New video: What's in your bike?


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New video: What's in your bike?

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I know this is one of the most popular topics, based on the number of times it's come up in the past! So I thought I would do an exploration through mine:



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Here are the discussions on the forum on this topic:

What's In Your Saddlebags? viewtopic.php?t=17602

What's In Your First Aid Kit? viewtopic.php?t=18219

Stuff to Carry On Your Bike: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50371

Products mentioned in the video:

Helinox chair: https://www.amazon.com/Helinox-Chair-On ... ingdocs-20
Rev'It Sand 3 Gloves: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=37373
Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Gloves: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=24208
Luggage Scale: https://www.amazon.com/Rhorawill-Portab ... ingdocs-20
Schampa Fleece-Lined Neckgaiter: https://www.amazon.com/Schampa-Warmskin ... ingdocs-20
Schampa Double-Layer Neckgaiter: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=24830
Nylon Balaclava: https://www.amazon.com/Core-Nylon-Balac ... ingdocs-20
Dude Shower Wipes: https://www.amazon.com/Individually-Uns ... ingdocs-20
Moto Solutions FogTech helmet anti-fog: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9506
Nelson-Rigg Backpack: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42600
Battery Tender Voltmeter: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-0 ... ingdocs-20
WingStuff Half Cover: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42790
Olympia Horizon Rain Gear: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23131
Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=35845
ROK Straps: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=54083
Pakit Rak Windshield/Dash Cover: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=28727
Trauma Pak with QuikClot: https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medica ... ingdocs-20
Instant Cold Pack: https://www.amazon.com/INSTANT-COLD-PAK ... ingdocs-20
Tourniquet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072P ... ingdocs-20
Suture Kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CR ... ingdocs-20
Air Compressor: https://www.amazon.com/Slime-40061-Powe ... ingdocs-20
Vessel JIS Screwdriver: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=44988
GL1500 Spare Relays: /Store/Goldwing ... MS-H30.asp



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Well that is one very big list! Would love to see some pics of how you manage to squeeze that lot in and still have room for items that you require for your trip - clothes etc. Not that I am doubting you, just interested to see how you do it. Apart from the GW's own tool box, some tyre sealant, a pack of baby wet wipes and an old first aid kit (way past its use by date), the only other thing I carry is my RAC (Royal Automobile Club) card, plus of course credit cards and stuff in my wallet.
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Hah, just noticed the video at the start, what an idiot!
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brettchallenger wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Hah, just noticed the video at the start, what an idiot!
:lol: :lol:

Incidentally, I normally pack my clothes, toiletries, etc. into a backpack that fits perfectly into my left saddlebag. This makes it easy to unpack the bike at the destination. I can also slip a few extra bits and pieces in that side if I need to.

This leaves me enough room in my trunk to carry quite a bit more - water, heated gear, extra jacket/liner, and I can also take my riding gear (boots/jacket/pants) and fit them into the trunk as well if I'm stopping for some touristing.

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Hey Scott, Great video but did I miss something? Did you mention a Dyna Plug flat tire repair tool? :P By the way that's a cool shirt. Where did you get it? Do they come in white?

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TwoTone Trike wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:35 am
Hey Scott, Great video but did I miss something? Did you mention a Dyna Plug flat tire repair tool? :P By the way that's a cool shirt. Where did you get it? Do they come in white?
I didn't mention the Dyna Plug tool in the video...because it's not in my bike at the moment! I didn't even realize it until someone else mentioned it, and I realized that I had used it on another rider's bike, and never replaced it or the plugs. I've got a replacement on order now...

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It goes without saying that I wear my gun....just in case (God forbid)
But I also carry a small tool pouch with basic tools,a first aid kit and several bottles of water!
But MOST IMPORTANT: I carry a Life Straw (This is not a paid or any other promotion) I carry a Life Straw because I live in Arizona!
Where it can get brutally hot outside, and because a break-down is always a possibility, dehydration is always a reality too!
Should the need arise and I find myself in trouble, a nearby cow pond or a ditch with water could save my life! It could save yours too!
I think I paid 20 or 25 bucks for mine, cheap insurance! That could save your life

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I have a reverse trike so all our rain gear goes up front. Other than that I may have a jacket in one of the saddle bags but normally not much special. On trips the bags have small items and the trunk is pretty much camera and drones. We pull a small trailer with all our gear and clothing including fly rods and must have items like that :)
I have a tool kit (I think) but never use it and never ever change oil or do any other unneeded maintenance on the road so I guess we just enjoy.

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Have to say, watching WingAdmin's video did remind me of Mary Poppin's magic bag scene. I was waiting for him to pull out a standard lamp or a very large plant.
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In the event a pack of rabid zombies attempt to eat my brain: In the left saddlebag, a Sig M17 9mm with 21-round magazine + two spare 21-round magazines. That's in addition to the .357 magnum in the breast pocket of my jacket.

In the event me or my riding buddy has a mechanical failure: A full set of both metric & SAE 1/4" & 3/8" sockets.

In the event of "this can't wait" upset stomach (had one or two close calls in the middle of nowhere): Toilet paper. If it's never happened to you, you haven't been riding long enough.

In the event my cell phone battery dies: Charge cord.

In the event a screw falls out of my eyeglass frame (it's happened to me on a long trip): Spare eyeglasses.

Dental floss. Used it to fix the eyeglasses before I started carrying a spare.

Suntan lotion. Hand sanitizer. Small first aid kit. Saline eye drops.

In the event of a lost or stolen wallet: $100 bill stashed in a secret location.

Milwaukee Digital Multimeter

Assorted wire ties, electrical tape, fuses and small flash light.

Kinco unlined buffalo hide gloves. Wear these when it's raining and save the expensive riding gloves for when it's dry. They are comfortable, dry out fast in the wind, and don't seem to be affected by repeated soaking.

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I looked at the Sig M17 9mm, but it is such a ghastly shade of diarrhoea brown that I decided not to buy and stick with my St Christopher medal.
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I was impressed with how little WingAdmin had in there, which is a testament to someone who has been riding for a long time.

I'm still in the "carry too much stuff" phase, and anything I haven't used for a couple cross-country tours is probably going to get thrown into the cabinet soon, except for the tire kit, first aid kit, etc.

One funny side effect from the camera angle made the trunk look as wide as a Miata - I knew the 1500's had more luggage space, but holy cow! :D
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Re: New video: What's in your bike?

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This was a great video. I have been wondering what I need to get in my bike. Some of the things mentioned I already put in but feel like I will better prepared.

Love all the helpful information.



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