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

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

  1. lipsee

    lipsee Been here awhile

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    Well I,m on abit of a roll this last couple of years,,I seem tobe getting the right gear (at last) Knox armoured vest fits great and works well,,Warm/Dry heated vest proved good down to -5...Now I just got back from a 4day trip up to Scotland and used this Kriega sling ,it was not cheap,,and I had been looking at a K20 rucksack ,but this sling ( thing) worked a treat..Secret is ,,buy cheap if you can..but if you have the spendys,,do,nt be afraid to raid the bank !!! upload_2016-11-20_8-44-43.jpeg
  2. rider33

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    typically when threads go long they get pretty useless, this one is still very handy. Since I finally found it again let me add one more: the Aerostich MotoFizz seat bag. None of their stuff is cheap, most of it is worth every cent that they charge. As a long time rider, I have a LARGE collection of bags. Other than the tank bag, none of them get much use anymore since I got one of these maybe 5-6 years ago. It has more functionality than a Swiss Army knife and unlike the boxes that make your ass-end about as wide as a delivery van, these keep things nice and narrow not to mention providing you a back rest. Water bottle holder, flaps on top for maps and the other jacket, endless straps and tie downs etc.- the thing is a marvel. I started with the medium (1 wk of kit) then added the large just last year (2wks+). The rain cover sort of sucks (Scotchguard is your friend) but other than that these things are amazing, 'highly recommended:
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  3. alienbogey

    alienbogey Been here awhile

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    Sena Bluetooth communicators so my wife and I have bike to bike comms when we ride.

    O/T: HK P7
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  4. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    I've always had the opposite feeling as everyone else. I tend to be let down by most things instead of impressed. All my gear and such does perform as expected, but for the price, it should! Nothing I can think of really screams best purchase ever for me. However on my sportbike the wolfman beta plus bag is so good, if it walked away today I would have another overnighted.
  5. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    Hi

    The single best thing I have bought..........drum roll............
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    Recluse clutch

    Major :) to be had

    Scott
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  6. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    AirHawk 2 inflatable seat pad. No more aftermarket seats needed on any bike.
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  7. WindBlast

    WindBlast without music life would Bb

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    ^^^ +1 ^^^
  8. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    Luggage. It's the one thing that transforms a bike from a joy ride to a grocery errand running trip taking beast.
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  9. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    Me too. I finally broke down & bought my first heated vest from Aerostitch about 10 years ago, (after resisting for decades). It still looks & performs like new. Now I almost wish it would fail in some way, so I could justify buying the full heated liner.
  10. W.S.

    W.S. Just a guy

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    MSR dragonfly stove, no question. Most useful, versatile, durable and well-thought-out piece of gear I can think of.

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  11. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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  12. Edano

    Edano Been here awhile

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    My boots, Daytona Trans Open GTX. Expensive but extraordinary high quality and very comfortable.
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Don't wait. Get a full liner. Get a First Gear one and you will wonder why you never did before! :deal
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  14. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    1. Sena SMH-10. I love being able to talk to my fiance' (occasionally) while going down the road, as well as listening to my music!
    2. Flash2Pass. While coming down the street to my house, I simply turn on the left turn signal (left turn into the driveway...) and the garage door opens automatically for me!! No more fiddling with "standard" spare remotes or getting off to use the wireless key pad.
  15. Christof

    Christof Adventurer

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    Pivot Pegs for the CRF1000 because the stock ones suck.
    My Rukka Airman Jacket that I bought in 2006 is well worn and still looks great. I recently bought the Klim Badlands jacket and pants, which are warm, waterproof, well vented, and bulletproof. But they'll never be as cool as the Rukka.
    The Matris suspension I put on the 800GS made that bike ride and handle like it should've from the factory.

    I think my favorite item is the Termignoni system on the Africa Twin. The sound is just right and the look is much cleaner than the lump that came from the factory.
  16. Christof

    Christof Adventurer

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    One more thing. LD Comfort underware keeps me cool or warm and dry. No monkey butt and no seams to dig in. LD Comfort makes a bigger difference than any air pad or custom seat, for a fraction of the cost.
  17. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    Four things:
    1. Jesse luggage
    2. Air hawk (but only if I put in a minimal amount of air)
    3. The favorite is my WR250R!!!!!!! Ride it most of the time.
    4. Gerbing heated liner - added 4 more months to my riding season.

    Worst gear was the cheap pretend rair jackets and pants. Should have went ahead. With the Aerostitch or Klim years ago and would have save a bunch of money.
  18. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    For bikes: Renazco seats

    For the woods: my 35+ year old L.L.Bean hunting boots. They survived ten winters of working on a survey field crew every day in SC plus winter fishing and hunting. They got resoled every couple of years. Then they did another 25+ years as my winter woods work and snow boots in MD.

    Bean has restitched, resoled, repaired and reworked these way more times than I can remember. But they are still butter soft, waterproof and still get worn every winter. Different color eyelets and hooks are from the last trip back to Bean. They finally said no more new bottoms can be stitched on. :cry

    Grreatwife will likely bury me in these......

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  19. BvilleBud

    BvilleBud Been here awhile Supporter

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    Aerostich Roadcrafter suit.
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  20. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Been here awhile

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    Ex Officio Give and Go underwear. Where the rubber meets the road....so to speak.