With Spring right around the corner, ADV riding isn’t too far behind. We’ve run this post before, but thought it worth running again.
Guest post by Ralph Rodriguez
As I get more into off road riding I find that one of the biggest similarities is like what I carry in a road pack — a knife, an emergency phone charger, water, and a puncture kit. When I’m riding with the kids we also wear hydration bags with the above mentioned items, including some rope and a lighter. The kids all have flashlights.
But I know this is not enough. So, I asked Jeff Moffet, owner of Oregon Motorcycle Adventures, who’s done ADV tours for many years, what else I should be carrying in a tail bag or fender bag. Here’s what he suggests:
Extra tube – instead of carrying a front and back tube, Jeff says you only need a front tube in your kit. He explains” You can use a front tube in a rear tire in a pinch, but you can’t use a rear tube in a front tire because of the size difference” $16-$22
Fuel hose or Super Siphon – one of the most hated jobs is siphoning fuel. But if you carry a 3-foot piece of fuel line or better yet a super siphon, it makes the job doable. Jeff says if you position the donor bike above the other bike you can let gravity do all the work. $13.95
Zip ties and Electrical tape – do I really need to explain?
C02 Flat kit – try the Moose Tire Repair kit. It has everything you need to repair and inflate your tire on the road or trail, and comes in a padded nylon zippered carrying case that easily stores inside a fanny pack or tool bag. Each cartridge produces 8-9 psi 4″ inflator hose that accepts threaded cartridges only. Replacement threaded cartridges are available $36.99
Ralph Rodriguez is host of 2Wheelpodcast.com, General Manager of Oregon Motorcycle Adventures in Southern Oregon, an avid track day attendee, and dual sport enthusiast.