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post #1 of 36 Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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What's in your tank/tail bag?

I did a quick search, and didn't find much... I am curious as to what you carry in your tank/tail bag, backpack, topcase, etc for everyday rides... be it commutes, daytrips, joyrides,... whatever.

Here is what is always in mine:

Bottle of water
Leatherman multitool
Various zipties
Small digicam
Gum
sunglasses
Registration/Insurance info
Sidestand plate
tire pressure gauge
$20 bill

Cell phone and wallet are always on my person. I have this odd fear that if I get in a wreck and am conscious, I want my phone on me instead of in the bag on the bike in case I cant crawl back to it.

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post #2 of 36 Old 02-06-2013, 05:07 PM
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I carry just about the same as you man, but add:

Spare ear plugs.

Travel pack of baby wipes (don't laugh! How many times were you "just going for a quick putt" and 6 hours later, you need to eat, but don't wanna get kicked out of a restaurant? Or, been out in the boonies on twisties, when Mother Nature calls)

Small sunscreen

Lip balm with SPF

A ICE USB with all contact info, including medical insurance

That about does it...

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I always have a Leatherman on me (F a Gerber)!

But in my bag I usually have my rain/really cold gear, my extra visor, extra pair of gloves and extra socks.

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I did a quick search, and didn't find much... I am curious as to what you carry in your tank/tail bag, backpack, topcase, etc for everyday rides... be it commutes, daytrips, joyrides,... whatever.

Here is what is always in mine:

Bottle of water
Leatherman multitool
Various zipties
Small digicam
Gum
sunglasses
Registration/Insurance info
Sidestand plate
tire pressure gauge
$20 bill

Cell phone and wallet are always on my person. I have this odd fear that if I get in a wreck and am conscious, I want my phone on me instead of in the bag on the bike in case I cant crawl back to it.
RE: the cell phone: I felt the same way. And just incase I do end up unconscious form an accident, my wife picked up the UTAG ICE. Wear it around my neck, and has everything EMS would need if I can't speak for myself. Only costs about $40.

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post #5 of 36 Old 02-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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Those UTAG ICE are actually pretty cool! Not to mention a very good idea. I'll see about investing in this myself.

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Those UTAG ICE are actually pretty cool! Not to mention a very good idea. I'll see about investing in this myself.
It is! It has prewritten forms for all of your contact info, including 1,2,3rd emergency contacts, allergy info, etc... Pics can be loaded for everything from insurance, to DL, or even passport if needed. I even wear it when I travel for business.

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It is! It has prewritten forms for all of your contact info, including 1,2,3rd emergency contacts, allergy info, etc... Pics can be loaded for everything from insurance, to DL, or even passport if needed. I even wear it when I travel for business.
This is the first I have ever seen of these. Brilliant idea! I used to volunteer on a fire department/rescue squad, and I can remeber MANY calls where this would have been useful. Almost all ambulances and fire trucks have laptops now. This will be my next purchase. Thanks for posting this!

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post #8 of 36 Old 02-06-2013, 08:42 PM
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Allen head multiset
10mm spanner
mini socket wrench with 10,8,12 mm heads
Led flashlight
3x4" diamond plate for kick stand for those places without concrete to side stand it on
2$ in quarters
Pair of nitril gloves
NeedLe nose pliers
Tire plug kit
If im going more than around town i throw in my mini 12v air compressor as well if i remember but that goes in the tailbag.

I run the ogio mini tanker almost all the time, but also run the ogio tailbag too...so i Still have room for other things if necessary (sony nex5n, tablet, sandals, tshirt, rain liner, sunscreen, sunglasses, couple sets of ear plugs, etc)

I still have yet to see if i can get my stock heat shields in carbon fiber made, then ill run the ogio saddle bags to complete the set for 3 plus days

Oh, zip ties and paperwork in Ziploc bags just like everyone else.

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post #9 of 36 Old 02-06-2013, 11:46 PM
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When Im commuting,
RS Taichi rain coat (if the weather is wet and/or cold the jacket goes on)
box of lunch or dinner
dainese jerico gloves
mobile phone
ear plug case

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post #10 of 36 Old 02-08-2013, 01:55 AM
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Yeah, much as above, but also an aluminium foil survival blanket [in case I come across a downed rider, or someone can put it on me, worst-case], and some latex workshop gloves, for putting on under my usual gloves in case of a downpour. Earplug extras, but also a survival whistle, in case I cartwheel into the scenery and can't be found.

Plus of course a Remington 1911, coz "everybody who loves America and Her Freedoms and Liberties should have some form of 1911." And if I meet anyone who does not meet those criteria while out riding, I might need to pop a cap in their ass.

No, no, wait, I live in New Zealand. Sorry, I was channeling Bigdaa there for a minute.

No weapons of any kind. Maybe some shit & tofu sandwiches, to share with wispy leftist slime-ball blaggard lead-attractors I might meet on the road.

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For short trips,
Lip balm,ear buds,shit tickets,sunglasses,rain gear,nutri-grain bars.

For road trips,
All of the above plus a tire plug kit and extra gloves.

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I don't have a tank or tail bag but in my tail compartment I have:

- a little jug of oil
- small bundle of tools(-/+ screw drivers, pliers, cresent wrench, 8mm10mm12mm wrenches)
- mini maglight
- extra gloves
- papers
- smith&wesson .40, 2 Frag grenades and a Claymore

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post #13 of 36 Old 02-08-2013, 08:54 AM
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What's in your tank/tail bag??????????

