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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2023, 09:07:19 PM »
When I was getting back into riding,I was gifted a used Rukka suit from a very kind gentleman,I shudder to think what the retail price of it would be,it's a beautiful piece of kit.

My Gerbings outfit is very sweet to have on in cold weather.

Most of my bikes have marginal charging systems for the Gerbings suit;iirc it was Charlie at one point that recommended the Kuryakyn volt meter LED battery gauge mod # 4218. It is extremely intuitive to use when I've got my Gerbings turned on. The gauge LEDs works with red,yellow & green lights. At high rpm with good charging, I can tell at a glance with 2 steady green lights I have lots of voltage power,as I slow down,come into town etc,as the charging rate drops,one by one the LEDs will flash then gradually change to yellow,at that point I just adjust the Gerbings controller down so I'm looking at solid green LEDs again. For the Norges,Grisos,Stelvios or any bike with an upgraded alternator,charging rate isn't that big a concern running heated gear,but for any other bike,if you're running heated gear,I highly recommend this volt meter.

When it came time to install the a/m voltmeter on my V11,I agonized over where to tap into the harness with my marginal soldering skills. I already had CTEK charger power leads from my battery in place so I picked up what is called a CTEK extension cord and spliced that into my volt meter leads,so I've got a nice neat quick disconnect without compromising the oem wiring harness. Little strips of 2 sided velcro straps keep everything nice,tight & secure.

I love my Shoei Air helmet (one of the few pieces of gear I bought new,not on Kijiji). The integral sunshade visor is worth it's weight in gold,what's really surprised me,was when the sales clerk was describing the neck skirt on the helmet to me,I thought I'd hate it and take it off;but it's excellent for keeping bugs and cold weather out.

I'm not a GPS gadget guy,I'm old school paper map,so I love my Givi magnetic tank bag with a big clear map pocket.

I don't think I'd pay full retail for them,but I've lucked into a couple of Air Hawk deals for bikes that needed more comfort in the seat dept,if the seat's marginal,they work well for me.

Not really bike gear,more in the tool dept; nothing puts a smile on my face like doing a full tune up on a bike and getting the carbs or TBs fully synched with my home made vinyl tube manometer and listening to how sweet it sounds.

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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2023, 11:27:32 PM »
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2023, 07:07:00 AM »
I was educated in a one room country school and even I know that accessory is singular (that means one) :grin:. If the question had been accessories (plural) then there is many items I would have listed from my many years of riding.
Looking back to the 50's when camping was a furniture pad and a 6 pack. The old heavy canvas tent and leather jackets that got wet and stayed wet for a few days. Rain gear was something cheap you'd buy from the Army/Navy store.

I can't list ONE item nor could I list my one my favorite road.

Have a nice day,
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2023, 09:00:02 AM »
Another vote for Electric Vest..
It enhances my riding pleasure and safety every time I use it.
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2023, 09:00:02 AM »

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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2023, 10:38:31 AM »
man, we're a grumpy bunch.   :evil:

I think it's typical in motorcycle forums,especially in the winter,apparently pervasive in guzzi forums. :rolleyes:

I'll amend my list and add a chill pill for a good sense of hee haw;  :evil:

Highly recommend it to anyone who may possibly need to LTFU  :grin:

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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2023, 04:22:51 PM »
My Airhawk....

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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2023, 12:27:32 AM »
Denali Air Horns: There when you need a blast
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2023, 01:31:11 AM »
I was educated in a one room country school and even I know that accessory is singular (that means one) :grin:. If the question had been accessories (plural) then there is many items I would have listed from my many years of riding.
Looking back to the 50's when camping was a furniture pad and a 6 pack. The old heavy canvas tent and leather jackets that got wet and stayed wet for a few days. Rain gear was something cheap you'd buy from the Army/Navy store.

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I can't list ONE item nor could I list my one my favorite road.

Have a nice day,
Tex

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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2023, 10:05:34 AM »
I know others mentioned electric vests but for me going from an electric vest to my first Gerbing electric jacket liner with heated sleeves was a big improvement. Other than for short trips in mid Summer I generally have it with me because it packs down to the size of a nurf football.
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2023, 12:29:09 AM »
I know others mentioned electric vests but for me going from an electric vest to my first Gerbing electric jacket liner with heated sleeves was a big improvement. Other than for short trips in mid Summer I generally have it with me because it packs down to the size of a nurf football.

Totally agree! Had an Eclipse vest for years and when it went south, I bought a heated jacket liner. If it’s cool enough for a heated vest, the heated jacket liner with the heated sleeves feels soooo good! Well worth the extra money.
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2023, 06:35:56 AM »
I know others mentioned electric vests but for me going from an electric vest to my first Gerbing electric jacket liner with heated sleeves was a big improvement. Other than for short trips in mid Summer I generally have it with me because it packs down to the size of a nurf football.

I was curious how electric vests compared to an electric base layer compared to an electric jacket liner. I have a Warm n Safe base layer, and while it does a decent job, I wonder if something might work better that I don’t have to keep on all day.
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Re: What motorcycle accessory / product would you rate a “10”?
« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2023, 10:57:37 AM »
Guzzidiag..(where would we be without it..)
Beetle/Meinolf/Beard….(see above)
Ortleib bag
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