Gear I Use – Update June 7 2020

Pro Bike Tool 1/4 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set – 2 to 20 Nm

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.

Motion Pro 08-0001 Chain Breaker

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.

The ability to find out that the strange spline nut that holds the swingarm bolt onto the bike is a M10 1.0 pitch at my home was worth the fifty bucks alone!
The set comes with metric and SAE

Nut and Bolt Thread Checker (Complete SAE/Inch and Metric Set)

Chain

420 Chain Scooter Moped Connecting non O ring Master Link Pack of 3

SRT Gold 420 O-Ring Chain 132L

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.

RK 420SO 420S0 O-Ring Master Connecting Link (Clip) 420 Chain 420SOZ

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.

Tirox 360 degree Brush for Chain

Carry Tool

Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool (19-Function)

My Emergency Tool Kit holder

I lash the bike multi tool using this pouch to the right side of the seat support.

Tires

Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires – I ride a combination of gravel, trails, pavement and loose dirt and shallow sand. These work great for me.

Tubliss

I have installed Tubliss, an alternative to tubes.

Security

Motorcycle Lock – Universal Aluminum CNC Motorcycle Handle Throttle Grip

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.

Master Lock Street Cuff Locks, 9-Hardened Steel Links, 22 in. Long

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.

Luggage

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.

Wolfman Luggage S0303 – Enduro Tank Bag V-1.7

Nelson-Rigg CL-2014-ST Black Medium Journey Mini Motorcycle Tank Bag Strap Mount

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.

Answer ProTAPER 810 Handlebar 3″ Rise 31.8 Black

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.

Quad Lock Out Front Bike Mount

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.

Shin Guards

Lower body protection – ever taken a powerful impact to your knee? It’s no fun.

Fox Racing Titan Pro Knee/Shin Guard – One size fits most/Black

Helmets

My street/dual sport helmet

Bell MX-9 Adventure MIPS Off-Road Motorcycle Helmet (Marauder Matte/Gloss Blackout)

My dirt helmet

Bell Super 3R MIPS Bike Helmet

Pants

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.

Aerostich AD1 Motorcycle Pants

Gloves

Fox Head Men’s Bomber Glove

Lighter weight then the Fox gloves. I wear these for lighter weight but they offer less protection than the Fox’s.

G-Form Pro Trail Gloves

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.

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