That One Thing wont leave behind?


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csharon1
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That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by csharon1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:01 pm



OK, I new to Goldwing ownership (pick up tomorrow). Whats the one thing that you experienced riders will NOT leave home without??



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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:08 pm

Tire pressure gauge....

and I solved that by installing a TPMS and can easily check the pressures each morning before I leave, and never stoop down again :D






available here: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/tire_pr ... tem/340857

for $79 bux, a great convenience for my 74 y/o bones.

Actually, the 1st thing that is never left home, is my wallet and debit cards for fuel and vittles.

Head sock liner for the helmet,
gloves,
mesh jacket and mesh pants
read that as ATGATT or All The Gear All The Time.

WATER!!! never leave w/o water

way too hard to define the (1) item you won't leave home without, but the Wallet has to be that one single item, as with it, you can replace anything else that you forgot.
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daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:28 pm

Actually, it depends on where you are going, if traveling out of the city you should have much more preparation, but in the city, regular items like helmet, gloves etc. to ride a motorbike will be enough.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by harvey01 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:37 pm

Cell phone in the event of emergency or just want to call someone. The other thing is a credit card, to buy gas or whatever else I need.
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:10 pm

harvey01 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Cell phone in the event of emergency or just want to call someone. The other thing is a credit card, to buy gas or whatever else I need.
shame on me, I never leave the house w/o my cellphone...
so.......... wallet / cellphone as a combo, is a must have...

ATGATT is next, after that, accessories for all of my toys :rofl:
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Post by ct1500 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:48 pm

Spare key, hard-wired volt meter and rain suit.
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:06 pm

I don't even think of leaving the house without the ballast for the sidecar - but I'll NEVER call her that to her face! :mrgreen:
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by joeincalif » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:59 am

Tire pressure gauge....

and I solved that by installing a TPMS and can easily check the pressures each morning before I leave, and never stoop down again :D


I agree that having a TPMS is a good idea but I would never use it to accurately check the tire pressure, they usually take a mile or 2 before the start to register, then, if your tire is low it's to late. Also most of the reports I read say they are off by a couple pounds anyway. I had one on my 08 wing but only used it as a warning system if a tire started to loose air. It was off by 2 - 3 pounds when I checked it against a good quality gauge. Maybe you have a better one that is more accurate.
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:49 am

joeincalif wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:59 am
Tire pressure gauge....

and I solved that by installing a TPMS and can easily check the pressures each morning before I leave, and never stoop down again :D


I agree that having a TPMS is a good idea but I would never use it to accurately check the tire pressure, they usually take a mile or 2 before the start to register, then, if your tire is low it's to late. Also most of the reports I read say they are off by a couple pounds anyway. I had one on my 08 wing but only used it as a warning system if a tire started to loose air. It was off by 2 - 3 pounds when I checked it against a good quality gauge. Maybe you have a better one that is more accurate.
The Tire Safeguard TPMS that I put on my bike registers the pressure as soon as the bike is moved - turn the ignition on when on the center stand, give the rear wheel a spin with your foot and shake the handlebars, and it will show both tire pressures. It is also consistently dead on accurate with my "known good" tire pressure gauge.

And that's a good point - tire gauges are not necessarily accurate. I bought a couple digital cheapies off of Amazon that consistently read 8 psi LOW. That's just plain dangerous! Right into the bin with those.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by keithg64 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:01 am

Sense I bought my tpms early this year it has been a must. I was playing with different locations and it fell off my bike at 70 mph on the interstate. Bought another one from cyclemax a couple of days later. I won't drop this one. I hope.
Another must have is a small tool kit. Mostly it's for the other guy and not me. Knock on wood.
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by hondapotamus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Besides the stuff permanently on/with the bike (TPMS, GPS, etc)
  • Rain Gear
  • Two First Aid Kits
  • Tool Kit
  • Tire Repair Kits (sticky string & plugger)
  • Air Compressor (1800 doesn't have one)
  • Ownership & Insurance
  • As the weather cools - Heated jacket & gloves just in case it cools off unexpectedly
As you can probably surmise - both saddlebags are almost always full :?
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by seelyark1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:38 am

I don't go anywhere without my helmet and safety gear. Been on the asphalt twice and that saved me both times. All that other stuff was just for S&Gs. Safety gear comes first. ;)
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by themainviking » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 pm

