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#1001867 - 12/03/17 04:07 PM 2017 Xmas wish List  
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OK my wife wants me to give her ideas for Xmas gifts and soon to follow b-day. While I would love a new HP-4 race to be under the tree that is not such a realistic ask, so I'm looking for stuff that would be less than $200. Since I have a newish R1200RT Wethead, I'm posting here. Like the majority of BMW riders the stuff I'm more drawn to adhere to the form follows function approach to acessories, but am not totally opposed to accessories that do nothing more than improve the aesthetics of my ride, Currently I tend to do day rides but have on my list to do a long trip in the next year after I tell boss man I aint working here no more.

Already on my list
Haynes manual
Werks Quiet Ride std height windshield (although that breaks the $200 spend limit a little)

To help break my farkel block, I ask this question; What is on your wethead Xmas wish list?


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1001869 - 12/03/17 04:37 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: Paul De]  
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I keep hearing good things (lots of You Tube videos too) about the Knipex Pliers Wrench so it went on my wish list this year. A nice-thing-to-have rather than a necessity, pricey enough that I would not buy it for myself, not so expensive that I can't forget the money all comes out the same pot, so good for the gift list. If don't I ask for something, I end up with something I really don't want. If I like the pliers, I might ask for a different size next year, or maybe their Cobra pliers.


Larry
2006 R1200RT
#1001870 - 12/03/17 05:14 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: Paul De]  
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Paul, just stop at the Werks shield. You won't be sorry.


2016 R1200RT



#1001872 - 12/03/17 05:43 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Paul, just stop at the Werks shield. You won't be sorry.


Little stuff gives him more to open. I think he planned to buy the Werks for himself before spring anyway. revit


Larry
2006 R1200RT
#1001879 - 12/03/17 06:27 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: Paul De]  
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Mostly stocking stuffers

Darla Slip on Covers
Shorty USB Charger
Grip Buddies - mine are wearing out
Metric Feeler Guage Set

But put that Werks Quiet Ride at the top of your list


Ken

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2005 Suzuki C50 (Sold)
#1001880 - 12/03/17 06:38 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Like the majority of BMW riders the stuff I'm more drawn to adhere to the form follows function approach to acessories, but am not totally opposed to accessories that do nothing more than improve the aesthetics of my ride


So, I guess this means the chrome ape hanger bars are out?


The official BMW shop manual DVD is about $150, but I had to wait a couple of months to get mine, so might not make a good gift.
Have you shopped the full Aerostich catalog? They've got lots of little stuff that you may or may not find useful. Some of it is pretty funny.

If you don't already have them, I'd recommend the following books:
Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough
More Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough
Street Strategies by David Hough
A Twist of the Wrist, Volumes I and II, by Keith Code


Northern San Diego County ("North County" to locals)
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1001886 - 12/03/17 07:48 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted by lkraus
I keep hearing good things (lots of You Tube videos too) about the Knipex Pliers Wrench so it went on my wish list this year. A nice-thing-to-have rather than a necessity, pricey enough that I would not buy it for myself, not so expensive that I can't forget the money all comes out the same pot, so good for the gift list. If don't I ask for something, I end up with something I really don't want. If I like the pliers, I might ask for a different size next year, or maybe their Cobra pliers.

First I have seen these. They are very cool. Thanks for sharing.


Lee

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#1001889 - 12/03/17 08:32 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted by lkraus
I keep hearing good things (lots of You Tube videos too) about the Knipex Pliers Wrench so it went on my wish list this year. A nice-thing-to-have rather than a necessity, pricey enough that I would not buy it for myself, not so expensive that I can't forget the money all comes out the same pot, so good for the gift list. If don't I ask for something, I end up with something I really don't want. If I like the pliers, I might ask for a different size next year, or maybe their Cobra pliers.


I have 3 sizes of the Knipex pliers https://tinyurl.com/y7ss7rqc. They ROCK, the small ones would be the first I'd buy https://tinyurl.com/yc2q68hx it does about everything.

If you don't have heated gear I'd consider, it will extend you season.

Jay

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#1001892 - 12/03/17 09:12 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: Paul De]  
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Machine Moto front fender extender...will keep your engine significantly cleaner and no holes to drill. Side stand enlarger. I like the one from Wunderlich. Hyperlites for additional rear visibility. Not sure what you call them, but Effbee can weigh in...reflector coverage for your bags...had them on last 3 bikes and would not ride at night without them... awesome product.


David
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#1001894 - 12/03/17 09:54 PM Re: 2017 Xmas wish List [Re: LAF]  
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Originally Posted by LAF
Originally Posted by lkraus
I keep hearing good things (lots of You Tube videos too) about the Knipex Pliers Wrench so it went on my wish list this year. A nice-thing-to-have rather than a necessity, pricey enough that I would not buy it for myself, not so expensive that I can't forget the money all comes out the same pot, so good for the gift list. If don't I ask for something, I end up with something I really don't want. If I like the pliers, I might ask for a different size next year, or maybe their Cobra pliers.

First I have seen these. They are very cool. Thanks for sharing.


I have been using the Cobra version for my work for over 20 years. I used to be able to get them at Sears or AC supply houses.
Great tool available in lots of sizes. I can highly recommend them.


Bernie
Jax, FL
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