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Old 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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What tools do you keep with you?

Luckily i'v been fortunate to never have anything serious happen on the road, or had it happen with out access to tools. But I have an older bike(2004 xb12s) and i'v already found some surprises the previous owner left me. So I started thinking about what I should carry with me. I was thinking a 1/4" drive ratchet with select sockets, a small set of wire snips, and maybe a multi tool like a leatherman. All this should fit under my seat so why not right? Is there anything you guys never leave home with out?
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This, which reminds me to get another. In my 36 years of riding and having a tool kit on every bike only once did the tool kit help me. I fouled a plug in New Waverly on the KDX, of course this would've been useless without the spare, properly gapped plug.

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It saved my at Yankees a few years ago now I never travel without one. Also a tire pressure gauge and zip ties.
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Tire plug kit and air compressor. Now that I have the hard bags and pretty much decided to leave them on at the bare minimum these two things are with me.
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If I'm traveling way out of town, I carry one of these, rain gear and a tire plug kit:


Around town: Just a tire plug kit.

Not really a tool, but I always carry a Cell Phone and Motorcycle Roadside assist numbers!
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Tool kit bike came with, tire plug kit, tire air can(not slime, just air for after i plug the tire), radiator patch kit, rain gear.
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so rather than buy a whole tool kit already made, i'v decided to put one together out of things i know will be useful.

so fare i'v got
1/4" ratchet
t-27 torx bit
6" extension
5/8" swivel spark plug socket
a piece of 3/8" fuel line
extra spark plug
crescent wrench
small selection of sockets and hex bits
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Tool kit that came with bike, tire plug kit, small slime air compressor and my cell phone to call road side service or a friend
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Have:
Factory kit
Leatherman
zipties
small razor/Box Cutter
air gauge

need:
Tire stuff (plugs, air)
small jumper cables... maybe, probably be able to just push start most instances.
cleaner for hands... alcohol wipes, small thing of fast orange, at least some paper towels.
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Have:
Factory kit
Leatherman
zipties
small razor/Box Cutter
air gauge

need:
Tire stuff (plugs, air)
small jumper cables... maybe, probably be able to just push start most instances.
cleaner for hands... alcohol wipes, small thing of fast orange, at least some paper towels.
Just carry surgical gloves (heavy duty type like you get at Harbor freight) and save the space.
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