This week we are taking a look into what you should bring with you on a ride. There are a few items you can pack that can get you out of most situations. Before we start, you should pick out a bag or fanny pack to put all your tools in. There are also bags you can mount on your fenders that work great.
Now let's move on and talk a bit about the tools to include in your kit.
All-In-One Screwdriver--You can pick these up at any hardware store. An All-In-One is a simple screwdriver with multiple bits that can be switched out to create multiple tools (great instead of having just one screwdriver).
Open-end Wrenches--Find out the most commonly used bolts on your quad and pick up a few open-end wrenches in those sizes. If there are more then two to four different sizes get the wrenches with two sizes on one wrench.
Swiss Army Knife--You don't have to fork out the money for the Swiss brand, but a good all in one tool/knife can often save a lot of headaches.
Tire Repair Kit--You can find these at most motorcycle shops or auto part stores. What you are looking for in the kit are, tire plugs, patches, rubber cement, plug tool, and a Co2 powered inflator. (Don't forget extra Co2 cartridges!)
Tow Strap--A decent tow strap can get you back home. We recommend at least 10′ long, 15′ maximum.