I know there has been quite a few topics started on this subject. But since space is such a commodity on our bikes, I was wondering what the "Magic" set of tools would be, likewise I do understand that there is no such thing as a "Magic Set" it would be still a great help in determining the smallest basic set to carry on board....
.......... If you don't have any skills, a cell phone and towing insurance are all you really need. ...........
mobile phone & AAA card with RV plusedit: I forgot to add a small flask of Irish for use while waiting for recovery vehicle.
Nice! I always try to help a rider in need any time I can, you never know when you might need help yourself. Good Karma.
...... His kid, under instruction, made the fix for me .....
All the above.... PLUS ! That big red harbor freight table thing,and a peanut and butter sandwhich.
Since I don't want saddlebags or a rack, I've been thinking of borrowing a trick from the dual sport world. Making a tool tube out of ABS plastic pipe, and bolting it to the front engine mount. Being black and way down low, it shouldn't attract to much attention. I can put the heavier tools in it. I still need to get a dedicated set of tools for this bike.
One failing of the stock kit: It takes two wrences of the same size to adjust the clutch cable. The kit only has one of each size. I think it's 12mm.Scott
I picked up my bike this week. The tool kit included 3 ten mm open ends but no 8mm needed to adjust the angle of the brake lever. No 12mm either. I have towing through AMA. I used it last week when my Yamaha's engine exploded. Yesterday on my way to pick up my broken bike (repair estimate exceeds the value of the bike) I saw a dead Vespa on I-5 just north of the Grapevine. It almost overloaded the small rack on the back of my car. Hauled him/it to San Jose. Sure it was out of my way but that's just what us old bikers do. When my bike died, no bikers stopped. When I stopped, the rider was shocked. Nobody had stopped. Is it the combination reliable bikes and cell phones? Or are today's bikers just assholes?
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