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I will be going to get my bike 2002 350/385hp in a month or so and want to put together a tool kit and any other gizmo that may come in handy on the road . I am a highway rider and ride alone most of the time so I like to be prepared. If there are certain wrench sizes ,duplicates,fuses, wire,or anything else you have found handy I would appreciate knowing . Thanks for the input.
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Bill, I carry two sections of parts/tools with me. Section #1 is in my fork bag and contains spare parts. Those who I could need, but no one else have a use for- I did it this way because it's too easy to steal a fork bag.
Section #2 contains tools and is hidden in my battery box.

Section #1:
spare radiator hoses (upper and lower), 20" long fuel hose, spare alternator belt, cable ties, fuses, 30A relay, some bulbs, spare spark plug.

Section #2:
Hazet ratchet set 1/4" dr with sockets and screwdriver bits - and an additional extension to reach under the tank, a spark plug socket,
a belt tension tool, two pliers, a set of allen keys (long type with ball ends)and a set of wrenches.

I'm looking for a small voltmeter which I can add to section #2, there's
a little room left over.

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Bill,
Also do not forget to carry at least 1 spare (Old ok) spark plug wire. One of the longest. If one of your wires start to arc out from the end swinging to close to the exhaust manifold etc. Also at least carry the wrenches that you will need to lift the fuel tank if you have to get in there. A short length of 10 guage and some 12 or 14 guage and some tape and electrical connectors along with a few fuses wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Cell phones dont always work on the roads up here .
Bill

ps/ I had to rush out .Thanks for the info . I am up on a few sites and have come across a disk of some sort to put under the kick stand on hot asphalt or dirt and the co2 tire kit in variuos sizes. I have seen the kit talked about but did not write the size down. If anyone has or has used one to recomend , I'm trying to organize so the sink will fit.

loaf
do you have the smaller battery in your bike to fit all those things in.

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Bill - I got 4 bikes and keep basically the same on every one.

cable ties, wire, misc. nuts and bolts, tape, small flashlight, small volt meter, probe light (home made with just a 12v bulb and soldered leads), stubby racket, sockets, open wrenches, allens, small needle nose vise grips (a must), screwdriver with interchangable tips, needle nose long pliers, lenght of surgical tubing (forgas), length of gas line (to gravity feed if the pump goes), hose clamps, extra bulbs for lights, wires made up with alligator clips on each end incase I lose my keys to hot wire or bypass wiring, fuses, fan belt (on the Boss), can of motorcycle flat fix, rubber gloves, cut down flares, bungees, bungees, bungees

what I am going to add to the Boss kit: cheap spare electric fuel pump (smallest available) , battery jumpers a set made up if I ever had to buy a battery strap it to my seat behind me and just jumper it to get me home.

At swap meets, I am always looking for items and tools to add just incase. I have bailed out many a broken down biker along side the road.

The one time my fuel pump went on the boss I was lucky and just beat the crap out of it every 5 miles or so to get it going enough to get me home.
 

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With a smile

Wouldn't it just be easier for some of you guys to just pull a trailer with another Boss on it, when 1 breaks you could just switch-em around :lol:
Always gotta be a smart ass in the bunch :shock:
 

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Wag , back in the old days if a bunch of us went on a long run on our Harleys somewhere , we always had a truck or a van follow us with tools , parts , tents , sleeping bags etc. because number one , you never knew when someone would break down , and number two we had no place to carry anything , and number three , someone had to haul the beer and ice.
 

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Wag - I am thinking about a micro battery so I can also carry a spare tranny. Oh **** where the hell am I going to fit those jack stands and floor jack!! Damn it.
 

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She would have to move to do that cause you sure can't pick it up and set it on a log.
 

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buyarbi said:
loaf
do you have the smaller battery in your bike to fit all those things in.

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Bill
Bill, yes- I've got the smaller Hawker PC680 battery in my Boss, and
I welded the stock battery tray higher, and made a stainless top, which
perfectly seals the box, and is acting as a nice seat support.
I attached two pictures of it.
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I sure hope you guys are close by if I break down ... I got to tell you you guys are PREPARED :D
 

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Nice job loaf.

I was in the honda shop yesterday and came across a tire pump that screwed into a plug hole . The directions said to turn over or start the engine to pump the tire. It sucks fresh air into the tire and not gas fumes.
Does anyone have any info on the practicality of this type of system.
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Please start a new topic with a different post subject.....
I think those air pumps work but they wouldn't be my choice.
 

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Bill and Chris, thanks for the kind words. I think this is the modification I like most of all things I ever did I did on my Boss. It is really a perfect mod to the older bikes who don't have the glove box under the seat like the 2001 and later Boss's. All the tools are hidden, totally dry, you can't loose something, and it was one of my cheapest upgrades. The cost for a little bit of sheetmetal was a bottle of Jaegermeister for a buddy at work :)

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Bill and Chris, thanks for the kind words. I think this is the modification I like most of all things I ever did I did on my Boss. It is really a perfect mod to the older bikes who don't have the glove box under the seat like the 2001 and later Boss's. All the tools are hidden, totally dry, you can't loose something, and it was one of my cheapest upgrades. The cost for a little bit of sheetmetal was a bottle of Jaegermeister for a buddy at work :)

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Wag
Is there somthing specific that makes this style of pump unaccetable.
What would you suggest.
Bill
 
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