Well, rain has temporarily postponed my ride for today and I don't really feel like working on the to-do list my wife left me while she's gone, so I decided to pull out my tool/repair kits and re-arrange and re-pack them while waiting to ride.
I carry a lot of stuff, but I have the advantage of having a very large tool tube and two HT pannier-type bags attached to my crash bars, so figure if it fits, why not carry it?
Most of this stuff I have included in the tool kit after performing some procedure and finding the tools necessary. I try to do all my work on the bike using this kit and if I find something I need to add, I do so.
Anybody see anything I might be missing based on your experience? I'm serious about that, not joking.
Phillips/Flat Tip Screwdrivers
Small pair of Vise-Grips
13 & 12mm wrenches
Small adjustable wrench
Extra rear axle cotter pins
Craftsman tool wrap. Works okay to contain most of this stuff.
Sockets: 27 (rear axle nut) 19 (front axle nut) 18 thin-wall (spark plug), 12, 8 regular and deep well, 10mm regular and deep well.
Valve stem fishing tool
Aluminum c-clamp (for bead-breaking, miscellaneous holding, etc.)
Rope (for lashing down unexpected cargo or maybe for a tow)
Slime inflator pump. Used to take my seat off to use the alligator clamps, but then realized this slime pump came with a connector I can leave permanently attached to the battery terminals. I ran it out and taped the end to my rear side racks for easy plug-in access for power to the pump.
Spare tubes: 1 front and 1 rear. I know some people just carry one, but if I've got the room, why not one of each? Packed in Ziplocs with talc.
Bottle of talcum powder for tubes and shucking tires off and on.
Pack of large zip ties
Multi-Tool: Wife gave it to me for Christmas: have to carry it.
Hand wipes, a luxury item.
Slime tire gauge: use this all the time.
Small zip ties
Duct tape and electrical tape
Spare fuse kit
Small needle-nose pliers
Small cutter-type pliers. I "seal" my pannier bags with the large ziplocs where I keep the tubes, inflator, etc. Keeps somebody from readily opening the panniers. Have to cut the zip ties off to get into them.
Bit for front axle pinch bolts and skid plate mount bolts
Tire/tube repair kit with extra valve stems and valve stem tool
Gapped spark plug
3 tire spoons
Allen wrench; size unknown: needed to remove rear side guards.
1/2, 3/8 and 1/4 ratchets
1/4" socket extension
There you have it. While probably overkill and at the same time, not all-inclusive and a work in progress this is what I carry. If anybody has any recommendations about what I should possibly add to it, I'd appreciate any feedback.