Long trip, what parts would you bring?


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hondaglide
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by hondaglide » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:41 pm



I have most of the things mentioned above, however I also carry a battery booster. Although I've never used it myself, I've been on several rides when such a device was required to get a bike started. A decent on can be purchased on Amazon for under $50. Motorcycle batteries can be fickle!



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someone548
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by someone548 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:54 pm

Uptwobucks wrote:
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!

Enjoy! Honestly, most of it takes up very little space. Promise. Good luck and keep the shiny side up.

yello mello winger
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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by yello mello winger » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:23 pm

What size is the socket needed for removing rear wheel lugs on 2003 1800 GW ?

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by FM-USA » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:30 pm

3/4" or 19mm DEEP socket with 3 inch extension.
A 2 ft. pipe that fits snug on the ratchet handle. Pipe is lighter than solid steel breaker bar.
I kept a hydraulic jacks 2 piece slip handle (1 inside the other), such a space saver.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by Jan S » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:45 pm

We have found that extra bunge straps and cargo net have come in very handy.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by FM-USA » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:51 am

Jan S wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:45 pm
We have found that extra bunge straps and cargo net have come in very handy.
OH, SO TRUE.
1/2 dozen 30" B-Cords & now a small jar of mini b-cords. The smaller one's I seem to give away more than I use when someone is in need.
I have 2 small & 1 larger stretch nets on the bike almost all the time.
They make carry sacks.
While camping, hang your food from animals.
Stretched tight makes a shelf. Add a layer of cardboard, paper, rag, etc. for small items.
If your pet breaks a leg or too tired to continue, slip each leg through a hole and lift like a sack. Just be sure their legs are loose nuff for blood flow.

Other ideas?
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"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." W.C.

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by CelticHero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 pm

I just completed a 2000 mile trip with my son. Along the way he had battery issues and having a decent tool kit saved the day. Before we left I dug through his tool box and grabbed tools that I thought I might need, just in case. I had a toolkit I made for my GL1800, and as it turned out, both toolkits came into use. I pack a can of tire repair fluid, but hope I never have to use it.I keep extra bungee and a cargo net too

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Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Post by yello mello winger » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:24 pm

Thank you FM USA for answer on lug size.



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