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Old 03-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #1531
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Klim Badlands Pro jacket. Best jacket I've ever owned. Keeps me warm, dry and reflective
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #1532
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I was on my knees for an hour doing maintenance on my scooter today. The best $2 I will spend will be a pair of foam knee pads from dollar store. Let the jokes begin...
you were on your knees and you paid the $2. Geez , he must have been good.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #1533
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I was on my knees for an hour doing maintenance on my scooter today. The best $2 I will spend will be a pair of foam knee pads from dollar store. Let the jokes begin...
Got an old ratty pair of the Aerostich Arborwear jeans with the kneepads. Best work pants for the garage ever!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #1534
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Try these for your riding; http://www.dualeyewear.com/sunglasses.html. While I don't need readers these days per say, my fellow motor riders at the Amgen Tour of California last year got a taste of their line-up and had a lot of really positive feedback. It helped that we were fitted by the founder of the company as well as fellow rider David (Walls), and the price point is great, as is the quality; definitely on my list when I will need them.

Best - BMWDawg
Have you tried these on under a helmet? The frames look circular and in my past experience they look like they would not fit well under a helmet.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #1535
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you were on your knees and you paid the $2. Geez , he must have been good.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #1536
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I have bought plenty of gear that is great and works well. Plus I have bought my share of gear that just hasnt made the grade.
But my Gaerne Fastback Boots stand out to me as my favorite piece of equipment. They are just so comfitable!!
I have a very broad size 12 foot and BIG calf mussles and most boots/shoes just dont cut it. These have proven the test of time to me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #1537
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Klim Badlands Pro jacket. Best jacket I've ever owned. Keeps me warm, dry and reflective
I hope you're right, picked mine up at lunch today! (thanks www.revsport.biz !)
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #1538
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Aerostitch bike cover

I bought this cover 8 years ago and used it on a tour of Newfoundland. There were times on that trip when howling winds worked the cover off the bike and left it attached only by its string while flapping like a POW flag on the back of a pirates Harley. These days it covers the XT600 that lives on my deck in the Colorado sun and wind.
It shows very little wear and looks good to go for a long time. Something this lightweight shouldn't be this rugged but I'm glad it is.
Their medium size fit my Bandit and Wee Strom as well as the XT.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-u...ke-covers.html
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #1539
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I was on my knees for an hour doing maintenance on my scooter today. The best $2 I will spend will be a pair of foam knee pads from dollar store. Let the jokes begin...
Around here we call those "promotion boots"!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #1540
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This thread has covered most all of the things I have purchased in my years of motorcycling to one degree or another and has enlightened me to a few different versions of some that I was not aware of and I will have to look into when I return stateside. Thanks to everyone for their input.

One thing that I did not see in this thread was anyone mentioning a trailer. I know that some of you probably "wouldn't be caught dead" towing a trailer, but that is pretty much like what type of motorcycle you would or wouldn't own. Since I don't have a car (and haven't since 2004), when I go home on vacation my transportation is strictly my motorcycle. Since I have not figured out how to pack one 17XX series Pelican case on my Goldwing let alone more than one, the trailer became a necessity. Take care of your black rifle and it will take care of you.

Car? I don't need no car!
Well said. More opportunities to ride the bike. http://youtu.be/kUUs_tYjXeo heading to spring skiing on a WR250R.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:44 PM   #1541
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I was on my knees for an hour doing maintenance on my scooter today. The best $2 I will spend will be a pair of foam knee pads from dollar store. Let the jokes begin...
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:00 PM   #1542
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Can't live without this one...no really

Unbelievable focus control/power/comfort for mech jobs or anywhere light is needed. absolutely unbelievable.
Used a Petzl for years but ... my god I love this thing.



http://www.ledlenser.com/product/H14
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #1543
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Unbelievable focus control/power/comfort for mech jobs or anywhere light is needed. absolutely unbelievable.
Used a Petzl for years but ... my god I love this thing.



http://www.ledlenser.com/product/H14
It takes 4 AA batteries but lasts only 2 to 20 hours? That must be one heck of an LED.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #1544
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It takes 4 AA batteries but lasts only 2 to 20 hours? That must be one heck of an LED.
Yeah, at full power it puts out some serious light - I usually use the lower power setting for most things. The great thing is you can focus the beam from flood to spot or anywhere in between. The power is completely variable, as well. I was skeptical of the weight of four AA batteries on a headlight but the strap is so well-engineered you don't even feel it. LED Lenser is a German company recently bought out by Leatherman, as I understand it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #1545
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Suspenders for my pants..real loggers ones, not the cheap Walmart crap.
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