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I have tentative plans to join several of the Left Coast members at the 1st Annual Wing Flap and bottle cap round-up at Diamond lake. The trip is 400 miles +- 20. What is suggested to take along on the ride in case of emergency? Do you suppose i need rain gear? First aide kit? Duct Tape? What are some of the things other members carry on board. Also my bike has a CB sort of. I can get it up and running for about 40 bucks. Is it still a good tool on the road? Are they still used by truckers? I have not used one since about 1985.
 

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Here is my current list. I just used this for a 7 day tour from Maryland to Tucson.

  • Aerostich riding suit
  • Aspirin
  • Boots, riding
  • Camera
  • Deodorant
  • Ear plugs
  • Glasses, reading
  • Glasses, regular
  • Glasses, sun
  • Gloves, warm weather
  • Gold Bond Powder (important)
  • Hair brush
  • Hat, baseball type
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket, airflow
  • Medications
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Pants (optional, of course)
  • Pen, Pencil
  • Phone charger
  • Q-tips
  • Raingear
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Shoes, sneakerlike
  • Shower sandals
  • Socks
  • Soft bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • T-Shirts
  • Toothbrush - toothpaste
  • Underwear (what, commando you say?)
Other things could include:

  • Cell phone
  • AAA card
  • HRCA card
  • Credit card (preferably with room on it)
  • Duct Tape
  • Bungee cords or net
  • Flashlight
  • enhanced tool kit (includes voltmeter, tire pressure gauge, etc)
  • Road Atlas




 

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I'm tentatively planning on attending also. Other than the usual tent, sleeping bag and pad I carry the bikes OEM tool kit, a roll of paper towels, rain jacket (I tough it out without rain pants) my ever handy pocket knife and a Leatherman. Duct tape might be handy, I usually carry a roll of friction tape, but if a minor disaster happens with the plastic, duct probably would hold things together until you got home. The CB is nice when there are other CB equipped bikes, sure helps with coordination of movement. Especially in a group ride if the point and drag can communicate, it's usually the drag rider who notes problems in the line. In May I made a 3400 mile trip from Tacoma, WA through Oregon, Nevada into Utah and back to California and home. Spent 12 days on the road and found the bike carried all the gear inside the bags just fine. Hit some pretty heavy rain and everything stayed dry, surprisingly so did I pretty much. This summer I'll be bringing a tent which will have to be lashed on the back seat. Sounds like it will be a fun get together.
 

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most important of all ,,dont forget to leave room for "she who must be obeyed":):):).....ciaran
 

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If you don't have a pair of frog Toggs I highly recomend them. They are rain gear that looks like heavy paper towel material. To look at them you wouldn't think that they would hold out the rain. But I have ridden over 400 miles in heavy rain and my clothes inside stayed completely dry. Best thing about them is that they are light and will let air out. So you are not soaked with sweat either. I would also add a flash light, a tire plug kit and a can of fix a flat.
 

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exavid wrote:
I'm tentatively planning on attending also. Other than the usual tent, sleeping bag and pad I carry the bikes OEM tool kit, a roll of paper towels, rain jacket (I tough it out without rain pants) my ever handy pocket knife and a Leatherman. Duct tape might be handy, I usually carry a roll of friction tape, but if a minor disaster happens with the plastic, duct probably would hold things together until you got home. The CB is nice when there are other CB equipped bikes, sure helps with coordination of movement. Especially in a group ride if the point and drag can communicate, it's usually the drag rider who notes problems in the line. In May I made a 3400 mile trip from Tacoma, WA through Oregon, Nevada into Utah and back to California and home. Spent 12 days on the road and found the bike carried all the gear inside the bags just fine. Hit some pretty heavy rain and everything stayed dry, surprisingly so did I pretty much. This summer I'll be bringing a tent which will have to be lashed on the back seat. Sounds like it will be a fun get together.

Paul were you traveling solo or two up?

Vic
 

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I am jealeous of y'all you all (that is plural for y'all) lived in portland/ Gresham from 00-03 and would love to have joined in the fun
 

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2big4me has the right idea, however he forgot the most important item to carry on any trip - toliet paper. When you gotta go, you gotta go! I wouldn't leave home without it. Can't stand using pine cones.:)

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This is an interesting topic for a kiwi. About the furthest you can go in this country in any 1 direction is about 12 hours ride. You simply run out of land.

So I've never thought about what I would need for a 3400 mile ride. When i take the wing away I'm more concerned about how many clothes I need when I get there and where to stop for fuel on the way.

I always however carry the goldwing tool kit.

Andrew
 

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
Paul were you traveling solo or two up?

Vic
Riding solo. I missent a PM to you that should have gone elsewhere Vic, just dump it.
 

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GLester wrote:
2big4me has the right idea, however he forgot the most important item to carry on any trip - toliet paper. When you gotta go, you gotta go! I wouldn't leave home without it. Can't stand using pine cones.:)
Glad you reminded me, I carry one in a nice fitted nylon drawstring bag.
 

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"Frogg Toggs" are the best,can find them on the Net!

Take "Zip Ties", and some "JB Quick Weld" and "Plugs" and flash light!
 

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'n' if you drill a nice little drain hole in one your side bags, you could keep some iced down emergency rations for just in case you are forced to stop early for the night..............JP
 

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'n' if you drill a nice little drain hole in one your side bags, you could keep some iced down emergency rations for just in case you are forced to stop early for thenight..............JP
And a tin of spam, no, only joking, but a short length of builders band, (galvanized metal band with lots of holes in it) I have seriously done more than one road side repair with that to gear linkages etc. you can keep bending it until metal fatigue sets in to get the length right, so you don't even need to blunt your leatherman. A couple of smallish nuts and bolts and it will get you through til it can be repaired properly.

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GLester wrote:
2big4me has the right idea, however he forgot the most important item to carry on any trip - toliet paper. When you gotta go, you gotta go! I wouldn't leave home without it. Can't stand using pine cones.:)

Gene:dude::11red::11red::11red:
Over here in Canada we have lots of maple trees with big soft leaves so carrying toilet paper is not as crucial as it is in other areas.

Vic :action:
 

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Well you just ruined my taste for "Maple Syrup" on the ole pancakes !:goofygrin:
 

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
Over here in Canada we have lots of maple trees with big soft leaves so carrying toilet paper is not as crucial as it is in other areas.

Vic :action:
They aren'tthat good whenall dry and crunchy!
 

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exavid wrote:
Goldwinger1984 wrote:
Over here in Canada we have lots of maple trees with big soft leaves so carrying toilet paper is not as crucial as it is in other areas.

Vic :action:
They aren'tthat good whenall dry and crunchy!
I heard once that a dollar bill will do in a pinch, but I would imagine that 3 quarters, 2 dimes, and a nickel wouldnt:cheeky1:have the same utility
 

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At this time we only have a coin dollat caller a Loonie and a two dollar coin called a Twoonie. No more paper ones and two's because too many tourists were using them as toiler paper. The new coins can still be used, but, they just aren't quite as effecrive.

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