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Old 11-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #42
Big Bearded Boy
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Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Joplor, NC
Oddometer: 1,339
I've compiled what I saw so far, feel free to make additions.
  • well maintained bike
  • be prepared for conditions you will encounter
  • flexible schedule
  • be able to fix your bike
  • standard tool kit and other essential tools specific to your bike
  • tire repair kit (patches, pump, etc)
  • extra bulbs, spark plugs
  • utility knife
  • flashlight
  • first aid kit
  • cell phone, satellite phone, spot, etc
  • paper and pen
  • dictionary for other language(s)
  • battery charger
  • power inverter
  • slingshot
  • sandals
  • toilet paper, baby wipes
  • $1 bills, extra cash, credit card
  • water purification tablets or filtration system
  • quick weld putty (JB weld)
  • space blanket
  • water
  • tape (duct, electrical, silicon)
  • stainless steel wire
  • extra clutch cable
  • extra clutch and brake levers
  • extra shifter and rear brake levers
  • earplugs
  • hacksaw blade
  • vise grips
  • extra fuel line/hose
  • cotter pins
  • fuses
  • extra chain link
  • zip ties
  • spare glasses or contacts (if you wear them) and/or a copy of your prescription
  • hat
  • reading material (possibly kindle or other e-reder)
  • service manual for your bike (paper or digital)
  • weapon or self defense tool
  • multi-tool (leatherman, gerber, etc)
  • pocket knives
  • fast dry underwear and socks
  • sunglasses
  • false bank statements (both rich/poor for when kidnapped)
  • fishing line
  • chapstick
  • permanent marker
  • maps
  • lighter or other fire starter
  • warm coat for cold
  • extra fuel
  • bear spray or pepper spray
  • athelete's foot cream or antifungal cream
  • cargo net(s)
  • perscription medication
  • plastic grocery bags (for wet feet or whatever else you can think of)
  • boot drying device (
  • riding gear
  • jumper cables
  • spare key hidden on bike
  • basic camping gear
  • good luggage waterproof
  • computer or access to computer
  • cables and chargers for electronic devices (phone, camera, laptop, etc)
Current Steed: '08 FJR1300
9 states left to ride: WI, MN, ND, SD, UT, OK, KS, AK, and HI.
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