Chain Breaker Having changed sprocket sizes, having the pedal kit means that sometimes I want to add or remove links to my chain. So I purchased these items to do so.
No this tool is not cheap. But the number of times my cussing scale has been over 7/10 because I bought the wrong size bolt or nut in the wrong thread pitch….well it’s worth the fifty bucks to me. Anyway I could never do without this handy tool again. MUCH better than the ones at the hardware stores too.
O Ring 420 Master Links
For some strange reason these are not easy to find. I ALWAYS carry one on my bike in the event I break a chain. So if you have one of the Gold O ring chains this is the master link you need.
Chain Cleaning Brush
For YEARS I have used my tried and true Grunge brush to clean my chain. We’re talking decades. But I recently discovered a brush that works much better for me. Sure it took some getting use to placing it onto my chain, but man I’ll never go back now.
My Emergency Tool Kit holder
I lash the bike multi tool using this pouch to the right side of the seat support.
Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires – I ride a combination of gravel, trails, pavement and loose dirt and shallow sand. These work great for me.
I have installed Tubliss, an alternative to tubes.
Like most things it’s just a deterrent. I have mine placed under my battery cover. That way it’s loud and when the battery needs to be replaced it’s easy to get to. Range is decent, but most important It’s loud!
The 560G I use this lock to attach to something immovable when a bit more security is needed. I have insurance on my Sur Ron which includes theft, but I still try to make it difficult for someone to steal my beloved bike. Keep in mind that with enough time and tools ANYTHING CAN BE STOLEN OR BREACHED. Just ask the Secret Service about John F. Kennedy…..enough said.
I watched a video which compromised the lock. Took the person a while to compromise it so I bought one. I really like the fact that the length is enough for me to lock it to a pole around either my swing arm or the forks.
I like to carry stuff from time to time and I don’t like wearing backpacks. Just don’t like the feeling and don’t want something I’m carrying that can injure me in the event of a crash. So this is what I’ve found works best for me.
Expandable when needed and a nifty rain cover is included. I use this when my packing needs exceed my Wolfman tank bag.
ZigZag Handlebar Bag made by a company called GiantLoopMoto.com.
I like the additional 3″ of added height to my bars. Great for when I’m standing.
I use my Android cell phone for speed and angle so I wanted something that would not only hold it securely, but keep it out of harm’s way in the event of a crash. I opted for the Quad Lock mounting system.
Protective Wear I wear this stuff when I am in OHV parks or doing serious off-road riding.
Protective Upper Body jacket
Fox Racing Titan Sport Protective MTB Jacket I am CERTAIN that had it not been for my spine protectors I would be disabled due to racetrack crashes. Yes the speeds were different, but there weren’t sharp objects or rocks like I experience on trails either….food for thought.
Lower body protection – ever taken a powerful impact to your knee? It’s no fun.
My street/dual sport helmet
My dirt helmet
I’ve worn Aerostich gear in 20 years of motorcycle street riding. I’ve crashed and slid with their gear and totally trust that I am protected. So I purchased their new AD1 pants to wear when I’m riding on the street or on paved/gravel paths. I already own their Darien jacket which is what I also wear in those instances.
Lighter weight then the Fox gloves. I wear these for lighter weight but they offer less protection than the Fox’s.
As far as boots I have so many pairs from my motorcycle racing days. My preferred brands are Daytona, AlpineStar and Sidi. Anything that protects your very vulnerable ankle bones is something you should wear.