Cool trail tips???

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  • Carlisle1972

Posted March 13, 2004 - 01:30 PM


What are some cool trail tips you guys know of, like bailing wire on grips or use a front innertube for the rear in a pinch? Vegtable spray under fenders in mud, coat greese on the inside of the air box for just in case. :)

  • FTD

Posted March 13, 2004 - 01:51 PM


My bike shuts down on the trail if the beer in my back pack gets above 35 degrees (f) and won't start until the beer is gone or ice is replaced. :D :)
Had a guy piss in his radiator after we fixed the hole...

  • ddialogue

Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:38 PM


Coat grease on the inside of the airbox? Can you expound a little bit more on this? I'm confused! :)

  • Tom14911

Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:46 PM


In black sharpie, I write the main jet, pilot, clip position and fuel screw setting on the side of my carb.


PS I put aspirin in my camelback.

  • ddialogue

Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:52 PM


Aspirin in the camelbak...that's interesting. :)

  • Carlisle1972

Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:55 PM


Grease - In the inside of the air box if there is any dirt that passes through the filter the grease (which is applied in a light coat all over the inside of the air box) should catch any dirt that your filter missed and it will tell you how good your filter is working

  • Tom14911

Posted March 13, 2004 - 07:48 PM


I drop the aspirin to thin my blood, which reduces arm pump and is a pre-strike against muscle pain.

Works great for me.


  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted March 14, 2004 - 04:13 AM


I use silicone spray in place of your idea of vegetable spray, but i'm sure they both work the same. Other than that just basic stuff for me; spare levers, zip ties, couple of commonly used nuts and bolts, spare con' link for the chain etc in the backpack/Camelbak. :)

  • jackofall

Posted March 14, 2004 - 04:42 AM


I always carry a tube of JB Weld - that stuff is amazing. Will fix clutch perches to radiators to foot pegs. Never leave home without it.

  • ETP

Posted March 14, 2004 - 04:56 AM


Several wraps of duct tape around a small stick, bailing wire, and a hose clamp or two in the old fanny pack makes for good McGuyver material on the trail....

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  • wfo_in_it

Posted March 14, 2004 - 10:41 AM


Mcgyver, I like that, fixes something with nothing and always gets the girl. now that`s a trail tip.WOO HOO!! :D :)

  • mtrablue

Posted March 14, 2004 - 03:46 PM


not sure if you would call it a trail tip but, save an expired drivers license and stash it in your fanny pack. it'll help i.d. the body. use a sharpie and write your blood type and medicine allergies. wrap up some money for a phone call or an unplanned gas stop. we know we shouldn't ride alone but..........

  • N7SLC

Posted March 14, 2004 - 04:03 PM


How about letting your orange-riding buddy go ahead of you. When he
ends up in a pile in front of you, GAS IT! :)

I hear those orange bikes add great traction to the trail! :D

  • tigerowner_ut

Posted March 15, 2004 - 09:39 AM


Carry lots of Zip-Ties! Broke my throttle tube while riding the Idaho 100 and was able to zip tie my grip to the 3/4" that was still intact. They will also strap down anything that might have broken loose in a wreck. Zip ties, duct tape, bailing wire, JB Weld, what else do you need?

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted March 15, 2004 - 10:12 AM


Dont forget all those handy Metric rocks that are littered all over the trail. They work great in a pinch to pound bent/broken bike parts back to submission :)

  • crayztwentyseven

Posted March 15, 2004 - 10:39 AM


I also found that a couple of common allen wrenches are handy for carb adjustment or etc. because without an allen wrench its almost impossible to lossen an allen bolt. A few weeks ago my buddie broke his shift lever in a crash and we had no jb weld (but should have) so two allen wrenches came in handy as a splint and we just taped them with elec. tape and the shifter held up the rest of the day! :D Just my two cents. :)

  • John_H

Posted March 15, 2004 - 01:08 PM


I drop the aspirin to thin my blood, which reduces arm pump and is a pre-strike against muscle pain.

Works great for me.


Asprin doesn't really thin your blood, but rather prevents the formation of a platlet aggregating substance that impedes clotting. :)

Not saying it doesn't work for you.

I carry a 10 mm socket/extension/handle, screwdriver, some allens, spark plug and tape in my camelback. My buddy has extra levers, a perch, and lots of tools. :D

  • tctrailrider

Posted March 15, 2004 - 01:19 PM


Dont forget all those handy Metric rocks that are littered all over the trail. They work great in a pinch to pound bent/broken bike parts back to submission

Those rocks may have worked fine in the past but I just don't see you using them on the new scoot.

  • JVP

Posted March 15, 2004 - 06:51 PM


One of the most important things everyone should carry is some TP in a Zip-lock bag. It is good for wiping your goggles off and wiping your :) when you are 50 miles away from anything close to an outhouse. :D

  • DeltaT

Posted March 15, 2004 - 09:07 PM


I carry about $30, plus $4 in quarters. Also a pre-paid $10 phone card. Ibuprofen, Immodium :), Large Bandaids, 2 master links, clean rag (I like cotton diapers for these - if clean can also serve as a bandage. Rag also acts as pad inside fannypack), duct tape, wire, tube of Tri-flo lubricant, extra levers (1 each side). Regular tools and tire stuff. A few of the blue paper shop towels folded up. All in an MSR Enduro fannypack.

I will add JB Weld - great idea!



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