Believe it or not all i take is a flat blade screwdriver.
Some money and a mobile phone.
Long underwear and a couple of Vicodin.
I've got a healthy assortment of tools, quicksteel, some special bolts like the tiny buggers for the rad shouds on my R and some spare sprocket bolts, and a few spare plugs (one for me and one BR9ES just in case there is a smoker in the group). Just because, I also used to carry a second plug wrench that fit an XR400. I rode with lots of guys with 400s that liked to dump their bikes in creeks that did not have a plug wrench so we could pump out the water. I also pack spare electrical connectors and a spool of 18ga wire (I ride in the dark, a lot). It all goes in a medium sized Ogio fanny pack, and I could darn near rebuild someone elses bike if I had to. I've never come close to using all of the tools in there on my bike, but I have on other people's ride.
The most important thing I carry, IMO, is cash. At least $50. For emergency fuel, food, transportation, or whatever may crop up. I keep it in a watertight bag with my registration and a spare pair of MX gloves.
Read up, you can't carry concealed OR loaded firearms in CA unless you are LEO, I only tell you because I would hate to see any fellow bikers get in trouble because they were unclear on the law. Are you gun owners part of the NRA? I would seriously reccomend you join if you enjoy your rights to OWN guns.
http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/CASL.pdf Read up, you can't carry concealed OR loaded firearms in CA unless you are LEO, I only tell you because I would hate to see any fellow bikers get in trouble because they were unclear on the law. Are you gun owners part of the NRA? I would seriously reccomend you join if you enjoy your rights to OWN guns.
If I am in an unincorporated area (even though it is public land), and I am in the wilderness (in this case open desert) and I choose to openly (not concealed) carry a sidearm, I am not in violation of any law. San Bernardino County, to my knowledge, does not have any ordinances that preclude carrying openly while in unincorporated, wilderness areas that are not Forest Service property.
I have never been told to unholster or remove my sidearm during visits by BLM rangers while on BLM land, and yes I have encountered rangers four times since 2001. Three times while in the mountains around Calico, and once by Tumco in Imperial County.
Be a responsible firearm owner, and you will likely never have problems with the law.
AH MEN!! XR Riders don't need tools except to get your buddys back to the truck!
JB Weld. I have patched a crank case puncture waayyy off road in Moab with a little gas to clean around the punture, a nickle over the hole and some JB Weld to seal the nickle to the aluminum case.
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