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    MUST! Take gear for off road TDub.?

    I've been a boondocker all my life, don't really like the road if I don't have to ride on it.
    I do a lot of high mountain desert riding, it's been mostly sidexsides or four wheelers and I know what to pack in the box for just about any emergency I can think of on them.
    But a TDub is a bit different, along with the basic stay alive gear is there any mechanical bits I should pack just in case?
    Clutch lever? Maybe. Anything else that if broke could leave me stranded?
    Does anybody have a good tool list so I don't over do it?
    Getting anxious for a ride but want to be properly prepared.
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    The TW isn't much different than any other old school motorcycle. All sorts of "what I carry" lists about. Much depends on skill level
    and experience. The stock tool kit isn't too poor. Maybe ad a master link , safety wire, patch kit, pump, prop stick. Sometimes the best bit of kit anymore is your cell phone and pre ride maintainence. A well maintained and sensibly ridden TW in all probability won't leave you stuck with something field repairable. The key is keeping up with maintainence.
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    I would think the items needed would be those you could not limp along with out,
    Can I get by on a flat? Yep,
    How bout a broken clutch lever? I think so,
    A lost main link on the chain? Nope,
    A small hole in gas tank ? Maybe
    A severed fuel line? Nope,
    Practical thing are best bought along,
    The further you are away from roads or cell service, The more you may want to carry as far as spares,
    Makes me think,
    Plug, Duct tape, A length of wire,Master link, Fuel line, Cell Phone, Maybe shift and clutch lever, Basic tool set to replace very basic items, The OEM tool kit gets you pretty far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    I would think the items needed would be those you could not limp along with out,
    Can I get by on a flat? Yep,
    How bout a broken clutch lever? I think so,
    A lost main link on the chain? Nope,
    A small hole in gas tank ? Maybe
    A severed fuel line? Nope,
    Practical thing are best bought along,
    The further you are away from roads or cell service, The more you may want to carry as far as spares,
    Makes me think,
    Plug, Duct tape, A length of wire,Master link, Fuel line, Cell Phone, Maybe shift and clutch lever, Basic tool set to replace very basic items, The OEM tool kit gets you pretty far.
    A small pair of real vice grips in a needle nose can easily substitute for a clutch lever or a damaged shift lever.
    I carry a 4 and 6 inch pair.
    Some 2 part epoxy like jb weld can fix a case or tank
    2 long fully threaded side case bolts and a nut and washer for each. Then they can be used about anywhere using the nut to make the bolt shorter as needed.
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    A 25ft section of rope and another TW. Just ask me, the last two rides One TW and one XT225 were towed out. No way to repair in the back country. Towing with a TW can be done if the terrain is halfway decent.

    I was towed on my TW for a few hours on slick rock and soft sand over hill and dale with a sidexside. Lost the coil for spark in the amerature housing. the 225 took a rock to the clutch housing denting it enough to touch the clutch basket. We pulled that out with a TW, it went well.

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    Okay, that's a start.
    Being somewhat of an E. O. T. W. A. W. K. I. Kinda guy I tend to have everything (vehicles) I leave the house with stocked pretty well.
    I could live out of my truck for a week.
    Can Am,about three days.
    I'm working on my TDub crash box now, I'll post picks and an explanation for each item I carry when I get it done.
    TDub specific items is what I wonder about, master link is good, clutch lever, vice grips good idea.
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    Ok I have to ask.

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    Duct tape. If you can't fix it with duct tape, then you know it's really truly broken.
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    I reckon Plumb strait hit it dead on. Best thing to take way out is a partner. As I get older (hopefully wiser) I realize the folly of solo travel
    way out. Personally, it's a hard reality after a lifetime of being "Lobo" but no longer immortal or a stud it's how it is.
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