Stuff that rocked: 1. Scottoiler. Nice to fill up a reservoir of oil once and watch the chain stay lubed the whole trip with no hassle. 2. Triumph riding suit. Can you say warm and dry? It has a thick, zip-in liner that kept me warm with just a cotton shirt underneath into the 30s. Yet I was cool enough when temps rose in Baja. Comfortable. Good-looking. Nice pockets. Great reflecting strips on the shoulders. Good hard pads for back, shoulders, elbows. 3. Shoei XII helmet. Quiet. Comfortable. Lightning-fast changing of shields. Dry. The only proviso is when the going got rough, it rattled around on my head and made my ears ring. It has a snug fit but with a stiff Corbin saddle and spine-jarring back shocks, I couldn't stop it from banging around on my head. 4. BMW Kalahari boots. Tough, waterproof, comfortable, stylin'. The metal on the toes rusts in seawater and they're not too good for hiking and especially not climbing. My toes got a little bit cold. 5. Corbin no-dip saddle. Nice to be able to move to many riding positions. 6. Braided stainless brake lines and large aftermarket front disk for the KLR. Stuff that was pretty good: 1. KLR650. Could cruise all day at 75 and do pretty good work in the dirt. 250+ mile fuel range on the highway. Gotta loctite everything or it falls off on washboard roads. 2. Widder vest, arm chaps and glove combo. The Triumph suit was so warm that the vest and arm chaps really lit up the place. Before I got a suit that warm I thought Widders were anemic. The gloves still are, so I'd be toasty in the body but have cold fingertips. To turn the knob up high enough to get warm hands, I'd have to cook in the chest. And the gloves aren't waterproof. Those arm chaps are a hassle; wish they just made a thin jacket liner like Gerbing. But my arms were toasty. 3. Avon Gripsters. 4. Jeep Wrangler. Not very aerodynamic on the highway but a lot of fun in the dirt. Stuff that sucked: 1. Aerostich 3-finger glove covers. Designed to fit over your gloves and add a waterproof layer. Good idea. The only issues are they don't fit over any of my three pairs of gloves and they leak. 2. Howard Leight Max ear plugs. Maybe the plugs are great and I suck, but I sure had trouble getting them to seat right so that I didn't go to bed with ringing ears. If they're slightly off, for reasons I could never fully understand, it seemed worse than having no plugs at all. And they only seem to seat well when they're new. The only way I could get them to work a reasonable percentage of the time was to roll new ones up carefully into a nice, round, narrow cylinder, put them in my mouth to coat them with saliva and turn them into "wet willies" (gross), and slide them all the way to the end of the ear canal and let them expand into place. Am I missing something? After a day of riding the end of your ear canal feels like it has a blister from rubbing.