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  • What tools do you take on a road trip?

    Here are some things I keep on my Goldwing whenever I am on a road trip:

    Stubby Phillips screwdriver
    Stubby flathead screwdriver
    Sticky rope for tire repair
    Tire repair reamer
    Extra fuses
    Small 1/8" drive ratchet handle
    8mm, 10mm, 12mm sockets
    5mm, 6mm Allen/Hex sockets
    8mm, 10mm, 12mm open-end wrench
    Small crescent wrench
    Leatherman tool
    Silicone tape

    If I am pulling my trailer, I also carry:

    1 qt oil
    Oil filter
    Small rechargeable drill and bits
    Small container of grease
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  • #2
    pretty much what cruiseman carries plus a small pocket air compressor

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    • #3
      A Stop&Go mushroom plug kit. Slim air pump. This is on the bike all the time. On vacation/ trips I carry a torque wrench large enough to remove and torque the rear wheel. Then the needed sockets and Allen wrench’s to R&R front wheel along with a cheat sheet of needed torque values . As always a credit card for a roll back.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
        Here are some things I keep on my Goldwing whenever I am on a road trip:

        Stubby Phillips screwdriver
        Stubby flathead screwdriver
        Sticky rope for tire repair
        Tire repair reamer
        Extra fuses
        Small 1/8" drive ratchet handle
        8mm, 10mm, 12mm sockets
        5mm, 6mm Allen/Hex sockets
        8mm, 10mm, 12mm open-end wrench
        Small crescent wrench
        Leatherman tool
        Silicone tape

        If I am pulling my trailer, I also carry:

        1 qt oil
        Oil filter
        Small rechargeable drill and bits
        Small container of grease
        I would like to add to your list,
        NEW (each year) glue for your sticky rope

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        • #5
          Since there is so much electronics on the bike...I would add a small multi meter/continuity checker, a jumper wire with alligator clips, and due the black hole(s) in and around the fairing, a telescoping magnet...and correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you mean a 1/4" drive ratchet...not a 1/8" drive (never seen a 1/8" drive) and a extension for the ratchet...surgical gloves to keep the hands clean or a small pack of pre-conditioned hand cleaning wipes.

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          • #6
            I also carry a small can of WD40, a small roll of duct tape, a tube of Krazy Glue(same as super glue) and some zip ties. I carry a set of jumper cables for bike use, but do not hook to a car. Have jump started several bikes from my Wing with them.
            Harvey
            Ride Safe and Ride Often

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            • #7
              C'mon - these are tried-and-true Goldwings here!!

              Nobody with only a credit card (or two) and a functioning cell phone??
              Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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              • #8
                Enough to do a complete tear down and rebuild, plus the service manual. Of course when my 2018 arrives that will change to nothing!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by vneal View Post
                  pretty much what cruiseman carries plus a small pocket air compressor
                  Yep, plus sticky rope plugs, wd-40, 1x2 about 7 inches long to get front wheel up, multimeter, extra headlight bulbs, small hacksaw,tire irons, and a good credit card.
                  DS#1146 IBA#55800 50CC,BBG, BB1500 x2, SS2K, SS1Kx3 CERTIFIED ALL DS, PGR RC
                  2010 Level3 Endeavor Reverse Trike

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                  • #10
                    My biggest concerns are tire problems, that's all I've had to address. So, an 18" breaker bar (For rear lug-nuts) and sockets for removing front & rear wheels. Tire repair kit and small compressor.

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                    • kwthom
                      kwthom commented
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                      Thanks for the reminder. The pump itself is fine; after 8 or 9 years, the air line is starting to stay in a permanently kinked condition. I may have to see where I'd be able to source one to replace it.

                  • #11
                    Dump the compressor fellas. One of the riding buddies had a flat on his Busa. We fixed the tire, I pull out my compressor ... the compressor failed. A slime .. dead... used twice. Other riding buddy had a CO2 inflator. Took about 4 canisters to completely fill the busas tire. Moral of the story .. the CO2 inflater wont fail.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by sumncguy View Post
                      Dump the compressor fellas. One of the riding buddies had a flat on his Busa. We fixed the tire, I pull out my compressor ... the compressor failed. A slime .. dead... used twice. Other riding buddy had a CO2 inflator. Took about 4 canisters to completely fill the busas tire. Moral of the story .. the CO2 inflater wont fail.
                      I've had a MotoPumps MiniPro Deluxe for ~4 years; nothing but reliable. However, I've also had two of the cheap Chinese ones they sell at Harbor Freight fail the 2nd time I used them. You'll get what you pay for on portable auto pumps.
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                      • #13
                        One more thing that I carry is one of the Lithium battery jumper packs. No more jumper cables. i actually started a dead Dodge Durango with it while at a campground. And you can charge your cell phone with it.

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                        • #14
                          This is about all I carry...plus a small Air Compressor...
                          John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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                          • #15
                            Breaker bar and deep 19mm socket for tire changes.
                            ¼ inch drive set.
                            Small set of metric combination wrenches
                            Multimeter
                            Tire plug kit.
                            Coiled air hose with tire chuck/gauge long enough to reach from my Tailwinds compressor outlet to the front of the bike.

                            Thats about it other than a cell phone and credit card.

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by JGDJR View Post
                              This is about all I carry...plus a small Air Compressor...
                              I like that roll-up bag. Is that Snap-On?
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                              • #17
                                The tool roll was sold by Aerostich...and it is very well made...However I don't see it offered now...They did have a large selection but, now it seems they want to sell pre filled kits...which I really don't like.

                                http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsear...0&q=tool+rolls

                                John

                                John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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                                • #18
                                  Originally posted by JGDJR View Post
                                  The tool roll was sold by Aerostich...and it is very well made...However I don't see it offered now...They did have a large selection but, now it seems they want to sell pre filled kits...which I really don't like.

                                  http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsear...0&q=tool+rolls

                                  John
                                  This one comes without tools, but (IMHO) it's pretty pricing for just a roll-up bag... Left your mouse point rest on the thumbnail of the open kit. You should get a little pop-up that mentions "tools not included".

                                  http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tool-roll.html
                                  <p class="indent">A classic biker’s tool roll, made-over modern with smarter pockets and pouches. You’ll clean out your tool kit and still end up with space to spare in this bag. Three large hook & loop pouches + 20 smaller pockets for wrenches & screwdri
                                  White '08 Navi
                                  SW OH

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                                  • #19
                                    20 years and 300,000 miles ago, I filled a bag with tools when I started riding Gold Wings. It hasn’t been opened since so I’m not quite sure what is in there.

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                                    • #20
                                      $6 canvas bag from Harbor Freight. Bubble gum, Band-Aids, Scotch Tape.

                                      What more d'ya need??
                                      Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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