Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

I was thinking the same as Eric. I was just checking out my general and by the looks of it, each side of that little bag should dangle by your back fender. I am just going to make something up myself.

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Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

Larry Ward Wrote:

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Go to Walmart and buy a clear dry bag with

shoulder straps. Get a couple of good tie down

straps. You can place your bag on your seat behind

you and use straps to hold it down or sling it

like a back pack. I'm not a fan of shouldering

anything Weight gets carried high that's not a

good thing especially in corners. The advantage is

that it is water prooof, practically

inductructable and being clear you can get at

stuff by seeing through the bag a head of time.

Spare Tube and tire irons. CO2 carttridge to pump

up tire after fixing flat. Buy only the allen

wrenches that fit the bolts of your bike. Buy a

GOOD adjustable wrench and small locking pliers

and a multibit screw driver. Bring appropriate

fuse and small section of 14 gauge wire for

electrical repairs. Bring spare headlight and tail

light bulb. A failure without a spare will get you

stopped by the PO-LICE.

Take a pencil and wrap duct tape around pencil. A

lot easier to carry than an entire roll. Bring

baseball cap and light that clips to visor for

hands free work in the dark. Bring spare cable and

knarp. Buy bicycle water bottle large like 18ozs.

Always bring a bandanna. Tons of uses from a rag

to a water catcher (for drinking) to a do rag to a

parts blanket when your tearing apart carb on road

and don't want any foreign matter in parts etc.

Lots of very good comments from others for you to

follow. What you carry really depends on where

you're going and for how long. 2 or 3 day ride to

some forest or campground requires more stuff

including lodging (tent or trap) 40-60 mile trip

requires only the clothes on your back and a rain

suit.

Above all else if going for a couple of days

remind GF, buddies, mom and Dad or your SO where

you're going, what route etc. You never know..you

don't show up like you're supposed to at least

they have a starting point..

Last thing...always, always carry cell phone. Even

one that isn't active still can dial 911 to get

help to you. Wardie"

Thats some super solid advice. I plan on taking a fair number of high mileage trips this spring and im already making a list. That duck tape trick is genius. I hate caring a full roll but sometime you really need stuff like that.

Add a handful of zipties and your good to go.

In my tool pouch i also have a couple spare nuts and bolts. M6 this and that. Things vibrate off and having an extra bolt and nut has saved my ass more then once.

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

Sean Dyne Wrote:

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> Those arent bad on your moped.

> I was thinking of a hard shell set.

> But those would be ok in black.

> Thanks man

Sean, here's where I got mine. Not bad for $28. No black option, but maybe u'd like the white with your sweet ride, since it has nice white on it. IMHO though, these saddle bags tend to fit step-through mopeds better. They are replicas of original Motobecane saddle bags:

Motobecane saddle bags on eBay

But if you're going for the classic look, then they might be nice on your bike.

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

many good ideas here, I like the collapsable wire rear baskets, they fold up when hot being used. They keep the weight low. Backpack works fine if not super loaded up. I think a tube trumps a patch kit. Tire irons. I have one of those disposable rain ponchos that fits into a tiny pouch. I always have a mini maglite on me. Never know. Rear bike lite is a good idea if you have tail light failure. Spare bulbs are a given, as are a plug or two, keep them in the box so the electrode does not get bent, (gap it first). The major wrenches that fit your bike if it does not have the factory tool kit. I have a set of shop safety glasses for riding at night, or even in the day time when you don't have shades. Oil (duh). One thing I just thought of would maybe be a few xtra chain links and a master. Have fun!

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

The info in here is outstanding.

Thanks alot guys

Keep it coming.

Hopefully others will read this thread if they are headed out for a longer ride.

My plan is to ride from my house S. Euclid Ohio to Erie, Pa.

Its 117 miles from door to door.

Should make for an interesting day. I cant wait for this weather to get better. Now if I could only find some new wheel bearings and brake shoes for my general.

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

Charlie Mccharles /

here's a bag for only $25.45 and free shipping. not so retro moped stylin, but it'll get the job done.

and bring some TP for those long rides, no one likes using leaves!

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

I really like those bags. Thanks Charlie.

I see they are coming from china. So, if I want them by spring, I should order now.....LOL

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derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 /

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

that made sense....lol

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Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

I just bring Skunk Adam with me

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

Thats probably not a bad idea......its better then the last few people to reply.

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Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

wow. Thanks for that great info.

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Sean Dyne Wrote:

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> wow. Thanks for that great info.

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

I am Sean. You can call me SDZ. I own SDZ Designs. I am a graphic artist. I make custom decals, skateboard furniture, and business advertising.

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

I am just glad that I was able to get good info before the area douche bags came in.

Thank you to everyone who had something constructive to say.

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derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 /

Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

Thats pretty cool thanks.

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Re: I want to take long rides this year...I had a few questions

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