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Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« on: January 10, 2020, 01:43:43 PM »
It's winter for many of us and thought this might be a fun topic for all to post their 'gadgets' that make your journey on two wheels more pleasurable.

Solar phone charge that I place in my tank bag, luggage or backpack. It doubles as a flashlight and usb charger with a compass if you use one.
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Either my super OG (old guy) Leatherman pocket tool knife or my 50+ year old Boy Scout knife.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 05:33:39 PM »
For a bike with a fairing:

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 05:37:10 PM »
And a Battery Tender Jr. fits on the under $30 list. That's totally worth it.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 07:19:52 PM »
I don’t know what they cost as I pilfered mine, but one of those “keys” to turn on the hose spigot at a commercial building comes in handy.  Great for wetting down T-shirts in hot weather, etc.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 07:26:05 PM »
I don’t know what they cost as I pilfered mine, but one of those “keys” to turn on the hose spigot at a commercial building comes in handy.  Great for wetting down T-shirts in hot weather, etc.

That's brilliant.  I have one.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 09:26:28 PM »
Throttle rocker  or any of it's ilk
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 09:46:11 PM »
Under $30???

A fresh tank of gas ?
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 11:09:39 AM »
Under $30???

A fresh tank of gas ?

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2020, 02:12:19 PM »
It's more along the lines of gear but this is probably the most important thing I wear as far as warmth aside from a good jacket and gloves.

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2020, 02:20:24 PM »
Throttle rocker  or any of it's ilk

Agreed.

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2020, 02:59:44 PM »
It's more along the lines of gear but this is probably the most important thing I wear as far as warmth aside from a good jacket and gloves.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HL9FLRG?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

Yes, I just bought my sweetie her own Buff (like on Survivor TV show).  Right around $30 for the merino wool version.  Great for warmth and for keeping scratchy collars from irritating the neck.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 11:48:01 AM »
Throttle rocker  or any of it's ilk

That gets my vote as well.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 07:46:50 PM »
Hey, where's Bubbles for this? The Pace used to do a "Christmas gifts for riders" episode. One of them should have a list somewhere...
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2020, 08:51:05 PM »
For a bike with a fairing:

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2020, 09:53:46 PM »
I use one of these every ride.

https://fortnine.ca/en/show-chrome-big-bike-parts-6mm-handlebar-helmet-holder-stud-set-2-354

Screwed into the mirror mounts?

I do not see the need, why would one need to have a stud protruding from the clutch or brake?
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2020, 09:49:21 PM »
I bought one of these neck shields for about $5. It works surprisingly well. It cuts enough wind to keep you comfortable on winter rides but it is not too hot to wear in the summer on a dusty dual-sport ride. I use it often.

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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2020, 10:54:58 AM »
I bought one of these neck shields for about $5. It works surprisingly well. It cuts enough wind to keep you comfortable on winter rides but it is not too hot to wear in the summer on a dusty dual-sport ride. I use it often.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2020, 12:00:48 PM »
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2020, 08:20:03 PM »
I bought one of these neck shields for about $5. It works surprisingly well. It cuts enough wind to keep you comfortable on winter rides but it is not too hot to wear in the summer on a dusty dual-sport ride. I use it often.
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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2020, 12:06:28 PM »
Missed it by $1.30...

Go Cruise2  $31.30 @ Amazon

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Re: Best Motorcyle/Scooter Gadget for under $30?
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2020, 08:51:13 PM »
Throttle rocker  or any of it's ilk

That gets my vote as well.

Have to agree.

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