Main Motorcycle: 2016 Bonneville T120
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Mekong delta, Vietnam
Other Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki W650
Extra Motorcycle: 1965 Jawa CZ360, RIP
Not as lucky as Tsmgguy here: 3 flats in a year. Maybe Vietnamese roads... two screws, one of which legit’ (*) and a cutter blade.
The 17mm Allen key weighs over a kilo I reckon, but is a necessary addition for a touring toolkit, as they don’t come easy, even a town-sized tyre repair shops.
I have a jack but found the engine bash plate is good enough if you slip logs under to prop up the front wheel, as long as you are careful and don’t load the bike while it’s up.
Ride-on did not save me from the flat, and repair spray gave me some respite from pump to pump to a proper-looking shop.
I often carry a battery-driven air pump on the longer rides, to be used while the engine runs.
I use Fobo TPMS, which have saved my day twice in the three times (not installed until after the first flat on the front wheel).
Aaaah the joys of riding.
No irony here: you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
(*) one was sharp at both ends, and found in a high-repair-shop-density area.
Smile safely, ride easy
keep the rubber-side down