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Ok every one, what besides the usual camping and personal items would you take for emergency repair for the motorcycle?
More tools than the manufacturer's supplied tools? tire repair kit? etc.........
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Along with factory tool kit... I carry a greatly expanded tool kit including tire puncture kit and compressor specifically designed for small size: Versys Tools - Album on Imgur

Besides tools... Zip Ties of different sizes, JB Weld, safety wire, duct tape, locktite, WD-40, good small flashlight, a good length of parachute cord, decent set of tie down straps...

I also pre positioned a spare clutch cable along my normal clutch cable... ends protected... so if my cable breaks, I can hook up spare with minimum amount of trouble.

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Along with factory tool kit... I carry a greatly expanded tool kit including tire puncture kit and compressor specifically designed for small size: Versys Tools - Album on Imgur

Besides tools... Zip Ties of different sizes, JB Weld, safety wire, duct tape, locktite, WD-40, good small flashlight, a good length of parachute cord, decent set of tie down straps...

I also pre positioned a spare clutch cable along my normal clutch cable... ends protected... so if my cable breaks, I can hook up spare with minimum amount of trouble.
Thanks genehil, that's the kind of list that i'm talking about.
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Ok every one, what besides the usual camping and personal items would you take for emergency repair for the motorcycle?
More tools than the manufacturer's supplied tools? tire repair kit? etc.........
Tire repair kit & a 12v compressor, and...

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Along with factory tool kit... I carry a greatly expanded tool kit including tire puncture kit and compressor specifically designed for small size: Versys Tools - Album on Imgur

Besides tools... Zip Ties of different sizes, JB Weld, safety wire, duct tape, locktite, WD-40, good small flashlight, a good length of parachute cord, decent set of tie down straps...

I also pre positioned a spare clutch cable along my normal clutch cable... ends protected... so if my cable breaks, I can hook up spare with minimum amount of trouble.
MOST of what Genehil carries including a cut-down crutch for when I "WD40" my chain OFTEN, PLUS on my recent D2D ride I carried a hammer (FIRST time ever) because I knew that the Dawson campground I hoped to stay at (and DID!) was mostly gravel, and you need "ardox" nails and a hammer to get tents tied down. Turned out that, after my crash just S of Inuvik, I was able to "gently persuade" my aluminum panniers (BADLY dented in the crash) back to resembling normal, so they'd stay ON for my ride home (about 3,600 kms). For tie-downs I recommend ROX straps, and I carry extras in my back-pack.


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Thanks for the reply fasteddycopeman, I read your trip report D2D 2015 that was AWSOME in every way, great pictures and story line.
Sorry about the crash, at least the damages were things that you could fix and continue, and not catastrophic injury to your body.
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Thanks for the reply fasteddycopeman, I read your trip report D2D 2015 that was AWSOME in every way, great pictures and story line.
Sorry about the crash, at least the damages were things that you could fix and continue, and not catastrophic injury to your body.
You're welcome, and I still am "in wonder" that I didn't get a scratch or even a small bruise in THAT adventure....


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Is a Ruger considered a "personal" item ?
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Is a Ruger considered a "personal" item ?
NOT if you're coming to Canada. Customs takes that VERY seriously!

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