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tools,paperwork, a set of plugs, day and night time riding glasses, 2 ounce bottle windshield cleaner, clean rags, head band type flash light, small first aid kit, bottled water, rain suit, bungee cords, extra set of clothes.
 

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extra set of clothes.
Really? On every single ride you have an extra pair of cloths? Wow.
I guess that's not much different than my full set of flags I carry even
if I'm not escorting a fallen veteran on his/her last ride. But I just never
considered a extra set of cloths. I'm still amazed at that given all the
other stuff you carry. Most of that I get and carry myself. But extra
cloths? Full set or just underwear or just outerwear? Maybe that's
getting too personal.⛈⛈⛈
 

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In addition to the usual stuff, like my wallet & garage door opener, I have taped a $20 bill inside one saddlebag. The reason is one time I went for a ride and when I got to my destination I realized that I forgot my wallet at home. This didn't turn out too badly as I had enough gas to get back home but things could have gotten a lot more complicated if that weren't the case.
I'm totally stealing this idea. I hardly carry cash in my wallet, and was almost stranded as a result riding through the Ozarks. The only gas station I came across between Springfield, MO and Peel, AR, on Hwy 125 (about 80 miles), was cash only, and the Magna only has about a 100-120 mile range (interstate miles). I was sweating when I hit the reserve, with no idea when I was going to find another gas station that took cards.

As a result, if I'm going on a long day ride, I'll strap a fuel can to the back when I'm taking the Magna.

On the daily, I typically just take what I need for work (laptop, notepad, etc.), my gym clothes, and rain gear. I have a very short commute, so I don't typically pack all the extras I would for a trip, like tools, air compressor, 1st aid kit, water bladder, snivel gear, etc.

I also use Ride-on in my tires instead of carrying a plug kit. I know that's controversial, you do you, and I'll do me.

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Really? On every single ride you have an extra pair of cloths? Wow.
I guess that's not much different than my full set of flags I carry even
if I'm not escorting a fallen veteran on his/her last ride. But I just never
considered a extra set of cloths. I'm still amazed at that given all the
other stuff you carry. Most of that I get and carry myself. But extra
cloths? Full set or just underwear or just outerwear? Maybe that's
getting too personal.⛈⛈⛈
you see there was this lady I was dating and I left straight from work to visit her one afternoon and got caught in a rain storm, had no rain suit so when I arrived I was soaked and instead of walking around naked in front of her dad while waiting for my clothes to dry in their dryer I was able to sit and talk with him after changing out. He had a few choice words to tell me afterward about what he thought of the situation.:p
 

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you see there was this lady I was dating and I left straight from work to visit her one afternoon and got caught in a rain storm, had no rain suit so when I arrived I was soaked and instead of walking around naked in front of her dad while waiting for my clothes to dry in their dryer I was able to sit and talk with him after changing out. He had a few choice words to tell me afterward about what he thought of the situation.:p
you just never know when you might need
 

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He had a few choice words to tell me afterward about what he thought of the situation.
My sister married one of those crazy biker guys and that
marriage has lasted 50 years and counting. Where my
other sister and I are both on our second marriages and
I wasn't really a biker when I got married. So maybe those
biker duds aren't that bad at all. Or not. :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:
 

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I always wear my helmet. At my age, in this state, I'm not required to wear a helmet but it's a habit. Besides I'm so close to Missouri, which does require me to wear a helmet, it's just more convenient to have it on my head in case I decide to go to Roaring River.
 

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For many years, I always had some cash hidden on the bike in case I ran short.
Now I'm wondering....Did I ever hide some on my current bike? I'll have to look.
And the underwear sounds like a good idea too! I already have a partial roll of
toilet paper tucked away in the trunk, as well as a partial roll of paper towels.
 

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My mother married a bike riding guy. That guy took us to the road races when we were young. Told stories about Geoff Duke and others. Marriage lasted 21 years. Ted stopped riding after he got married. Maybe that was the problem. Was for me too.

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On my way to the ferry Thursday morning, in the dark, thinking I like the head light pattern on the XS400, both high and low beam. I go thinks, maybe a spare bulb would be a good idea.
Light for speedo was out.

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