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

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

  1. NSrider

    NSrider Newfie

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    My Russell Daylong, worth every cent.
  2. old fart bob

    old fart bob Armchair adventurer

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    Alright, I know they are not tape recorders any more but I have carried a recorder in the outside pocket of my tank bag forever. I do a lot of writing and if I don't get a thought or the sketches to a story down on some retrievable method it might as well be written on the wind. I know from past experience I will forget part of it. The important part. Someone gives you directions to a great restaurant off the beaten path, record it's location. I get the idea for a new story or a revision of one I am writing, I have it on.... micro chip? Directions to a scenic view or free camping place, it's on tape. They are small and cheap.
  3. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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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

  4. 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.
  5. NSrider

    NSrider Newfie

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

    zenjen Go Outside

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  7. 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.
  8. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    ^^^ link to buy? :evil
  9. 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.
  10. 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:
  11. 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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  12. 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



  13. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Do any of these gorgeous Belstaff jackets have armor or padding?
  14. 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.
  15. milzispete

    milzispete Conquistador

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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
  16. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 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.
  17. 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
  18. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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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
  19. 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...
  20. Habibi Rocks

    Habibi Rocks Banned

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