most useful thing you found while riding?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by scmopar, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    1st....CELL PHOME
    2nd....Map(s)
    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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  2. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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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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  3. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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  4. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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  5. randyo

    randyo Long timer

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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 :cry

    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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  6. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I found the meaning of life once...but lost it few days later. :wink:
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  7. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    It just doesn't work this way. It would last longer though.
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  8. ohgood

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    melted into asphault (tampa) are brake pads, springs, coins, occaisionally a screwdriver/wrench, and a 2" trailer hitch ball. yep.


    what i've found that was usable:
    12" crescent wrench
    pliars
    zip ties
    20$-30 in cash
    endless cellphones (always around the corner from gas stations)
    wallets
    keys
    bungie-cords
    belts (wtf ?)
    ear rings
    a watch
    socks
    a cb radio
    some kind of RF tester thing
    on the rare really good day, 1/2 a joint
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  9. BCOffRoad

    BCOffRoad Adventurer

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    I found a cash register/POS terminal in the ditch at a small pull-off on a highway a fair distance from any towns. The terminal was smashed and there were no identifying marks or cash. I salvaged the barcode reader and pin pad/card reader but have yet to find a use for them.
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  10. Chip Seal

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    5 gallon jerry can, empty of course!
    Craftsman channel locks.
    Assorted sockets, mostly 10mm!
    Money, mostly quarters.
    Emergency reflective triangle, folding type.
    Beer!
    Bungies.

    Why only one shoe?
    :wink:
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  11. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    I found an army shovel on a trail, one of the good old wood handled ones.
    Keep it under the seat of my truck for emergency's.

    A group of us stopped for a break along Dr. Park trail in Taylor Park. One of my buddies says, "Lookee here!" A little pot pipe was sitting right on a tree branch. We called it "dope pipe trail" from then on.
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  12. GeeGusKahn

    GeeGusKahn Adventurer

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    on Wolf Pen Gap Road between Suches and Vogel State Park

    A small piece of my sanity. :clap
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  13. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    I face planted, hard, on a trail in the Cove, in Virginia, sitting right in front of my face was a pair of really cool and expensive looking sunglasses. They where in perfect shape, I wore them the rest of the day, handy since my googles kept fogging up. I then left them in the pocket of my riding pants when I put them in the washer, and broke them.....
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  14. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    a $20! :d
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I found an Echo gas powered weed eater. It was fairly damaged from hitting the road, and would only do half throttle, which was more than enough for my little yard. I used it for about 5 years before it wore out.:deal
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  16. Uncle Pollo

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  17. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Friend was telling me last night how about 25 years ago, he saw a big metal toolbox sliding down a street in New Orleans in a shower of sparks. No vehicles in sight so a complete mystery where it had come from. Guessed that someone had it in a pickup and hit a bump then turned off while the toolbox carried on for a couple of blocks by itself. Contained a complete set of SAE tools (wrenches, sockets, etc.) so nothing terribly useful unless you're working on an old tractor :lol3

    I don't remember finding anything terribly exciting while riding (a couple of screwdrivers maybe) although I did pick up a box of high explosive shaped charges one time when in my car.
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  18. Grackle

    Grackle Adventurer

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    Two stroke? I worked for a landscaping company and we had a bunch of those... They were great, but they would gum up real quick if you didn't keep them WFO all the time.
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  19. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy Sometimes I'm A Jerk

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    A very cute hitchhiker. She really appreciated the ride, and returned the favor. :evil
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  20. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Wasn't down by Rusk was it :deal :lol3
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