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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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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.
My other EDC items are.
Lifestraw
Mylar blanket
Lighter
Cotton balls in tiny Vaseline jar.


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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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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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I added a small multi tool, zip ties and wire to my stock kit. I carry a flat repair kit (with inflator), decent first aid kit, tow strap, needle nose vise grips, lighter in my backpack. I just found a 420 master link in my new to me KDX tail bag, so my kit is completed. If I can't fix it with those tools, I need to get the truck. If I was going backcountry like I did when I lived in Oregon, I would add a firestarter and hand saw, as I often went places that would take more than a day to walk out of.
 

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I don't take risks when I ride alone off road. If you ride to remote locations and your bike breaks... Can you walk out? Survival would be my priority. I'm sure this thread will give you a list of tools needed and I'm going to add, Pen and paper. If you have to abandon your bike leaving a note explaining your situation would help if someone happens across it.

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Clutch lever? I don't need no stinking clutch lever. I can shift up without the clutch and if I need a low gear for that big hill coming up, I'll just have to anticipate and stop to get the bike in a lower gear before getting to the middle of the incline. Its been done. Spark plug, when was the last time I needed a spark plug in the field? Hell I hardly ever need one anywhere else either. Wire ties, a length of hose to syphon gas, a can of slime, maybe an air pump if you are far from a pickup. I focus on first aid and recovery, not mechanics. Just my perspective.
 

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Usually it's the rider that breaks, long before the TW does... :p

I guess the question is what commonly breaks down on a tw200. Tires is obvious, but something electrical would be my biggest fear.
 
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