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

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

  1. idahoskiguy

    idahoskiguy Long timer

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    Ear Plugs - the local welding supply house sells a big box of 250 pairs for about $20.00 usd. A fresh pair of ear plugs does a great job of protecting your hearing. Unless you ride a "car without doors" you may want to consider ear plugs.
  2. Repko

    Repko Adventurer wantabe

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    I bought the Arai XD, ya know the cool one with the visor & face shield. (killer discount from a dealer friend!) Also the Vendramini Marathon boots & last but NOT least. The worlds greatest pants... Yes, Motorport Ultra Kevlar II. The Tourmaster jackets are the best deal for the money too. All the other gear over the years were kind a waste of money. "A poor man can not afford cheap things" This stuff is worth waiting & saving for! The boots & pants are the most amazing ever! & yes, it's hard to buy from motoport, having to wait.

    Cheers
  3. bikewanker

    bikewanker Adventurer

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    ! Aerostich triangle has kept my tonsil warm !! the 12 year old Widder that was recently repaired for free has kept my man breast toasty
  4. Repko

    Repko Adventurer wantabe

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    The reason the Motoport Ultra Kevlar II pants are so good is, the stretch material. The comfort leval is unreal. Im is so Ca & it's warm most of the time. These pants are cool enough to wear all summer. Combined with the stretchy material, they are hands down the most comfortable "SAFE" pants made! @ least in my opinion. One thing Wayne doesn't tell you is, you can put on a load of waight, & still fit into these pants. The waist stretches atleast 6", the built in fastex-belt holds them on super secure.
  5. GSJackalope

    GSJackalope clueless poser

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    I would have said the Alpinestars touring boots I've been wearing for 8-9 years, but I got a Rallye 2 Pro suit the other day and it is the cat's pajamas. Even in the rain, so far.
  6. thencamebronson

    thencamebronson Takin' a trip?

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    Is anyone keeping score? Sounds like the Gerbings jacket liner is way uo there. My votes:

    Gerbings Jacket Liner
    Etymotic ER-6's. Finally solved the music while riding thing.
    XM Radio. Currently using a MyFi but want to upgrade to an Inno.
  7. camfarm

    camfarm Been here awhile

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    Bike Mods: SignalMinder, Hyperlights, Battery Charger and 2nd Acc.Plug

    Body Gear: 1 pce Roadcrafter, Shoei TZ (that fits), Held Steve gloves, Cbt Touring Boots, 'Lectric Vest

    Camping Gear: Eureka Apex 2XTA, Jet Boil, Black Diamond Moonlighter headlamp, ThermoRest, $20 Dick's 40 degree bag

    Great Lists everybody!
  8. Hillbilly Vampyre

    Hillbilly Vampyre Ever changing the tonic.

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    My Carhart insulated bib overalls!

    -HBV
  9. f.2

    f.2 ...

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  10. motohermano

    motohermano ADV Rider

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    1) My 2002 1150 GS
    2) BMW Rallye 2 jacket (dont pick red unless you like fade).
    3) My wife's 2005 650 GS.
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    After my recent trip to the BRP (where it was COLD) I would have to say I simply could not live without my Gerbings when the weather gets a tad cold. Aside from that my Valentine V1 saved me a couple times (yet again :D) and my Autocom was invaluable to allow me to hear the V1 and to listen to tunes.
  12. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

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    A battery operated blender and heated liner...
  13. TheGeorge

    TheGeorge Been here awhile

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    if i had to pick just one:
    my computer...7 years old now, but still doing ok. let's me read the news, blogs, look at maps, ADVrider, buy stuff for the GSA, etc.

    i use it just about everyday...




    here is a link to bunch of neat-o stuff:
    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/index.php
  14. Ron_Ces

    Ron_Ces Aging Hacker

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    1 piece Roadcrafter tops the list. On my second one, if I am not wearing it I feel like I left something home. Heated clothing also. BMW Savanna boots are great, my feet never get wet.
  15. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Why did'nt you go for the [​IMG]

    I wear them under my overpants and jacket ...

    Wear a heated vest and enjoy 30F mornings without layering too much
  16. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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    I won't mention the GS since the question is regarding the best piece of equipment...

    #1 Heated Corbin Saddle, riding comfort is all-important

    #2 iPod with Etymotic eR6i in-ear headphones and AirClick remote control

    #3 Shoei X Eleven helmet

    #4 Sidi Strada boots

    #5 Aerostich AirVantage heated vest
  17. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Fo me:

    1) Escort 8500 - without it no point in riding, period
    2) 2 pc Stich - at that pace, I like protection/warmth/versatility
    3) 2610 GPS - for finding and marking new carving roads
    4) MP3 play (iriver) - to add rhythm to the carving
    5) Gerbings Liner & Gloves - to ride all year round
  18. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    My Garmin has outlasted three fanny packs ,numerous trips into the brush when we left the bike , and several trips down the Salmon, and Hells Canyon.
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    THANKS A BUNCH...MORE SHITE TO BUY :D
  20. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    Rick Mayer seat
    Aeroflow shield
    Jesse bags
    Aerostich 2-piece suit
    Motolites
    Redwing goretex boots...work subsidized, free just feels better