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Whats The Essential Stuff To Have As A Rider?

Discussion in 'General Moto Talk' started by RiderInRed, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. RiderInRed

    RiderInRed Armenia The guy who rides in red

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    Aside from the general protection/helmet?

    Go!


    My first item to suggest would be a tire pressure gauge or a compressor with a gauge. Can't be safe if them tires aren't properly inflated
     


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    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    other than good bike clothing? Then a bike would be number one priority! :D

    Seriously though, a little bit of basic understanding of basic motorcycle maintenance tasks (chain tightening/topping up oil/changing oil/filter)
     


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    lupin Australia 2016 Solar Bear Champion.

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    The correct mindset.

    Your not going to have a good time if you don’t have it.
     


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    scooterwuf United States Wannabie Member

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    A phone - Track, cell, smart - some way to call for help or assistance if needed.
    A flashlight
    Id/medical info - on your person or attached to your helmet.
    Spare sunglasses/safety glasses - (I have them for any passengers)
    A pen - useful for writing down something -- Lic. plate numbers, names
    contact info, etc. ...

    - Wuf
     


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    R-Rated United States Have Fun!

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    Dang, all the good ones are taken. So I will throw this out there. Let someone know where you are going and when you should be back just in case technology fails, the flat can't be fixed, and you are all alone.
     


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    Undead MV United States If there is light, there shall be dark

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    Phone number of tow service, money/credit card
     


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    Undead MV United States If there is light, there shall be dark

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    I forgot, i think is a good idea having a label (vinyl) on helmet with your name and blood type
     


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    SighBored United States @thesighbored

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    Tire puncture kit. Tool-kit. Cable-ties. Tiny can of chain lube. Swiss army knife (go MacGuyver!).
     


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    LoneWolfer United States Lone Wolfer Garage

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    Insurance, registration, gum, and bandana

    For a few more rock solid essentials look no further than...

     


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    chrisw959 United Kingdom All Season Rider

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    Phone would be it for me. I have my bank set up with android pay so I can get fuel and bits. Second would have to be Drift Ghost S.
     


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    Mr. G United States Wannabie Member

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    I always have a disk for my kickstand in case I have to park in dirt
     


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    I really should keep one of them under the seat, they are so handy
     


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    chrisw959 United Kingdom All Season Rider

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    I carry a draw front that fits under my center stand. Have also used it with my side stand with another bike on its side stand
     


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    burlyjack United States The bearded dude with a cool YouTube

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    I carry a small tool kit, 1qt of oil, and a set of jumper cables. On long trips I usually carry a spare 1 gallon can of fuel.
     


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    RiderInRed Armenia The guy who rides in red

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    I'd guess you don't ride a supersport :D No possible way I'd be able to fit that on my bike :D
     


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    When I had my Husky SM510R supermoto I used to bungey a 5l can of petrol to the pillion seat when messing around in Scotland, meant I didn't need to fill up every 50 miles! :D
     


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    burlyjack United States The bearded dude with a cool YouTube

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    Lol yes, I love my big comfy cruiser IMG_20171108_084400_754.jpg
     


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    Theodor Estonia Wannabie Member

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    I don't take anything special with me, on the usual 1-2 day ride. It's a Japanese bike, so everything is tucked away so well, that even if something breaks, I would still have to tow it to somewhere, to repair it or have it repaired. I don't think I'd ever strip the bike to pieces, by the road. Safety vest maybe. That is in the bag all the time, so I don't think of it, as "taking it with".
     


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    RiderInRed Armenia The guy who rides in red

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    I hear ya. Same with my bikes. None of them are easily serviceable. What I do take in my bag though is a tire pressure gauge and a scarf for any of them unexpected cold evenings. Other than that, nothing in the 'service' department. But I do have a few things in the garage and I guess the topic isn't tied to things that you would carry with you.
     


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    Theodor Estonia Wannabie Member

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    Ah, Indeed, when reading through all the answers, I forgot what the exact question is, and I had the impression it was, what essential stuff I carry with me, on the rides.
    What I have aquired specially, related to my bikes, and riding, have been a small torque wrench, cleaning microfiber rags and bluetooth intercom.
    I am also looking to buy a garage, to be able to access the bike during winter and do some maintenance work on it myself.
     


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