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

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

  1. cachorroLOUCO

    cachorroLOUCO Banned

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    My icon elsinore boots. They really do what i wanted them to do and are exactly what i wanted them to be.
  2. Mr_McBride

    Mr_McBride 'The Cartographer'

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    +1 Love my Forma Terrain TX boots.
  3. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    Bell "Custom Fit Helmet". Even my Arai never really fit either. If you have a hard to fit head, consider getting scanned.
  4. Schu

    Schu Adventurer

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    Motoport Ultra 2. Saved my hyde!
  5. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    Shark Evoline 3 ST helmet. Landed on head in high speed high-side get off. Walked away with no head injury. Just bought another one.

    Close second is the Helinox Camp chair. Love it.
  6. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    tilley hat, rusell daylong seat, rukka gear, hillerberg tent, polar bear cooler, ktm, and a thai hooker 30 years ago.
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  7. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    My Eureka Timberline 4 tent . In use 10-15 days per year for 22 years. In that time I resealed the bottom seam once & lost one of the metal corner rings, which Eureka sent me for free, in 3 days. The only wet night I ever spent in it was the time I elected to pitch down in a depression out of the wind. It actually was a dry creek bed. When the downpour began around midnight, the creek bed was no longer dry. Neither was I. I finally donated the tent to my niece for use car camping with her new hubby & baby, & it's still giving them good service. Needless to say, my new tent is also a Eureka (Inntourest 3).
  8. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I have a bunch of good gear that i like, bike every time i set up my warbonnet superfly tarp, i really appreciate the quality and ease of use.
  9. kev b

    kev b Adventurer

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    It might not conform strictly to the title of this thread but my brother bought a vacuum cooling system filler and lets me borrow it.
    We agree that it is the one piece of kit that he should have bought years ago, easy to use and sublime for filling hard to bleed engines (eg Rovers for UK members) and last used on a Benelli Tornado which was a complete pain to do conventionally.
    Check them out, they are becoming more affordable, though you will need a compressed air supply.
  10. resqdoc

    resqdoc Been here awhile

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    I had the same hooker recently, she's still awesome.
  11. BigBeam

    BigBeam Adventurer

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    Leatherman Charge TTI multi tool. Would love an adapter for a few small Allen keys and 8/10mm socket.

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  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    Arai XD 4 custom fit. Best helmet I ever owned. I will never buy any other again.
  13. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    Scotts damper
    heavy duty tubes
    rear trials tire
    Zeta handguards
    Rekluse auto clutch (up and coming contender)
  14. NC1959

    NC1959 The road goes on forever...............

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    Held magnetic tank bag
    Arai helmet - several of them
    Harbour freight $300 lift
  15. AKtiger

    AKtiger Been here awhile

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    For long distance riding my Corbin saddle was the best bike mod and for gear hands down its my R3 one peice
  16. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Quality evap cooling vest. The nominally 'dry' ones.

    Work like magic and not only extend the riding season but also mean I can ride any time of day in summer if I want.
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  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Yeah, Aerostich's Elk Skin Ropers really are great riding gloves. They wear cool when the weather's hot and sticky, and they wear warmer when the temps are cooler. Like deer hide only better. If you know where to find them at your local western tack store that's a bonus. But they won't have the funky rubber thumb squeegee like the Aerostich glove.

    Been wearing these since '08 and they're still going strong... even after a bit of "road buffing".

    [​IMG]
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  18. HarveyM

    HarveyM Been here awhile

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    You know about this? Takes regular hex bits or the skinny leatherman style
    http://www.leatherman.com/bit-driver-extender-131.html

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  19. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    'good lord, I actually posted on this thread 10 years ago and totally forgot (electric vest).
    'Quiet a few trips since then, a whole lot of miles. One of the tricks I use is to maintain
    a packing list to get ready for a journey and then amend it just after returning from the trip.
    That way the excess gets cut, the essentials get carried.
    The electric vest is still on that list and would be one of the last things I would
    leave behind. Lately, the new "it" item is the IPhone (6). At first it just combined
    the iPod with the phone. Then I figured out that the resolution is about on par
    with the Nikon I use to carry so it replaced the camera and with the right waterproof
    mount (Interphone) it's just about to replace the TomTom too. 'Less stuff, more
    function, a good combination while traveling by bike. It's on the list now,
    essential kit.
  20. hootch

    hootch Been here awhile

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    Without a doubt; Aerostich heated vest. $100.00 used and has paid for itself countless times. Might have even saved my life the time I took of in a gruff after feuding with my Lovely Bride and rode 150 miles to "cool off". The catch was that it was 24 degrees. Was damn glad to have that vest on the way back!
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