As motorcyclists, we fit into several consumer categories—or at least I do. Tech gear, tools, outdoor equipment, it really seems like most cool trinketry can find some excuse to make its way into my life. Here are a few of the random items, some specific to motorcycling and some not, that I have been using and loving lately. Some are cheap and easy, some are a little pricier, but they are all guaranteed to be very useful.
Able to clip onto anything and hook onto everything else, the Hero Clip can free up your hands in a huge variety of situations. From hanging my water bottle on the side of my desk, to my backpack off of a handlebar, this thing gets used a lot!
Beartooth creates its own network among other Beartooth devices to operate independently of cellular and Wi-Fi. It offers offline location sharing, voice, and text through your phone connected to the device.
Paired with my modular helmet or wedging the straw up a full-face, I can drink some ice water on those longer rides, which goes a long way toward lengthening the distance between stops in the summer months.
They are quiet enough to cut out most wind and engine noise, but I can still hear the music of my Bluetooth communicator clearly. They are comfortable enough to leave in for several hours of riding, and are nice and affordable, especially considering that I have been using the same pair for more than six months now.
This little kit is easy to keep with you, and ensures you can do a lot with a little. Throw in some electrical tape and safety wire and there’s not much you can’t accomplish with this compact, but mighty versatile set.
I rarely use the cigarette lighter in the hard bags of my H-D, so keeping this in there just ensures it is charged and ready to go when you need it. Bright enough to light up a section of the bike and small enough to hold in your mouth if you need to keep your hands free, this thing has come in handy many times already.
I will put all my charging cables, a couple of pens, a battery pack, and wall adaptor all on the Grid-it, which eliminates the need for multiple pockets. It stores nice and flat whether you’re using it or not, and for less than $20, it’s hard to argue with.