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basic onboard tools:what do you carry

I have a little glove box mounted on my sissy bar in the rear with room for a few tools and I already know the most common tools used to work on my bike. I plan on having a couple with me at all times. there is just enough room to fit them. most of you have a small compartment somewhere on your bike for cramming stuff in, what tools are must haves in your opinions?

for my bike I figure
a 10mm 12mm and 14mm wrench
a small adjustable wrench for larger or smaller applications
a pair of needle nose pliers
a set of metric hex keys
tire pressure guage
pocket knife

anything you think I left out? and of course you know space is at a premium in this case. on a long trip I'll probably carry more in my travel gear but this is for basic riding/day trips.
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

Just the standard tool kit, + a can of tyre weld in case of a puncture. A mobile phone and recovery service can cover anything else!
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I have no space for tyre weld (except on long runs) so i always have a
puncture repair kit + gas canister
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I have no space for tyre weld (except on long runs) so i always have a
puncture repair kit + gas canister
Ah well that's one of the good things about the 900 - loads of room under the seat to carry all sorts of unnecessary crap! I have the Scottoiler in there, plus the toolkit, tyre weld, side stand puck, map, cargo net, bungee cords. I also store my sat nav case and phone in there when I go out for a ride.
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

I carry the above tools +
Lots of ZIP ties
Health Card / Credit Card
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

Brilliant...I'm lucky if I can squeeze an extra allen key in
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Brilliant...I'm lucky if I can squeeze an extra allen key in
My buddies got the 08' after he fitted a pcIII he can't even store his smokes and lighter!! One thing i've love about my old blade, i can squeeze a 6 pack in there on the way to the cottage!!
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

tire weld and zip ties those are a great idea. I dont think a can of tire weld will fit in my box (its only 1 1/2" deep) but the zip ties will. maybe I can figure out a place on the frame to mount some thing for holding tire weld or fixaflat.

thanks for the suggestions folks.

there has to be a couple "wish I hads" when something happened out there. like maybe a spare master link or some spare fuses. any more thoughts?
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Duct tape
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Duct tape
I have seen how useful that can be... I'm sure I can squeeze a roll in somehow!
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

So you saying I should carry more than assless chaps & a rubber?
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I have seen how useful that can be... I'm sure I can squeeze a roll in somehow!
use the near end of a roll and squish it flat easy fit.
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Flat kit, CO2 tire inflator, allen keys, Leatherman, Honda tool kit, zip ties, rag...and I still have more room....love the fat tail!!!

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Brilliant...I'm lucky if I can squeeze an extra allen key in
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Re: basic onboard tools:what do you carry

tire plug
crecent wrench
leatherman
set of 3/8 allen head sockets
8,10,12 mm sock
3/8 wrachet
3in extension
8/10 combinatio wrench
12/14 combination wrench
zip ties
fuses
pliers
kickstand coaster


I carry more when I really get away, this is the standard ride stuff thats always in the bike.
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