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Lightbulb Tool roll - what do you carry?

OK, I was reading about carrying electric tape for any unforseen problems you might encounter while on the road... there are several, small, things that can save your day while out and about riding...

... So, what do you carry in your tool bag when you go out for a long ride??

I don´t have the pics of mine here, but I carry quite a bit of small things in my tool roll;
- Electric tape - of course.
- Leatherman - multitool pocket knife
- zip-ties
- pair of spark-plugs
- clear-glasses (night riding)
- small ratchet set.
- Lighter
- rag
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- more little things.... will update the list later on.

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In the basic tools list:
2 small crescent/adjustable wrenches (sometimes you need 2 at one time)
Channel Lock slip-joint pliers
Regular pliers
Hex/Allen head wrenches
Torx head wrenches
Small bottle of eyeglass spray and part of a roll of paper towels (bugs on face shield)
Multi-head screwdriver
Small LED flashlight
more to come as I remember them.....
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Pliers
Small adjustable wrench
3 allen Keys (no torx, 1992...)
Phillips- and a normal head screw driver
2 sparkplugs
Pierce of strong wire to attach things.
A few tie wraps
On longer trips a spray can of tire repair stuff.
I think it all depends how far you travel or if you happen to live in a rural area where help from others can take a while.
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In the basic tools list:
2 small crescent/adjustable wrenches (sometimes you need 2 at one time)
Channel Lock slip-joint pliers
Regular pliers
Hex/Allen head wrenches
Torx head wrenches
Small bottle of eyeglass spray and part of a roll of paper towels (bugs on face shield)
Multi-head screwdriver
Small LED flashlight
more to come as I remember them.....
I was always told not to use paper towels on a face shield bc they contain abrasive that will scratch plastic and clear coat
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Battery/Charger/Jumper Box.
TorX,Allen
Spark plug wrench < 5/8 box end suffices if having good head access under tank >
Cut up shorter in 1/2 harbor freight tire iron. 1 long tire iron makes 2 shorter tire irons.
Spark plug air pump
Channel Locks
Vice grips are worn on my belt
Big Ass Crescent Wrench < Gotta make room >
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Cellphone is a given. Flashlight also. I like installing those white led strip lights under the gas tank with sticky tape and hook up a on/off switch to fuse , < LED pulls no amps but shorts do when wire is cut > , and battery . Makes looking at engine in the dark easier in the boonies also.
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I was always told not to use paper towels on a face shield bc they contain abrasive that will scratch plastic and clear coat
Good point. I'll switch it to a cotton handkerchief which is what I carry in my pants' pocket for cleaning my glasses.
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Pliers
Small adjustable wrench
3 allen Keys (no torx, 1992...)
Phillips- and a normal head screw driver
2 sparkplugs
Pierce of strong wire to attach things.
A few tie wraps
On longer trips a spray can of tire repair stuff.
I think it all depends how far you travel or if you happen to live in a rural area where help from others can take a while.
Regarding the spray can of tire repair stuff, I saw the inside of a car wheel (alloy) in the tire shop after the owner had tried to repair (unsuccessfully) a flat tire. The wheel's insides were coated in extra thick and dry corrosive gunk which made the wheel unusable. Depending on the type of flat, this spray stuff may or may not help but the wheel can possibly be destroyed. My tire repair kit is a cell phone and a friend with a pickup truck or a professional tow truck.
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Regarding the spray can of tire repair stuff, I saw the inside of a car wheel (alloy) in the tire shop after the owner had tried to repair (unsuccessfully) a flat tire. The wheel's insides were coated in extra thick and dry corrosive gunk which made the wheel unusable. Depending on the type of flat, this spray stuff may or may not help but the wheel can possibly be destroyed. My tire repair kit is a cell phone and a friend with a pickup truck or a professional tow truck.
Thanks the warning. I know what the effect is. I use an innertube, but I agree, I would use my cell phone first. Don't know if it will even work with an innertube...okay, convinced goes of my list :-)
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