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post #1 of 6 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 12:42 pm Thread Starter
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Items Carried for Emergency & Road Repairs?

I am relatively new to tour riding. I ride primarily in the South West.

I was planning on putting together two kits - one for emergency and one for tools to have on my bike at all times.

I was wondering what everyone else carried as far as medical and special roadside tool repairs.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 12:49 pm
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Great question!!!

I have one saddle bag filled with a large well stocked first aid kit, rain gear, 2 electronic L.E.D. flares, the standard tool kit (not like I would know what to do with it), windshield cleaner, and tire pressure gage. I never take anything out of that side, so I know it is always there and ready if needed.

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Small flashlight, tire gauge,tire fixin's, compressor, Honda spray polish, bent nose pliers, shift linkage, BMW powerlet to cig lighter adapter, raingear, synth oil, small towel, advil, cell phone.

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Always take a good first aid kit with you, (and make sure you know how to use it - go on a course if you don't) - As for bike tools, It doesn't matter what tools or spare part's you take with you, the only ones you'll ever need are those left in your garage

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Some folks think this is the only tool necessary...

In all honesty, perform a 6K maintenance on your machine... all the tools on the floor might be useful to bring along..

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Copied from the past......... not all necessary for the road

The tool kit in most motorcycles are at best junk. Use the tool kit as a guide and purchase quality replacement tools from Snap-On or Sears' Craftsman. Also add a compact digital voltmeter (Radio Shack sells a pocket model for less than $20) and a ratchet and socket set.

In May of 1997, the late, great Ron Major published to the LD Riders list what is undoubtedly the most comprehensive tool listing ever devised:



ALL:

In my leather Travelcade tool bag, 4 X 5 1/2 X 11 inches:

10 in. Channelock pliers
6 in. Channelock pliers
6 in. needle nose pliers
5 in. flush cutting wire cutters
5 in. wire strippers
6 in. locking surgical forceps
4 in. 1/8 flat blade screwdriver
4 1/2 3/16 flat blade screwdriver
4 in. 00 Phillips screwdriver
6 in. #1 Phillips screwdriver
7 1/2 in. #2 Phillips screwdriver
7 1/2 in. 1/4 in. flat screwdriver
Xcelite four way driver
Magnet, general use, small
6 in. Crescent Wrench
Short 1/2 - 9/16 in. open end wrench
M 10 X M 11 open end wrench
M 12 X M 14 open end wrench
M 10 X M 11 box end wrench
M 12 X M 14 box end wrench
M 17 X M 19 box end wrench
MAC combination six point Flex Box End/Open End, M 10, M 12, M 14, M 17 wrenches
4 oz. ball pien hammer, with handle shortened to 7 in.
M 5 hex key - short arm
M 6 hex key - short arm
M 5 Ball end hex key - "T" handle - 8 in.
Machinist's scribe, self storing point
6 Straight edge razor blades
6 C.C. tube of Locktite
6 Oz. tube of RTV clear silicone sealer
Two Tube 5 Minute Epoxy
Zip-lock bag of Anti-Seize Compound
Zip-lock bag of rear spline lube, Honda 60% moly paste (for rear tire change)
The two above items stored in 35 MM film containers, clean, dry, protected!
Top quality padlock - with keys
2 spare electric vest wire connectors - wired
12 feet of two conductor electric wire
35-40 small zip ties - 3 1/2 in.
12 medium zip ties - 8 in.
8 in. Tire Iron
6 electricians tapes, roll ends only, very easy to carry/use
12 Pre-Packaged alcohol wipes, for general clean-up
6 Pre-packaged "Handy-Towels" for your hands, etc.
clean up towels, terrycloth

ALL - Snap-On, Craftsman, Mac, Xelite, etc., PROFESSIONAL TOOLS!

Not In The Above Kit:

Stock ST1100A Honda Tool-kit
siphon hose, 5 /16 in. I.D., 6 feet long
1/4 in. Nylon rope, 15 feet long
12 in. Crescent Wrench
M 5, M 6 long arm, ball end hex drivers
Spare fuses for "EVERYTHING"
Re-chargable, 2-D Cell flashlight
AA cell Maglight, on neck lanyard, for walking bonuses/back-up
Two AAA cell Maglights
Eye glass repair kit
Sewing kit
Safety pins
Lensatic, Engineer Compass
2 Magnifying glasses, 2X, and 5X
Small mirror
Swiss Army Knife
Wavetek, DM78A Digital Multimeter
Digital tire gauge
Spare keys for "everything"
6 new Micro-Point ball point pens
MANY spare batteries for flashlights, clock/timers, shaver, Screaming-Meanies!
Buck TITANIUM locking blade knife, 3 3/4 in. blade
Spare headlight, driving light, license plate, and other bulbs
Spare throttle cables
These items are ALWAYS in my ST1100!

AND the MOST IMPORTANT ITEM:

The Skill, Knowlege, and Ability to use them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron, well prepared, Major

P. S.

You should see my "First Aid Kit", and other necessary things, such as three different tire repair methods, and two means of inflation!

Dano
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