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What was your best "money well spent" item?

I've been riding for years and just always used an old book bag from school to carry things when I ride. When I got the RC51 I figured I'd try one of these new style bags.

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I picked up the middle ground Mach 3 and I couldn't be happier. I don't even notice it while riding because the shape keeps the wind rolling over it.

What's been your best money well spent item for you or your bike?

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This... mated with theses... with a healthy dose of this... and a side order of that....

You will be surprised that the setup is not as expensive as it looks...but works very very well I mean some very serious stopping. I bought the wheels used and the got a smoking deal on the calipers and heavy discounts on the rotors. I'm happy



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This... mated with theses... with a healthy dose of this... and a side order of that....

You will be surprised that the setup is not as expensive as it looks...but works very very well I mean some very serious stopping. I bought the wheels used and the got a smoking deal on the calipers and heavy discounts on the rotors. I'm happy
Feel free to send that stuff my way. You should still have my address.


For me, I'd have to say that it's my Shoei, followed by clip ons and rear sets.

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If I ever win the lottery James you and Madbuyer will have some serious bits on your bikes...



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"Money well spent item".........hmmmmmm.....tough one.

I guess I'll have to go with this



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If I ever win the lottery James you and Madbuyer will have some serious bits on your bikes...
Like wise buddy.
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Yes Nobody, that's a very sell spent 5 grand!

My best investment so far was a $450 Ohlins shock properly sprung for my weight off Ebay.
Big props to Madbuyer for alerting me about it. I didn't f around bidding, I hit the buy it now button. Turned out to be a double clicker with remote preload and in excellent shape.

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Yes Nobody, that's a very sell spent 5 grand!

My best investment so far was a $450 Ohlins shock properly sprung for my weight off Ebay.
Big props to Madbuyer for alerting me about it. I didn't f around bidding, I hit the buy it now button. Turned out to be a double clicker with remote preload and in excellent shape.
In all honesty JD it was a lot less than half of your guess...of course suspension too. But there's something to be said about one finger trail braking and feeling every ripple in the road while you're doing it.

I know the stock brakes are damn good but this setup is just better. In my opinion that is, someone may beg to differ but hard to argue with someone when their mind is made up.



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Good for you to get such a smoking deal, cause you know those rims alone are $2500 +/- used, more new. And the Brembo calipers and underslung bracket at least another $2000.

I bet you DO feel every ounce of feedback, and modulation must be unequaled. A humble tip of my hat to you sir.

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If I ever win the lottery James you and Madbuyer will have some serious bits on your bikes...
Come onnnnnn lotto winner......



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