Whats the best piece of equipment you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeffro115, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Hi-zoot

    Hi-zoot Living for the Weekend

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    i thought I had every tool known to man....dammit. Got to flag down a snap-on truck:cry
  2. Crotalus64

    Crotalus64 I Brake For Snakes

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    +1 for the pressure suit.
  3. xxedgar

    xxedgar Adventurer

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    Gerbing`s heated jacket liner.....extends riding season
  4. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    WD40...by far.
  5. Clarkman

    Clarkman Don't taze me bro.

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    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!"
    :super
  6. Elderberry

    Elderberry just 'bout all used up...

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    Best bang for the buck investment:

    ATGATT

    O-ring. Caterpillar 8M4991. Around 3 bucks...
  7. Benjava

    Benjava ?

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    +1
  8. earp1150gs

    earp1150gs n00b

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  9. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    Another non sequitur, but I bought this knife sharpening kit a few weeks ago:




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    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.




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  10. Uglysob

    Uglysob "I drank what?"-Socrates

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    My Garmin Zumo has to be my best investment to date....It put a lickin' on my checking account but no regrets!!
  11. B dub'ya

    B dub'ya Adventurer

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    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!
  12. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers Rock n’ Roll Refugee

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    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.:D 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/
  13. ratmunch

    ratmunch jackass extraordinaire

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    any of my heated clothing.
  14. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    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...
  15. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    That is awesome, would love to have one.
  16. Canuk

    Canuk OntRider

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    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.
  17. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    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.
    steve
  18. Thriller5

    Thriller5 Been here awhile

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    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 :evil)
  19. lovatochevato

    lovatochevato El Vato

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    Probably my vfr 750, rode it through Mexico two years ago.:jose
  20. lovatochevato

    lovatochevato El Vato

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