So you took the MSF class, got your M1, and bought your first bike. Does this make you ready to roll?! Not exactly. We’ve never been on a long distance moto trip that didn’t have a few issues along the way. Many of these issues are road side fixes that can be accomplished if you have the right tools and know how to use them. By familiarizing yourself with the repair procedures in your owner's manual & practicing good maintenance habits, you’ll be decades ahead of most riders who learn the hard way.
Tire repair kit & tire pressure gauge
Spare fuses & bulb
Loctite - This thread-locking fluid or threadlocker is a thin, single-component adhesive, applied to the threads of fasteners such as screws and bolts to prevent loosening, leakage, and corrosion.
Ratchet and socket set.
Russ Brown BAM membership card. Its free roadside and sometimes unavoidable no matter how maintained or prepared you are (welcome to the joys of motorycling!) Sign up HERE
Did we miss anything? Probably! We highly suggest meeting with a mechanic to discuss your bike and what you need in your tool roll that is specific to your make and model. The above has gotten me through some electrical issues as well as some very very loose parts and other stuff that naturally happens as you put the miles down on diverse road conditions.
More on BAM:
BAM is a unique volunteer organization of bikers helping bikers. Motorcycle Attorney Russ Brown started BAM over 30 years ago to provide breakdown assistance to motorcyclists across the country. BAM’s nationwide volunteer network of roughly 2 million motorcyclists can help you in an emergency. If you experience a breakdown or mechanical problems while on the road, call 1-800-4-BIKERS, and we will search our volunteer network and send someone out to help.
Roadside Assistance for Motorcycles
BAM also provides free legal advice to members. Started by the Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys who ride, BAM is the ultimate resource for riders that we have developed and fine-tuned for over 30 years. As a result, the Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys at Russ Brown have developed trusted relationships with the best lawyers across the country. Over four hundred of the very best biker–friendly lawyers are ready to help you if you are involved in a motorcycle crash. BAM’s emergency ID card can speak for you if you are incapacitated in a crash: we list your emergency contact person, medical problems, and blood type. When emergency personnel call, we will supply this information and provide donors if necessary.
Click HERE for your free card.