Alien head, flat tire kit, flat alien head kit, old twinkie

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Alien head, flat tire kit, flat alien head kit, old twinkie
Cherish that Twinkie! Or you could probably sell it on FleaBay for a profit!

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post #15 of 36 Old 07-25-2013, 09:27 PM
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Tank bag:
Rain gear
Contact solution and glasses, in case I get grit in a contact
Flashlight
BIC lighter
Hank of paracord
Kickstand puck with enough paracord on it that I don't have to try to bend over and pick it up.
Handful of small wrenches, etc.
Really should have some kind of small, sharp knife in there, I'll add that tomorrow.

Tail bag:
Groceries when appropriate (mine holds a 12-pk brick of ... beverages ... without using the expansion zipper)
A quart or so bottle of water
Cold/wet weather gauntlets
Room for moving the raingear from the front if there's other things I need up front.

I agree on the cell phone, I keep mine in the most secure pocket I can find on my body.

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A lot of the above (and also a few ideas from here to be added) plus a small first aid kit. I want to get one of these to add to the kit though.

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post #20 of 36 Old 07-25-2013, 10:03 PM
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Tank Bag (Motocentric):
Some tools (allen wrenches, screw drivers, pliers)
zip ties
balaclava
rain gloves (A* Drystars)
Phone
some other misc stuff I can't think of.

Soft bags (Motocentric sport bags)
Rain covers for tank & soft bags
32oz of water when I'm riding longer than ~2 hours
Gatorade, same as above
snacks if it's a longer trip
spare earplugs
stock toolkit (under seat)
groceries if I'm out on the bike and need them

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Bread and milk.

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post #22 of 36 Old 10-08-2013, 01:20 PM
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This is a cool thread! Love reading the responses...
I have this smaller tank bag so I can't keep too much in it..
http://www.motorcyclehouse.ca/viking...k-165-prd1.htm

I keep: Duct tape, a small knife, some extra money, extra earphones, chapstick, lotion, registration, insurance information and a water bottle.

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Water, small tool roll, go-pro & attachments, flashlight, nicorette mints & some cash.

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I have a Joe Rocket Manta bag and it has surprised me in how much I can fit into it. But, the regular items are-

-Meguiar's Instant Detailer (tiny spray bottle that came in a kit, for the helmet since I don't clean the bike that much )
-Microfiber towel (for helmet)
-Pocket knife
-ear plugs
-Harbor Freight led flashlight
-iPod nano and earbuds
-CycleGear cargo net

I have been able to cram a GMC truck starter into the tank bag. Another load had a 2x McDoubles, 2x McChickens, and 2 small fries. Pretty impressive!

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If you run outta space you can always stuff those burgers in your jacket. Just be sure the waste band is good and snug. Seriously though, those cargo nets are really handy. I carried several paint brushes and a roller pan on top of my tail bag using mine just a couple weeks ago.
-Small lighter
-Big knife
-Rain gear
-Extra gloves
-Pen and note pad
-Safety glasses
-Cargo net
-Pad lock
-Kickstand puck
I'm sure there's other stuff rattling around in there, this is all that comes to mind at the moment.

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post #28 of 36 Old 10-09-2013, 04:53 AM
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Two things I haven't seen yet....

1. A package of those cable end thingies that will replace the bullet end of the cable if it fails. I got mine in the "HELP" section at the parts house.

2. A can Koozie.. one of the thin ones that folds flat. I try to have a bike theme on mine. Right now, it's a "Vanderbilt LifeFlight" koozie because that's how a recent ride ended.

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post #29 of 36 Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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I have a multi-tool, pliers, paperwork, lip balm, sunscreen, pen, Marlboro snus, my contourRoam camera when it isn't mounted to the front fender, a drink, small bungees, zip ties, flashlight, napkins, Luden's drops, spare clear and tinted sunglasses, comb, hand sanitizer, garmin gps, emergency cash, contact solution, few random tools, kickstand plate. And all that is in my cortech tourmaster tank bag.working on getting matching saddle and tail bags.

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Two things I haven't seen yet....

1. A package of those cable end thingies that will replace the bullet end of the cable if it fails. I got mine in the "HELP" section at the parts house.

2. A can Koozie.. one of the thin ones that folds flat. I try to have a bike theme on mine. Right now, it's a "Vanderbilt LifeFlight" koozie because that's how a recent ride ended.
That's because the can Koozie should be in your back pocket at ALL times. You never know when a cold-one will show up unexpectedly.

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I don't use my tank or tail bag anymore.
Afraid to scratch my glorious green.
I'm back to backpackin. Risking my shoulders for the sake of my paint job.

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haha this guy!

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I don't use my tank or tail bag anymore.
Afraid to scratch my glorious green.
I'm back to backpackin. Risking my shoulders for the sake of my paint job.
I've got one of those GIVI Tank bags for that reason. I don't know how I went this long without one.



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RE: the cell phone: I felt the same way. And just incase I do end up unconscious form an accident, my wife picked up the UTAG ICE. Wear it around my neck, and has everything EMS would need if I can't speak for myself. Only costs about $40.
Where did you find it for $40? Can't find it under 60

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This is a cool thread! Love reading the responses...
I have this smaller tank bag so I can't keep too much in it..
http://www.motorcyclehouse.ca/viking...k-165-prd1.htm

I keep: Duct tape, a small knife, some extra money, extra earphones, chapstick, lotion, registration, insurance information and a water bottle.
You can fit all of that in your tank bag? Props!

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