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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeffro115, Sep 9, 2006.
Gerbing`s heated jacket liner.....extends riding season
New to this thread, but I gotta say, if you've never used Gorilla tape, uh, do it. It's like 5 bucks a roll, and WAY better than duct tape. Sorta dumb, because it's just tape, but after using it a little bit, I was smitten. That stuff is badass. It's like a group of greasemonkeys got together and thought "dude, lets make the most badass duct tape the world has ever seen!"
Best bang for the buck investment:
O-ring. Caterpillar 8M4991. Around 3 bucks...
By far the best pad that I've ever slept on under the stars....
Another non sequitur, but I bought this knife sharpening kit a few weeks ago:
It's outstanding! I've tried any number of knife sharpening gimmicks, including some of the electric appliances...all junk.
I was going to replace a set of old and dull Chicago Cutlery knives, but thought I'd tried this first. The knives are like new.
Note that it takes a little while to sharpen each knife.
My Garmin Zumo has to be my best investment to date....It put a lickin' on my checking account but no regrets!!
Much as I like buying shiny new tools, I don't see the advantage of the ratchet adapter over a regular ratchet.
Please enlighten me so I can track down my Snap On guy with card in hand!
Ortlieb Duffle: http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-62.htm keeps everything dry. No more top case.
PacSafe: http://www.pac-safe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=11 secures the Ortlieb. Will hold a "Stich". Getting a second to carry 24/7 just for that purpose.
Kabar: http://www.agrussell.com/short-ka-bar-usmc---plain-edge---leather-sheath/p/KA1250/ mines not so pretty.
The shovel, can opener, axe, cheese slicer, tent stake and tang screwdriver model. Mine is 35 years old, as a Sparky -I had access to batteries.... got it from a Jarhead with a cassete deck fetish. Any one remember the term "Comshaw"
When it dies this is its replacement: http://www.fernknives.com/ka-bar/impact-warthog/198/
any of my heated clothing.
I have used this tape. It does not seem to stick to other stuff very well. Did you notice this? It DOES stick to itself like a flea on a dog...
That is awesome, would love to have one.
Gaerne Balance Oiled boots
Expensive and worth every cent.
They fit like slippers from day one and are completely waterproof. They're Italian made, have a classic look and offer good protection. I'm comfortable in these things all day long whether riding or walking around.
I like garmin but that is not the important point. The point I want to make is that GPS is like magic compared to the days before GPS. I think for adventurers and explorers that there is nothing to compare.
I work on the ocean quite a bit. For us to find a spot on the water 50 miles from shore that is 30feet in diameter is trivial today. 20 years ago and this would have been almost impossible to hit the first time. Truly like a super power.
hmmm i'd say:
1. aerostich Roadcrafter.
2. Vholdr helmet cam (documents all my adventures)
3. bike lift ( working on the ground is for the bird- er, rodents )
Probably my vfr 750, rode it through Mexico two years ago.:jose
I too have the paco pad (silver back) they are industrial strength and awesome!!!!:jose
Snap-on ratcheting screw driver bought in 1990 for 40$ (a ton of money in any year for a screwdriver) and still works perfectly. We've been thru alot together. ...I love you man!
I was very close to buying the vholdr camera but opted for the AT3K because it was cheaper. Can we see some vid from that cam? Mine are up on youtube/thelama324. I am having trouble finding just the right spot to mount it. It seems like everywhere I try it just vibrates too much. The helmet was no good at all, the handlebar was ok on road but off was crap, the top tripleclamp bolt is better but needs tweeking a bit. Going to WIllow Hill in PA Sunday and will play with it somemore. It seems to me that mounting it to the frame somewhere would be optimal, being the most solid part of the bike. Any suggestions?