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On this page we will be compiling a list of tips for trips of varying lengths.

Terry's Tips - Posted March 21 2006 at 5:16 PM
  1. Tool tip...cut a 15 inch crescent wrench down in half and make a sleeve to get leverage on handle that slips over it...This way you have a good axle wrench and will still fit in short tool wrap or tool bag.
  2. Sparkplugs...fold part of rubber hose and stick over 2 plugs and tape ends shut and you'll gain some extra electrical tape this way too...wrap every tool handle with extra duct tape or electrical tape (I stole this idea from an E.R. issue years ago.)
  3. Plastic garbage bags...as many as you can stash in the bag....to be continued.
  4. Small siphon hose...ALWAYS!...I carry surgical hose that collapses so small you can carry it anywhere.
  5. Hose clamps! They can fix a lot of stuff.
  6. I carry a small metal container that is for carrying a bar of soap but I filled it with extra nuts and bolts all sizes...look the bike over and see what is main sizes throughout the bike.
  7. Super glue can even fix small cuts from bleeding. Did you know this?
Reaver's Tips - Posted March 21 2006 at 6:54 PM
  1. I have a Coleman camp stove that fits in the ole Boy Scout 1 qt mess kit. I can fit the stove, and matches and a spoon all inside a hard shell to protect the stove. Then use the pot for cooking all your meals, and the lid for a plate.
  2. MRE's are good too as they are a whole meal contained in one package and can be bought at any army/navy.
  3. I also have alot of camp recipes if we want to get them together.
Trip's Tips - Posted March 21 2006 at 7:27 PM
  1. I always had two oil bottles in my saddlebags. One filled with oil and one filled with gas. They're nice and compact, fit in bags well, take an impact as good or better than red gas cans, and don't leak.
  2. Make sure to either keep your Zippo in a belt holder or make sure not to fill it immediately before a trip, It will burn on your thigh and will bug the crap out of you as you're riding.
  3. Always carry an extra pair of goggles or glasses. If you're riding with shades, put them on a sport strap and carry an extra pair (learned after the wind took mine off and I got stuck behind a dump truck carrying sand).
  4. Cant forget a bandana, great to keep the rain from stinging at highway speeds, but be sure to use Rain-X no fog on the goggles or glasses otherwise you'll be fighting the fog coming up from the bandana. Rain-X on goggles or glasses is AWESOME, won't ride without it after I tried it the first time on a hunch.
Double D's Tips - Posted March 21 2006 at 8:46 PM
  1. Wire ties can be your friend!
  2. A chunk of wire can help electric troubles or tie shit down that falls off.
  3. A leatherman tool on your belt can be a lifesaver.
  4. Even the little bittiest flashlight is great when you break down in the dark.
  5. A spare master link or two.
  6. A Limited Edition Harley Collectible Christmas Ornament.
  7. Gotta keep a set of plugs in the tool bag.
  8. Velcro straps are great and take up very little room.
  9. At least one Zagnut bar.
  10. AND THE PHONE # OF YOUR BUDDY WHO HAS A TRAILER IN CASE YOU ARE COMPLETELY F****D! (Like when I blew my front cylinder off the cases.)

Use these links to find out more info!!

Tech Pages
Engine Break-inFork Length and TrailSpringer Tech
Harley VIN InfoDMV Info • Travel Tips • Coil Tips ]


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