What are you packing?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by gopedsean, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. gopedsean

    gopedsean New Member

    I was just wondering what extras (besides engine and bike) that you guys brought with or kept on your bike,cause after riding back from my friends house holing my engine up i tapped a allen wrench to my frame to tighten up the lose bolts. I was thinking about getting like a little pack and putting it on my frame with some extras and other stuff. wondering if any of you guys did this and what you brought.

  2. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I thought you were talking about " packing heat !"
  3. gopedsean

    gopedsean New Member

    lol :confused::cool::evil:
  4. DougC

    DougC Guest

    I carry some tools, a tire pump and patch kit.
    I tend to go pretty far distances, and I need tools just to get the wheels off to fix a flat tire.
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I often have enough stuff with me to fix all but the most serious problem, but even when I'm not riding, I carry a Crank Brothers multi-tool.
  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    A few tools, such as small adjustable wrench , multi-tool , an extra tube in its box ,[ patching a tube in the heat in Fl., can be rough ] pump, CO2 inflator , energy bar., plenty of water.
  7. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    I am planning on this very issue and have come up with the following:

    1. First Aid Kit
    2. AAA road side service card
    3. Cell Phone
    4. Pocket full of Ball Bearings.

    Reasons for list:
    1. is for the repair to my body caused by automobiles.
    2. For over looked items like gas or towing if something breaks.
    3. To call my wife for a ride home and the AAA
    4. Tailgaters that like to make you nervous.

    Oh yeah number 5. A sense of humor :grin:
  8. mistrem

    mistrem New Member

    But seriously now..

    Together with the sense of humour....
    Definitely a phone and first aid kit then...

    I sat with the Beast and made sure I had the most compact set of tools that will.....fit every fastener I was prepared to service on the side of the road and certainly to:
    remove/replace wheels
    repair tubes
    remove spark plug
    abrasive paper to clean spark plug /electrical contacts
    small container of oil (2-stroke) and a tiny container of grease
    spare tube, plug, fuel line, duct tape, ty-wraps, selection of common thread screws (i.e.M6 in my case), plumbers teflon tape, spare screw fastening cable end,
    wrapped in a cloth and rolled in tool roll fastened with velcro

    It must work well - 'cos I haven't needed it yet!
  9. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Swap out #4 with 1/4 penny wide head roofing nails! (far more effective)!
  10. mark2yahu

    mark2yahu Member

    Packing...I heard that you can actually pack heat in AZ. Provided it's holstered and out in the open. Is that true?
    Makes for a more polite society.
  11. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Here is my kit in a tool roll from Harbor Freight.

    From left to right:

    1) 10 feet of rope- got the idea from Large Filipino, you never know when you will have to suspend either end of your bike in the air (great idea Large).

    2) Electrical tape- to make it easier to travel, it is wrapped on a 1" wide piece of aluminum- 10 to 12 feet, very compact.

    3) Zip ties- long ones, you can make a long one short, doesn't work the other way.

    4) Tire gauge, tube patches and valve tool.

    5) Tire removal tools.

    6) Small slip joint pliers.

    7) Small vise grips (any number of uses).

    8) Cresent wrench.

    9) through 13) Combination wrenches (more sizes, less space), 14-15, 9/16-5/8, 12-13, 10-11, 8-9

    Second row- on the belt, not in the roll:

    14) Leatherman- don't get a cheap imitation. They are well worth the price and work well. A cheap one will convince you combination tools are worthless. They are not, but the cheap ones are useless.

    15) Cell phone

    Then you can see where the roll goes- attached with three mini bungees.

    Also, in the hollow area at the back of the "tank", a spare tube is bungeed to the frame in there.

    Lastly, I have a frame pump mounted to mimic a manual oil pump shown in pic 3.

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  12. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    WOW! I need to ride with you that way you can carry the tools to fix my bike.

    I used less than that to assemble mine, but we all know how thorough you are. I need to re-evaluate my back pocket tool box ( crescent wrench and lineman pliers ).
  13. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    P228 Sig Sauer with 10 in the clip and 1 in the chamber plus the following:
    1. Spare tube and patch kit
    2. Allen wrenches
    3. 10mm wrench and wrench to take rear tire off.
    4. Adj wrench
    5. mini screwdrivers
    6. spare plug, CDI,
    7. Tons of 10mm nuts/bolts spare intake/exahust studs and gaskets (haven't had to use any of these since switching to US made bolts and using metric couplers with locktite)
    8. Spare chain master link assembly
    9. Spare needle valve with eclip assembly
    10. spare fuel tubing (used to blow out a clogged filter in the petcock assembly..I now remove those filters)
    11. 2 pair of latex or vinyl gloves
    12. small pack of handiwipes
    13. A couple of papertowels to wipe fuel off of tank
    14. 2 oz of castor oil
    15. Matches
    16. 1/2 empty bottle of vodka and a men's magazine <--sorry, an old holdover form my army aviator days. I'd carry a bottle and men's mag in my flight bag to give the accident investigators something to think about if I was ever in a fatal crash ;-)
  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

  15. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    That is definately true Mark. A bit unsettling if you're not used to seeing it. This is still the wild wild west out here.
  16. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I wouldn't feel unsettled at all. Colorado has same law and everyonce in a while I'll put my holster on and wear my gun in public on the way to the range to get a couple hours of shooting in-I didn't live in Denver. It only freaks out the Californians who ruined their state and decided to do the same to Colorado. Natives don't mind it at all.
  17. Huntington

    Huntington Member

    Humm, I carry just about every tool I used to build the bike including a small ball pen hammer and the crank tool. I strapped a bicycle pump on the bike and carry two extra tubes. A first aid kit, cell phone, extra cigs, batters and extra spark plug/bolts. My helmet and *** looking yellow vest for night riding. I rid a lot at night and about 20 miles a day so I need everything just in case.

    I dont know maybe a lil over board.

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  18. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I think I used every tool I own to build my bike. Don't ask about the ceramic tile saw...wasn't pretty. ;)