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Screwdriver,crescent wrench (to tighten the mirrors),money,cool ass cover,helmet bag .,bungee cords and a cargo net. Over 3 but i use these the most. In winter i throw in my Frogg Toggs jacket.
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Small tool kit,
Disc lock and
Pre-moisten glass/plastic cleaner
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amateriat wrote:
PrimaBlanco1 wrote:
Well since I blew my last post, let me try again (lol!)
Blew it? Did I miss something?
I listed more than three items in my first reply to this thread. (du'oh!) haha!
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Aviator47 wrote:
caschnd1 wrote:
My p200e only has room for fuel and oil under the seat.

In the glove box I carry an extra quart of 2T oil, an extra plug, a plug wrench and a 13mm wrench to change out the spare if needed.

-craig
^^^ This.

In top box:

Wine
Cheese
Fresh baguette.
Oh yes!!!
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Stop and Go tire plugger kit
Slime tire pump (NOT slime, just the pump. It's the best one I have found)
A bike/scooter specific tool kit
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PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: DON'T GO AROUND BREAKING PEOPLE'S STUFF.
davidmasse wrote:
Hmmm... I have to admit I'm more like Tiggerz.

I also always have a glass breaking centre punch / seat belt cutter. A colleague tried and failed to save four elderly passengers in a car struck by an 18 wheeler when the car they were in caught fire. The doors were locked and he couldn't break the windows. He suffered serious burns trying.
I have the aforementioned K-Bar for cutting stuff. I know there is a way to apply pressure with a punch--or the tip of a strong fixed blade knife--to the corner of a window and break it that way...but I doubt the screaming passengers will look favorably on their savior if you should attack their car with sharp pointy objects.

You can save a little money by breaking up spark plugs and making whats called "Ninja Rocks". Works on any tempered glass but won't shatter safety glass like you'd find in the front windshield.

I keep three shards in my tool kit = I can get into the side of any car in under three seconds.
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Only three items? Okay.

Under the seat:

1. Engine! What else!!!
2. Chain and lock for when I leave here alone
3. Small tool set with sockets and torx/philips set
4. ... there's a lot more, but I must stop here
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Under the seat, top three items used...

Shopping bag

Rain gear

Center stand lock
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Aside from registration and insurance papers. I always have
1. Crescent wrench(for mirrors)
2. Microfiber towel. (For cleaning face shield or seat) Steve Bailey school of Scootering
3. Long sleeve shirt. (extra layer of warmth if needed)
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Small tool kit w/tire plugs, cable lock, 9mm.
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Most important
fix everything almost, including major injury & minor infection (add a multi-tool & you got it covered):
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Aviator47 wrote:
Wine
Cheese
Fresh baguette.
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
Rope, quick lime, shovel.
...Hannibal?
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First aid kit
Chain lock
Toolbox
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chickadee wrote:
Aviator47 wrote:
Wine
Cheese
Fresh baguette.
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
Rope, quick lime, shovel.
...Hannibal?
If it was Hannibal, it would be:
Butcher block
Filet knife
Fava Beans
Razz emoticon
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Grip Lock
ROK Straps
Under Armor long sleeve shirt for the colder rides.

Things like Rain Gear, CAA card, cell phone, GPS, tools, and first aid kits seem to be the norm or 'standard issue' for most.


My Pug Stitch always carries her blue dog.
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In my country, first aid kit was obligatory. A few years ago it is not, but in an accident it would be lifesaver.
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Forgot cable ties,microfiber cloth,small glass cleaning kit electrical tape,bandage scissors.
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Not a lot new from me, but:
- Gloves
- Cell phone
- Pocket knife

Between my top case and pet carrier, I've got a lot of goodies onboard at all times.
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My three things under the seat.
No one seems to carry a Cargo Net, I have found this very useful. Tyre repair aerosol thingy, no pump required and a shopping bag (as they now charge for them in England).
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I do. Comes in handy for any things.
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So sorry, I missed that listing. How the hell do you get all that stuff on a scooter???
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money for fuel (always keep it in there)
gloves
and sunglasses
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Hi guys

Wow thanks for all the replies. Some very useful info in here. I have never really carried that much with me so I wanted to get some ideas as I don't want to get caught out during winter. I generally carry summer gloves and mid weight gloves which serve me most of the year. For winter I'll probably add some muffs. I now carry some waterproof over trousers as my textiles now leak a little.

