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Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Uptwobucks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:05 am



We are planning a long trip on a 2002 gl 1800. What would be the most common problems and parts to bring with us? Our ride is in great shape, so we think.



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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by DenverWinger » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:55 am

I just carry the OEM toolkit, A tire plug kit and a small 12v Air Compressor on the bike. If pulling the camper I add a $35 Harbor freight toolkit. Credit card is available if needed. Otherwise I trust to the reliability of these fabulous machines.
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:42 am

I have a toolkit over and above the OEM toolkit - some better wrenches, a small socket set, multimeter, duct tape, LOTS of zip ties, among a few other things. Some small towels for wiping down seats and windshields. A can of Honda spray cleaner for the windshield and whatever else. Small 12 volt air compressor. Decent first aid kit. Tire plug kit. I'm sure there are a few other things in there, but that's what's coming to mind at the moment.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Bones66 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:49 am

DenverWinger wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:55 am
I just carry the OEM toolkit, A tire plug kit and a small 12v Air Compressor on the bike. If pulling the camper I add a $35 Harbor freight toolkit. Credit card is available if needed. Otherwise I trust to the reliability of these fabulous machines.
That OEM toolkit May not be enough if you’ve added any aftermarket accessories on your bike. Check to see if they are mm or sae sized especially if it’s things that might have come off or be loosened to get to your real issue.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:49 pm

I have all of the above minus the OEM toolkit which is worthless.

I went to Harbor Freight and bought a small heavy denim tool pouch that zips closed.
then bought the few hand tools needed, a 1/4 deep metric sockets, and a set of 3/8" deep sockets,
a special ratchet with a double sided bit - 1/4 and 3/8 on the same ratchet, handle is about 5 inches long.

a 22mm box end wrench for the front axle bolt, a socket to fit the rear lug nuts on 1800s, and a breakover about 18" long for that socket.

if the trailer is going with me, I usually carry a spare battery, the spare alternator, my bigger DVM and wire kit, crimps and crimping tool... have a couple of plastic boxes that hold the little fasteners that always seem to pop off and get lost from the fairings.... most of that is never needed, but on one trip 2 years ago, it all got used by other folks, and myself when my trailer wiring hookup had to be repaired.
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Uptwobucks » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:20 pm

Thanks for the comments, they are very helpful. This will be approx. a 3000+ mile round trip. I will be pulling a trailer so guess I will load up. This is our first trip over 500 miles and it never hurts to ask what others have experienced on their trips. Again, thanks. I think the battle will be fighting the wife for space.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:37 pm

Oh, that's right, knowing that there are lots of electrical things that can go wrong: I carry some spare fuses, a few extra relays, a small spool of 14 gauge wire, electrical tape and wire cutters.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by C-dub » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:37 pm

Where do ya'll find room for a spare shirt or pants? :lol:
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Uptwobucks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:36 am

I'm pulling a trailer. Plus it's a trike. I have two storage compartments on the trike. Don't use luggage, use callasible storage bags, duffle bags or any bag you can burp the air out of to save space.

Search amazon: inspira travel duffel bag 60L

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by dingdong » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:22 am

Don't forget the duct tape and zip ties.
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:53 am

C-dub wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:37 pm
Where do ya'll find room for a spare shirt or pants? :lol:
All of that stuff I listed, plus all my rain gear, half cover, bug spray, and a few other things live in one of my saddlebags.

My other saddlebag I use for clothes and toiletries, and the trunk I use more for stuff I need on the road - more gloves, jacket liner, drinks & snacks, that sort of thing. My trunk is rarely anywhere near full.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Bones66 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:07 am

That bag would contain sunscreen for me. I now use the spray on stuff as it’s not near a greasy feeling.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by SilverDave » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:52 am

I have been on several " Long trips " ... LOL

You need enough tools only to change spark plugs, change oil, detect and repair any minor electrical problems , and
enough duct tape to hold anything together until you get to a shop.

