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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. :smile
 

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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 ??? :crzy: 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.

G'day,

Vinish
 

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Stopped a Snap On truck and ask for metric crescent wrench.
He said he would send me one. I'm standing at mail box waiting for it.


but the way pray to God for never getting a flat front tire
 

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Or,Irs, screwdrivers, wire, electrical tape, tire plug kit. Zip ties.
 

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I always carry in my tail bag, A extra Round Tuit, and a few Chin-Nuts...Haven't had to use them yet.. But better safe than sorry..
 

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VJ, you may have to hit more of the mechanic tool suppliers to get your metric crescent wrench in the US. Being one of the only two countries on the planet that hasn't converted I imagine not everyone knows about them so it may take some perseverance on your part. Don't give up and keep asking around. I'm sure the Snap-On guy will let others know of your request and will follow up with you the next time he sees you.
 

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speaking of metric crescent wrenches, I also carry a long weight for those times when I tell a guy I'm going to get a metric crescent wrench. :wink
 

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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.

G'day,

Vinish
I connect the ground to a hard part like the kickstand, and the positive I connect to the solenoid behind the battery. Takes me 30 seconds. :)
 

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I connect the ground to a hard part like the kickstand, and the positive I connect to the solenoid behind the battery. Takes me 30 seconds. :)
Ahh, that is an excellent idea. I had to jump my bike twice after I stupidly left the lights on for a few hours. I took off the chin fairing (PITA) to access the battery to jump my bike. I never thought of accessing the solenoid. I suppose that it can be accessed without removing any parts. Thanks. I hope not to need this hint in the future both because I have learned my lesson (perhaps :) ) and, more importantly, because I've added a keyless ignition so there is no key to forget to turn off any more.

G'day,

Vinish
 

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I carry a assortment of tools. Including a cork screw. Something I need to add is a socket that will fit the passenger foot rest bolt and breaker bar. So I could do a road side belt change if need be.
 

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