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Message started by Paladin on 05/08/05 at 10:03:04

Title: ROAD SPARES
Post by Paladin on 05/08/05 at 10:03:04


Savage_Rob wrote:
Yeah, I believe I will add clutch, throttle and front brake cables to my road spares kit fairly soon.


What is in a good Road Spares kit?  Besides the fuses turn and brake lamps:

A road spare is something that (1) can fail and stop the bike from traveling and (2) can be replaced on the side of the road with the standard tool kit.

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by WD on 05/08/05 at 13:11:40

I carry a half dozen 20 amp fuses, a can of Fix-a-flat (yes, it CAN work in tubed tires), and a couple dollars in change for thepay phone (I hate cellphones, won't own one again). I also carry REAL tools, the stock ones tend to slip if you put real pressures on them.
-WD

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by Savage_Rob on 05/08/05 at 18:22:06

I also carry a spark plug, a headlight bulb, a tire patch kit (the kind with a CO2 inflator) as well as 2 tire irons in my tools, a handful of wire-ties, a roll of electrical tape, a tube of loctite, an assortment of nuts and bolts, and a can of fix-a-flat and a quart of 20w50 oil.  For trips of several days or longer, I'll carry a spare drive belt, two spare tubes and a spare throttle cable.

Oh, and my AAA card.

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by mpescatori on 10/03/05 at 00:18:51

Hey, that's all very nice but whete do you carry all that stuff? The bike doesn't have a tool box or a place where it can be stored. The best place I could find was a small recess inside the r/h battery cover, but it's barely enough for a few fuses and a coiled clutch cable, let alone tools!

Maurizio

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by Kropatchek on 10/03/05 at 00:46:11


mpescatori wrote:
Hey, that's all very nice but whete do you carry all that stuff? The bike doesn't have a tool box or a place where it can be stored. The best place I could find was a small recess inside the r/h battery cover, but it's barely enough for a few fuses and a coiled clutch cable, let alone tools!

Maurizio


The tools that came with the bike: http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?board=tech;action=display;num=1108327792
are stuffed inside the "toolbox".
But as WD suggested: replace them with propper tools.

All the rest mentioned , you need sadlebags or the like to carry them around.

Greetz
Kropatchek ;D


Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by Savage_Rob on 10/03/05 at 05:30:14


mpescatori wrote:
Hey, that's all very nice but whete do you carry all that stuff? The bike doesn't have a tool box or a place where it can be stored. The best place I could find was a small recess inside the r/h battery cover, but it's barely enough for a few fuses and a coiled clutch cable, let alone tools!

Maurizio

Yes, I do carry all that stuff - at least for longer than simple day trips.  For normal daily travels, I carry an original Leatherman tool, a CruzTools OutBackR M14 and a Leatherman Micra.  Sometimes I have to add a trunk, or bag, etc. to carry stuff.

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by mpescatori on 10/05/05 at 14:00:13

Funny those openend 10x12 and 14x17 wrenches!
In Europe the standard combinations are 10x8 and 13x17.
I also included a MicroLeatherman for those hard-to-do jobs like performing karakiri in times of deep deep depression  ;) joke there
Also, a pair of locking pincers for keeping things squeezed or for catching thingies when they fall into impossible-to-reach places .
And lots'n'lots of plastic tiedowns.
And tire repair spray.

And a 2fl.oz. hip flask.
I'm not driving, Officer, the bike's broke!  8)

Maurizio

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by penguinsscareme on 12/03/05 at 05:05:06

You can fit most of that stuff in a fork bag; you can often store spare brake cables, fuel lines, that kind of thing, by zip tying them to the existing ones.  I used to keep a large fork bag full of spares and tools on my downtubes.  I thought it was pretty tough looking.

Title: Re: ROAD SPARES
Post by 1st2know on 01/05/08 at 19:25:31

  • 50 ft of dental floss

  • Gorilla Glue

  • A leather needle (sturdy enough for stitching tire gashes)

  • CO2 inflater with 2 cartridges.

  • Glueless patches.

  • Chalk.

  • Cable anchorage for mending snapped cables.

  • 2ft  wire with alagator clips on each end.

  • 3 pc. hex key set (many of my fasteners are being converted to SS hex bolts)

  • Skittles.


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