Pick Up new Trike, what to take?


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Pick Up new Trike, what to take?

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Leaving Wednesday for Austin, TX. Picking up my new 2005 Gold Wing Motor Trike. I need to know what to take, besides jackets/helmets and phone?? I know I want a first aid kit, but what else do I need for a 650 mile trip??



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Heated jacket liner and gloves if you like riding warm. If you take the heated gear make sure you take a pigtail to hook up to the battery and a controller. Appropriate riding boots. Rain gear if your riding clothing is not water-resistant.
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Personally?

a SPOT device that can bring you help in the off chance you need to call for help.
I own one, as I ride alone so much. I like it because my family can track me and know where I am.

https://share.findmespot.com/shared/fac ... yo4CbCZmdR

https://www.findmespot.com/ or buy a PLB which does not need a subscription,
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice ... acons.html
No tracking with this, it is only used when you need a 911 call NOW, regardless of land or sea.


Rain gear if the weather looks iffy.
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Here is the Cat's Meow for PLBs.

https://www.acrartex.com/products/catal ... s/sarlink/

. Unlike most satellite enabled notification devices, the ACR ResQLink+ PLB requires no monthly or annual subscription, making it one of the most cost effective GPS enabled emergency beacons available for long term use. Radiated Power:5W (406 MHz), 50 mW ...

It can contact any of the overhead satellites, also has a 400 mHz beacon for the Coast Guard and Rescue Helicopters.

the find box shows dealers all over the place, got one close to me

West Marine
4317A S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74145-1120
Phone: 918-665-2101
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Be sure your phone is a smart phone. That way it will take you to a Waffle House.

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If you have some health issues, the SPOT system can store your profile and forward that info to the 1st Responders at the same time they get the 911 call.

For me, that is a necessity....
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AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Here is the Cat's Meow for PLBs.

https://www.acrartex.com/products/catal ... s/sarlink/

. Unlike most satellite enabled notification devices, the ACR ResQLink+ PLB requires no monthly or annual subscription, making it one of the most cost effective GPS enabled emergency beacons available for long term use. Radiated Power:5W (406 MHz), 50 mW ...

It can contact any of the overhead satellites, also has a 400 mHz beacon for the Coast Guard and Rescue Helicopters.

the find box shows dealers all over the place, got one close to me

West Marine
4317A S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74145-1120
Phone: 918-665-2101
I too have a Spot, which I take with me when I ride (actually it just lives in my pocket, so I don't ever not have it). I chose the Spot for me, and bought my father this PLB:

https://www.acrartex.com/products/catal ... urga6.dpbs

He flies small airplanes, has a boat which he takes out onto Lake Huron, and also hunts in the remote wilderness of Northern Ontario, so it's great for all three uses.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:13 pm
hunts in the remote wilderness of Northern Ontario, so it's great for all three uses.
Awww, come on Scott. Northern Ontario doesn't have any remote wilderness... we are not all backwoods folk here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I used to have a Federal Locator Device when I hunted in the remote wilderness. For us up here, the difference is Federal (Canadian Air Force) search and rescue, or with a PLB, we get Provincial (like State) (local police) search and rescue. If you wish to be found alive, choose Federal. If it don't matter, choose Provincial. It is not permitted to use a Federal device unless on an airplane, but after you are found, all they will do is confiscate your Federal device. Small price to pay for being found alive. Just buy another one, :mrgreen:
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Wow how did this turn into a post for PLB's and Spot?? Not interested in those, but would like ideas for practical items needed! not going to the Outback or Outer Mongolia. Thanks

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csharon1 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:15 am
Wow how did this turn into a post for PLB's and Spot?? Not interested in those, but would like ideas for practical items needed! not going to the Outback or Outer Mongolia. Thanks
um, you don't have to be in the far outback to benefit from a locator,
just some wide open spaces a long was from x to y and a cell tower.
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themainviking wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 am
WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:13 pm
hunts in the remote wilderness of Northern Ontario, so it's great for all three uses.
Awww, come on Scott. Northern Ontario doesn't have any remote wilderness... we are not all backwoods folk here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I used to have a Federal Locator Device when I hunted in the remote wilderness. For us up here, the difference is Federal (Canadian Air Force) search and rescue, or with a PLB, we get Provincial (like State) (local police) search and rescue. If you wish to be found alive, choose Federal. If it don't matter, choose Provincial. It is not permitted to use a Federal device unless on an airplane, but after you are found, all they will do is confiscate your Federal device. Small price to pay for being found alive. Just buy another one, :mrgreen:
Not sure what you mean by Federal vs Provincial. PLB's broadcast on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz, and work exactly the same as the ELT in an airplane - and are picked up by the same satellites - and are registered at the Canadian beacon registry, all federal.



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