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    What's in *your* tankbag?

    Please, no discussion of Glocks vs. Colts.

    I like to bring:





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    Oh my.

    It looks like you have some Ibuprophen, gum dat don't stick to da teeth and for dinner granola and gin. Also looks like some tuck's medicated pads for the next day.

    Me, I have my favorite sheild rag, some of the nifty honda spray polish (for da shield) a mini mag light and whatever crap I took / got at my last rally. I also like to carry a little sunscreen, some carmex a coupla maps and if not in the tail section my 'MOA anonymous book.
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    I carry my Sony DSC-S85 digital camera in my Marsee 20L Magnetic tankbag as well as my reading glasses, my cell phone (which apparently I lost yesterday ), a cover for the tankbag in case of a deluge, ciggies, my wallet and, yes, occasionally a Glock.
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    Originally posted by Rob Nye
    Oh my.

    It looks like you have some Ibuprophen, gum dat don't stick to da teeth and for dinner granola and gin. Also looks like some tuck's medicated pads for the next day.
    They're Oxypads, smart guy.

    Not my tankbag, actually, but a good reflection of what I consider important. Add the following to the list:

    • toothpicks
    • cocktail shaker
    • martini glass - I'm not a heathen, ya know...
    • spare batteries
    • maps
    • Anonymous book
    • Digital camera
    • Comfort Inn Guidebook
    • KOA guide
    • Maglight
    • Sunblock
    • Tinted faceshield
    • Faceshield spooge
    • Tums


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    Well, girls like different things in the tank bag:

    • Lip stick
    • Sunscreen
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Feminine products - 3 types only a girl knows which
    • Eye drops
    • Picture of my cats
    • Tinted shield (or clear all summer)
    • Hand Sanitizer (for those trips to the porta potty)
    • Tissues (for those trips to the woods)
    • Tylenol
    • Sudafed
    • Swiss Army Knife (with tweezers)
    • First Aid Kit
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    MAN PURSE (grumbled loudly)

    Tank bag... Yikes.. It is, like I mentioned, my MAN PURSE!! I'm glad I'm not a woman because I'm sure I'd need back surgery to carry around all the crap I carry in my tank bag when travelling.

    Rain boots
    Rain pants
    Down Sleeping bag (it really compresses small)
    Small can of WD-40
    Side stand disk for soft dirt
    Adapter to go from BMW outlet to Cigarette outlet
    Air mattress blower
    Camera
    Various change and a few dollar bills
    Compact flashlights (2)
    Lighters (2)
    Matches (several)
    Aerostich Wind Triangle
    Lots O' Maps
    Spare gloves
    Sunglasses
    Clear glasses for night
    Leatherman tool
    Compass
    GPS (Magellan Sportrak Pro) in Map pocket
    Glasses screwdriver kit
    Small can of bug repellant
    Pens (2)
    AM/FM Cassette player and earbuds..

    Some stuff gets moved around, depending on trips, but most of this stuff in in there 24-7-365... Like I said, I'm glad I have a bike to haul it for me...
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    My Tankbag?

    It may be valid to ask, "what do you have in your tankbag that you never use?"

    I can never find a pen or anything to write on. However, I have about six little notepads and seven pens in there somewhere.

    An allen wrench for my aftermarket mirrors. A 10mm wrench. Combo phillips/flat screwdriver. Usually when I need these, I take off the seat and use those in the tool kit.

    A little cable lock for my helmet. Two little padlocks. Too paranoid to leave 'em at home. Too much hassle to use 'em.

    Maps. Ripped, creased, Iowa, stained between recognition. Can't throw them away. Four year's worth of registrations. Five insurance cards.

    An extra key (somewhere). About $386.21 in change. Old gum and hard candy I wouldn't feed to Celine Dion.

    Lots of Velcro. One side only. Dried up Super Glue. A cover for an alternator belt showing the Napa part number.

    Wires:

    Cell Phone charger, Headphone , Heattroller, extra male power plug end, Boosteroo, more, what a mess!

    A baggie of extra fastners, including extra tire patches from 1994.
    Old vitamins and pain meds I think I got from Celine DEion.

    Two extra pair of glasses, old perscriptions, one clear and scratched, one dark and dangerous.

    Batteries of all sizes, not categorized as new or used.

    Oh, My God. I am not a Beemer Guy!
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    Re: My Tankbag?

    Originally posted by magwa
    It may be valid to ask, "what do you have in your tankbag that you never use?"

    I can never find a pen or anything to write on. However, I have about six little notepads and seven pens in there somewhere.

    *snippage*

    Oh, My God. I am not a Beemer Guy!
    Hoooh yes you are.

    What did you do with that tractor battery you had in your tankbag when I met you in Death Valley?

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    Extra Electrics

    That damn thing has outlasted three Westcos. It sits on my workbench as a glorified tester of misc. broken electrons.

    Like the fur in the bottom of my Marsee, I figure it has some worth.

    Butt keep in mind, if you're out on the road and can't find a 12V that fits in the box, all you really need is a Kawasaki dealer and some heavy gauge wire.
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    It doesn't pack down very well, but it gets the job done.
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by KBasa [*]martini glass - I'm not a heathen, ya know...

    You gotta have the STAINLESS martini glass - stays chilled and, uh, um, it doesn't break. DAMHIK
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    On the road for camping? Easy, 1qt coffee press, coffee, baggy full of cream and sugar packets, coffee mug/ boozing glass, small compressor, tire repair kit (just added new patches and glue), the digital camera till I broke it last week, 2 platy bags, 1 full of bourbun, the other gin, pair of merrill shoes, a heattroller, sunglasses, sunscrean, maybe some maps, Garmin, power adapters for everything, MP3 player, spare earplugs, pistol, a pound and a half of loose change, martini shaker, stainless martini glass. Still leaves me enough room to be able to stop at a local store near the campground to add a bag of ice and a 6 pack when I expand it to the full 45 liter capacity
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    Stuffed bag

    *spare bulbs and fuses
    *first aid kit
    *maps - including Cracker Barrel locator map
    *paper and pen
    *epi stick
    *mag light with the head condom
    *raincover, vulcan gloves, and ziplock bag for V1 raincover
    *cell phone and charger
    *prescription meds and those feminine things Tina mentioned
    *toilet paper
    *prescription glasses - three pairs - the riding ones with transition lenses, the cool dark ones, and the regular everyday clear ones
    *wallet
    *OFF lotion that is sunscreen as well
    *shield spooge
    *tire plug kit
    *velcro
    *duct tape
    *electrical tape
    *safety scissors
    *zip ties
    *camera
    *leatherman
    *tools, tools, and more tools

    My man carries the martini rations
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    Where do you guys find the stainless martini glasses?

    I would love to find a stainless steel set up that includes the shaker, strainer and glass and have it all fit together for storage.

    It would make a great gift for some of my 'tini drinking buddies. Hell with that set up I may switch from rum.
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    http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=181747

    There is the glasses, they also have the little vermouth sprayer, which I carry wrapped in a paper towel inside the shaker, I use a small (1 drink at a time size) shaker to save some space.
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