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Old 01-13-2013, 02:17 AM   #1681
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The absolute best I've bought is my current boots Hein Gerricke Touareg which are still going strong after 100000 miles. Current equivalent is http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/boots-...r-stiefel.html

After that comes :-
Triumph Tiger motorcycles.
Garmin GPS.
Army surplus Goretex over trousers.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #1682
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Not bike related but I love my mill

Thanks for sharing all your posts. There are some fun toys out there. When shopping for a drill press I scored a hiring bonus from work. The extra money helped me put this in the shop:



Here is a better (stock) photo of the thing
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:59 AM   #1683
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I'm sure its been posted before, but I bought the warm & safe WP jacket and a set of w&s heated gloves with the remote this year and it has totally transformed riding for me.

I have been riding about 15 yrs, on all kinds of bikes, and have suffered through the winters either freezing my ass off, or wearing so much bulk that it was a pain in the ass.

I wish I would have wised up, and got the heated gear 15 yrs ago! It's expensive, but worth every penny IMHO
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #1684
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The absolute best I've bought is my current boots Hein Gerricke Touareg which are still going strong after 100000 miles...
+1 on Gericke. I bought a Touareg jacket & pants from NewEnough Leathers 12+ years ago & still going strong & looking good. They are too warm for summer use so they are only worn for winter riding, so they get fewer miles than other gear. So far they look like they will still look good & perform well, long after I'm gone.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #1685
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Certainly the most used item I have is the heated Jacket Liner from Gerbing. Close second is the Kevlar mesh overpants made by Motoport in the USA.
Garmin Zumo is right there too.
I have a G9 Scala and seldomly use it. Same with the Hero camera.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #1686
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:36 AM   #1687
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For me it's been my Rukka Armas. Waterproof, versatile, protective. Yes, it's expensive, but the thread wasn't asking about best value, it's asking about best piece of equipment. Have worn this jacket every day for 8-9 months of the year for last 3 years. Amazing gear.

Also - my Motoport pants and Warm and Safe liner.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:31 AM   #1688
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Gerbing Heated Jacket

Packs small and will make you VERY HAPPY every time you use it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #1689
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Best Gear

My Gaerne GMX boots, which I promptly had resoled with soles designed for more grip - a close tie with my Sidi Discovery boots, which I use less simply because they are overkill for daily riding. My Gaernes go on easier than tennis shoes, protect well, ride well, keep my feet warm, but not too warm, and last a very long time.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #1690
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Rigid D2Dually and SR-Q2 lights...
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #1691
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #1692
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The absolute best I've bought is my current boots Hein Gerricke Touareg which are still going strong after 100000 miles.

My old Gerike "Touareg" suit is at least 15 years old, with something over 100,000 miles by now. Bought from NewEnough Leathers back in the day, It was under $400.00 for the jacket & pants. It's still waterproof, zips all still work, warm as toast with the liners in (but too warm in 80 + weather even without them) & looks, by now, not new, but full of "character". It has armor, leather pads over the shoulders & elbows, loads of pockets & vents, all the bells & whistles. I noticed that the Brit Mag "Bike" named the current "Touareg" one of their top 5 jackets last year. I'd buy Gerike again, if this one would only fail in some way.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:14 PM   #1693
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My Wayne Gardner shoei.. And believe it or not a frank Thomas winter jacket I've had for about 18 years...
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:48 AM   #1694
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Apologies, couldn't narrow it down to one...

Riding related-

Widder vest, going on 12 years, narry a glitch.

Arai Signet, just retired after long and faithful service. The fit and comfort within 90% of new.

Sidi boots, any one of five pairs, Crossfires saved my feet more times than I can remember.

Teknic leathers and textiles, good balance of quality and value.

Merino wool T's, boxers, longjohns and socks. Unbeatable in all conditions and easy care.

Never thought I'd say it, but my Olympia 3/4 length mesh jacket. I've had it about 5 years and it is a workhorse. It's been to the Baja, to the Colorado peaks, countless offroad/enduro rides, numerous road trips and everything in between. It has a zip in liner that doubles as a casual jacket.
Armour in and it's a good allrounder. Armour out, I can wear my body suit under it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #1695
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What Brand/model mill is it?

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Thanks for sharing all your posts. There are some fun toys out there. When shopping for a drill press I scored a hiring bonus from work. The extra money helped me put this in the shop:



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