|12-08-2010, 07:00 PM||#21|
Joined: Jan 2010
From: Kenmore, WA
I Ride: GS500E
I carry the tool kit that came with the bike, plus some other tools in a small pouch that fits under the seat; a couple of combination wrenches (covers 10mm-14mm), a pair of pliers, screwdriver, and a couple allen keys. I usually also carry either my Leatherman or Benchmade too. That's just for riding on the road; if I was going off-road I'd carry more.
In addition to the above, I make sure to ride with Grant.
|12-08-2010, 07:04 PM||#22|
Joined: Mar 2010
From: Rock Island,WA/ Volcano, HI
I Ride: ^That^
Cellphone (L.E.D flashlight included)
Basic 8-17mm combo wrenches(u know, the open end on both end cheapies)
Electrical tape(makeshift band-aid if used with napkins)
6' piece of electrical wire
Napkins, like 5-6(makeshift tp if needed)
Tire plug kit
Cool little C02 inflator thingy for flat tires
All stashed in various nooks and crannies on the Fizz
|12-08-2010, 07:10 PM||#24|
snowshoe kitten... prrr...
Joined: Mar 2006
Blog Entries: 7
I Ride: slow in the fast lane like everyone else...
1 flask .5 to .75 full of Jameson
advil - amount varies
Some Honda multi tool thing I got years ago.
1 bottle of water
No joke mr uppity mod guy.
|12-08-2010, 07:48 PM||#25|
Je Fa Fa
Joined: Mar 2007
From: Monroe-mish, WA
Blog Entries: 5
I Ride: 07 YZ450F, 74 XL350, 78 CB400
spot tracker for when I'm off the beaten path, cell phone and the stock tool kit, and I always keep my swiss army knife with me, in case I run into a bottle of wine
|12-08-2010, 07:53 PM||#26|
Track School Dazed
Joined: Oct 2005
I Ride: When I can
Cell. 1st aid kit and CPR barrier. I check the contents every year. 1st aid and CPR training.
Tire plug kit. 16 oz of automotive green slime. Air compresser. Flash lights, fuses. Owners manual. Spare keys. Cylume sticks. Space blanket.
|12-08-2010, 07:56 PM||#27|
Joined: May 2009
I Ride: 08, R1
I have the tools that came with the bike. In addition I carry a tire repair kit, extra fuses, electrical tape. Soft wet wipes (to clean face shield or hands). Cell phone, knife, and Colt 380 pocket lite. (I have a C.C. License). I can only carry so much on a sport bike. If that won't get me home, I have towing on my insurance policy, as a last resort. One other thing I do with all my vehicles, upon arrival at home I wash them, ALWAYS. Then I look things over for potential problems. Check your tires for damage and check air pressure, look under the machine for fluid leaks, check your engine oil, check your radiator, check your lights. Lube and check chain adjustment. It takes a little more time to do these things but they can reduce your chances of being stranded.
Last edited by Jims08Z06; 12-13-2010 at 08:45 PM..
|12-09-2010, 09:58 AM||#30|
Joined: Mar 2008
From: SE Portland / Bucerias, Nayarit Mx
I Ride: 03' CBR1100XX, 84 GL1200A
Not uppity, just a little old and cranky sometimes.
|12-13-2010, 07:06 AM||#31|
Joined: May 2007
From: Between Bellevue, Wa and Hood River, Or
Blog Entries: 26
I Ride: a KLR 650, and an XT 225
Funny thing is, I replaced the bulbs the week before leaving, and a week after returning, one of my bulbs burnt out.
As far as what I carry on my bikes for tools...
Depends on where i am going.
For the XT:
Small welding tube I have with a couple of adjustable wrenches (box end adjustable and crescent style).
Carry a socket for axle on the XT, with a box end adapter so I don't have to carry a ratchet.
Tube Patches and a Small Bicycle Pump that is attached to front fork.
