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Old 03-16-2009, 06:59 PM   #21
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It's cool to travel light, but keep in mind you are on your own....

I have a tool bag under the seat, has all the wrenches, a multi head screw driver, leatherman multi tool, elect tape, zip ties, a couple rags, small flashlight
Also a tire repair kit
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In the tank bag I keep the aspirin (helps thin the blood and keep away cramps), Aleive (for muscle aches), extra ear plugs, tire gauge, gum, window wipes in a zip lock, light weight gloves, batteries for the MP3, a couple heavy duty blue paper towels..

Also get a cramp buster for the throttle, you'll thank me later...

That's the stuff I normally have all the time... for longer trips you have to think about what else you might need. A good map for the areas you plan to travel... etc.
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I need to get tools for the trip. All I have are my motard tools.
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There are two models of tourmaster saddlebags. A regular model and a sport model that is a little smaller so it does not rest/touch exhaust. There is also two top bags. One is the smaller one shown previously in thread, other is bigger duffel bag model. Friends of mine have tour master saddlebags and they work great, I prefer traveling light. Expandable tailbag and small tankbag. When traveling less is more
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^ You're awesome.

I need to get tools for the trip. All I have are my motard tools.
Think small, just enough to do the basics... you won't rebuild anything major on the side of the road....

The foldup Leatherman is awesome.. pliers, knive, screwdrivers, cutter all in one. I got a small one from Autozone.

Same thing on the screw driver, one with the multi tips in the handle

Small foldup hex key set...

Small crescent wrench replaces all those different sizes

Get some simple tire plugs and tool, and a small CO2 inflator, that doesn't take up any space and will get you out of a bind.

Also, let someone at home know the planned route, and check in each night... that way just in case your people know where to start looking...

I also have a small emergency numbers, contacts, blood type card on me...
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There are two models of tourmaster saddlebags. A regular model and a sport model that is a little smaller so it does not rest/touch exhaust. There is also two top bags. One is the smaller one shown previously in thread, other is bigger duffel bag model. Friends of mine have tour master saddlebags and they work great, I prefer traveling light. Expandable tailbag and small tankbag. When traveling less is more
Exactly.. I don't even notice the tail and saddlebags.. the double stack tank bag is a little much, but I am a big guy with long arms so it works...

I usually just run the bottom half anyhow... and a itty bitty Joe Rocket for around town and day rides.
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I highly recommend this also

http://www.hermosaworks.com/

Small and has a load of stuff. That and a small tube of neosporin, couple assorted band aids..

We didn't have it with us last year when my buddy crashed on 336, but luckily we had enough to wrap up his cut and stop the bleeding. You never think about that kind of thing until it's too late......

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--Tools (assorted wrenches, tire essentials, duct/electrical tape, etc.)
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Now all you need is a full tank and a general destination...

Don't forget the camera for documentation!!!!
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Now all you need is a full tank and a general destination...

Don't forget the camera for documentation!!!!
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Throw a duffle over the top of the passenger seat and saddle bags and attach. I know you have duffle that would work. If not use my schlumberger one that has my paintball gear in it. Then that should be all that you need. Plus I already have a tank bag. You shouldn't need to buy any bags to make this work.
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Throw a duffle over the top of the passenger seat and saddle bags and attach. I know you have duffle that would work. If not use my schlumberger one that has my paintball gear in it. Then that should be all that you need. Plus I already have a tank bag. You shouldn't need to buy any bags to make this work.
I'm gonna count how many times you put "" in my shiznit.

I'm most likely gonna buy a tank bag and tool bag. I'm going to see what I can make do w what we have.
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I'm gonna count how many times you put "" in my shiznit.

I'm most likely gonna buy a tank bag and tool bag. I'm going to see what I can make do w what we have.
Why you need that?

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Nah fool, they are gonna go on the fiddy. DUH!
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I have hard bags that I can remove easily, they are stock ST4. I like the coretech bags on top of the seat.
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