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post #21 of 30 Old 11-13-2017, 08:51 PM
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jump battery/dynaplug/backpack

Love these ideas! zip ties have patched me up to travel on multiple times.
I found a great rechargeable battery that has alligator clips for a jump of a dead motorcycle battery. it also has a pretty good LED light to light repairs at night.

Not exactly this one but looks like it. (mine is branded dbpower) :

(EDIT: I can't post links yet, just search dbpower motorcycle lipo jump battery)

Also I'm a huge fan of the dynaplug mini compressor: a tad smaller than the slime compressor.

I'll be installing a BMW/accessory plug soon so I can use my bike to bike cable.

Also helps to have a crushable backpack for extra unanticipated cargo (beer). Nelson Rigg makes one that compacts super tiny, I just have one of those cheap school/library sacs with shoulder strings.
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post #22 of 30 Old 11-13-2017, 09:11 PM
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JB Weld will in fact fill large gaps like on a hose connector tube ripped 1/4" away from the radiator as will as small leaks.

A few inches of safety wire might be handy on the chain master link clip I keep losing. I am about to try 4mm E-clips.

Most bolts on the KLR can be handled with 8, 10, 12 and 14mm sockets, a 1/4" ratchet, a 4" extension and a 6" long piece of 1/2" copper tube for a cheater. I also carry a 1/4"x3/8" adapter for larger sockets for the oil drain, crank shaft rotor bolt ect.
For larger nuts like the countershaft sprocket bolt I cut 3/8" off the end of a large socket and weld a 14mm head bolt to its side to use with my 1/4" ratchet and cheater.

I carry a tiny little plastic case with several hex key bits, a Phillips bit and an adapter for my 1/4" ratchet.

A 6" Crescent is handy. A 10mm box end is needed for the lower cam chain tensioner bolt if you plan on valve adjustments.

I can break the rear tire bead with the regular tire tools I carry and a 3/8" flat blade screwdriver.

The rear axle nut is handled with the stamped wrench from the stock tool kit and a piece of 1" PVC pipe for a cheater. The PVC pipe with a cut off tee on top is used as a jack stand under the swing arm or under a screw driver stuck through the skid plate for the front.
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post #23 of 30 Old 11-15-2017, 01:44 PM
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Love these ideas! zip ties have patched me up to travel on multiple times.
I found a great rechargeable battery that has alligator clips for a jump of a dead motorcycle battery. it also has a pretty good LED light to light repairs at night.

Not exactly this one but looks like it. (mine is branded dbpower) :

(EDIT: I can't post links yet, just search dbpower motorcycle lipo jump battery)
Googling Cycle Gear, here's some info on an auxiliary battery they market (many other choices available):


Item #: 1000105

POD X1 Power Supply & Jump Box

The days of getting stranded with a dead battery are a thing of the past. Now you can easily transport back-up power anywhere you go and not worry about coming back to a dead vehicle battery. Just pull out your Power On Demand X1 and get going again and again.

The POD X1 is the world's smallest jump starter and weighs only 8 ounces. Not only will it jump start any car, truck, motorcycle, or motor sports vehicle, it also powers and charges all of your electronic devices, such as: iPods, iPads, tablets, cell phones, GPS units, PSPs, MP3 Players, Bluetooth devices, and more. So small it will fit in your pocket, charge it once and take it anywhere.

Features:
• Size: 5.2 x 3 x 1 inch
• Weight: 8 oz
• Output: 5V 2A
• Input: 12V 1A
• Starting Current: 200A
• Peak Current: 400A
• Up to 20 jump starts in one charge
• One charge lasts for 6 months unused
• High power LED flashlight with 3 functions: flashlight, strobe, & Coast Guard approved 'S.O.S'

Includes:
• 12V DC Car Charger
• 100-240VAC Charger
• USB to 3-way Accessory Adapter (Apple 30 Pin, Micro USB, Mini USB)
• Jumper Cables

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One of these belongs in an EMERGENCY kit, IMHO.
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post #24 of 30 Old 12-25-2017, 11:08 AM
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Emergency kit...

I keep a SOF tourniquet and Quickclot. If you end up hidden in a ditch, alone and with a deep cut....these 2 items may keep you alive until someone notices you. Ideally, keep them in a pocket of your coat. They are no good in your saddle bag, on a bike 20feet away you can’t reach.

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post #25 of 30 Old 01-06-2019, 09:11 PM
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One dark and cold night I was trying to get into the main fuse and stuck my flashlight in my mouth to free my hands (and proceeded to slobber all over, the light going every which way) and thought it would be really nice to have one of those inexpensive LED lights that strap to your head. I found a two-pack for $10 at the local home supply. One went into my kit. Also works well for finding the beer in your panniers at the campsite, as well as grilling the fish.

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And if you get one with that throws red, the skeeters wont come after you as bad

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post #26 of 30 Old 01-06-2019, 09:26 PM
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I am still using that light; it's been a good one. It does have the red light to preserve night vision. We don't have much of a skeeter problem so never considered the red light for that!

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post #27 of 30 Old 01-07-2019, 08:17 AM
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I started using those head lamps for night fishing many years ago. Now I use them almost entirely instead of flashlights. Why hold a flashlight or a trouble/shop light? They're a great all-around tool.
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post #28 of 30 Old 01-07-2019, 10:13 AM
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Best tool I have found and easiest to carry is my cellphone along with my free towing acct #
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post #29 of 30 Old 01-07-2019, 10:30 AM
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I got in that habit too because before my KLR, if the Ultra died, I'll just call AMA and get it hauled in. Not like you're pushing it very far. Maybe if theres a tavern across the street.

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post #30 of 30 Old 02-16-2019, 04:11 PM
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Just getting set up for spring with my "New to Me" 2012 KLR. Lots of great ideas here. Similar to the tool and gear I would carry on Snowmobile or ATV adventures. Thanks Gang!!
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