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Author Topic: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?  (Read 2006 times)

jedaks

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Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:53:47 AM »
I have been a Bullet owner for a week now. I haven't been able to hit the road yet as the bike needed some TLC. I got it all sorted and was actually riding to the inspection station to get my roadworty certificate and then to get it registered and I got a flat tyre! Valve stem broke right off! So I need to get a flat fixed now!

Anyway...my question is, what parts tend to wear out more than others? What items would be good to keep on hand in the shed? I dont mean "consumables" liike oil filters and spark plugs. Or is it hard to tell?


The Garbone

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Re: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 01:51:48 PM »
All cables, Throttle and clutch I carry on the bike, front brake, not so much.

Spark plug- in tool box
Fuse- in tool box
Tire tube-in garage
Electrical tape- in toolbox
Tail light bulb- in toolbox.

I should carry a headlamp bulb but don't I figure I can ride on the high beam if I loose the low.
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Re: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 05:57:26 PM »
The only thing I've run across needing is a pair of pliers. A guy on a Harley was stopped at the side of the road the other day, and since I was in n hurry, I stopped to see if I could help him. is muffler bracket for his $2000 muffler muffler had broken and he didn't want to drag it to the welding shop he was headed for. He had found some wire roadside but wanted some pliers to wrap it up. I didn't know if the RE had any in the toll kit so I pulled it out, but, alas, no pliers. Then I spent the next 20 minutes trying to get all that crap back into the hot dog warmer while he handwrapped the wire. I think there needs to be a Leatherman in there.
Oh, the guy did say, "That must be a really expensive bike!" I hated to admit it wasn't.
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Jack Leis

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Re: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 04:28:29 AM »
I have carried a Leatherman with me since I brought the bike home and found how poorly endowed the tool pouch was. Good god R.E. , not everyone is McGyver.
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Re: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 05:49:16 AM »
All cables, Throttle and clutch I carry on the bike, front brake, not so much.

Spark plug- in tool box
Fuse- in tool box
Tire tube-in garage
Electrical tape- in toolbox
Tail light bulb- in toolbox.

I should carry a headlamp bulb but don't I figure I can ride on the high beam if I loose the low.


The logical spot to carry spare head and taillight bulbs and electrical tape is inside the headlight nacelle itself.

baird4444

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Re: Most common spare parts and tools to keep on hand?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 08:50:21 PM »
Bulbs won't keep you from getting home....
   Throttle cable for sure and maybe a clutch cable.
    Spare plug and the tools to change.
    A stretch of wire and some elektrikle tape.
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