Daytona Bike Week is approaching fast which means it’s time to pack your saddlebags! If you plan on taking the trip to Daytona make sure you have these life saving items with you before you hit the road.
1. Kickstand Pad
I think more than one of us has had to literally pull a kickstand out of asphalt before, life is a beach.
Speaking of the beach Florida has a magnificent coast with soft sand that slips between your toes as you walk along the stunning shoreline. The sand also will suck your kickstand right into the earth, a Kickstand Pad is a must have if you plan on hitting the beach.
2. Mocap X-Treme Tape
I would normally say electricians tape is fine but this stuff is too awesome to pass up. Mocap X-Treme Tape was developed for the military, made from a high quality silicone compound it only fuses to itself when wrapped under tension. The tape forms an air and water tight seal, you can even seal a hydraulic line with this stuff. It can withstand up to over 500 degrees Fahrenheit and still remains malleable under 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The tape is shockingly strong with a tensile strength of 600 psi and can stretch up to 3 times its length.
3. Cell phone
Whether you’re stranded and need to phone a friend or take a wrong turn your cell phone can save you.
Two words for you, wind burn. Chapped lips aren’t sexy and they sure aren’t very comfortable either.
5. Tool kit
Regardless of how precise of mechanics we are problems do happen, so always bring a Tool Kit. Make sure you’re ready for anything short of full on drivetrain failure. Familiarize yourself with the tools you carry, they won’t do you any good if you can’t use them.
6. Chain Lube
Chains get hot, they stretch, and they wear out so bring some Chain Lube with you. Keep your chain properly lubed so your not stuck on the side of the road because you threw a chain. Remember, a little too much is better than not enough.
7. Tire repair kit
Don’t get stuck on the sidelines due to disastrous road hazards, pack a Tire Repair Kit.
8. All Weather Gear
Don’t fight the climate, embrace it.
This time of year the weather can be finicky and you never know what you will run into. The beach weather of Florida is not always a promise so being prepared is the best way to go. Always keep Rain Gear and Heated Gear in your saddlebags this time of year.
Our fancy credit cards can’t always help us sometimes you need cold hard cash.
10. Extra Gloves
Whether your Gloves tend to magically walk away like mine do or not you should always carry a spare pair.
What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!