2 Spare master links and small section of chain.
Needle Nose Pliers
Couple feet of 16 gauge wire and a couple splice connectors
Socket for Spark Plug and a spare spark plug and gapping tool.
For the KLR for work commute, just what it has in its tool kit.
KLR loaded down for travel I carry a bunch of stuff...
3/8 breaker bar
full set of metric hex
full set of needed sockets
box end wrenches
Small Bicycle Pump as well as a Slime 12v pump
SPOT Satellite Messenger
Spare Front Tube
1 quart of Oil (Mounted to outside of Pannier)
Water (1 gallon Rotopax)
Fuel (1 gallon Rotopax)
Air Filter Cleaner/Oil
Thin Wall Spark Plug Socket
Spark Plug and Gapping tool
2 Master Links + Small Section of Chain
extra valve stem and valve cores
valve stem caps
Lithium Grease Spray
On Prudhoe Bay Trip I had a spare rear tire, cause I knew I would chew through one halfway through the trip.
Sure I am missing a thing or two...
As far as First Aid is concerned, I carry a small first aid kit my mom bought me years ago with me on both bikes. Keep it in the tank bag on the KLR, and keep it in my backpack when on my XT.
It may seem a bit excessive... But when you have shit like this happen:
You will eventually find a way to make due...
Not to mention having the tools to swap this out:
|12-17-2010, 09:25 PM||#33|
Joined: Jan 2010
From: Lebanon, Oregon
I Ride: DR650 & CB250 Adventure bike
1st Aid kit
bike tire pump
C-clamp to break tire bead
stock tool kit w/10" Crescent wrench=axle nut and straighten bent things
shorty wrenches to duplicate stock sizes=$1 each at hock shop
bike cover (can double as emergency tent)
exam gloves for dirty jobs
over boots for cold or WET rides (Neos Adventure 15" tall)
several spare mags for the 1911A1
flask of snake bite med (Black Velvet)
This all fits in the big top box with room for an 18 pack of adult beverage on camping trips. Soft saddle bags carry the camp gear. Even carry the lawn mower gas can on LONG rides, like across state. It all fits on the DR650.
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|12-18-2010, 10:23 PM||#34|
Joined: Dec 2009
I Ride: 2007 TW200, 2007 BMW F650GS
First Aid Kit with extras of wire splint, alcohol and peroxide 2oz each
Tool Kit, tire irons (patch kit)
Foot pump to inflate tires
Tools necessary to fix a flat
Extra Chain and 2 master links
Extra fuel line
Motorcycle crutch to lift front or rear wheel off ground to work on bike
1 liter extra fuel
2 liters water
TP 5 day minimum supply
Longer Trips: Spot Finder
6 0z of Scotch for (snake bites-yaah sure)
Bag of electrical supplies (fuses, connectors, extra wire, wire strippers, multi-meter, etc)
6oz extra oil (bike holds just over a quart so that is plenty of oil for short trips, long trips a full quart and filter
Air filter on long trips
Half cover for bike
Extra headlight and taillight bulbs
Rain Gear (light weight for short trips- heavy duty rain gear plus waterproof gloves or covers, and boot covers for long trips)
I'm sure there is more but right now I can't think of it
Last edited by backroad adventurer; 12-18-2010 at 10:30 PM..
|12-19-2010, 02:54 AM||#35|
Joined: Mar 2010
From: Easy street
Blog Entries: 1
I Ride: because it tickles
Zip ties are a Honda multi tool....
I have no storage on my bike, but I still carry about 100 zip ties (zip tied) to my sub-frame. Countless times I have zip tied someone's bike back together enough to get it to a safe place.
|01-13-2011, 06:11 AM||#39|
Joined: Aug 2009
From: Renton, WA
I Ride: S1000RR,SV650S,R75/5
I recieved a sling and some Vicodin from fellow riders after crashing out in '06....so now I always carry those, as well as a lot of the fore-mentioned items.