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What do you take with you?

Hey Riders,
What do you take with you on your:

Daily rides?

All day rides?

Touring rides?

I always have: $200. in a zip lock taped to the top inside of my saddle bag.
Phone charger and cord.
Flashlight(s).
Reading material (for when I stop at a coffee shop and forget something to read!)
Phone, camera, maybe the Ipad.
Rain gear and jacket liners that I am not starting out riding with, rolled and secured with velcro straps.

I am not including my normal riding gear; helmet, gloves, jacket, boots, pants, sun and regular glasses, ear plugs, and so forth.

Other Ideas or "kit" that you take with you?

Small amount of duct tape and electrical tape, zip ties, plastic bag to cover the GPS.

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Givi 603 tank bag with water bottle, phone charger, MasterCard (never carry cash), oem took kit and sometimes extra insulation layer if chance of cooling, 15x15in elastic net under seat for holding stuff to rear seat. Top box for every day commuting and supplement with soft side bags for more rare overnight trips/camping


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Just starting out and want to see what everyone is carrying
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There have been many lists created here.

I have a bag with my personal essentials that go in car or bike.

Bike: rain gear, spare gloves, tire repair kit, layers depending on the time of year and elevation changes,

For longer rides I have posted before.
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I always just leave my left side case filled with:
12v tire inflator
Tire repair kit
A few nitril gloves
Some extra tools(wire strippers, knife, zip ties, etc.)
A small container of Tub-o-Towels which are awesome by the way
A roll of TP mostly for blowing my nose - Allergies suck
A large garbage bag
A flashlight
A small cook kit and a freeze dried meal
A bottle of water
A small tarp
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Something to drink in a bottle, drugs and pain killers are all that is required... Maybe also some lube and a snack, beside the basic tools.

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use to carry rain gear now i don't bother. If it rains i just take my wallet and anything i don't want to get wet and put in the top case. Always carry some cash incase you run into someplace thats cash only. AAA Roadside Asst.Card. Under the seat i keep my tire repair kit,compressor and black case with air gauge and leatherman tool in it. tools, electrical goodies,cables and zip-ties in my mini-saddle bags. Have a Powerlet Motorsport Jumper Cables on the bike also..

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OOHHH, I like the mini jumper cable set up. Having a new bike (2016LT) I just don't think the battery will die, but they can at any moment, even if they are new. I will look into this one! I try to travel light and consider everything I take with me. Thanks!

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I keep a small bag in the top case that holds the air compressor, electrical adaptor for the compressor plug in, plug kit, pressure gauge, knife, various spare parts, cable lock, rags, plastic grocery bags, ball cap. OEM tool kit in its spot. If I know I'll be stopping a lot and walking, I throw the side bags on for extra storage of jacket, boots, and helmet. I keep large garbage bags in all three hard bags.
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1. $200, in cash. Nothing bigger than a 20. This way - if you get mugged then they'll be happy - and LEAVE.
If they go thru all the trouble to mug you, and you got no cash -they'll probably beat the crap out of you.

2. BLUE SHOP TOWELS ! Not the whole roll. But, enough for that emergency, turtle head poking out your back side, gut wrenching need to find a forest, cornfield, or large bush. Blue shop towels - industrial solutions to everyday little emergencies. Get some.

3. Rain gear. Even on days with blue skies. Rain gear keeps the rain away. The ONE DAY you forget your rain gear - it WILL rain on you!

4. Jacket and warm(er) gloves. Because it's cooler that you first thought, and you'll be having such a good time that you'll stay out later than you expected.

5. One or two pair latex or nitril exam gloves, for those times that you actually need to work on the bike, or when you forgot your blue shop towels (see #2, above)

6. Cell phone. This is a handy item to have so that you can look at the weather radar, right after all hell just broke loose and the skies opened up on you.


For all others, there's Mastercard

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I strap a Kriega US10 tailbag to the buddyseat for just any occasion, except for a genuine multiple day motorcycle vacation.

Inside the tailpack I always carry:
tyre repair kit,
small bicycle pump and pressure gauge,
microfibre cloth and visorcleaner,
first aid kit,
bottle of water,
powerbank to charge my phone or Sena,
disc lock.

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