Dead man walking?October 22, 2017
Yes ManNovember 22, 2017
What does it take to keep on the move when your bike throws a mechanical in the middle of nowhere? That breakdown recovery card might be OK if you're near an easy access road, but what if you're half way up a mountain?
Trail riders are pretty handy with a spanner and clutch of cable ties. Here's what four TRF members carry in their tool rolls. What's in yours and do you know how to use it?
James Higgs - Honda CRF 250L
Tools to remove my wheels, spark plug, seat and plastics
Motion Pro trail tool with additional sockets
Spare gear lever
Four way socket spanner
Gripseal bags to for my wallet & phone
Bahco Laplander folding saw
DID 520 VX2 split link
Spare phone battery
TRF membership card, breakdown card & credit card
Folding multi-tool with pliers
Laminated list of important phone numbers
Phone with secondary GPS (ViewRanger)
Jon Lawton - Suzuki DRZ 400s
Inner tubes front and rear
Assorted spanners for bike
Spark plug tool
Allen key multi tool
Chain split link
Philips and flat head screwdriver
First aid kit
Greg Villalobos - KTM 450EXC
Kriega US 5 Tail Pack
Motion Pro Chain Breaker
Motion Pro Trail Tool
Motion Pro Tyre Levers combo spanners
Spanners that fit my bike’s bolts
Spark Plug removal tool
Spare Spark Plug
Spare wheel bearings + seals
Giant Loop Pronghorn Straps
Spare chain split link
Spare 21" front tyre
First Aid Kit
Dual screw driver(flat/pozi)
Spark plug/plug spanner
Various spindle spanner’s inc. spanner/levers
Insulation tape (in my van not the photo)
Small grease tubes
I’ve never had a chain break in thirty six years (I keep a nice chain) so don’t bother with chain breaker stuff.
I carry the 19” because it fits front and back.
There’s also a Torx screw driver in that photo for my BMW.
New to trail riding? The TRF is a great way to learn about your bike and how to keep moving when you break down on the trail. Our members have decades of knowledge. Why not find your nearest group?