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post #1 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Besides the factory tools that come with the bike, what other tools do you carry?
I am wondering because the more I get into adding Farkles and see tool tubes and the such, I am wondering what would be beneficial to carry for trips and everyday riding?
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-12-2009, 10:42 AM
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Some type of flashlight - one of the LED types would be a good one.

A small first kit is going in the Chase Harper bag today!! Got stung by a bee on Sunday, and had nothing to put on it...

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Got the Mini-mag lite already and a Petzl Taktika Head lamp. Did you get stung on/off the bike? Buddy of mine rides a vulcan and a beenie style helmet, catches bugs in the cheek all the time. I just laugh through my full face as he's rubbing it out/off!
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I carry a socket set with an extension, tire plugs and tool, an electric air pump and a wrench for my after market 27mm axle nut in the under seat tray. A needle nose pliers with side cutters, electrical tape, extra fuses, wire and wire nuts are in the storage tube.

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tools ??

Nearly 40,000 km on the Vee and I used tools only once ( to tighten my nearly worn out chain ) while on a trip. I do carry lots, but probably my a good quality SOG multi-tool is all I should need. Vstroms are for riding .... anyone wanting to play with tools should get a Harley.
I do use a mini flashlight often but don't count it as a tool.

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Did you get stung on/off the bike?
While riding. It got stuck where my helmet strap crosses my neck, and got me good!!

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Besides the factory tools that come with the bike, what other tools do you carry?
I am wondering because the more I get into adding Farkles and see tool tubes and the such, I am wondering what would be beneficial to carry for trips and everyday riding?
i carry something to fix a flat tire and air it back up.
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-18-2009, 06:36 PM
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I do carry basic tools, tire repair kit and a mini tire pump. The only time i used it is when I stop to help a fellow rider. He was riding a Harley. It felt good to help out an other wise stranded rider. Funny thing, I always wanted a Harley.

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Funny thing, I always wanted a Harley
Aren't you glad you didn't get one - they get flat tires all the time!!

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anyone wanting to play with tools should get a Harley.
I carry roughly the same tools on the V-Strom as I do on the Harley. I haven't needed many of them with either bike. I guess a cell phone and a credit card should suffice with most modern bikes.

The one tool I have used on both bikes is the mini volt meter from Radio Shack.

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