I got a few PMs about it, so I figured I will write my thoughts on my gear and accessories. I really liked my Dainese Carvemaster jacket and Dainese Travelguard pants. The goretex worked great, the liners were nice in different weather and they fit me well. Only issue I had is neither were great for the super hot weathers and would only really qualify as a spring/fall type of jacket/pants. My A* boots were the shit! I loved those things and they stayed completely dry. Super comfortable to walk around in and I had no regrets with those. My Held Air n Dry gloves were a slight disappointment to be honest. I heard amazing things and the fit is pretty great. My only real complaint was that the gore-tex on them is not up to par. My hands were pretty damn wet after that Smokey mountain excursion and they sucked at temperatures below 55 degrees. I had no regrets with my track back protector and I usually forgot I was wearing it. Kriega bags and hydrapack. What a fantastic invention. Those did stay dry, and my expensive laptop and camera were not ruined in any of the storms. The hydrapack was clutch and kept me hydrated/stored my sunscreen. I am flabbergasted the tornado winds didn't rip my bags off, nor did any spirited riding. Very glad to have those items going forward. The only downside is that they take a bit to remove and put on/get adjusted correctly. Plus they are slightly awkward to carry. There was one point where I envied Jay, but then I tried wearing his pack in the corners and hated how the extra weight felt, so at the end of the day I think I am very happy with my decision. The airhawk was nice for the most part. Even though I had it barely inflated I did still feel very disconnected from the bike when cornering. I don't know if that is because I like to get off the bike in corners, but it was an odd sensation that I never got accustomed to. But I had it on for at least 5 or 6 days so it couldn't have been that bad! The throttle lock was pretty useless. It only really engaged at higher speeds for some reason, and even then it was pretty finicky!