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McQuinn

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Just looking for suggestions on what I should keep on me while riding. I'm on an 85 K100 cafe racer with no storage so my backpack is it. I keep a pocketknife, hex head set and phillips and flathhead screwdriver so far but just wondering what else I should consider obviously considering the limited amount of space. Most of my rides are in the 50-60 mile range but I do have a few long rides I want to do before summer sets in so I'd like to be a little better prepared for them


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daveyson

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Hi McQuinn

Type tool kit in the search box at the top of the page click on what do you carry...

There will be other threads too. It's good to have a bigger tool box at home that can be brought to you if needed.


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McQuinn

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Thank you, I had seen a few threads and I should have been more specific with my thread title. I was mainly concerned with what necessities I should carry given the lack of storage space


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duck

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Of all the vehicles I've ever owned the factory toolkit on a K is the most practical by far. Aside from a mutlimeter and some extra wire, I'd feel comfortable riding just about anywhere with it.

That said, if you're only going to be 50-60 miles from home, then Ks are reliable enough that you probably don't need anything.

That said, given the age of our bikes, I always carry a spare clutch and throttle cable.

And some rescue tape for a blown radiator hose never hurts. Even then you can still limp home without it.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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RT

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I had a rear shock blowout on my 85 RT once. You need two big spanners to undo everything and replace it. I had them both in my bags.
Also used to travel with a little stick the same length as the correct clutch cable adjustment at the rear end in case I had to replace the cable. That happened as well.
Also a tire repair plug kit. Used that once as well, got 7,000 klm out of that repair.
Ah the good old days.
RT


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MartinW

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Besides a few flat tyres I've only used spares on mates bikes. I've supplied my clutch cable twice. A well maintained Brick is pretty reliable. However sometimes I do carry apart from what's pictured, wet weather gear, a vinyl bag containing hand pump, assorted releasable ties, assorted tie down straps stored in either the top box or pannier. And I forgot to show the three thumbwheel drivers which go in the tray.
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daveyson

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I carry 20 grams of aluma seal, for temporary coolant leak repair, it has saved me once. There are plenty of cars that have gone for years with the copper based alternative.

You could possibly find a tool bag that suits your style.


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Arlina

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I only carry a disclock and a big smile.
K never failed me Smile


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Basic tools/spare parts to travel with Eu-log10 K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

Dai

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An RAC membership card... Smile Smile


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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Point-Seven-five

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AAA RV Plus membership. My wife and I pay $90 a year and it covers everything we have on the road. 200 mile towing. It even covers anyone you may be riding with.

If you tour with your bike, load up a Priority Mail Flat rate box with parts and tools. It can be sent quickly by someone not familiar with your bike as long as they are able to address a package. I leave two of them with my wife when I am meandering through remote parts of North America. I carry a list of what is in them so I know which one I want her to mail.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Two Wheels Better

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You might want to consider a small tank bag for additional capacity. I always carry the factory toolkit supplemented with other tools I've learnt are useful. A mini tyre plug kit with a few cartridges, a spare clutch cable, bulbs, fuses, needle nose pliers, and a rag or two (or baby arse quick wipes) for wiping grease off you and your bike where you're working on it. This list could grow depending upon how far I've taken my preventative maintenance, pre-flight.

I assess it based upon how much of a hassle it is to get the bike home, how far it will be, who can I trouble to help me, etc., as compared to what I can do to ride the bike home for repairs, or to continue my journey.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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yamaguzzi

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I carry fuses , a flat repair plug kit , basic tools .a tail light brake light bulb , and a roll of electrical tape always . When I travel I bring spare relays, a head light bulb,a small 12v air pump for tire inflation , and some other bits & pieces like brake fluid and a clutch cable .Be prepared ! Oh yes ,one other very important thing, SPARE KEYS


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1988 K 100RS ,1975 Moto Guzzi 850-T , 1971 BMW R60/5 , 1971 Yamaha R5B,1969 Yamaha DS6C ,1966 Yamaha YM1 , 1965 Yamaha YDS3
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MartinW

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I'm with YG I have two spare keys one in my wallet and one hidden on the bike. I also have a non riding mate with 4.75 Bricks who will strip bits off his and send if necessary. I've never been stuck in 21 years, but two dirty temperature sensor connectors caused over fueling but limped home, a few flats and a leaky valve stem. Two mates have benefited from my spare clutch cable. Also helped a few other bikes and cars over the years.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

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duck

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I carry an eight ball of coke and have an app that finds the nearest escort service. Twisted Evil

There's no problem in life that hookers and blow won't cure. cheers


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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Time To Ride

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For 50/60 mile trips a BCAA card and a cell phone. Bike always has a spare key and cash hidden on it as well.


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1994 BMW K75S ABS
USA Bike 43,000 mi
    

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Two Wheels Better

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@duck wrote:I carry an eight ball of coke and have an app that finds the nearest escort service. Twisted Evil

There's no problem in life that hookers and blow won't cure. cheers
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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Woodie

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@duck wrote:I carry an eight ball of coke and have an app that finds the nearest escort service. Twisted Evil

There's no problem in life that hookers and blow won't cure. cheers
Hell yeah!! Very Happy


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"Keep your stick on the ice. We're all in this together." Red Green
    

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GF Wollongong

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Martin W... gonna have to take you to task

a) Not enough toilet paper for a fella OUR age

b) Nitrile gloves! I thought our American friends were the only ones sensitive enough to wear them.

And you're a Queenslander!

What's the world coming to?

PS (I'll probably be copying a lot of what you've got - 'CEPT THE GLOVES)

    

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MartinW

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I included the gloves when I had to delve into a mates fuel tank with a disintegrating fuel damper. And you really don't want to be immersing your hands into fuel. I also have a backup packet of Kleenex.
Regards Martin.


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GF Wollongong

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Yes, I once buried my hand into the fuel tank - fuel line had come off and I was at the side of the road.

My hand went all white for a day ... and felt strangely warm for a while.

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