You are unlikely to change steering bearings , rebuild carbs , or do a fork overhaul. Leave those tools at home!

oh.....and a 'GoldBook"... useful names of helpful continent wide Wing friends.....

and a credit card ( most important!)

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Uptwobucks » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:36 pm

Thanks Silverdave, I have had a tuneup, oil change, new tires, raked forks, air filter, brake fluid flushed, new brake pads, coolant checked and shifter bushing. We think we are ready, but you never know until that moment strikes. Thanks again.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:33 pm

I should mention this little chair: We have two of them, and I have one of them in my trunk pretty much all of the time. You never know when you're going to need to sit somewhere, and these things are tiny, light, strong, and comfortable:

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Agnes-HCHAIR ... B007ZGOWZQ

Folded up in its pouch, it's 14" x 4" x 5" and weighs 2 lbs.








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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by bookmaker » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:57 pm

I just did normal maint. over the years and never had any trip troubles over the years. Only repair stop on the road was new front rubber cause of 200+ miles of side wind that wore it to much on one side at the end of its life 7k+ miles on it anyway. 48 states 100k+ miles over 10 years n tire was the only repair in that time on trips. I'm even impressed with the reliability of my 03 wing :D
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am

I can just imagine myself over there, 3,000 - 5,000 mile rides.


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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am

Big Blue UK wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
I can just imagine myself over there, 3,000 - 5,000 mile rides.
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Over here, a thousand miles is a good day's ride. :)

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Thomas Berry » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:11 pm

If this is your first long trip and your on a Goldwing, trust me you will be planning your next trip as soon as you get home. I purchased an used 1986 SEI on line from a nice man in Seattle, WA. Flew up there in May rode the bike back home to St. Louis. Never been out West on a Bike. Bike came with a matching trailer. Never had any issues with anything. Rode all the way across Idaho in a light rain, never put on a rain suit, never got wet except the outside of my legs below the knee. If you are going west in Wyoming and surrounding States, pick up an extra gas can to put in the trailer. I ran on fumes a few times trying to find a station. Best trip of a lifetime. Check your bike over well before you leave, take the items mentioned above and have a wonderful fun filled trip. Trust your Goldwing.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:26 pm

It doesn't matter what parts you carry with you, there will always be something else you need.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by DSeely » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Long trip: (And I've ridden to Alaska and back which takes special planning) Basic tools that fit the bike's components, compressor, tire repair kit AND my AMA and AAA cards for towing/roadside assistance.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Eboness » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 am

Hi Uptwobucks, Sounds like a great trip, so have fun and be safe. Everyone has already mentioned what you should take, I would only add two more items. One for sure and the other only if you want to! Rescue Tape is a fantastic product I used for years as a boater, but now carry a spare roll or two on my wing and in my trailer. Check it out at http://www.rescuetape.com and read what this stuff does and can do, it's amazing. Although I've never used it on my wing, yet, I've helped many a motorcyclist on the road get out of a jam. The last item is a good torque wrench, at least if you have one you can to torque down anything you've removed. Not really needed but I like having one. Ride safe my friend.
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by someone548 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:10 am

Tire plug kit, fuses, spare relays, Duct tap, zip ties, electrical tape, Very small locking pliers, basic screwdrivers, grocery bags, Phone charger battery packs, Fuse puller, One small allen head set, spare key, spare $100 cash, spare headlight bulb, bare-bones ratchet set, wrenches, multimeter, multitool, and a lighter.

That's most of what I carry in my road bag. It sounds like a lot but it fits into a very small bag.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by clubvug » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:29 pm

I have a space saving air compressor made for motorcycles, remove the spark plug and replace with this attachment directly to tire. Never used it, fits in right side cover.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Uptwobucks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Thanks for all the comments. Lots of good information. Now I just need to find out where the wife can ride after we pack all this stuff up... LoL. 28 days till we launch, excitement is kicking in. The best part is this trip from South Texas to everywhere between here and Colorado and east bound from there has no specific landing spot. When we travel we like to enjoy every moment of every mile and to stop at everything that catches the eye. America the beautiful. Just get out and ride!



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