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This has prob'ly been discussed before, but what do y'all carry with you on long rides? Thanks. -d

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here's what in my tool packs all wrenches and hex tools that fit my bike,little vise grips,wrench for rear axel. xtra plug w plug wrench,spoke wrench, assorted nuts bolts for my bike.master links,insulated wire, wire cutter,electrical tape. zip ties.rear tube, tire wrenchs. co2 air kit,2 perches w levers,flashlight,lighter,xtra fuel hose,rag. I'm sure there is more misc crap in my pack but that's most of it when we ride other guys will carry either a front or rear tube so figure it out amongst yourselves. Not to mention 3 liter camel pack first aid kit, maps, tow rope.

have fun used a bit of this in moab last week

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don't expect much to go wrong with a XR... there simply isn't much to break, and the motor is bullet proof. Figure what's worst case senerio you can fix in the feild? flat tire, and maybe some lever adjustments. I carry a couple of open end wrenches and allen wrenchs for good measure too.

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I'm going to make a backpack with some tools in it that I can take when I go on longer rides. None of the trails I ride now take me farther than walking distance from the road (that's just how the trails are around me, kinda nice though to be able to ride a couple of different trails in one day). Tire irons, a set of metric wrenches, metric allen wrenches, spare tube, pump, is the kind of stuff I'll keep with me. Maybe a spark plug wrench and spark plug, just because it's cheap insurance (or if I drown my bike).

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I always have to use my tools to help someone else...haha

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This has prob'ly been discussed before, but what do y'all carry with you on long rides? Thanks. -d

Towing strap/rope! And if you've got an XR, the XR plug wrench.

If you've got a tow strap/rope, you can tow a disabled bike out - and that means you don't have to fix it on the trail. Believe me, there are times when you do not want to fix the miserable piece of s**t on the trail. :applause:

Don't ask how I learned this. Just make sure you take a tow strap/rope with you.

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other than when my shifter shaft sheared off I had never used my tools on my bike.

jetz has a comprehensive (heavy) list but when you do breakdown it is almost guaranteed that the tool you need most is back at home.

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A lot of times I am hours from my truck so I tend to carry a lot of stuff. Prepare for the worst and expect the best.

Wire splicers

Travel First Aid kit

Extra piece of fuel line-Used as fuel line or to blow crap out of the area around your plug if needed

Whistle -three blasts in a series is SOS

small screw driver incase your fuel screw falls out and lands on your motor and you are able to put it back in-yep it happened.

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Many of the responses get to the heart of why I ride an XR... They're reliable. (I do carry the tow strap, however)

Any suggestions for an inexpensive fender pouch?

-d

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a multi tool with a saw is nice to have. we went riding in the woods and the wind picked up and took a few trees down across the trail and so we were able to cut some of the limbs off with the multi tool and up over them

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My best friend will not run barkbusters any more - he went over the bars and he broke his wrist because it was trapped inside them...

If you run barkbusters - you don't break as many levers etc. If you don't then it's really nice to have the front half of the clutch perch as a spare in the fanny pack. The stock levers don't break easily and in a crash the perch can snap off. No perch = no clutch and on a tight mountain trail - it's "interesting".

jeff

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