By Cov Lad
#83876
I am planning my mot trip and would like to carry some tools in the event of another breakdown. My list so far includes the following: pliers, plug spanner, spare plug, screw drivers, 12, 13, 14mm spanners and sockets. These tools will allow me to remove petrol tank. I will of course have my breakdown telephone no and a charged cell phone. I wondered if anyone would suggest anything else?
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By Wheaters
#83877
My bike is a 350 iron barrelled Bullet and I also needed a 10mm spanner for the tappet adjustments, which were needed every 50 miles or so as the exhaust valve rapidly ate its way into the cylinder head.

I got to the stage with it where I threatened to include a box of Swan Vestas (thankfully not needed them since I had a hardened exhaust valve seat fitted).
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By Leon Novello
#83887
There is usually a comprehensive tool roll which comes with the bike. I would also include tyre levers and tube repair kit. We rode thousands of miles around Australia in the `50s with no tube repair kits, spare spark plugs and NO insurance. Never needed any of them. I have never had a flat tyre on a motorcycle in all the years since.
By Cov Lad
#83893
I have breakdown cover , problem is they send out a van and then you wait for another two hours for a recovery lorry if problem can't be sorted.
By Andy C
#83901
Spare fuse(s), a length of wire and some wire snips.

That has got me out of trouble a few times in the past on other bikes.
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By Presto
#83902
Don’t forget selection of nylon cable ties, duct tape, tyre repair solution, spare chain link and wrap the whole lot up in clean absorbent cloth.
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By Presto
#83904
I guess it'd be good policy to carry these things on the bike permanently. You only need to go as far the width of a nail to get a puncture and as far as it takes for a chain to snap to break one.
By ericpode
#83910
Cov Lad wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:37 am
I have breakdown cover , problem is they send out a van and then you wait for another two hours for a recovery lorry if problem can't be sorted.
AA vans have a folding trailer for bikes that can be made to "grow" out of the back door.

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