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I'm heading off on a 3,500 mile ride in a few days.

I was trying to think of what tools I need to pack. I did some searching and found this thread: http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...highlight=Tool

That's not how I want to pack tools.

I'm thinking just enough to take care of the stuff that tends to shake loose

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1/2" and 9/16" wrenches, maybe a crescent wrench
There are about 3 or 4 Allen and Torx wrenches I use fairly often. ( I think it's 1/4", 3/16", T25 and one of the larger Torx)
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I'm just thinking of stuff I've had shake loose in the past like mirrors, sissy bar mounts, highway pegs.....

Anything important I am missing?

(I don't consider the credit card, roadside assistance or Glock part of my tool kit, but they will be packed too)
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Roll of electrical tape, zip ties, a piece of wire maybe 8" long. 10mm socket for the battery unless you bring an adjustable wrench, blue locktite.
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Roll of electrical tape, zip ties, a piece of wire maybe 8" long. 10mm socket for the battery unless you bring an adjustable wrench, blue locktite.
Thanks for mentioning the battery. I don't think I have room for a 10MM socket, but I'm pretty sure I need a 10mm wrench, even the crescent wrench is a bit of a pain to use up on the hot lead.
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keeping it light is the most important. I carry enough stuff to do emergency repairs. Besides what has been mentioned a pair of needle nose pliers and some bailing wire, duct tape can be helpful. but do not pack too much, I carry allen wrenches and a few torx besides a very basic socket set. then refer back to the other post and you should be covered. Remember a Sig beats a Glock anyday.
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There are several T27 Torx fasteners on the Sportsters. Easy to strip them out if you use a T25. Have both bits and always test fit the 27 fits and use it if you can get it engaged.
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There are several T27 Torx fasteners on the Sportsters. Easy to strip them out if you use a T25. Have both bits and always test fit the 27 fits and use it if you can get it engaged.
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Thanks for reminding me of that one. And many torx sets don't have a T27 they go T25 then T30.

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I was thinking about carrying the S&W Model 28, .357 Mag and it won't leave any empty shell cases behind, but it's pretty big and heavy.
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keeping it light is the most important. I carry enough stuff to do emergency repairs. Besides what has been mentioned a pair of needle nose pliers and some bailing wire, duct tape can be helpful. but do not pack too much, I carry allen wrenches and a few torx besides a very basic socket set. then refer back to the other post and you should be covered. Remember a Sig beats a Glock anyday.
A Beretta beats both but yes, just say no to glocks.
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I usually carry tools as well. A small torx bit set with 6 bits and the 1/4" socket to drive them either with a 1/4" drive ratchet or driver. A 3/8" drive rachet and 5/8 spark plug socket, straight and phillips screwdriver, really small straight screwdriver for pilot jets and a couple allens and a couple small wrenches and there isn't much I can't do on the road.
Goes in my fork bag with plenty of room to spare.

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There is a little 10mm/12mm open end wrench that used to come with the Honda tool kits. It is small, light weight, and just right for the battery bolts. You might find one in a pawn shop. I always have one with me.



The one in the picture is on ebay. You can usually find one in flea market or pawn shop if you look out for them.
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Well I finished the ride. Didn't use the tools on my bike, The problems were so bad I didn't have enough tools to replace a cylinder or install a 1200 kit. Ended up buying another bike along the way. I did loan my allen wrenches to a fellow rider who's shift linkage came loose on his 2013 Ultra.
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