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Old 12-11-2011, 05:51 AM   #1261
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Just a little note that may help people:

Quicksteel (or equivalent) is a really good idea to carry!

I was out for a ride a week or two back with my brother (he was on my KDX) when he had a minor crash that somehow resulted in the fuel tank splitting almost in 2 pieces, there was a gaping crack about 6 inches long originating from the filler cap. With a little bit of sandpaper and some quicksteel, we were able to continue our ride for another couple of hours. It wasn't completely sealed, fuel would weep out a little bit in a tip-over, but it turned what could have been a bad situation into a minor incident. I will continue to carry the stuff, if it can stick to a plastic tank surface, it will stick to anything.

Also, good lesson here is carry your toolkit, even if you're just going for an easy leisurely ride.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:41 AM   #1262
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The crutch-to-trail jack fab is a real winner!
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:41 AM   #1263
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Just a little note that may help people:

Quicksteel (or equivalent) is a really good idea to carry!

I was out for a ride a week or two back with my brother (he was on my KDX) when he had a minor crash that somehow resulted in the fuel tank splitting almost in 2 pieces, there was a gaping crack about 6 inches long originating from the filler cap. With a little bit of sandpaper and some quicksteel, we were able to continue our ride for another couple of hours. It wasn't completely sealed, fuel would weep out a little bit in a tip-over, but it turned what could have been a bad situation into a minor incident. I will continue to carry the stuff, if it can stick to a plastic tank surface, it will stick to anything.

Also, good lesson here is carry your toolkit, even if you're just going for an easy leisurely ride.
Cut the top and bottom of a soda can off, then cut whats left sideways. Flatten it and keep that in your kit too. Quick steal plus a soda can makes for a most excellent patch in your crankcase when you land on a pointy rock........
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:44 AM   #1264
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Spark Plug

I suppose all of us that ride in remote places carry an extra spark plug.
And I'm sure this has been mentioned many times in this thread.

But I'll never forget about 30 years ago an old friend that is dead now----he told me one day.

"Mark---if you've got a one cylinder motorcycle---carry an extra sparkplug"

Words to live by.
And if your riding a 1972 Bultaco Pursang---carry a pocket full.

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Old 12-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #1265
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what's everyones favorite titanium tool set? trying to slim down some pounds.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:46 AM   #1266
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Motionpro is the only company making titanium wrenches that I know of. Anybody else?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:16 AM   #1267
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The crutch-to-trail jack fab is a real winner!
Here's an option if you don't want to make your own and you want something that can pack away much smaller, even fit in a lot of fenderbags. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235
(shameless promotion over)
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #1268
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That's a pretty slick little deal sTE610vE. Way to go.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #1269
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Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry about 4 heavy duty zip ties, the ones that are about 1/4" wide and a couple of feet long. I just curl these up and store them in my air box. You can get these at Lowes or homes depot in the electrical section.

I had a crash, about 3 years ago, out in the wilds on NC. I actually stripped the threads of the bolts that held the handlebar clamps to the top triple clamp.

The bolts would still sit in the holes, but had no threads left so they would not tighten. I zip tied the handlebars to the top triple clamp and limped out 18 miles.

They can also be used to zip tie a tire in place if you get a flat and can't fix it on the trail, you just need about 5 of them.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:02 PM   #1270
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Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry about 4 heavy duty zip ties, the ones that are about 1/4" wide and a couple of feet long. I just curl these up and store them in my air box. You can get these at Lowes or homes depot in the electrical section.

I had a crash, about 3 years ago, out in the wilds on NC. I actually stripped the threads of the bolts that held the handlebar clamps to the top triple clamp.

The bolts would still sit in the holes, but had no threads left so they would not tighten. I zip tied the handlebars to the top triple clamp and limped out 18 miles.

The can also be used to zip tip a tire in place in you get a flat and can't on the trail, you just need about 5 of them.
I've used the same trick to assist another rider get out of the back country. They are tough!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:13 PM   #1271
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I also carry the jumbo zip ties. When you get a flat and would rather fix it at camp or on flatter terrain. Just cinch the tire, cut off the excess and ride on. Air is overated
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:29 PM   #1272
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I also carry the jumbo zip ties. When you get a flat and would rather fix it at camp or on flatter terrain. Just cinch the tire, cut off the excess and ride on. Air is overated
I'm having a hard time figuring which way you are talking about putting the tie on. Around the center of the bead, or around like "paddle tires"?
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #1273
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I'm having a hard time figuring which way you are talking about putting the tie on. Around the center of the bead, or around like "paddle tires"?
I think he means like a paddle tire to stop it rolling of the rim.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #1274
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I'm having a hard time figuring which way you are talking about putting the tie on. Around the center of the bead, or around like "paddle tires"?


Like paddle tires, use about 5 zip ties
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:33 PM   #1275
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Right, that makes more sense. Thank you!
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