Good idea on the tape storage and kickstand spring. I have used electrical tape to hold the shift link ball joint together and it worked well enough to finish the trip. Also lost a kickstand spring doing some off-roading and spent a long time on hands and knees backtracking to find it. It was covered in dust and almost missed it. A spare is a good idea! Was lucky to find something to lean the 900 lb bike against while fitting the spring.