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Slider

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Riding Gear & Accessories
« on: April 16, 2009, 10:53:07 PM »
I have a couple of product reviews I wanted to post (boots, jacket, back protector, etc) and I was thinking... Would it be possible to create a section for gear and accessories? Every motorcycle forum I frequent has such a section.  It would be for posting reviews of products we own, asking advice about helmets, jackets, and other apparel, discussing riding accessories like GPS, hydration systems, bike covers, camping gear, helmet cameras, etc. All the 'extras' beyond the bike are lumped into one category. Having a separate section for this would make it a lot easier to find pertinent information (and encourage more discussion about gear) than wading through the miscellaneous campfire threads. So how 'bout it?



« Last Edit: April 16, 2009, 10:56:10 PM by Slider »
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 12:18:17 AM »
So I assume this means no?



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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 09:09:32 PM »
I think it would be a good idea.  I know for myself it has been a long process trying to find info on this forum so one section for gear and access..would be a nice add-on.
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 10:34:22 PM »
I have a couple of product reviews I wanted to post (boots, jacket, back protector, etc) and I was thinking... Would it be possible to create a section for gear and accessories? Every motorcycle forum I frequent has such a section.  It would be for posting reviews of products we own, asking advice about helmets, jackets, and other apparel, discussing riding accessories like GPS, hydration systems, bike covers, camping gear, helmet cameras, etc. All the 'extras' beyond the bike are lumped into one category. Having a separate section for this would make it a lot easier to find pertinent information (and encourage more discussion about gear) than wading through the miscellaneous campfire threads. So how 'bout it?

A very good idea Slider. When it comes to this topic there are so many unknowns. It surely has to do with the amount of merchandise to select from. I have been looking at helmet and goggle combination's for some time trying to find the right one that fit and work well to my specific needs. I think the addition of your proposed section to this forum would help in my quest.

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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 11:23:49 PM »
It would be handy to have a section devoted to this, certainly! Doesn't really fit anywhere else, anyway...

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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 02:28:02 AM »
Sounds good to me.
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 02:55:42 AM »
I am all for it...............
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 02:56:55 PM »
Yea
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 04:14:27 PM »
Kevin, we're all holding our breath here waiting...

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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 09:33:22 PM »
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 10:11:57 PM »
Yup, its a good idea...  Wonder why no feedback...
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2009, 12:52:38 AM »
Kevin???? or Travis????you out there????  Hello???? Knock, knock..........Any one from CMW there????????????

How about it???
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 05:18:00 PM »
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 06:02:46 PM »
The forum is perfect and needs no improvement. This area is like the elevator "Close Door" button, nothing pays attention to it ;)

I am sure they are busy getting us cool new bikes and accessories. It is really a pain moderating forums.
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2009, 07:17:57 PM »
It is really a pain moderating forums.
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An introduction section would be nice as well.

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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2009, 11:42:20 PM »
Lets see if this gets a response.........

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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2009, 11:46:59 PM »
just kidding,  I relish "evil profits" and achievement

mmmm.... relish
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 08:05:07 PM »
Back on the subject........ I love my leathers, but in the summer heat, they roast your gonads. I work in an environment that allows shorts & polo type shirts. It looks funny riding a bike  with shorts on, but 70 mpg vs 20 in my Saturn,, no contest. I ride the bike !
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2009, 05:26:50 AM »
These gloves:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HX9GNW/ref=s9_simx_gw_s0_p200_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1P69ABBTB7C6SEVH8EYG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

This jacket:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000FXSUGI/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1AXG923JIWAQI&v=glance

These boots:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10841724

Add any preferable pants

And you have good, breathable-but-still-good-for-chilly-weather, riding gear.  At least, that's what I wear.

The bonus is that if you switch out your helmet for a winter cap with foldable earmuffs, and add some halycon goggles, and a brown duster, you look kind of like a certain, 3-day-stay, travelling person.
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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2009, 02:48:04 PM »
Interesting info, but this thread isn't about 'what do you wear'. It was a question (third time asked) about adding a new section to the forum which, for some reason, none of the admin seems to want to answer.


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Re: Riding Gear & Accessories
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2009, 03:30:49 PM »
Nobody is going to paint theirself into a corner on this one. Can't blame them. There are countless brands of boots from chippewa and milwaukee (my personal faves) to HD to xelement to trusty ol' work boots that do great for riding. Hi-top sneakers offer very similar, if not equivalent, protection for ankles. Then consider jackets: bomber, classic, varsity, etc., etc. The forum is somewhat limited to fixed, or few, products and services for the RE bikes. Apparel is oceans wide and deeper.

My wife and I have both bought new jackets and boots online recently and the reviews offered on the host sites were absolutely perfect descriptions of the products, shipping and cust. service.

Not trying to be the devil's advocate, but I like the support on the forum to be more focused on keeping my classic and me riding.........
Interesting info, but this thread isn't about 'what do you wear'. It was a question (third time asked) about adding a new section to the forum which, for some reason, none of the admin seems to want to answer.



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