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And there is room for more.

Good call on the alligator clips - with two more and some wire, you also have jumper cables.
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Cell phone in front left pocket, pocket knife clipped inside front right pocket and a billfold in right rear pocket.

I have roadside with my insurance and $100 worth of tow with my HOG membership until it runs out.

I have never had a single scratch or micro scratches in a face shield that could be attributed to a paper towel. If a wet paper towel would damage it, then might as well leave the bugs and dirt on it, because they are much more abrasive. Unless it's an emergency and I can't see, I usually clean it when I have a source of running water to rinse off before doing any rubbing on it.

Slime and Ride-On (both available for inner tubes and motorcycle use) are supposed to be non-corrosive to wheels according to the manufacturers. Though I don't use them. Would beat walking or waiting in the cold, rain, heat for help to arrive if far from home.

I did carry a few things when I had a bag on the bike.

I have a leatherman and several similar pouch tools, but, I don't take them with me.

You should carry Duck Tape or Gorilla tape instead of (or along side) electrical tape IMHO, I prefer Liquid Electrical tape.
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6” adjustable spanner
13mm and 11mm spanner’s, one open end, one swivel ratchet end
Allen keys including the ones for the handlebar levers and Supertrapp discs...
Torx key for the little covers on the transmission
Screwdriver, straight and crosspoint
Plug spanner and one plug
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Some tie-wraps
A few nuts and bolts and washers
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There's some great suggestions for bike repair, but don't forget a little kit for rider repair. Boo boos happen without warning, and it's good to have a few of the common things for dealing with it, especially if riding in rural areas where a 20 minute response to a 911 call is common. The better half was running the chase vehicle for a group ride to Bishop's Castle recently and someone dumped their bike, and her first aid kit was all they had for an hour, in part because the first two passersby that they asked to call 911 when they got back to cell phone signal apparently didn't do so. (In my four wheelers I carry a kit that would make most EMTs proud, and that day it was a good thing.) Quite frequently on rides I've had to deal with cuts from stones or other debris thrown up from the road, minor abrasions from parking lot spills, and bug bites and stings. Not many riders carry a first aid kit, and far too many don't believe in dressing for the slide.

At minimum a dozen or so band-aids, a tube of triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin is one brand), some alcohol wipes, and a couple pairs of latex disposable gloves. (That last can do double duty for mechanical work to keep your hands clean if messing with something oily.)

My little kit for the bike also includes a dozen 4x4 pads, a couple rolls of medical gauze (Like Kerlix brand), a roll of medical tape, an Isreali bandage, a couple packets of Tylenol, and a packet of burn gel. All this fits in a small pouch that could be clipped on a belt, or it might take of half the space inside a decent sized downtube bag.

Google "Motorcycle First Aid Kit" and you can come up with some pretty good ideas of what to carry, and even some pre-made kits for sale.
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There's some great suggestions for bike repair, but don't forget a little kit for rider repair. Boo boos happen without warning, and it's good to have a few of the common things for dealing with it, especially if riding in rural areas where a 20 minute response to a 911 call is common. The better half was running the chase vehicle for a group ride to Bishop's Castle recently and someone dumped their bike, and her first aid kit was all they had for an hour, in part because the first two passersby that they asked to call 911 when they got back to cell phone signal apparently didn't do so. (In my four wheelers I carry a kit that would make most EMTs proud, and that day it was a good thing.) Quite frequently on rides I've had to deal with cuts from stones or other debris thrown up from the road, minor abrasions from parking lot spills, and bug bites and stings. Not many riders carry a first aid kit, and far too many don't believe in dressing for the slide.

At minimum a dozen or so band-aids, a tube of triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin is one brand), some alcohol wipes, and a couple pairs of latex disposable gloves. (That last can do double duty for mechanical work to keep your hands clean if messing with something oily.)

My little kit for the bike also includes a dozen 4x4 pads, a couple rolls of medical gauze (Like Kerlix brand), a roll of medical tape, an Isreali bandage, a couple packets of Tylenol, and a packet of burn gel. All this fits in a small pouch that could be clipped on a belt, or it might take of half the space inside a decent sized downtube bag.

Google "Motorcycle First Aid Kit" and you can come up with some pretty good ideas of what to carry, and even some pre-made kits for sale.
Great idea! I always carry tool bag items and water bottles but for some reason, this one escaped me. My daughter is an EMT and always has extra stuff like this. Time to give her a call.
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My daughter is an EMT and always has extra stuff like this. Time to give her a call.
Mine too, but the local VFD is usually so short on budget that they don't have anything extra to spare, though occasionally she'll "throw away" the out of date stuff that the date doesn't really make a difference on into a bag for me. She's also a excellent source of advice for what I should have in a kit, and occasionally gives me a refresher on using things I don't normally do. For instance, Israeli bandages are a bit expensive, so I've never actually opened one, but every couple of months she talks me through a refresher so that if the time comes maybe I'll know what I'm actually doing.
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