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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Bilco View Post
    Only take the tools you know how to use. I've seen guys with what seems like a snap on tool chest tucked into their panniers and 90% of them are useless or they didn't have a clue what they were looking at.
    Shhh! Good principle, but don't tell others or the bloke that pulls up to help won't have his Snap On kit for you to use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
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    If you want to pack light have a look at the kit carried on a canoeing trip. It’s not so much weight as space.
    When you go on holiday you can take a suitcase of 20kg, a fair bit. If you are solo on a bike you could basically carry the equivalent of 5 suitcases and still be under the limit, just be sensible and remember you can always buy something or throw something.

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    Thanks all.

    Kinda just wanted to know if many if ye travelled so close to GVWR.

    I have taken out some tools where I had doubled up (e.g. a combo 10mm spanner and a 10/11mm open-end).

    One water can rather than two, and only when camping.

    One fuel can rather than two, and only when off-road.

    No engine or gear oil - bike will have been serviced immediately prior to departure, and if needed, I can source locally.

    I've probably erred on the heavy side with my drybag and tank bag weight estimates. Pretty sure each will be well under 10kg.

    So now my rig (ooooh yeah ) should be closer to 410kg, maybe under...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    He’s only going on a camping holiday in Spain on his motorbike.....
    For you guys who have done these trips before, "only" might be apt. For me, having only ridden in & around my home country, this is a pretty big trip that I'm very excited about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusMC View Post
    For you guys who have done these trips before, "only" might be apt. For me, having only ridden in & around my home country, this is a pretty big trip that I'm very excited about.
    Don't worry, Wapping's bike spends the majority of its life in the garage and only let out for brief visits to a few Chateaus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Don't worry, Wapping's bike spends the majority of its life in the garage and only let out for brief visits to a few Chateaus
    Which is a shame, his bike's allowed in, he isn't.

    Check what size etc you actually need; no point carrying a 16mm if it fits nothing. A 3/8" socket set with torx, assorted heads etc, doesn't weight that much, is easier to pack than a bunch of spanners.

    Don't forget the front spindle tool, been there done that, makes wheel removal a tad challenging!

    Good luck, have fun, and apologise for Wapping !!!

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    No need to apologise for Wapping - helpful dude.

    3/8" Teng ratchet & sockets (hex, allen & TX) in relevant sizes only.
    Extension piece for ratchet.
    8" adjustable spanner.
    Open-end spanners in relevant sizes only.
    Teng pliers.
    Front spindle tool.
    Small vice-grip.
    Screwdriver handle with double-ended bits.
    Cable ties, gaffa tape, electrical tape.

    Leatherman Wave in jacket pocket, Victorinox Outrider in tank bag.

    Airman pump, Puig puncture kit.

    I don't think that's too OTT?

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    what are you going to do with an 8" adjustable spanner and a vice grip?

    Wrap your gaffa tape around a screwdriver or similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusMC View Post
    No need to apologise for Wapping - helpful dude.

    3/8" Teng ratchet & sockets (hex, allen & TX) in relevant sizes only.
    Extension piece for ratchet.
    8" adjustable spanner.
    Open-end spanners in relevant sizes only.
    Teng pliers.
    Front spindle tool.
    Small vice-grip.
    Screwdriver handle with double-ended bits.
    Cable ties, gaffa tape, electrical tape.

    Leatherman Wave in jacket pocket, Victorinox Outrider in tank bag.

    Airman pump, Puig puncture kit.

    I don't think that's too OTT?
    Baby wipes, tube of hand cleaner, a tyre lever (also useful as bashing implement) entrenching tool (doubles as axe), breakdown cover card ( not much use at home). A tie down strap, useful for holding panniers to bike (minor scenic excursion) also doubles as a tow rope.

    Large breasted brunette (other varieties are available to suit preference) who's a qualified bmw mechanic, speaks perfect french and is a cordon bleu chef too.

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    I prefer smaller boobs...

    Good for the GVWR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusMC View Post
    I prefer smaller boobs...

    Good for the GVWR...
    Watch your calories, fewer press-ups, more running.

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