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

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

  1. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    Thanks. This thread has become pretty much what I hoped it would when I started it.

    Good idea to bump it for Christmas this year.

    Lots of interesting things here that I wouldn't have expected to find.
  2. GoFar

    GoFar My butt hurts.

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    1. Awesome wife who let's me ride when/where/nearly as far as I want
    2. Stich...on third, but first one would still be fine I'm sure
    3. Combat Touring boots. Gift from wife. Won't part with either....
    4. Ohlins...
    5. Autocom/XM
    6. Warm-N-Safe
    7. Gynormous Cee Bailey screen for the RT
    8. Years perscription for viagra
    Kidding on the last one....for now....:norton
  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Maybe I missed it but didn't see it listed thusfar in this thread......the Kermit chair. What a great piece of equipment!

    My list, in no particular order:

    1. Kermit chair
    2. Darien jacket (hiviz)
    3. Glock 19
    4. Surefire flashlight
  4. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

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    Sargent seat and a set of Jesse's for those long hauls.. The Piaa lights are right up there as well. Good to be seen in the daytime and see at night.
  5. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    What is a Kermit chair?

    All I can think of is a little green children's folding camp chair.:norton :lol3
  6. BikerDave

    BikerDave Greybeard Rider

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    My best buy has to be my Belstaff Trekker jacket, best damn riding coat I ever have owned! Second would have to be Olympia All-Season gloves....:1drink
  7. chaserkeywest

    chaserkeywest Been here awhile

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    convertibars.com
  8. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

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    One item I forgot to list is the Bigfoot kickstand attachment. This thing is great when you're stopped in the woods and you don't want your stand to sink in the ground...:thumbup
  9. raysuf

    raysuf Lost

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    I'll back up everyone who said GPS. That thing as been a great help. I've find roads that I did't know existed. It as helped me save time. It allows me to focus on the road instead of trying to find myself on a map or looking of an address. Transfers for bike to car easily. Incredible.

    The Micatech side cases would be the second best thing. Sorry Bob.
  10. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Banned

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    Commuting wise equipment ... heated grips ... I just installed them yesterday. ... i dont know how people can live without them ....mmmm ... toasty!!
  11. MeanMoe

    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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    In order,
    1 - Aeroflow transformed the GS into a useable sport tourer
    2 - Gerbings jacket. It was 39 degrees F when I passed by the Milner Enterprises sign board this morning. My previous low temp ride was last Oct at 51 degrees. As the VStrommancer said "mmmmmmm toasty."
  12. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl
    Yup, gotta love the hd product for a good chuckle.
    Ciao, Steve
  13. Bacon_Grease

    Bacon_Grease Arrogant Bastard

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    But my tired old 1981 GL1100 GOldwing.

    I dropped a whopping $2k on it when I bought it seven years ago. I've put 120k miles on it since and the most serious mechanical issue I've ever had was a broken throttle cable.

    It may not be the best looking bike or the best handling bike, but that fucker is reliable as hell, has more torque than I'll ever need, will run 95mph ALL DAY and not wear me out, and it carries everything I need it to.
  14. ducfer2112

    ducfer2112 Been here awhile

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    This is a great thread.:clap

    I didn't see this one yet...Kaoko throttle lock
    Other favorites...............SiDi boots
    Dainese gloves
    Gerbings heated jacket
  15. Drifter

    Drifter Long timer

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    The item that gave me the most noticable improvement in my riding pleasure were Wilbers shocks for my GS.

    The best safety item for my GS I think were Motolights, 2nd best safety item were my run-in-lights flashing LED brake lights.

    My GS is the over-all best piece of equipment I've ever purchased.
  16. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    A few stand out: GasGas trials bike, it's quiet enough that i can ride in my backyard. During the summer when it's light until 8:00pm I ride everyday when I get home from work. I can get in an hour or two of riding even on weekends when I can't "go riding".

    Aerostich roadcrafter 2-piece.

    MSR leather enduro pro gloves.

    Grip heaters

    Leatherman Supertool
  17. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    What a great thread! I have to say my GIVI E460 top case is the most impressive piece of gear I own. The thing is eight years old and it is still airtight. If I close it at altitude and ride to sea level, I have to pry it open because the pressure differential creates a vacuum. Amazing.:clap
  18. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    Ipod and ER-6s.
    Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter.
    SIDI/combat tour lights.

    I hated the boots for about a month and thought they would kill me breaking um in, but now you couldn't pry them away from me.

    Oh yeah and the aforementioned elkskin ropers, or summer vented hein gericke gloves. I hate little hand injuries or bug stings.
  19. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Running Free

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    Etymotic ER-6i earbuds. They come along on EVERY ride.
  20. pastor passum

    pastor passum Reverend Noob

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    1. Gerbing jacket liner (Ride all year in the Carolinas wit it)
    2. Kermit chair (probably 10 years now. Us old farts gotta sit) :rofl

    Jim