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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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What tools/parts do you carry?

Just curious--

What tools and spare parts do you carry?

I have a little toolkit with sockets/screwdriver bits, a funky larger adjustable wrench, and usually either a multitool or knife in my pocket. Haven't started carrying anything in the way of spare parts yet--most of my rides are around town and with just a bit over a year on this bike I don't know what is prone to break. Probably should get some fuses at least!

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There have been a few threads about this. My favorite answer is KnifeMaker's: "A cell phone and a credit card."

I have a tool kit with a screwdriver that takes multiple "bits", a ratchet and various common sized sockets, pliers, some extra wire and electrical tape. I also always have a knife on me. This time of year I also always have my rain suit in the saddlebags. I do live in FL after all and the forecast everyday in the summer is afternoon thunderstorms....every...freakin...day.

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Now that I have bags on my bike I gotta make a tool kit up. Always have my rip off leatherman from Walmart and a regular knife. And from what I can tell a ratchet with a 10mm socket and a Philips is all you need to tear this baby apart lol.

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There have been a few threads about this. My favorite answer is KnifeMaker's: "A cell phone and a credit card."

I have a tool kit with a screwdriver that takes multiple "bits", a ratchet and various common sized sockets, pliers, some extra wire and electrical tape. I also always have a knife on me. This time of year I also always have my rain suit in the saddlebags. I do live in FL after all and the forecast everyday in the summer is afternoon thunderstorms....every...freakin...day.
Same here in South Carolina. You can set your watch by it. If I split work at 4:30pm I can usually just make it home before the bottom falls out.

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There have been a few threads about this. My favorite answer is KnifeMaker's: "A cell phone and a credit card."

I have a tool kit with a screwdriver that takes multiple "bits", a ratchet and various common sized sockets, pliers, some extra wire and electrical tape. I also always have a knife on me. This time of year I also always have my rain suit in the saddlebags. I do live in FL after all and the forecast everyday in the summer is afternoon thunderstorms....every...freakin...day.
don't carry much of anything with me..

and yes, every afternoon, the sky falls on us here in FL.. however, since I am usually on way home when it does, I tough it out (for a whopping 4 miles) and change when I get home

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i just kick my guardian bell if it dings i ride if it dont i kick it till it does then i ride lol

i pooged out one time on the inside lane of the highway with no inner shoulder just a retaining wall turned the key off pulled it out and popped the gas cap open stuck the key back in the switch and turned her on all while coasting down from 70mph still in 5th gear by the time i got down to 50mph she re-lit her own fuse and away i went the guy in the cage behind me followed me when i got off the highway and i stopped at the gas station he asked what happened and i said poogs and he was like how'd you fix it that fast i told him and said he was gonna have to try that on his vn750 next time i was like cool you got one too and then we rambled on till my boss called and said get your ass back to work luch was over an hour ago lol
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oh i just remembered i do carry a phillips head screw driver and a old bent up nickel in my cut

screw driver for the neck covers and nickel for the side covers

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spare batteries for my lady friends little pleasure thingie.

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10mm wrench and a screwdriver. I also have my knife on me all the time and my cell phone.

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