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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeffro115, Sep 9, 2006.
The Garmin 550. It come with a RAM Mount...they are the best!
Sidi Flexforce boots.
I really struggle with gear changing etc with off road boots due to the ridgidity of them but these are perfect for me
Do I have to pick just one>? If I did, I would say the Kolpin rear bag or the Wallyworld seat cover, its a tie between those two.
asv Y handle (2 better than a t-handle socket wrench)
Garmin 2610 - a steal at the current $200
Heated Grips (can be added to any bike for approx $30)
3" thick thermorest. Big to pack, but makes sleeping a joy.
Howard Leight Max earplugs
BMW electric vest for the ride home from Anchorage, 7 days of rain and cold. Would have suffered way more without that vest.
I'll second that, Eric!
without question; roll of high quality Duct Tape
Hilleberg Tents. These are great tents and they make several models. I have the Nammatj 2 GT (green). The big vestibule is nice to have on rainy days. Don't worry that they are not free-standing, they go up easily and quickley and can take ANY weather. However, the Nammatj is not as airy as some tents and as a result it gets pretty warm under hot sunny skies. For good ventillation in hot conditions I think something like the Bibler Awahnee would work great (I don't own one, but these are well made tents).
Jetboil Stoves. This is the most efficient liquified-gas stove available.
Metzler Tourance Tires. Recently got a pair and I think they're great.
Big Angnes Sleepingbags. They integrate the ground pad into the sleepingbag. This means you don't get all twisted up when you toss and turn. The air inflatable ground pads are the way to go; they take up less space and are more comfortable than the "mat" type pads.
Wiggy's Outdoor Gear. If you're into cold weather activities. This is the company for you.
Corbin Motorcycle Seats. The stock seat on the BMW R1150GS was killing my butt on long rides. The Corbin seat is a huge improvement in comfort.
North Face VE 25 tent, I had mine for over 15 years and I used it in all types of conditions, From High altitude snow camping, base camp for climbing, on numerous bikes, Alaska trips, Floeida Keys Everglades. You name it the VE saw it. I finnaly had to part company when the uv rays got to the fabric and it started to tear. So what do you think I replaced it with???
Another VE 25 of course! if I get another 15 yeras out of myself, Ill leave the tent to some one in my will
I like my Ipod.
I just can't say enough good things about this jacket. Went through a few others before finally biting the bullet.
Keeps you cool in hot weather (wore it in 105F weather in B.C.)
Keeps you warm in cold weather (wore it in 35F in Idaho)
Lets you walk into places and pretend you're a fireman.
I just can't say enough good things about Aereostich. Quality & customer service second to none.
At first I was hesitant about getting that bright green "high-vis" color. But after almost getting run into by soccer moms in SUVs yackin' on their cellphone (even when wearing a red jacket), I decided to go with it.
Can't tell you how many times those soccer moms look my way as if I'm not there, stare ahead, and then stare AGAIN at me with that "whoa! there's a motorcycler there" look of surprise.
So, I'll take my trusty Darrien Light fireman jacket over anything else any day of the week. Harley "posers" migrate away when I show up. But I now know three of them that have gone on to Harley Heaven because of lousy gear in crashes. So ... let 'em migrate.
I really like my Hi-Vis Darien, also. But... my wife just bought me a Rallye 2 Pro suit for our 10th anniversary. I am debating selling the Darien because these jackets have a lot in common and are both awesome. It's a tough decision, though, as I agree that the Darien is such a well-made, functional jacket. Maybe I'll keep it along with the R2P, although that's probably overkill for my needs. Hmmm...
Held "Steve" gloves. I am on my third pair (lost one pair, sold one pair when I quit riding for a while). They are the most comfortable all-round gloves I have ever worn, and they provided great protection in a 30MPH lowside I experienced.
MSR MXT boots and Michelins (they are rare to find here)
I know I wrote something in the beginning of this thread... After 11 months on the road, there is only one thing that has saved me over and over as I follow the cool weather... it is the heated Gerbing Jacket... Here we are in August, by the Snake River, Oregon... still wear it in the early am riding!!! Could have not done without it...
Ara & Spirit
I bought a Dririder overall type storm suit at the start of this winter. It has allowed me to ride all winter once I'd cut the odd extra cuffs off. I wear it over a Technics jacket and Dririder armoured pants.
I would like a Roadcraft single suit, but cannot afford it! Cheers
My yamaha and my Sinisalo S-type boots, this is the 3-rd season with the boots and no water is coming in
99% Perfect, still a little snug but thee the best for me so far!!!!
One of this...
Hood kevlar jeans!
Held Steve gloves!!!!