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Old 01-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Airhead spares kit

I was wondering what folks take along as spares when they go on a trip. If I was to leave today I would take

For civilized travel:

-carb diaphragm
-carb gasket
-spare rotor if I had one + tool
-fuses
-tube repair kit
-points
-condensor
-plugs x2
-extream and 100mph tape
-multimeter

For backcountry
all of the above+

-front Tube
-hypoid and engine oil

If alone (typically travel with the wife) I would carry a spare headlight bulb as well

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
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rotor and tool
multi meter
fuses
electronic ignition module and beancan
rocker cover
duct tape
headlight H4 and a couple of indicator bulbs
tube x 1, tube repair
harley coil
regulator
spark plugs x 2
diaphragm x 1

This is for overnighters or longer, especially if with others as a breakdown would inconvenience many.



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Old 01-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #4
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I take zip ties

Tail light

Vulcanizing tire plugs and installation tools.

Electrical tape

I hold my license plate on with four real nuts and bolts in case I need a spare.

In my going on a quarter million miles airhead experience, I did have an ICU quit on me about 100,000 miles ago. That is the only time I have ever broken down. Call me crazy but I still don't even carry a spare ICU!
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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Sometimes, I carry NOTHING! No stock tool kit, not even pants (under my Olympia's). Born to be mild!

But, I like your list(s).

..cue Donkey Hotey to make fun of me for carrying a bulky cast exhaust nut wrench..
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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-wire
-electrical tape
-multi meter
- small frame pump
-choke/throttle cables
-extra brake line (because i have one)
-various common nuts and bolts
-MOA anonymous book
-list of misc parts suppliers
-beancan (long distant trips)
-icm
-flashlight
-siphon hose for others as the HPN never runs dry!!!
-2 spark plugs
-diaphram
-throttle springs
-misc bulbs
-2 tubes
-patch kit and three tire levers one long
-brake and clutch levers
-condoms
-two harken blocks one w/ cam cleat, 25' 1/2 yale light.
-electrical accesory harness for cell phone/ optional netbook.
-pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, swingarm socket, rotor tool, socket, ratchet, extension, enough tools to pull anything appart on the bike.


"If alone (typically travel with the wife) I would carry a spare headlight bulb as well "
What you don't carry and extra bulb if she is with you??? What Does she point the flashlight down the road??
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=One Less Harley;15029022]-wire
-electrical tape
-multi meter
- small frame pump
-choke/throttle cables
-various common nuts and bolts
-flashlight
-siphon hose for others as the HPN never runs dry!!!
-2 spark plugs
-diaphram
-misc bulbs
-2 tubes
-patch kit and two tire levers
-brake and clutch levers
- JB weld

[QUOTE]

Edit to reflect what I carry... but ABSOLUTELY add in a spare valve cover.. (see my avitar at the right). As you can see they are sometimes needed... the whole beer can, toss the valve cover on the fire and then JB weld the two together may be possible, but why go to all that trouble?
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:58 PM   #8
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Edit to reflect what I carry... but ABSOLUTELY add in a spare valve cover.. (see my avitar at the right).
Your other right i just flip mine upside down and hope it don't rain!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
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-wire
-electrical tape
-multi meter
- small frame pump
-choke/throttle cables
-extra brake line (because i have one)
-various common nuts and bolts
-MOA anonymous book
-list of misc parts suppliers
-beancan (long distant trips)
-icm
-flashlight
-siphon hose for others as the HPN never runs dry!!!
-2 spark plugs
-diaphram
-throttle springs
-misc bulbs
-2 tubes
-patch kit and three tire levers one long
-brake and clutch levers
-condoms
-two harken blocks one w/ cam cleat, 25' 1/2 yale light.
-electrical accesory harness for cell phone/ optional netbook.
-pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, swingarm socket, rotor tool, socket, ratchet, extension, enough tools to pull anything appart on the bike.


"If alone (typically travel with the wife) I would carry a spare headlight bulb as well "
What you don't carry and extra bulb if she is with you??? What Does she point the flashlight down the road??

Redundancy?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #10
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oh yeah forgot JB weld, rag, knife and rubber gloves too.

And shampoo does double duty for tire lube!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #11
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Redundancy?

Put that in there to see if anyone was reading it.

BTW, sometimes your partner can't use a diaphragm!!! Remember Brad's experience!!!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #12
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The wife rides her own bike. The two up thing lasted 2 miles before she stole my old (then new) KLR. , I lose a headlight she goes first.

So, how the hell do you carry JBweld without having it explode? I've had two sets make a HUGE mess so stopped carrying it?

Then again, when I'm more that 200mi from home I don't go too far off trail to prevent needed valve covers.....then again translab is calling


Wait....OLH you carry a block and tackle? Seriously?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:15 PM   #13
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California Tool Kit *

Or ride with you guys.














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Old 01-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #14
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don't use normal JB weld. Get the JB Stik. it's a thick putty that has 2 parts. You kneed the 2 different colored putties together until you get one uniform color. Then you stick it on. JB Weld runs a lot while it dries but the stick doesn't.

get knucklebusters and you won't need to carry levers

I don't bother with the frame pump. those little Slime electric pumps work great. I used a spark plug pump for a while but the electric is less of a hassle and very dependable.

I keep a test light on the bike instead of a multi meter. The meter requires batteries and might go bad before I need it and the test light will do all the troubleshooting I need. Meters are handy for checking resistance on coils and rotors and giving battery voltage but I still don't feel the need to keep one with me.

and +1 on the 'wtf block and tackle?'
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #15
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DAMN you guys should buy a Ural -- even they don't require all that much
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