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I have been a avid motorcyclist for almost 40 years and I always seem to gravitate to the same wherever I go. I enjoy trading stories and all that. I have a question to all the riders who circumnavigate this earth on two wheels. Apart from the basic items, what is the one or two things that all of us should never leave home without on a big tour with our GW's . Not talking about the wife or money or cell phone or that stuff. Maybe a special tool or something that will save your butt in a jam. I have done lots of big rides. I am just taking a honset poll to see if I am missing something. This is my 1st big ride with my GW. Had many others on my Cavalcade so I am not new to big rides. Thanks Guys and gals. Ride On....................
 

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I have a couple things that I don't leave the yard without. 1. The tool bag with the necessary equipment plus a roll of tape, small test light and a piece of automotive wire. My theory is if you have it you will never need it.
2. the other thing is my favorite gadget toy, my Sirius Sattelite Radio that is velcroed to the dash, an absolute must for me.

This should be an iteresting and entertaining topic as it grows.
 

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TIOLET PAPER!!!!!! I AM SERIOUS!!!!!!
 

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Some tire plugs and a small inflator. Will at least get you to a place to get a new tire.
 

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bottle water...for self and or radiator. flashlight



mark:waving:



mostly if you're riding through the dessert:D
 

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Never leave without the camera :blowingup:One day,,,,,,,one darn day I go for a ride with my cousin without the camera. Two large black bears step out on the rode well ahead of us. But I got that picture in my memories:)
 

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Your medical history, and a teloscoping magnet with your tools! jimsjinx
 

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DMM, paper maps( good for when your really lost and the gps is lost too:D)

spare keys:shock:
 

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red rolling couch wrote:
always carry a spare key for bike in my walletwater bottle for bike
don't tell us where its hid:shock:now you gotta find a new hiding spot :D
 

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Always on my bike..throttle and clutch cables, oil, brake fluid, complete set of tools, rags, wire, tape, spark plugs, flat fix in a can, tire plug, meter, extra fuses, bungees..Yep just one or two things. :D
 

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Major credit card and a clean pair of boxers. After four days of turning the first pair around and inside out ya gotta move to a fresh pair. That's 8 days of riding!

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the guys I ride with change our boxers every day. It's tough cause some of the guys are smaller then me and their's are tight.
 

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I carry a Hand Crank Flashlight with FM radio, It charges your cell phone and mp3-4 players, (no Batteries to replace or carry) 1 minute of cranking produces 4 hours of light...I also carry a Hand Crank stationary small Led light that looks like a minature Coleman lantern and it hangs in a tent and charges cell phones and Ipod ,mp-3-4 players too.

There are a lot of these on the market now and you can get any cell phone, Ipod, mp3-4 adapter you need . They work great for everyday use or for emergency's and whats the greatest is I don't have to carry Batteries anymore...



This is the Flashlight, I bought it at a local store for $14

http://www.sourcingmap.com/led-hand-crank-flashlight-with-cell-phone-charger-radio-siren-p-24188.html



This is the Lantern, It's small too. and mine is Green and I bought it for $23

http://www.sourcingmap.com/charger-mosquito-repeller-hand-crank-led-flashlight-wcompass-speakers-for-mp3-ipod-nokia-p-15322.html



Take Care - Jim
 

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One tool that I never leave home without is my Leatherman. One of the handiest tools out there. Have used it on several occasions on several trips. Also a small can of mosquito or insect repellent is handy also. Here in Arkansas, at night, they will carry you off.
 

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Thanks a bunch for all the good ideas, great things to have on trip. Ride On..................
 
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