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Old 12-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #22
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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)
Gerber tool.
Lighter
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

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:06 PM   #23
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Joined: Jun 2009
From: Bothell, WA

I Ride: XL1200 (sold), KZ1000P, CX650T, VFR700F, CB700SC, V-Star 1100 (in AK for now), VFR750F, CBR600F.
Condom, cell phone, credit card.

Dave

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #24
snowshoe kitten... prrr...
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Joined: Mar 2006
From: 4to5
Blog Entries: 7

I Ride: slow in the fast lane like everyone else...
1 spliff
1 lighter
1 flask .5 to .75 full of Jameson
1 raquetball
advil - amount varies
Zip ties
Some Honda multi tool thing I got years ago.
1 bottle of water
iPhone4


No joke mr uppity mod guy.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #25
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Joined: Mar 2007
From: Monroe-mish, WA
Blog Entries: 5

I Ride: 07 YZ450F, 74 XL350
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

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #26
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Joined: Oct 2005
From: CENTRAL

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.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:56 PM   #27
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Joined: May 2009
From: WA
Emergency supplies
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.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #28
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Joined: Sep 2008
From: Puyallup-ish

I Ride: 04 CBR1k
Credit card, cell phone, Ruger p97dc with one mag.

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Old 12-09-2010, 08:32 AM   #29
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Joined: Jan 2010
From: Kenmore, WA

I Ride: GS500E
One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I've been thinking to include myself is a spare headlight bulb.

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:58 AM   #30
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Joined: Mar 2008
From: SE Portland / Bucerias, Nayarit Mx

I Ride: 03' CBR1100XX, 84 GL1200A
“ Quote:
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1 flask .5 to .75 full of Jameson
No joke mr uppity mod guy.
I've been known to carry, uhm, a sterilizing agent as well.
Not uppity, just a little old and cranky sometimes.


“ Quote:
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I've been thinking to include myself is a spare headlight bulb.
This is one overlooked example I was looking for! My older bikes yeah, I've made it home with a taped on flashlight once. But that wouldn't work if you're way out there, I'll stuff a replacement inside the nose fairing now.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:06 AM   #31
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Joined: May 2007
From: Between Bellevue, Wa and Hood River, Or
Blog Entries: 26

I Ride: a KLR 650, and an XT 225
“ Quote:
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I've been thinking to include myself is a spare headlight bulb.
Actually carried one on my trip up to Prudhoe Bay (not that I needed it that far north, as the sun never sets).

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
Safety Wire
Tire Spoons
Couple feet of 16 gauge wire and a couple splice connectors
Electrical Tape.
Socket for Spark Plug and a spare spark plug and gapping tool.
Pressure Gauge

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
3/8 ratchet
full set of metric hex
full set of needed sockets
hammer
punch
box end wrenches
socket extentions
socket adapters
Adjustable Wrenches
RTV
JB Weld
Anti Seize
Safety Wire
Duct Tape
Small Bicycle Pump as well as a Slime 12v pump
GPS
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
Wire/Connectors
2 Master Links + Small Section of Chain
Multimeter
Light Bulb
tire irons
patch kit
extra valve stem and valve cores
valve stem caps
Pressure Gauge
Lithium Grease Spray
WD-40
Spare Key

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:


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Old 12-13-2010, 08:14 AM   #32
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Joined: Sep 2007
From: Kent, WA

I Ride: 05 KTM 625 SMC
Aaa

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:25 PM   #33
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Joined: Jan 2010
From: Lebanon, Oregon

I Ride: DR650 & CB250 Adventure bike
Headlight
“ Quote:
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I've been thinking to include myself is a spare headlight bulb.
Have been know to run it on high beam when the bulb quits on low beam. Can even adjust it down some. Do carry a spare dash light, turn bulb and tail light bulb.

1st Aid kit
tire patch
bike tire pump
tire irons
C-clamp to break tire bead
water bottle
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
chain lube
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.

Dave

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #34
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Joined: Dec 2009
From: Ellensburg

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
Chain tool
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

Cell Phone
Longer Trips: Spot Finder

Thermal Blanket
6 0z of Scotch for (snake bites-yaah sure)

Bag of electrical supplies (fuses, connectors, extra wire, wire strippers, multi-meter, etc)
Extra sparkplug
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
Flashlight
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

backroad adv

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Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 AM   #35
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Joined: Mar 2010
From: Easy street
Blog Entries: 1

I Ride: because it tickles
“ Quote:
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1 spliff
1 lighter
1 flask .5 to .75 full of Jameson
1 raquetball
advil - amount varies
Zip ties
Some Honda multi tool thing I got years ago.
1 bottle of water
iPhone4


No joke mr uppity mod guy.

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.

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:01 AM   #36
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Joined: May 2010
From: Central Wa

I Ride: switch!
Stock tools that came with the bike

Tire plugger

Mini air compressor

S and W 642 along with a kershaw

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:09 AM   #37
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Joined: Mar 2009
From: Beaverton, Oregon

I Ride: 04 Honda CBR 600RR
I can hardly fit my wallet, cell phone, and smokes on me much less all that crap you guys mentioned

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:30 AM   #38
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Joined: Aug 2010
From: Bellevue, WA

I Ride: 97 Ninja750 AKA Zx7R
Cellphone is about it, and an extra set of clothes just in case in my backpack

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #39
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Joined: Aug 2009
From: Renton, WA

I Ride: '10 S1000RR, '73 R75/5, '07 NINJA 250
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.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:32 AM   #40
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Joined: Jan 2008
From: Hillsburrito, OR

I Ride: Like a duc wrangler
zip ties, duct tape, condoms, cell phone. What else could you need????

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