I've added a tyre repair kit to my shopping list for now too
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i am afraid too that once a Boy Scout . . . well you understand. The pet carrier is full! Tool roll, spare parts, cover, hat and rags for polishing and cleaning up after spills & checking the oil. Be prepared was drilled into our heads
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cdwise wrote:
Tiggerz wrote:
One of these days I'll write out the experiences that led me to become what's called a "prepper".
Nobody said the 3 items listed are the only things they carry. I've usually got a small first aid kit, cloth bag, bungies/net, water, hat, multi tool, flash light and half a dozen other things but the three I listed are what I'd consider "scooter" specific bits.
Granted. But the statements I made and the list I mentioned were intended to explain why I don't limit myself to just three essentials.

I'd probably be the guy most likely to be accused of over-preparing for a situation. But, as God is my witness, I will never go hungry again!
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Re: My three things under the seat.
Peterob wrote:
No one seems to carry a Cargo Net.
That's because I've got Rok Straps ;0)
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Pressurised tyre repair/inflator
Lockable chain
Bungee ropes
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Tire patch kit.
Portable air compressor.
Insurance card with towing included.

Those are my three items I never leave home without.

I also carry a tire pressure gauge, small tool kit, first aid kit, earbuds (in case the bluetooth dies), GoPro camera, and some snacks.
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Protection
Warmer gear
Water

I always have my phone and credit cards in my pocket, so I don't consider them as " scooter" items.

In over 50 years of riding never had a flat on a tubeless tire, and don't carry tools I don't know how to use
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Re: My three things under the seat.
Peterob wrote:
No one seems to carry a Cargo Net, I have found this very useful.
Hannibal?
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Re: My three things under the seat.
Ed H wrote:
Peterob wrote:
No one seems to carry a Cargo Net, I have found this very useful.
Hannibal?
Good idea, break from the road project?:

How to Make a Rope Cargo Net:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7612503_make-rope-cargo-net.html
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Can't list my top carry, it would get this thread locked for sure.
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Spark plug kit (plug, socket wrench and starting fluid)
Multi tool
Cargo net
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Re: My three things under the seat.
Benelli Boy wrote:
Peterob wrote:
No one seems to carry a Cargo Net.
That's because I've got Rok Straps ;0)
I actually carry both now, plus a couple of long bungees. Every possible load covered!
OP
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lx125man wrote:
Hi guys

Wow thanks for all the replies. Some very useful info in here. I have never really carried that much with me so I wanted to get some ideas as I don't want to get caught out during winter. I generally carry summer gloves and mid weight gloves which serve me most of the year. For winter I'll probably add some muffs. I now carry some waterproof over trousers as my textiles now leak a little.

I've added a tyre repair kit to my shopping list for now too
And this boys and girls is why I should have had the kit ages ago


The tyre was getting replaced when it goes in for service in a few weeks anyway but looks like I'll just get it done now.

Managed to get to work and RAC are on their way to repair it for me.
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Studded?
Studded snow tire?
OP
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This was the culprit
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Top 3....
(not just for under the seat)

AAA Card

Heated Gear

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger (surprisenly reasonably priced)
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lx125man wrote:
This was the culprit
Was just riding my bicycle along the boardwalk on my way back from the gym this morning. That bent screw looks a lot like what they use to keep those "boards" down. Wha? emoticon
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Cell phone
Visa card
Kahr 9mm

Don't leave home without them!

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