I'm putting together a little kit to keep in my top case for daily riding, tire repair, chemlights, water & snacks... What kind of stuff do you guys carry for the daily commute?
Good grief, do you still have any room to pack for a road trip? :green_lol:Tire repair kit, A wet microfibre cloth (in a bag) as well as a dry one. Extra earplugs. Depending on the time of year, one or two extra layers of clothes that can go on top (My old frogg toggs jacket and/or a heavy ski/fleece kind of jacket. Extra gloves (warmer and colder weather) as well as my Aerostitch triple digit overgloves (for rain). An extra flashlight (a windup one) to complment the really cool one that 568V8 got me that fits on the handlebars and is very handy if stopped in the middle of nowhere in the dark. I have two kinds of tie downs.. the web kind and a set of ROC straps. (Both work well depending on what I need to carry) as well as a little reuseable shopping bag in case I pick up some groceries on the way home. I also have a sidestand pad for stopping in soft ground.
Factory tools plus leatherman multi-tool, compressor, manuals for the bike all fit under the seat.
If on day rides I'll add some water and chain lube (I lube after every gas fillup.)
I worded it that way on purpose. I've got a 9mm myself.Well , when I read the title, I was going to say .... a 45.
They're unintentionally awesome, those panniers are Kinetics ABS cases originally for medical equipment (.mil stuff, I suspect, as the cases are DOD stamped). I found them locally for cheap. The cool thing is the outer lids have those organizers in them...they're perfect for tools and stuff. The inner case had foam glued in, which I removed and bed-linered the interiors.Tell us about that case lid organizer!
I got an AIRMAN from Canadian Tire. That might not help you if you aren't in Canada (putting your location on your profile would be very helpful) but I'm sure they are available elsewhere. Also under my seat is an Blue Seas Fusebox and an Autocom Avi-Pro communications hub.Thanks for the info guys, the pics are especially helpful. Where can I find a compressor that fits under the seat?
Good grief, do you still have any room to pack for a road trip? :green_lol:
I have some quiksteel, which I've used with equal success. I had to use it not terribly long ago to get home after I broke a throttle cable on my trail bike...did the "Bend and L into the break on both sides and mold a connector" trick. I was skeptical it would hold, but it got me back to the truck just fine. Cool stuff.Nice swingset. The only thing I would add not mentioned is JB Weld