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

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

  1. Seventy One

    Seventy One Tick Magnet

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    Alaska Leather sheepskin buttpad. I can't ride without it. I'll put one on every bike I own from here on out.

    Honorable mention goes to:

    Aerostich Darien two piece suit.
    Vermont Darn Tough socks.
    Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots.
    Military surplus Gore-Tex bivy bag.
  2. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile Supporter

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    Rukka ...get what you pay for. The Gortex stuff for anything but hot summer. For hot weather they have the Air power or what're the latest version of that is. It's like wearing a screen door in summer. Except plenty of protection.
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  3. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Klim gear is working great for me.
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  4. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    1. Darien suit for the past ten years. Good stuff and still going strong. Needs to be sent in for new Velcro soon.

    2. Airhawk cushion. I got it last summer for a cross country trip with several 1k or so days. My butt was the only part of me that didn't hurt.

    3. TCX Infinity boots. Comfortable, protective, and waterproof. After six years, the waterproofing is no longer reliable, but the boots are still usable for fair weather. I have replaced them with Forma Adventures. Time will tell if they are as good.
  5. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    It's funny how different everyone is. Many people list things as the 'best equipment they ever bought' that I myself hated or thought was junk. Very interesting!!!
  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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    I knew I had posted in this thread and decided to see exactly what I posted. Turns out it was almost exactly 4 years ago. It also turns out I still have all that stuff and still think it is great (to include my X-Challenge). I sometimes look at other jackets, but just can't justify buying one when my old Rainier still works so well. I don't really have anything to add in the ensuing 4 years, I guess because I haven't needed to buy much new equipment.

    I would add these Olympia 452 Gloves to the list as they have been great summer gloves with good protection. In fact, I may just buy a spare pair since I don't think they make them anymore: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/20305/i/olympia-sports-452-perforated-full-throttle-gloves

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  7. Edano

    Edano Been here awhile

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    You have a point here. I mentioned my boots for example. Like them a lot but none of you should take that as a recommendation to buy them, it's just my opinion. It's so much about personal preferences to fit, quality, performance etc.
    Ride more, worry less!
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  8. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    That's what makes this thread interesting to me as well.
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  9. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Valks rule, clowns drool

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    My nc700x?

    I haven't fallen in love with any of my gear, but i have with different ideas.

    Power ports: having a way to keep things charged is a must. An extra battery pack is nice and all, but off on an multi day camping trip you'll ruin into the problem of having to charge that too.

    Helmets with a built in sun visor. Even if I do have a tinted shield, the extra sun visor is still nice. Of course when running a clear shield it's real nice to have.

    Heated gear is nice, but i just don't use it enough, but when I do, it's real nice.
  10. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    Dubinky pants. Good stuff, unfortunately they're no longer manufacturing.
  11. LudemJo

    LudemJo Iron Butt Dreamer

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    My Firstgear Thermo 1-piece suit. Keeps me toasty warm down to 10*F ( so far) with just business clothes underneath, with no electrics. Undoubtedly, my best purchase for year-round riding, and under$200. I would buy another immediately if something happened to my current one.

    John
  12. MrBob

    MrBob In the makeout room. Supporter

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    Carhart socks - absolutely the best I've ever owned. I buy them at Boot Barn here in CO.
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  13. dmason

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  14. Kittywhiskers

    Kittywhiskers Huh? what?

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    BMG discovery jacket. It is my go to jacket for bad weather and cold riding. Jacket is not the right word, it is more of a coat. It has more features then you can shake a stick at. That and their winter gloves.
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    +1 on my Aerostich Roadcrafter 1 Piece!
  16. CharlieInStLouis

    CharlieInStLouis Been here awhile

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    Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket
    AStar SMX 5 Gortex boots
    Gerbings heated jacket liner (older)

    Having to judge #1 from those top 3 would be almost impossible. Funny, the boots are the only one of those 3 that I'll wear in the summer time.
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    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    Aerostitch Darien 2 piece. Wear it all the time. Tee shirt and shorts underneath in summer, layered up in winter.

    Combat touring boots. Most comfortable I have ever owned.

    Luggage. As someone a few posts back said, it makes the bike useful.

    Bill Mayer saddle on my RT. Makes it rideable.

    Cheap chineese lift table http://www.redlinestands.com/catalo...-lb-motorcycle-atv-lift-table-with-vise-p-450

    I enjoy working on my bikes, and this is the best tool purchased to date.
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  18. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Bill Mayer Saddle +1. Great stuff.
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