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post #1 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Extra part for road trip

Just wondering, anyone have suggestions for extra parts we should bring on a 8 day road trip from east coast to colorado? Thanks Stephen
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 04:53 PM
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spare tube and tools to change tire. spoke wrench. wire ties, duct tape.
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the ideas!! Spare chain?
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 07:51 PM
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Thanks for the ideas!! Spare chain?
If questionable, better change that sucker BEFORE you set out, IMHO; YMMV!

Also, front and rear sprockets. Tires good?
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 08:00 PM
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Thanks for the ideas!! Spare chain?
If questionable, better change that sucker BEFORE you set out, IMHO; YMMV!

Also, front and rear sprockets. Tires good?

Otherwise, here's a happy BMW dealership service manager, replacing a rear tire on a Kawasaki, whose rider is 1000 miles from home:



Here is an image of a Kawasaki rider paying a BMW dealership for replacing a rear tire, 1000 miles from home (note: hands up):

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-03-2015, 10:37 PM
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IMHO, unless it was raining 'cats and dogs', I'd have Ridden That Tire home!!
My life, my choice.
It was his choice!
One can have a flat tire almost as easily on a Brand New tire as easily as a worn-out tire, all it has to BE, is long enough, sharp enough!

If Anything raises a Question in your mind, regarding 'Safety', error on the side of caution! I have!!! And I Usually wear my rear tire, til 'bald' in one spot, some times beyond (no cords showing, please)!

Disclaimer, I Know my chosen tire Brand/model intimately!

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If Anything raises a Question in your mind, regarding 'Safety', error on the side of caution! I have!!! And I Usually wear my rear tire, til 'bald' in one spot, some times beyond (no cords showing, please)!
I was on a borrowed bike, on a ten-day ride with others through the southern Appalachians.

My choices were: Replace tube (that BMW dealership does not patch, for liability considerations), or replace tire and tube.

Safety was a consideration (assuming a taller tire possesses at least SOME greater resistance to air-depleting punctures than a thin one); perhaps of even greater weight was a desire NOT to hold up my companions with a tire failure I might avoid by my actions. Further, I was willing to donate a new tire to my benefactor for loaning me his splendid machine for the ride:



Versys (650); an extra gear, and about twice the horsepower, compared to a KLR650. What's not to like?

Although, the more highly-stressed Versys must muddle through WITHOUT either a coolant temperature gauge, or . . . a radiator bypass system (as in, Thermo-Bob)!
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Sprockets, chains, tires, bearings, brake pads... you shouldn't need these things. If there is any doubt about them, replace them before you leave. Hard to tell about cables so start with new or carry some.

I carry a small selection of 6 and 8mm bolts and nuts, blue loctite, oil filter, head light bulb, JB Weld, zip ties, inner tubes and patches, electrical tape, fuses (I like circuit breakers), wire nuts, short piece of electrical wire and a short piece of safety wire.
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... fuses (I like circuit breakers)...
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Which circuit breakers do you use, and where did you get them?

The ones that I have seen look too tall to fit.

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