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Old 10-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #1681
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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   #1682
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:36 AM   #1683
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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   #1684
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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   #1685
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Location: Idaho, a.k.a. Mountain Paradise
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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   #1686
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Rigid D2Dually and SR-Q2 lights...
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #1687
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Alaska Leathers' sheepskin seat cover.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #1688
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Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
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   #1689
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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   #1690
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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   #1691
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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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Old 11-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #1692
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My Gaerne Balance Oiled boots....warm, dry, not sweaty, great support for anything outside of MX or REALLY aggressive dual sport riding. The most comfortable pair of boots, ANY kind of boots, I have ever owned. They feel like my feet just grew protection and warmth right on them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #1693
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Location: Northville, Michigan
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Waterproof gear

Alpinestars Toucan boots
Klim Latitude pants & jacket
BMW Atlantis 3 gloves

Finally - I can ride for hours in hard rain and stay dry

Add in my Warm-N-Safe heated jacket, gloves, pants & socks and I'm good all year round.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #1694
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What Brand/model mill is it?
+1 - Would love to have one of these in my garage! Need more details.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #1695
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Alpinestars Toucan boots, and......

I gotta say, my new AStar Toucan boots are really nice! I also invested in a really nice new Grebing rechargeable jacket that's working out really well... Oh, and I cant forget to mention the sweet Rukka Air-rob jacket I scored through that German reseller,.... holy crap... I'm addicted to this damn hobby!
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