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This will be my first year of extended riding. Until last year I had just borrowed a buddy's quad but now I have my own.
What things do you take with you on a ride? I'm thinking the following would be prudent: tire flat repair kit, tow strap, extra spark plug, fuel ciphon hose, factory tool kit but am not sure how I'd carry all that without wearing a backpack.
What do you carry and how do you carry it? What do you wish you could carry?
 

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CO2 flat repair kit
Factory Tool Kit
Tow Rope
First Aid Kit
Waterproof Matches
Fuses
Zip Ties
Mechanics wire
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Trail Marking Ribbon
Compass/mirror
Flashlight
Heat Pads and survival Blanket (winter)
Spare Spark Plug
Pen/Paper
Multi Tool
Couple energy bars
Water treatment kit
Folding buck saw
Bag of various length M6 bolts
and probably a bunch of misc stuff that I've forgot about.

Seems like alot until you spend a night or two in the mountains.
 

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Since I'm sure the next question will be, "where the hell do you put all that junk? "


 

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Trust me. Getting lost -er, having a mechanical failure and having to spend time alone in the woods is a concern of mine.
I live in Washington state where there are all sorts of public, state and federal forests to explore - most in the mountains.
For those of you on the east coast: Most mountains over here are higher than the 2000-foot-tall hills you call mountains (not trying to start an east coast/west coast thing. I've lived on both sides of the country. There's a huuuuge difference). :thumbsup:
 

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Yep same here, our base elevation is 3500ft, we've rode as high as 8000-9000 ft.
 

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I just have the stock kit, a few hand tools like allen wrenches and stuff, and my camelback but I dont ride too many places where we get great distances from our truck or house.
 

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Machy said:
where you guys gonna keep a roll of TP? :grin_nod:
That would be your shirt sleve. HAHAHA
 

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I just ride the dunes here in Glamis with friends. I make sure the cooler has enough alcohol, and that the fluids are topped off on the quad, and im good.
 

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a few allen wrenches are a good additon to the stock kit as well as a tire repair kit. Thats a cool set up Diddly. Alchohol has no place on the bike, should stay in camp.
 

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GPS, Cell Phone, A few tools, spark plugs and a tow rope :thumbsup:
oh and my father.
yes my father drives the lunch wagon (polaris):) food is important
anyway that's about all those Polaris's are good for ;)
 

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sysnxt said:
did you make that diddly? what did you use, or where you buy it?
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I have been looking at it too Diddly and would like to know more about that tube you have. I think I would pick a little smaller diameter to use, but that's a great looking setup!
 

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Yep just good old home depot plumbing section. I used a smaller diameter on my last bike and it was a pain in the ass not being able to get my hand/arm to the bottom.
 

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thats a good point , that kinda sucks tipping your bike over to get stuff outa your tube ,and that is a bad a$$ list I took notes and I always have most everything but man some of those things would be usfull I was in the woods last winter for a day without fire and lemme tell you it plain sucked
 

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i carry-
my nextel i580 (this thing is bullet proof with all the bells and whistles)
tire repair kit
a shorty 3/8 ratchet w/ sockets
shorty metric wrenches
allen key set (folding of coarse)
small chanel locks
small vise grips
zip ties
also i straped a hand operated air pump (off my mountain bike) to the frame
i keep all of the sockets and wrenches in my sons old game boy bag. i also wrap them in a sandwich bag to keep out the water. i zip tied the bag to my frame in front of my oil tank. i keep the tire repair kit under my seat.plus i ride with a thor water system. i also bring small snacks just in case!
 
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