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I have alway been a big beleiver in , " What can happen will happen." Also, I am first cousins with Mr Murphy! IN all areas of life I like to be readdy for the unexpected. I don't like getting caught with my pants down. Above all, I am an overkill type of fella. Now that I am riding again, I am going to put a nice little kit together for my old goldwing. You know: first aid kit, rain gear, flashlight, tools, fuses etc. But at the same time, I don't want a million pounds of gear rolling around in my saddlebags.



All your opinions will be greatly appreciated. Hey, whats in your kit???
 

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A tire plug kit, only to get you to the nearest town. electrical tape, 6 feet of 10 guage wire. a test light. 2 adjustable wrenches. 1 vise grip. 1 good flash light. 1 flat tip & 1 star tip screw driver. plug socket. & 1 quart of oil.

these things will help you with most glitches but things become more important or less important depending on your distance from your home.:action:
 

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And you need something to air that tire up with, preferably electrically operated to clip on your battery or plug in to the 12v socket. Slime makes a decent one small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
 

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I carry more than I should but most likely less than I will need when it comes down to it. Murphy again.

Here are the tools I carry...

http://goldwingtech.info/Rudy's_Custom_Toolkit.htm

Here is the first aid kit I carry...

http://www.hermosaworks.com/

To this I add...

Several 5x9 abdominal pads and tape from...

http://www.directbuymedical.com/front.asp?pid=6&ProductID=ISG204509

Also 70 spf waterproof UV A and B blocker here in the south.

Of course fuses, tire plugs, a small air compressor, small 400w AC inverter and something to make holes with. Preferably a powered device.

I even carry a bottle or two of Ride-on sealant in case it was needed.

HTH some.
 

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Gee Wizzz!!



I riding with Rudy!! :action:





Thats awsome Rudy!



Tim
 

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Why not travel light - Credit card, mobile phone and breakdown/recovery insurance.
 

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Why not travel light - Credit card, mobile phone and breakdown/recovery insurance.
Because cash is king, phones don't always work and the last time I used AAA it took them four hours to get there.
 

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Any man that carries knee pads and a torque wrench in his "emergency kit" is truly prepared for anything.
 

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My first bump. Like to see whats in your kit.
 

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Don't forget the almighty DUCT TAPE!
 

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I ride a 1500 and i have the factory tool kit. I also made my own which includes
electrical tape
several small pieces of different size wire
several zip ties
multi head screwdriver
HARD plastic head hammer
tire gauge
air hose to hook to onboard compressor
tire plug kit
crescent wrench
pliers
side cutters
plus i have a cheap tool kit with ratchet and sockets, star bits,and allen wrench, etc.
i also carry an old style tire changing iron to use as a prybay
and an assortment of metric nuts and bolts in various lengths and sizes

Then if i pull my trailer i carry the 1/2 breaker and socket to fit it

i also carry a cheap first aid kit, a bottle of aleve, pepto bismol, and a roll of T/P
pair of gloves, jacket, rag and extra socks
 

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chris in va wrote:
Why not travel light - Credit card, mobile phone and breakdown/recovery insurance.
Because cash is king, phones don't always work and the last time I used AAA it took them four hours to get there.
To this I add:

In the western parts of the USA, you can be broke down a lot more miles from any help, than a lot of countries are in width, or length.

Help is a long way off. When I worked the oil fields, I often found myself broke down and having to fix it myself, right there, because the lousy roads I was on had me 75 to 150 miles from the nearest of anything that even called itself a town. Most of the towns were little huddles of gas stations with a small smattering of snacks and beer to sell.

Even on our Interstate roads, you can get into areas where you see a sign that says "Next exit 136 miles."
 

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I'm with Rudy and John on this, it's better to be prepared. I often ride where there isn't any help.

First Aid Kit (hermosaworks)
Tools (Misc. assortment)
Spare stuff (wire, tape, fuses, zip ties, ect)
Plug kit and compressor (I've need it twice in the last couple of months)
Water bottle
Cash

I've also got one of those prepaid cell phones that I never use, I just carry it for emergencys.
 

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There is an item that I am considering for my first aid kit.

One of the SPOT gps gadgets.

IF we were traveling in an area out of cell range, and one of us had a medical emergency, the fee for owning that thing would be more than made up for when a Helo with a red cross on the side of it landed next to me.
 

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I carry a small compressor and a "good" quality pressure gauge on board capable of reading low pressure. One of my riding buddies needed some air in his rear shocks on his Harley. Max is around 18psi. His brother was checking it with his cheapo plastic Goldwing gauge. He kept adding air but it wasn't showing up on the gauge. I said "wait a minute" and got mine out. I read 65 psi!:shock: We hit a BIG bump in the road later. I wonder what would have happened.:D
 
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