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  1. discat11
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    (Modern) Jap bike riders (and auto riders for that matter) don’t have to carry anything at all except a phone and an AA/Rac card as if anything goes wrong it’s ‘game over’ -everything is far too complicated or tamper proof to even attempt a repair.
    I’ve seen more big autos on the back of recovery trucks and waiting for them in lay-bys than classic scooters in the last decade, not because a classic won’t break down -(it will! frequently!) -but because it’s rarely terminal when it does if the rider knows what they’re doing.

    Tools and spares are important -but you do need the knowledge on how to use them and what to carry.

    Great article!

  2. discat11
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    (Modern) Jap bike riders (and auto riders for that matter) don’t have to carry anything at all except a phone and an AA/Rac card as if anything goes wrong it’s ‘game over’ -everything is far too complicated or tamper proof to even attempt a repair.
    I’ve seen more big autos on the back of recovery trucks and waiting for them in lay-bys than classic scooters in the last decade, not because a classic won’t break down -(it will! frequently!) -but because it’s rarely terminal when it does if the rider knows what they’re doing.

    Tools and spares are important -but you do need the knowledge on how to use them and what to carry.

    Great article!
    Worth having a recommended kit list from readers?

  3. bezna
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    Informative and intelligent, swiss Tony would approve

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