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05/08/05 at 10:03:04
 
Savage_Rob wrote on 12/31/69 at 16:00:05:
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.
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Reply #1 - 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.
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Reply #2 - 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.
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Reply #3 - 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!

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Reply #4 - 10/03/05 at 00:46:11
 
mpescatori wrote on 12/31/69 at 16:00:10:
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.

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Reply #5 - 10/03/05 at 05:30:14
 
mpescatori wrote on 12/31/69 at 16:00:10:
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.
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Reply #6 - 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  Wink 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)

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Reply #7 - 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.
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Reply #8 - 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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