So I may be shipping my TW overseas, parts "may be" available, at a very high premium shipped to me... or they could be impossible to get. I could be in a wet/sub-tropical, near ocean area. I know I will have access to Fuel and maybe crankcase oil.
Can you give me a list of what to take with me, prioritized?
So far I was considering an extra one of each of the below
- New Carb, or rebuild kit
- Lithium Battery
- 0-ring chain
- Tire inner Tubes
- Extra headlight bulb
- Air Filter
- oil filter
- spark plug
What else should be here? And are there a best brands I should be listing next to these parts?
Thanks ALL for the input
I have a spare clutch lever mounted to the frame.
•*Extra Chain link / Chain Breaker
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Ride On tire sealant or some method of breaking the bead on rear tire in event of a flat.
Some way of inflating tire
10 & 12 mm sockets and wrenches
Spare 10 & 12 mm sockets and wrenches
5mm Allen wrench cut a bit shorter to readily fit into carb manifolding and valve cover bolts
Feeler gauges for valve adjustment
Spare ignition key
O-ring chain wax
About the only other thing that can stop you is the CDI - given that Tom is now doing them at half price, might as well pack one (doesn't take up a lot of room)
Bulbs and fuses might be good idea while you at it (a single headlight bulb is unlikely to be enough - you get a short - takes out the bulb - still got the short, takes out the replacement - rinse and repeat) ......
How does an incandescent bulb short out, or be damaged by a short circuit anywhere else?
Depending on what year ur bike is, I say kick starter. If it dies in the middle of no where u will be glad you have that. Ride-on both tires, bar protectors, maybe a 12v socket to help charge a phone? in emergency. Maybe get a battery jump pack, can also charge phones. Id go x-ring chain if ur gonna change before you go imo. Maybe make a tool kit/pouch and have plug/small tool/ bulbs/ extra chain master link in it? I wouldnt worry about a clutch lever if you have bar protectors imo, ur chance of breaking would be alot... less. Maybe a 12v small air pump or co2 pump. If you dont already have a rear rack defeniatly THAT!
2007 Sportster 1200
In the case of the TW, a short “could” provide up to 14.5V which is testing to say the least for a bulb rated at 12v — vibration or bad manufacture can be another cause — why take the risk for such an inexpensive light weight item ?
Given the potential for higher moisture content than usual on this trip — any part of the electrical system can “jump”
I have a (240v) LED lighting system in my kitchen — bulbs are supposed to last for many years — yet one of them has crapped out in less than three months — you simply cannot rely on anything, especially in the middle no-where …..
Maybe a stock metal screen oil filter, as they can be reused/cleaned. While the paper 1's are throw away.
2007 Sportster 1200
Don't understand Purple, on our TWs just what is potentially shorting out to cause this theoretical voltage surge to the headlight bulb? I would like to understand so as to mitigate the risk if possible.