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

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

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    If you don't feel inclined to make one yourself (and of course, if you do, you get all that Heini to drink :freaky) look in Vendors as an inmate sells them for a couple bucks.
  2. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    In all honesty, buying a pre-made one isn't nearly as appealing to me. I love making stuff like this myself... It's better when I come up with the idea myself and make it, but putting it together isn't half bad either. When part of the build process requires drinking a beer, it's only that much better!

    Thanks for the heads up though. BTW, just in case anyone else would be considering buying one, who's selling them and for how much? I would think it might take awhile to wade through the vendors section to find it. If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry about it.
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I totally understand where you're coming from....

    You can find the thread here
  4. THUMPER0475

    THUMPER0475 Adventurer

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    I have to say other than my xr650r, a pair of 509 goggles w/ polarized lenses. For 50-85 bucks they are worth every penny. I don't have to wear my sunglasses any more and put up with crap in my contacts.:clap
  5. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    When you make it, and the burners kick in like a gas stove after about a minute, it is shocking that it could work that well.

    Disclaimer, didn't watch the vid but I assume its the same swedged together aluminum bottle / Heet stove many of us use. Monster energy drink is actually the bottle du jour everywhere but ADV where a quality beer replaces it :lol3
  6. TriGuy

    TriGuy n00b

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    I have been very happy with olympia moto sports jackets/pants. I have them as does my wife.
    I have had their airglide model and recently got the nomad an innovative jacket that converts to mesh from a solid shell.
    good gear. heres a link www.olympiamotosports.com
  7. acap650

    acap650 acap650

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  8. bikepsych

    bikepsych Been here awhile

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    By far my Arai XD4. Quietest helmet I've owned in 36 years of riding on road, off-road, dual sport, touring, track. Talk about a high quality piece of equipment. I should have pulled the trigger on this a long time ago. Just got it last week.
  9. Drifter

    Drifter Long timer

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    1988 Cal 39. Wish to hell I still had it! :cry

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  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Camel back backpack. 5 years of on and off road from the Adirondacks to Colorado and down to the dragon. It has been comfortable, hauled the stuff I needed and kept me hydrated. Crappy photo of me wearing it but it's all I got.:D

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  11. BMWORBUST

    BMWORBUST Banned

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    My wife and I are looking at buying a CAL 39, very amazing boat. I love the layout and sail pattern.
  12. BMWORBUST

    BMWORBUST Banned

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    Great thread, here's my list of gear, not in order.

    1) Sidi boots
    2) Touratech riding outerwear
    3) Nikon D300 with 18-85VRII
    4) Leatherman utility tool
    5) North Face 4 man tent
    6) Omega Casino Royale watch (James Bond 007)
    7) Serengeti sun glasses
    8) Garmin GPS (handlebar mount and hand held)
    9) Gorgeous wife (a must)
    10) Full tank of gas
  13. tom c

    tom c Kawy green Karma

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    KLIM Adventure Rally Jacket and Pants. Excellent comfort and protection in all but warm conditions.
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  14. Backonthebike

    Backonthebike Giddy up

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    http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/cruise_controls/

    $25 cruise control. Just finished 800 kms and can't believe how easy it makes the ride.
    Freed from the necessity to keep your right hand on the gas at all times enables you to relax the shoulders, sit back and enjoy the countyside; Highly recommended.
  15. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I bought my Eureka Timberline 4 man tent 22 years ago this summer. I've used it between 15 & 25 nights per year, every year, since then & loaned it out to friends on occaision as well. I believe it cost $125.00 then, not sure now. I've had to seam seal the bottom seam tape once in that time, that's the only repair ever needed. I've never been wet from rain in all those years. (I did pitch once in what I discovered was a dry stream bed, but that's another story) After 5 years or so I decided I wanted a vestibule & footprint & started looking for a new tent....until I hit Eureka's site & discovered that they make both as add-ons to my existing Timberline. I bought both, & they both fit perfectly with the tent, into the side zip waterproof bag that Aerostitch sells. It goes up quick & easy, but takes some time to fold up, especially when wet. It's absolutely palatial in terms of space & comfort,(for one) plenty of ventilation, probably too big to keep warm for winter camping, but fine for early spring & late fall. I often lust for one or another of the newer 4 season tents I see every summer, but I can't justify the expense, I honestly can't think of anything I would want that this does'nt provide.
  16. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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    how about a pic of that bad boy??????????
  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    +1 on the 4-man Eureka Timberline. :thumb

    Mail-ordered mine from Cabella's in '92 and it's still going strong. Have since picked up a 2-man Eureka Backwoods (backpacking and solo touring) and a 2-man Sierra Designs four season job. It's still the 4-man Timberline that sees the most frequent use.

    fwiw, Though robust, the 2-man Sierra Designs four season tent is such a pain in the ass to set up, I've barely used it.
  18. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    Fox Comp 5s, light-duty offroad boots that I can wear all day: excellent.

    Also, I can't live without my $7 bungee cargo net. I use it every time I ride.
  19. hdatontodo

    hdatontodo Adventurer

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    That looks just like the Go Cruise Throttle Control. Used one on my prior versys. Still have it on my desk. I see them on ebay for $20US
  20. ghostdncr

    ghostdncr Burnin' daylight...

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    Not sure if it's the absolute best piece of equipment I've ever bought, but my Mountain Hardwear Trango II tent has got to rank up near the top. Here's a pic from years ago with my old Transalp:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30905829@N00/2705103754/" title="100_0074 by ghostdncr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3034/2705103754_68ba2b0cdd.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_0074"></a>