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I am a retired medical person. I know tons about how to take care of a human body when it is sick or injured, but I know next to nothing about motors and repair. I can do the basics but I am learning the more advanced stuff.

While I hope I am not starting a flame war, I have to ask your opinions about what tools are needed or should be on the bike for just about any roadtrip. I took a look in the tool kit supplied with the bike and I feel that it is woefully under equiped.

I know I will be getting a small air compressor. What do you feel should be on the bike? While I may not know how to repair it all right now, I would like to have goodies there should some one stop and offer to help.

Sooo, what do you suggest?

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I try to keep all of the tools on my bike that I need to do small repairs. The only way to figure out what those tools are it to take something apart (clean battery cables, clutch and throttle cables, remove exhaust for neighbors, etc). All of the tools that you needed to do it should go into your bag.

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I plan on getting a cheap metric but rust resistant socket set including typical sizes needed on a VIC, I just got my save-ur-ride emergency clutch cable for starters.

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Knife, screwdriver, pliers, set of metric allen wreches, roll of electrical tape, and the most useful thing of all ... plenty of zip ties.
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Knife, screwdriver, pliers, set of metric allen wreches, roll of electrical tape, and the most useful thing of all ... plenty of zip ties.
This and a tire plug kit with CO2 charging kit.
I hope this Vic dont get like my Harley and have to carry a saddle bag FULL of tools and spare parts

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best tool for the road... WORKING CELLPHONE AND A LIGHTER !!!!

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In addition to the good suggestions others have already proffered, a small vice grip pliers and a compact metric socket set. I carry my tools in one of those vinyl zippered bank deposit pouches that measures about a foot long by six inches high. I've been riding 60 years now and I can't recall needing tools or tire repair stuff for my needs - it's always been used to help others in need. The air compressor I carry is one I made from taking the plastic cover off one of those cheapy (under $10) ones. It fits into a point & shoot camera bag.

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IMHO

Save your ride clutch cable, a gerber multi tool, crecent wrench, few zip ties and a cell phone. Anything more get a buddy to swing by and pick up your truck and get it home.

Right tool for the right job and there is no way you can cary that much.

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I'm with daredevil. Cell phone is #1 and AAA card is all I have in my tool box.

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I'm with daredevil. Cell phone is #1 and AAA card is all I have in my tool box.
YEP... we agree on this !!!

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