket that I still wear frequently. It's been used abused crashed and worn some more. Ill never get rid of it.
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Familiar. My stock response: "Most people die in bed. So, where do you sleep?"
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #42
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recognize the pants?

that was before MSR!
no telling how often I patched them up
I cried when they were beyond revival

still have the jacket, bought it and the pants in 89
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #43
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I got to say my Hein Gericke bought used from a guy who finished a RTW with this jacket. I have maybe 8000 miles on it now, including a fly & ride from Virginia to New Mexico and a 9 day Baja trip. Jacket rules in all weather.

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #44
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CoolStuff perforated leather motorycle jacket. I bought this from the manufacturer (US made) probably ten years ago. Alas, I can't find them anymore. It came with hard shoulder and elbow armor and a removable hard foam back protector and a full-sleeve removable liner. It is a great three-season jacket.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #45
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My Daytona Roadstar boots. Sturdy, comfy, and absolutely waterproof. Soles can be replaced for another 10 years of life.
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