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post #1 of 37 Old 02-24-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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I've been gearing up as I wait for my class in April, so I thought I'd share what I have so far for me and my bike.

The bike is a green '08 with 10,000 miles on it. I bought it used locally from a guy who kept it mostly stock, well maintained, and pristine. He added aluminum BMW panniers and frame, a taller windshield, various small guards, a Corbin and a homemade backrest made from a Cadillac headrest. All for $3000 :-)

I added Mefos, Moab rear shock, and progressive springs.

This is my first bike ever so I'll continue to farkle the hell out it, I'm sure..

For myself, I went over the top probably with gear, I have a friend who wears flip-flops, t-shirt and shorts on his Harley, but I need to survive this.
From head to toe:
Arai RX-Q
Alpinestars Durban Gore-tex Jacket and Pants
Revit Alaska Gloves (gonna get Held Air Stream gloves for summer)
Dianese TRQ Tour Gore-tex boots (being shipped still)

So far, I just wear my gear around the house and scare the dog.

Now I'm assembling pack and camping gear, but that's a different thread.

It's been a solitary obsession so far, but I've been enjoying reading all the posts here and getting ideas. I will post my own experiences with the bike and gear as they happen.

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post #2 of 37 Old 02-24-2011, 12:09 PM
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Wynter -

It sounds like you've got a good thing going there. Good on ya for springing for the gear.

Looking forward to the discussion on camping gear!

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post #3 of 37 Old 02-24-2011, 06:15 PM
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a Corbin and a homemade backrest made from a Cadillac headrest. :-)

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WOW WOW WOW...... I want to see pictures
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post #4 of 37 Old 02-24-2011, 06:29 PM
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You've picked high quality safety products for yourself. Don't believe I've ever got up from a git-off and said "wish I had bought a lessor quality ____. Road rash ain't so bad."

I'm a fan of Held Gloves. If you aren't aware of them, I found these to be my favorite summer glove:

http://www.derbycycles.com/cgi-bin/e...x.cgi?pid=3095

Good protection, good ventilation, and good price.

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@Tom: Thanks, where is the appropriate place to discuss camping stuff?
@ Crazy Jake: I have them, I just need to step up the posting a bit to hit my minimum. What is that, anyway?
@vatrader: My concern with Held is the quality control issue that keeps coming up. They either seem to be great or they have stitch problems, etc.
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post #6 of 37 Old 02-28-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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@vatrader: My concern with Held is the quality control issue that keeps coming up. They either seem to be great or they have stitch problems, etc.

I guess this is really to anybody. Unnecessary bits continue ;-)
I got my boots today. Sooo nice. A couple of small stitching issues, it looks like the Dstone fabric would lose in fight with a house cat. The top has itchy stitched in unnecessary crap, easily remedied. I put my heel lift and hard plastic insole inserts in and it's really comfortable. I like that has a full gaiter, one rear zip, adjustable velcro calf cinch cut outs and no buckles. The toe bed is always an issue for me, I have to be able to wiggle about freely, and I can! My concern is really only with longevity, I want them to last but I plan to beat them up a bit too.
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post #7 of 37 Old 02-28-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Seriously, how many posts do I need to post pics? I thought it was 15, which would mean I have just a few more before you get to see my sexy boots!
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post #8 of 37 Old 02-28-2011, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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And while I'm enjoying this one sided post flurry, where Do I talk about camping stuff? I got a hammock tent that, of course, entitles me to obsess with people at hammockforumsdotnet, but does anyone here have experience with these? I have this vision of sleeping above (ish) my klr as we travel.

And the real question: What do you pack? You don't need to answer, I have a feeling that I just need to start reading those threads now. They're there, right?
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It used to be 15 posts before you could post pics and links, but I think they might have changed it to 10... Give it a shot, it might work. Most people here use a Photobucket type hosting account and then just paste the img link into their posts here. As far as the camping stuff, I think there are a few threads on that here and I believe Crazy Jake has a Hennesy Hammock. Awesome deal on the bike to I must say, your gonna love it! I'd love to see a pic of the boots (and the bike!)

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Well, I just uploaded a pic from the phone to my new photobucket acct and tried to post. It said I need 15 posts, so... one more
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