wish me luck for my trip to yellowknife on the 26th of april. thinking of buying snow tires
I hope you have great weather, good roads, and a great trip.
Your questions remind me that I've never covered tools and spares. I should fix that some rainy day . . . .
1) Repair prop. Hooks on the swingarm for rear wheel removal or on bash plate for front wheel.
2) Zippered pouch slides into tool tube. Shows both sizes of inner-tubes plus zip ties.
3) Bicycle pump. Goes in tool tube.
4) Tire Irons. Go in tool tube. I really like the Motion Pro Bead Pro irons. I 'm ready to stop carrying the longer one shown under the Bead Pros.
5) Patches, glue, sandpaper. Go in tool tube.
6) Cordura pouch with compression strap plus zippered net pouch. The little tools all go into the net pouch. The net pouch plus the big wrenches and pliers go into the bigger pouch. I carried this in a side case sometimes or in the tank bag sometimes (for weight distribution).
7) quarter-inch-drive ratchet with extensions, universal-joint, and 3/8 adaptor. The sockets are 1/4", 8, 10, 12, 14, and 17mm. The 17mm socket required the 3/8 adaptor.
8) Open wrenches. 17/14, 12/10, & 13/8. I have taken better wrenches in the past, but opted for small ones this time.
9) Spark-plug wrench, pliers and wrench.
10) Allen wrenches
11) Quarter-inch hex screwdriver and ratchet and lots of bits including Allen bits and torqs.
12) Nuts & bolts. This jar stayed in a corner of the top box. I have no idea why.
13) Fuses, bullet connectors, Posi-lok repair connectors, wire. The wire is so that if all my added wiring fails I can still power the electric jacket. This went in the stock toolbox. Not shown: for the trip there was a little roll of electrical tape in there too -- the last 1/4-inch thick section of a roll that had a smaller core than usual.
There are also 3 pieces of wire in the handlebar. They are as long as I could get into the handlebar and still get the handguards on.
14) Headlight in pipe insulation. Went in stock toolbox.
15) Taillight in film can. Stock toolbox.
NOT SHOWN: Leatherman original.
That's it. Perfect. If you look carefully at the nuts and bolts you will see that I even had a spare adjusting nut for the brake rod for the rear.
EDIT: More things that I've forgotten: I had a small roll of "rescue tape". There was also a small multi-meter in the box that had the phone and charger. This is what you get when a senior citizen tries to reconstruct a toolkit from a trip that ended 9 months ago.
You may notice the absence of any spare cables. The bike had a new clutch cable, newish throttle cables, and a speedometer cable that was apparently not new enough. I didn't take any oil and I never had to add any. No chain tool (I think I had a spare master link though). No spark plug.