Yes, believe it or not, all of that doesn't take up a lot of room in the saddlebags. It all just stays with the bike, so yes, I always bring it.Always??? Really?
Call who and pay who? I can fix it myself and go home quicker and cheaper.Credit card, cell phone.
Because I believe in Murphy's law. Think of it all as cheap trip insurance.If you been taking care of your bike why would you need anything?
Agreed, and I do bring them on extended trips.If however you are going on a long long trip, a basic tool kit and a tire plug kit be handy.
Don't get me wrong. This bike has been unbelievably reliable and I love that about it. I maintain it well and it's been 100% rock solid so far. All of those tools have filled up my tool kit from all my years of riding less reliable bikes. Also like to have them just in case my riding buddies' bikes break down. The only thing more annoying than your bike breaking down and you missing out on riding is waiting for someone else to get their bike going!If you don't trust your bike you shouldn't be riding it.
...........Credit cards can be bullsheit....because if you get into rural areas, most wont take em and yer fooked.....CCs are dumb IMO....but will be nice if yer in a metro area.....Does everyone have CCs ?....no....moot point....QUOTE]
Rual places don't take credit cards? They still accept credit cards in Buttfrick, Anywhere. I agree that some people do not have credit cards but that is usually because they do not want them or they do not qualify due to low credit scores but today there are even prepaid cards. I carry them for emergency use or if I am short on cash. Credit cards can also get you cash at ATM's for places that do not accept cards. It is exceptionally rare to find yourself anywhere that does not accept any credit cards.
Yes, LOL. That's why my little tool kit has grown so much over the years.Well the thing about Murphy's Law Sloppy, and I've been privy to this a few times, that when something goes wrong...you invariably find out the one tool or part you DIDN'T bring .. is the one you need.
Ditto.To be honest when bought my Vulcan it came with the stock tool kit. Never used it ....but it did spend its time on the bike.
Wasn't the old Harley Sportster "tool kit" a dime a joint? The dime was for calling the tow truck and the joint was for the wait?And there are not any places I've come across even out in the country where I live that don't take credit cards. The chief reason to have one is to pay for the beer I'll be drinking waiting for the tow truck.
(I have free towing thru my insurance company)
I have AAA for any cage I am driving/riding-in... and Motor Cylcles is a must Add-on to my policy.Wasn't the old Harley Sportster "tool kit" a dime a joint? The dime was for calling the tow truck and the joint was for the wait?
Which insurance do you use? I wonder if Triple A will tow bikes.
I carry tools to work on other peoples bikes :doh:Always??? Really?
Credit card, cell phone. If you been taking care of your bike why would you need anything?
If however you are going on a long long trip, a basic tool kit and a tire plug kit be handy.
If you don't trust your bike you shouldn't be riding it.