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Post by 78gold » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi All,
This has probably been a previous post (Many Times) but being new here thought would ask again.
What would you all recommend carrying on a Triumph Tiger rigid frame by way of tools and spares.

So far my list is:

2 Sets of plugs
Plug Spanner
Feeler gauge
Long Nose Pliers
Small set of Metrinch Spanners (Met and Imp on bike)
Small shifter
Reverse ended screwdriver ie: Flat and Phillips
Can of Tyre Repair

Is there anything critical not there, you know its going tyo be pitch black 1/2 way to nowhere in the rain when I realise if you guys dont
78 Gold

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Post by pommychopper » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:10 pm

If you ask Chucky it'll be;

Head Gasket
Clutch cable
Inlet manifold
AC/DC TIG welder
Seat cushioning
Coils................................................................... :D :D :D

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Post by Spokes » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:14 pm

lecky tape and cable ties and Chucky will probably tell you to have a second clutch cable run in parrallel (but not connected at ends) and tied to your first one for when it breaks.
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Post by Chucky » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:08 am

Oooh the truth hurts!

I would carry the following for a serious journey

Multi tip screwdriver
Gaffer tape (wrapped around screwdriver handle)
1 roll of black electrical tape
1 bag of zip ties
side cutters
1 set of plugs
1 condensor
1 coil
plug spanner
small bundle of electrical wire
front and rear innertube
Tyre levers
2 Small shifters
1 large shifter (big enough for toy rear wheel nuts)
1 vice grips (they work great as gear shifters!!)

And the most important tool of all a charged up mobile phone!!

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Post by Chucky » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:08 am

Ooh and a clutch and throttle cable.....sorry spokesy I forgot!

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Post by Prof » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:12 am

Clutch and throttle cable and tools to replace them, an OLD set of plugs you know work. condenser. By the way, remove and oil clutch and throttle cables before and after winter and they will last a long time. The usual place they break, is at the clutch lever and throttle. Watch for any fraying.
Tools needed to adjust points (include feeler gauge) and take of points cover, tools to remove carby, carby float bowl and jets, headlight and tail light globeschain adjusting tools and spare chain link. Tools to adjust clutch (and get to it), tappet adjusting tools.

If you find that some nuts tend to loosen over time, carry the needed spanners for them.

Roll of electrical tape, roll of electrical wire, small head torch with good batteries (I always carry one and a spare set of batteries in my leather jacket). Octo straps and some baling twine and a few feet of packing wire.

On a longer trip take a spare rear tube (you can ususally find a tyre place on week days or sat morings, but they doften won't have m/cycle tubes), oil (if it's a bike only oil) and chain lube (I find Chain Wax to be the best).

I also carry a basic first aid kit...long stretch bandage (breaks and sprains), some sanitary pads (great for deep gashes) and a few large band aids.

If on a ride with someone else. chuck in a light rope 10' long in case someone needs to be towed.
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Post by 78gold » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:14 am

Thanks All,
I was thinking about the welder but couldnt work out how to get the tow bar (To move the thing) onto the rigid frame without a welder. (Catch 22). :lol:

I am thinking of trying a run up to Bathurst or such from sydney to see if there is any chance of me making it to Adelaide next year. Not sure if my old muscle and bone will stand the distance.

Hence wanting to take some spares with me.

Probably will take cables and most other suggestions and probably my mobile phone. Dont want to carry too much but also looking to have a small toolkit on me even when riding local.
Thanks Again
78 Gold

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Post by 74chopper » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:01 pm

for longer trips on the old honda i take

4 dry spark plugs
plug spanner
small multimeter
10/13/14/17 mm spanners
small shifter
very small LED torch
syphon hose
Double ended screwdriver
allen key pocket knife thingy (i have replaced all engine bolts with allen heads)
clear sunnies for night riding

sounds like alot, but doesnt take up much room and is good piece of mind we`re gonna get home.
Cheers Rob
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Post by ShovelShane » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:05 pm

On really big trips my tool kit consists of

4 Tie down straps
1 Bike trailer
1 Tow vehicle

Before that gets used though

I normally carry
spare pair of plugs (already mounted in the head on the opposite side)
Plug spanner
Allen key set
pair of screwdrivers
leccy tape
various zip ties
couple of occy straps
small wire cutters (come in handy for fixing exhaust mounts with farm fence)
spare set of points
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