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What's the ideal tool kit?

Every bike comes with a little satchel of adequately-made tools… but how much of it is actually necessary for day-to-day street riding?

I know there's an existing thread about the ideal tool kit for "long/2-day trips" right here, but I'm talking about shorter afternoon/day rides near cities and towns.

Most importantly, without adding luggage or bags to the bike. Just stuff that'll fit under the seat.

Has anything proven absolutely essential that Kawasaki didn't think to include? Is there anything in the stock kit that really doesn't need to be there?
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Ha! Well I kind of assumed that nobody rides without their wallet and phone these days, but I was hoping for hardware loadouts.
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I carry a Motion Pro Metric Multipurpose, check it out. One of the belt mounted multitools such as the a leatherman or my preference the Gerber.
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The best tools for day to day riding, in my opinion only, are a tire plug kit, a portable compressor, and a good air pressure gauge. I have a fairly decent tool kit too, but a flat tire can needlessly end a good ride.
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The problem I have found with "hardware loadouts", is that they tend to get out of hand .
I ride with the std tool kit, everpresent multi tool, & a stop & go tire repair kit. If I need more than that, I need a recovery vehicle.
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The best tools for day to day riding, in my opinion only, are a tire plug kit, a portable compressor, and a good air pressure gauge. I have a fairly decent tool kit too, but a flat tire can needlessly end a good ride.
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PLUS I carry a spare clutch cable (ONLY one I ever changed was on my '08 at something around 56K miles!).

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