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Old 09-23-2006, 06:07 PM   #76
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My Adventure Rider donation, 2002 BMW GS ADV and my Northface tent.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:30 PM   #77
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Garmin GPSMAP 275C has kept me on the right road in the car, truck or GS without using a pile of maps and allows me to dream of roads to travel when I'm stuck at home.

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:48 PM   #78
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Garmin GPSMAP 275C: allows me to dream of roads to travel when I'm stuck at home.

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I am a big fan of the simulator mode.I can tell my customers don't turn theirs on until they are in the field.
If users get used to what they have,it makes it that much more enjoyable to use.And safer too.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:55 PM   #79
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Another vote for the Aerostich one-piece Roadcrafter.

I love it, but I DON'T ask "Does this make my butt look fat?"
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:42 PM   #80
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1) by far it would be the Wilbers Shocks on my 1150 GS; lowered 1/2" front and rear.

2) one peice "Stitch Roadcrafter suit

3) Garmin 376 with XM radio
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:57 PM   #81
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8) flat seamed underpants
9)
This wasn't high on my list, but seeing it reminded me it should be. After several 300+ mile days in a row, or one reaaaaalllllyyyy long day in the saddle you will agree. I have found out both ways.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:02 AM   #82
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First three transformed the bike into the comfort zone, next three are my most used.

1. Ricky Bars
2. Fastway Pegs
3. Bill Mayer Saddle
4. Sympatex On Road Boots with New Balance sole inserts!
5. Caribou Luggage, the best stuff, the best value.
6. PIAA 959's (always on!)
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:50 PM   #83
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M16-13z

I'm not a Knife guy, and I didn't buy this one (wife gave it to me before an Iraq tour a few years back), but this thing has been super handy, even used it to cut an upside down cager out of his seatbelt a few months back.

I have NO affiliation with Columbia River Knife and Tool!!!
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:28 PM   #84
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North Face Superlight 650 powerfill goose down sleeping bag...17 years and counting of hard use in 4 seasons. Excellent product.

Elkskin ropers

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Old 09-24-2006, 06:50 PM   #85
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #86
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Bought in to the Aerostitch BS a while ago and ended up buying some "genuine" Californnniaaaa PPPPpolice Motorcicle gloves. 150% Pure EEEElksin ropers? Huh? I pretty much hated them after the first ride, second ride they seemed ummm "better"? third ride "fcuk u u cannot ever have these gloves from me unless you pry them off my cold dead fingers." Pretty nice gloves actually
I like my Sidi Discovery's too. Lots of little gadgets that just make it kind of "fun" I actually like Aerostitch cus its just a nice 9 hr ride from the "bush" to there.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:11 PM   #87
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You never know ...

While riding the Continental Divide Trail I had just about given up on my Cagiva GC for it's lack of a centerstand. Oiling or adjusting the chain properly, or just doing routine maintenance was a bummer. But while cruising back to the trail from Denver (for a new chain) I passed through a small town and did a pure double-take after passing a large salvage yard full of Volkswagen beetles. Down the road I made the decision to 'u-eee' back and go in and talk to the owner of the little shop. When I asked him about the old style folding "crank" style jack - he sidled over to a bunch of junk in a corner and pulled out a rusted hunk of metal that resembled a jack. Weighing less than 2 lbs it was perfect. I asked him if he could clean it up a bit. He did more than than. Before I knew it he chucked it into a cabinet sand blaster and had it looking like new. When he passed it to me I asked if he had a welder. It was designed for a VW with a mount for the jack. Wouldn't work for me if the standoff post wasn't welded solid. Five minutes later he mig welded it and before passing it back he found a can of used black spray paint which gave the old jack a new lustre. We had been talking steady about my ride and when I asked him 'how much' - he laughed and said, "use it and be safe", turned and went out into the yard. I have used that jack time after time with wonderful results.
By the way: A new centerstand for the GC costs over $300 shipped from Denmark. I like the jack. Besides, it works for other bikes also.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:52 PM   #88
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Come ON Now ....

you HAVE to post a picture of this thing. I mean REALLY.



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While riding the Continental Divide Trail I had just about given up on my Cagiva GC for it's lack of a centerstand. Oiling or adjusting the chain properly, or just doing routine maintenance was a bummer. But while cruising back to the trail from Denver (for a new chain) I passed through a small town and did a pure double-take after passing a large salvage yard full of Volkswagen beetles. Down the road I made the decision to 'u-eee' back and go in and talk to the owner of the little shop. When I asked him about the old style folding "crank" style jack - he sidled over to a bunch of junk in a corner and pulled out a rusted hunk of metal that resembled a jack. Weighing less than 2 lbs it was perfect. I asked him if he could clean it up a bit. He did more than than. Before I knew it he chucked it into a cabinet sand blaster and had it looking like new. When he passed it to me I asked if he had a welder. It was designed for a VW with a mount for the jack. Wouldn't work for me if the standoff post wasn't welded solid. Five minutes later he mig welded it and before passing it back he found a can of used black spray paint which gave the old jack a new lustre. We had been talking steady about my ride and when I asked him 'how much' - he laughed and said, "use it and be safe", turned and went out into the yard. I have used that jack time after time with wonderful results.
By the way: A new centerstand for the GC costs over $300 shipped from Denmark. I like the jack. Besides, it works for other bikes also.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:49 PM   #89
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Jack thingy

You have got to post a pic. I cannot picture this. Thanks....
Quote:
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While riding the Continental Divide Trail I had just about given up on my Cagiva GC for it's lack of a centerstand. Oiling or adjusting the chain properly, or just doing routine maintenance was a bummer. But while cruising back to the trail from Denver (for a new chain) I passed through a small town and did a pure double-take after passing a large salvage yard full of Volkswagen beetles. Down the road I made the decision to 'u-eee' back and go in and talk to the owner of the little shop. When I asked him about the old style folding "crank" style jack - he sidled over to a bunch of junk in a corner and pulled out a rusted hunk of metal that resembled a jack. Weighing less than 2 lbs it was perfect. I asked him if he could clean it up a bit. He did more than than. Before I knew it he chucked it into a cabinet sand blaster and had it looking like new. When he passed it to me I asked if he had a welder. It was designed for a VW with a mount for the jack. Wouldn't work for me if the standoff post wasn't welded solid. Five minutes later he mig welded it and before passing it back he found a can of used black spray paint which gave the old jack a new lustre. We had been talking steady about my ride and when I asked him 'how much' - he laughed and said, "use it and be safe", turned and went out into the yard. I have used that jack time after time with wonderful results.
By the way: A new centerstand for the GC costs over $300 shipped from Denmark. I like the jack. Besides, it works for other bikes also.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:31 PM   #90
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The original bug jacks looked like this:


But I think the thing he's talking about is just a plain old scissor jack?

You can still get them at AutoZone etc for $15. That horizontal bar through the middle is threaded, and as you turn the end on the right (with a wrench or a special bar that hooks through the loop) is squeezes the sides together, raising the jack. I'd still rather wedge a stick under the swingarm, but my bike doesn't way a ton.


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