Cell phone, credit cards in wallet with all other wallet supplies like drivers license and medical card, and money.
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:05 am

Stuff I carry in my right saddlebag (leaving the left one and trunk open for whatever else)

- Rain gear
- Tool kit (over and above the Honda one)
- Bunch of zip ties (universal repair device)
- Honda Spray Cleaner for windshield and whatever else
- Several small terrycloth towels for windshield cleaning
- Bike half cover
- Owners manual
- Gold Book
- Tire plug kit
- Small 12v compressor (don't want to burn out my expensive on-board compressor pumping up tires)
- First aid kit with supplemental stuff I've added - bandages, wraps, tourniquet
- A couple QuikClot blood clotting sponges
- SPF 50 sunblock
- Small lithium-battery flashlight
- Tire pressure gauge

On me, I always have my cell phone, wallet, another small flashlight, and a folding knife. Along with other unspecified defensive weapon. :) When riding I also carry with me in a pocket my Spot GPS tracker.

If the weather is changeable (i.e. spring/fall) I will carry a zip-in insert for my mesh jacket (also doubles as a standalone jacket) and a warmer set of gloves, which also happen to be waterproof, for rain.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:19 am

Incidentally, I can highly recommend those QuickClot sponges. I had read about how effective they were at stopping bleeding, and I had the opportunity to use one this past summer. My son and I were up at Sauble Falls this past summer, just north of Sauble Beach, Ontario:

Sauble Falls
Sauble Falls

It was hot, and there were many kids playing on the slippery rocks in the water. When we arrived, there was a young boy of about 10 who had slipped and fallen, and gashed his shin open. His parents had him sitting on a bench, and the poor kid was shaking and going into shock. Bone was visible in the wound and it was bleeding profusely. They were trying to stop the bleeding with a T-shirt and pressure, but it was just soaking right through and dripping all over. I grabbed one of the QuikClot sponges I keep, applied it to the wound and it stopped the bleeding instantly. I wrapped the sponge in place, and his parents then took him off to the hospital.

These will even stop an arterial bleed, although you'll have better results with a combination of the sponge along with a tourniquet a couple inches above the bleed. I carry a few of these both in my bike as well as in my car.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by raven41951 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Emergency jump start kit. Rated to start a pickup and it has started several Harleys so far. Got the Whistler unit as they are located in the next town.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by Easy rider » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:40 am

50 dollars for beer :D

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by Corkster52 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:18 pm

by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:19 am

Incidentally, I can highly recommend those QuickClot sponges. I had read about how effective they were at stopping bleeding, and I had the opportunity to use one this past summer. My son and I were up at Sauble Falls this past summer, just north of Sauble Beach, Ontario:

It was hot, and there were many kids playing on the slippery rocks in the water. When we arrived, there was a young boy of about 10 who had slipped and fallen, and gashed his shin open. His parents had him sitting on a bench, and the poor kid was shaking and going into shock. Bone was visible in the wound and it was bleeding profusely. They were trying to stop the bleeding with a T-shirt and pressure, but it was just soaking right through and dripping all over. I grabbed one of the QuikClot sponges I keep, applied it to the wound and it stopped the bleeding instantly. I wrapped the sponge in place, and his parents then took him off to the hospital.

These will even stop an arterial bleed, although you'll have better results with a combination of the sponge along with a tourniquet a couple inches above the bleed. I carry a few of these both in my bike as well as in my car
Thanks for this great info Scott! I passed it on to all of my friends and family.

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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by Rayvn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:26 pm

csharon1 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:01 pm
OK, I new to Goldwing ownership (pick up tomorrow). Whats the one thing that you experienced riders will NOT leave home without??
My beautiful sensitive live partner..... :D :D "I get points for talking like that " Besides, she's the only one that can stand to put up with me. hahahaha
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by FM-USA » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:11 am

If you leave home without this, it's BEST TO STAY HOME.
Without it you're miserable, you can upset easily and even worse, those around you.
:? There's always the possibility what you forgot can get you into an accident.
Also without this, and in the right situation, you could get jailed. :o

OK, ok....
So, what is this one WONDERFUL thing?
Well... it's one of two but could be the same thing in different wrappers.

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE or a SMILE.
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;)
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Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Post by saywen63 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:01 pm

My can of pledge to clean the windsheild with :-)



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