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

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

  1. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Half Moose Whiskapalian TEX-LEX

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    I use the camera and note pad on my smart phone for alot of the same reasons.. I have photo file on the phone that has picture of all those thing i forget about .. like the size of the ac filter for the house... picture of the oil filter for my truck.. size of tires on the bike and cars... oh and my wife too.. :freaky

  2. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    one of the best tools ive ever bought. front tire install 5 sec, rear 10 sec.
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    spacer, lever, push arm.
  3. NSrider

    NSrider Newfie

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    Would like to see a video of that.
  4. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  5. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Holy crap. That looks spectacular. I wonder how it would work with stiffer sport touring tires. I'd love to be able to retire my irons.
  6. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    ^^^ link to buy? :evil
  7. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    I found this from the YouTube description: http://www.kauritmoto.com/

    Looks like it's 99 Euros, plus shipping.
  8. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I was hoping for a US supplier... not really looking to drop the dough for overseas shipping.

    DRT, any chance you'd like to take some detailed close up pictures for me? I may have to grab some stock from work, and bust out the beer/tools :wink:
  9. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Looks like a group buy going on in this thread.


    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822894&page=4

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  10. hetman

    hetman Been here awhile

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    Pete-NZ made his own and is selling them also, in the "Minimalist Touring (250cc and under)" thread

    He mentions making it in this other thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790146



  11. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Do any of these gorgeous Belstaff jackets have armor or padding?
  12. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    My best gear for right now:

    1. Pinlock Visor
    2. Gerbing Heated Gear
    3. Klim Traverse Suit

    The above items make winter riding do-able-ish.
  13. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    best accessories ever and pretty much all you need for an extended trip anywhere

    1. Credit card and bribe money
    2. Hip flask
    3. Wet wipes
  14. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    read the thread topic and stay on target...

    I'm gonna chip in, again, with another "best buy"....

    ...that being a bloody good sleeping bag. I bought a dreamcatcher 500 over 8 years ago and it's still going strong. It packs small, is durable (survived many nights and a dunk in the sea) and is flexible enough to be used in all temperatures down to about 0 degrees centigrade.
  15. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    My GPS, a Zumo 450, has been the best accessory I ever bought for riding.
    This was a big surprise for me; I bought the unit on a whim. I was looking for a compass I could use while riding.
    Beware, not all GPS’s are the same:eek1
  16. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    • 2009 KLR 650
    • Slighty experienced Aerostich Darien jacket
    • Gerbings heated inner jacket
    • iphone 4
    • Ram mount stuff for GPS
    • Pelican Hardigg storm cases
  17. dukedinner

    dukedinner Been here awhile

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    This might sound trivial, but it is true. I did not buy it though...it was with my fishing stuff already!

    An old wool sock to wrap around a small bottle of single malt scotch...
  18. Habibi Rocks

    Habibi Rocks Banned

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    Bmw tire tools , complete set heyco wrenches and Co2 kit and patch kit for flats.
  19. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    My Aerostitch Darien...followed closely by my Sidi on-road boots, then my Held Steve gloves.
  20. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Been here awhile

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    These things worked well:

    Klim Latitude jacket: well made, water proof (yup, it rained on this trip...just not in Baja) fits me perfectly at 6'5" and 210 pounds (XL), and looks great.

    Heated vest. Mine is a Tourmaster- you might prefer Gerbings or some other brand, but get yourself some heated gear, it's so nice to wear less bulk, and to adjust the heat on the fly as conditions change.

    Dark tinted visor for my helmet. Formerly, I was using sunglasses with a clear visor, and they became uncomfortable after a few hours. Also, it's one more thing to fidget with or lose any time you remove the helmet. I swapped a clear visor for night riding.

    Caribou luggage, which are Pelican cases under their brand. On SW Motech racks, which allow for quick removal, or can be locked in place. I'd prefer soft bags if I was setting up a lightweight dual sport for travel, but these work great on a road tour.

    Had mixed feelings about a tank bag. I liked having a place for a paper map, and a ready spot to keep my gloves. The down side was that I felt compelled to pop it off and take it with me any time I was away from the bike. All those little scouting trips and bathroom stops....inconvenient. I may leave it on my next trip and just go with the locking top case. With wallet and phone and camera in my jacket pockets, I don't worry about the bike short term.