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Old 01-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #31
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A roofing nail to reattach my clutch lever after the bolt that holds it on fell out while riding down I95. I didn't know what I was going to do and I looked around on the ground and my prayers were answered.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #32
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While out running errands today I spotted a pair of blue handled channellock pliers.The most usefull of all tools.That got me to thinking with all these" adv'riders loggin thousands of kilometers/miles a year what is the most usefull thing you have found?

Thats really strange. During my first month of riding I came around a tight corner and almost hit a pair of blue handled channel locks in the road. Pulled over, put them in my pocket...... do you think people are dropping them for us to find?
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Cavemen must've designed them shortly after inventing the wheel.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #33
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Found a black thong hanging on a low branch near the Potomac River. Nobody was around. Just the thong, and my imagination.

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #34
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Found a Stihl MS-250 chainsaw laying upright across the center line on a desolate section of rural pavement. apparently fell out of the back of someone's truck but the only damage was a broken latch on the air cleaner cover. Stopped and moved it to the side of the road then waited a bit to see if anyone came after it. No one did so I took off. $1.75 for a new latch and I used it as my extra saw for a while, then sold it to a neighbor.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #35
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No blue-handled channellocks, but I found a nice pair of needle nose pliers a few weeks ago. And from long back a decent locking blade pocket knife.

Aside from underwear, one of the strangest for me was a piece of an automotive rocker arm. Always wondered how it was that the rest of the engine wasn't somewhere nearby.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #36
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I find some thing every time I ride. It's a grin ear to ear
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #37
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Pulled up to a red light and found a license plate lying on the ground.

I picked it up and shoved it in my side pannier just before the light turned green.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #38
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--GPS unit, still using it. And I did look in the address book for maybe the owners address in the unit none to be found.
--Floor jack
--Motorcycle seat from someones Kawasaki
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #39
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I stopped to stretch my legs in rural West Dakota and lo & behold, there in the ditch was this emaciated carcass in full riding gear and a well used but perfectly good BMW F650GS with Caribou Panniers. The dead guy wasn't going to need it so I took it home.

Naww . . . the green tackle box was what I actually found. Full of split shot, rattle traps, devils horses, hooks etc. Probably $200 worth of fishing tackle. Probably blew out of someone's boat in that prairie wind region.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #40
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What part of "No" do you not understand? :ymcaKeep your mind out of my anus.

(if you are going to edit quotes make it clear that you have done so asswipe)
I thought the black box was a clue??
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:49 AM   #41
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Phone,maps,plugs and tools

3rd...Tires plugs and Co2 or compressor
4th...factory tool kit,

As an avid adv rider, these r the things I wont leave home without. Just my $.02.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:56 AM   #42
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things Found

1. Full tool Box (Advertised, never claimed)
2. Cell phone.
3. Full top box (On the thruway)(locked) I slid the wire out of the hing, found a cell phone inside (It was locked) called the provider and they got in touch with the owner (Student) got him his clothes and stuff back to him.
4. Vice Grips
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:18 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by scmopar View Post
...what is the most usefull thing you have found?
My wife - - -

...when necessary, use words.

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Old 01-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by H e a d N o r t h View Post
Damn, I've never found anything this good on the road! Congratulations
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #45
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I found a flashlight once that was the best flashlight I ever had for several years, but I have since lost it

what have I found useful

plenty of bungee cords, a few wrenches

I found a 30' choker (logging) chain one too, and a couple pulp hooks, but not on the road

as a surveyor, I've found tons of useful stuff in the ditches that were not visible driving, a set of burglar tools (large prybars) were a nice addition to my carpentry tools
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