Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Model: GL1100 Standard, GL1200-I, Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic
In all seriousness, I keep a quart of oil, some spare fuses, a booster cable, some 550 cord, a small roll of duct tape, a small roll of electricians tape, a small piece of baling wire (3 feet), the honda tool kit supplemented with some ratchets/sockets, a tire plug kit and a small air compressor - this plus my trusty swiss army knife and multi-plier that go everywhere with me.
The goal is not to be able to do a complete teardown/rebuild, but rather to be able to effect temporary repairs if something happens, i.e. throttle cable breaking, bolt vibrating loose and out, fuse blowing, fuse needing to be bypassed etc - or to provide assistance if I find someone that needs it. the largest/bulkiest thing is the quart of oil - everything else fits in nooks/crannies out of the way. I know it's there, just in case, and I keep it for the same reason that I have insurance. I may never need it, but I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
I'm a life long Scout, and I've always lived by "Be Prepared"
A wing isn't an old mans bike, it's a wise mans bike. Often that wisdom comes with age. Sometimes not at all.
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul
Do something. Something is always better than nothing.