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TOOL KIT FOR THE ROAD
by HawgRyder, 1975 Shovelhead
Someone recently asked what tools I carry on my scooter. I have ALWAYS had a 4" round x 10.5" long leather tool pouch mounted above my headlamp. It's my best friend and it has helped out too many other bikers on the road to count. What I carry in mine works for me, but may not work exactly for you...for example, if you have torque fasteners everywhere, you'll need some torque wrenches that I don't carry.
One of our forum members made an excellent suggestion when he said go out to your bike and start tightening it up everywhere. Set aside the wrenches/sockets you use. Then, add a roll of electrical tape, some mechanic's wire, a couple of tie-wraps, and a 4-way screwdriver and you're on your way. Build on it from there...by the way, when I say "build on it" I DO NOT mean just keep adding tools to it until it weighs more than the bike. I do mean review it every once in awhile and get rid of the tools ya' never really need and add the ones you've missed.
Here's what I found in my tool pouch, collected after a couple of decades:
(Note: I used to carry spare points and condenser, but now I've joined
the electronic brigade...I gotta' get a spare module to carry for road
trips...until I spend that money, I just carry my entire points assembly
in my saddlebags as a back up for serious road trips)
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