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Old 12-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Sparky_Bill Sparky_Bill is offline
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What To Pack For The BIKE On Rides

What I want with the Vision
01. Vice Grip
02. Duct tape
03. Zip ties BIG and small
04. Large Crescent wrench
05. 8in crescent wrench
06. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15MM wrenches (combo)
07. Electrical tape
08. Rags
09. Combination Screwdriver
10. 1.5 -10MM Allen wrenches (ball end)
11. Pliers
12. needle nose pliers
13. Tire plug kit (with CO2 cartridges)or compressor
14. Wet-One's or sm. GoJo
15. multi-tool like Leatherman
16. pocket knife
17. Multi-meter
18. All the fuses for your bike
19. Flashlight of some kind
20. first aid kit (backpacking style -- small, compressible).
21. Spark plug socket and spare plug
22. Small spool of 16/18 ga. wire
23. Side-cutters.

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What others like to carry as well
01. Replacment tail lamps
02. Misc spare lamps
03. Sav-ur-ride cluch cable repair kit
04. the two wrench sizes necessary to install the Sav-ur-ride clutch cable repair kit

Now open to addition and subtractions.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:08 AM
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I always think if I use a tool in the garage would I need it on the road.


Speaking of Bill where have you been ridding.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:27 AM
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A couple things I always have on long trips Bill:

Spark plug socket and spare plug
Small spool of 16/18 ga. wire
Side-cutters.

Also, for those of us that carry the Sav-U-Ride and have the chrome clutch pull cover on the primary, make sure you have the small allen to remove it. I believe it's a 2 or 3mm but I don't remember off the top of my head. I learned about that one the hard way...
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:34 AM
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19. Flashlight of some kind
Sub a flashlight for a headlamp/light instead....that way you can still have 2 hands and light where you need it.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:36 AM
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A couple things I always have on long trips Bill:

Spark plug socket and spare plug
Small spool of 16/18 ga. wire
Side-cutters.

Also, for those of us that carry the Sav-U-Ride and have the chrome clutch pull cover on the primary, make sure you have the small allen to remove it. I believe it's a 2 or 3mm but I don't remember off the top of my head. I learned about that one the hard way...
Added your 3 items and the small Allen wrenches were on list already.

Thanks
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:37 AM
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Sub a flashlight for a headlamp/light instead....that way you can still have 2 hands and light where you need it.
Covered that in the "of some kind"
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:39 AM
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Just my phone to dial you and your tools , lol
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:47 AM
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Speaking of Bill where have you been ridding.
Have not left yet, hoping Sunday morning to hit the road for the Texas Hill Country.

http://www.hillcountrycruising.com/

http://www.motorcycleroads.com/Routes/Texas_119.html

http://www.motorcycleroads.us/regions/tx_hill.html

http://www.hillcountryportal.com/hil...orcycling.html

http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/09/20...-hill-country/

http://www.sundaymorningrides.com/road/5909981/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDwPCR3yM44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz31DYeddiQ
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:50 AM
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That looks pretty complete for tools. Other things I might add if I find the right size (functional but not too bulky) is a gas siphon hose with either a little hand crank pump or a "shaker" one-way valve, and maybe a small set of jumper cables. You could always push a bike to try to get it started but with modern ignitions I suspect the ignition refuses to fire if the battery is low. At least mine was acting that way at the end of last season.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:51 AM
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Just my phone to dial you and your tools , lol
Better pray your phone has service.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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That looks pretty complete for tools. Other things I might add if I find the right size (functional but not too bulky) is a gas siphon hose with either a little hand crank pump or a "shaker" one-way valve
On my dirt bagger I carry a fuel bottle. So does Mark2112
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:22 PM
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....and maybe a small set of jumper cables. You could always push a bike to try to get it started but with modern ignitions I suspect the ignition refuses to fire if the battery is low. At least mine was acting that way at the end of last season.
I've thought of picking up one of these for such occasions:

http://www.amazon.com/Antigravity-Ba...8757668&sr=1-3
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:50 PM
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Sparky,

Great list!! In addition to pretty much all of what you listed I also carry the following regularly.
- Both a high power compact LED flash light AND a head lamp (like J Ritz)
- Save ur Ride cable
- 3/8" ratchet, 3" & 6" extension
- 3/8" breaker bar
- Metric sockets (3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11)
- Metric allen sockets (3,4,4.5,5,5.5,6,7,8,10)
- I also carry the 17MM combination wrench for my rear axle (I know you can use crescent but I prefer the solid fit of the combo)
- 16MM allen socket for the front axle

And for really long rides (not every day) where gas stops are 180+ miles between I have 2 MSR 800ML bottles for emergency fuel.
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:16 PM
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Sparky,

Reading your list, I thought for a moment you traded your Vision for a Harley. I must be a very lucky rider as my past history riding Hondas includes never breaking down and my recent history with Victory is the same. I know I've just jinxed myself so, from reading the list and everyone's comments, guess I better buy a sav-ur-ride (sic) in case my clutch goes and a couple necessary wrenches, huh?
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:16 PM
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In the old days we would pull off over flow hose for the siphon hose
and walk the road and find a bottle some one thrown out. Back when
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