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    And now a bit of trivia.....

    I used to carry this along in my side case as well. Anyone care to guess what it is?
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    One more for perspective.....

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    I don't know what that is but your kit had zip ties in it. Something I didn't think to carry and will put in my bag when I get home tonight. That is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for. Cross pollinating going on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmanli View Post
    Anyone care to guess what it is?
    Emergency flasher??
    The wire loop folds out to make a stand.
    Open case to display light.
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    Phone charger

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    One more item I carry in my tank bag is a phone charger I can plug into the bike.

    One of my friends broke down one night on the interstate and he was put on hold several times for long periods while trying to arrange for the tow. His phone was almost dead by the time he got a tow lined up.
    That why I went with one of these babies. Not only will it crank a V8 pick up truck and a Harley (3 separate times on the same weekend) but also on the same charge kept my iPhone charged, that same weekend. These babies are a jem. This is the one I use.

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    It also acts as an emergency flasher.
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    My RT came with a toolkit? [end sarc]
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    PHP Code:
    Emergency flasher?? 
    Close....but no cigar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmanli View Post
    PHP Code:
    Emergency flasher?? 
    Close....but no cigar.
    Trouble light??
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    Work light. Have no idea how old it is, but its SUPER bright, plugs into the BMW accessory power port, and shows "W. Germany" inside. I think its pretty old, but I've never seen another one before. It clips on using the wire, or has a magnet built in as well, and since the bulb gets wicked hot, they added the little orange window to let you know its on after you close it I guess so you don't melt the case.

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    Rocketmanli, that is freaking awesome! Hold on to that bad mamma jamma!
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    Travel strategy:

    I have a very robust first aid kit with some survival items, canned tuna, granola packets couple bottles of water.

    You've seen my tool kit... I've intentionally strayed away from tire repair, as I'm almost exclusively a pavment guy, not a 1000 miles from nowhere guy, if I have a flat, I'm removing the wheel, which I can do with that little ole tool kit, and taking it to be replaced. I did have to replace a rear perrellie with exactly 6000 miles on it; went flat at my parents house, by removing the wheel, and scheduling another weekend logistical trip to replace it. Never bought another perrellie after that. I was two up with luggage with the wife, had it blown out at speed it could have killed or maimed us both.

    And I have the jump battery kit.

    In the tank bag I routinely carry leatherman, flashlights, headlamp, and an asundry of other items, tailored for the mission.

    But here is a testimonial to the quality of BMW. I have never been on the side of the road using my kit for my bike. My BMW's have always gotten me there and except for the perrellie scenario mentioned earlier...back.

    The greatest tool in my tool kit isn't in my tool kit. The greatest insurance I have to get me there and back is a well maintained, properly serviced and shod, clean BMW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    I've intentionally strayed away from tire repair, as I'm almost exclusively a pavment guy, not a 1000 miles from nowhere guy, if I have a flat, I'm removing the wheel, which I can do with that little ole tool kit, and taking it to be replaced. .
    You really should carry a tire repair kit. Even if you stay on the pavement there are a lot of places in the US where you can be a long ways from a town. You can't always count on someone stopping and giving you a ride to a tire shop. Do you really want to leave your bike at the side of the road as you make a 200 mile round trip to a tire shop?
    What if you get a flat on a Sunday or Monday?
    With a tire repair kit, in most cases you can fix the flat well enough to limp into a town.
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