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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I've been carrying a small assortment of tools and odd "stuff", including tire plugs and pump for twenty-plus years to aid in a roadside repair. Because my prescription wrap-around sunglasses have a loose screw on one side I carry a miniature jewelers screwdriver to tighten it as needed. We were at a lunch spot one day last summer talking with a couple other riders. In the middle of conversation he happened to ask if I had a screwdriver... to tighten a screw on his sunglasses that came loose. I smiled, and said I'd be right back. I dug through my tool kit and delivered the tool he needed so he could keep wearing his sunglasses. He tried to buy my lunch but I gracefully declined. To date, the only time I found a rider who needed what I happened to have was the jewelers screwdriver to fix his glasses. Curious what others hanging out here just happened to have that another rider needed to save his/her day on two wheels.

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I produced a metric Allen key set for a Harley that had stopped with a loose battery connection.
He initially vetoed my offer saying metric wouldn't fit his machine.
But it did.
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Phillips screw driver for a Harley rider that had no tools (imagine that!) to tighten his battery cable coz his bike wouldn't crank over.

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on the other side of the screw head with a punch center punch the screw and it will never back out

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A cell phone so he could call for a tow...And once a bottle of water on a 95 degree day to a kid walking his dirt bike on the side of the road with a broken chain..

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Metric crescent wrench and 1/4 inch tubing for siphon. Have helped two of the other American bikes with the later.

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Metric crescent wrench and 1/4 inch tubing for siphon. Have helped two of the other American bikes with the later.
"metric" crescent wrench ??? aren't those called "spanners" .. LOL

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I have all the Vic tools that the bike comes with, plus a tire plug kit and a small pair of jumper cables. Stopped by a Harley guy on the side of the road during Americade a few years ago and jumped his battery to get him going. He saw me the next year and remembered me. Nice guy.

Last year, came up on another Harley on the side of I-87 during Americade and had to jump his bike as well. Another great guy.

I never leave without my jumper cables. They are a small set made for small vehicles and they roll up into a 7" disk. Fits easily into the saddlebag and out of the way.



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Besides regular tools I carry plug kit and small pump. Used that on several other rider's bikes so they could continue trip or go to nearest dealer. Have you noticed 99% of the time the rear gets the flat?

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I<snip>I never leave without my jumper cables. They are a small set made for small vehicles and they roll up into a 7" disk. Fits easily into the saddlebag and out of the way.
How do you jump a bike with these cables? Do you access both batteries and use the cables to connect the batteries directly like you do on a car? The access to the XCT battery is a bit of a pain compared to some other bikes where you can simply remove the seat and voila, there are the battery posts.

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