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Considering you cant take another spare rzr with you when you ride what do you consider essential when you go out?

My thoughts are i want to take at least a spare belt and tire maybe a tow rope
 

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Let's see.....In addition to a tow strap and my winching hardware, heavy gloves, rubber gloves, tools (all the right sizes for this machine) including a big ratchet that'll handle the lug nuts.
Spare tire in a can - the big one, had to fix a flat on the RZR and a bike once. Tire repair kit and a small 12v pump.
Oil, grease, a belt, a big roll of Gorilla duct tape, electrical tape, fuses, wire, some flares, lighter, emergency blanket, extra water, energy bars, flashlight, spare batteries, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, Ka-Bar, chapstick, sunscreen, spark plugs and wires, and a poncho, paper towels and TP....might have left some things out.

For a comprehensive list, Frank will have to fill in the blanks. I understand he takes a small NAPA store with him ! :rofl3:
 

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Let's see.....In addition to a tow strap and my winching hardware, heavy gloves, rubber gloves, tools (all the right sizes for this machine) including a big ratchet that'll handle the lug nuts.
Spare tire in a can - the big one, had to fix a flat on the RZR and a bike once. Tire repair kit and a small 12v pump.
Oil, grease, a belt, a big roll of Gorilla duct tape, electrical tape, fuses, wire, some flares, lighter, emergency blanket, extra water, energy bars, flashlight, spare batteries, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, Ka-Bar, chapstick, sunscreen, spark plugs and wires, and a poncho, paper towels and TP....might have left some things out.

For a comprehensive list, Frank will have to fill in the blanks. I understand he takes a small NAPA store with him ! :rofl3:
I'm with Jim on most everything here. I also carry a spare tire, Hi-Lift jack, couple of those silver emergency blankets and a small tarp for shelter. Most of the riding I do is just the little lady and I so I want to have what we may need to get through a night in the wilderness if we get stranded:ride:
 

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For me, a tow strap and a cell phone is pretty much it for where I normally ride. I keep a full set of tools, spare belt, tire plug kit and nitrogen to fill tires, and basically everything I need at my truck/trailer...no need to lug everything out with me on the dunes.
 

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A 5x8 trailer to haul all the crap you guys take!

Hahaha. Just kidding around.

Seriously thats alot of stuff. I suppose if your going into the wilderness for days that stuff would be usefull. I just go on partial day trips with other bikes so I only take a belt, a 12 volt air pump, and a few grams... of potato chips of course :bandit::smokin:
 

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A 5x8 trailer to haul all the crap you guys take!

Hahaha. Just kidding around.

Seriously thats alot of stuff. I suppose if your going into the wilderness for days that stuff would be usefull. I just go on partial day trips with other bikes so I only take a belt, a 12 volt air pump, and a few grams... of potato chips of course :bandit::smokin:
I take a lot of the mentioned on my ATV. Simply nice to have, and have used some of it, more than once. I don't bring a compressor, just have little CO2 units and plugs. Plan to move all of it to RZR when she arrives.......some day Polaris will start shipping '11s to Maine.
 

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For me, a tow strap and a cell phone is pretty much it for where I normally ride. I keep a full set of tools, spare belt, tire plug kit and nitrogen to fill tires, and basically everything I need at my truck/trailer...no need to lug everything out with me on the dunes.
I'm the same...I leave most everything at the truck...a tow strap is a min for sure.
 

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I'm with Jim on most everything here. I also carry a spare tire, Hi-Lift jack, couple of those silver emergency blankets and a small tarp for shelter. Most of the riding I do is just the little lady and I so I want to have what we may need to get through a night in the wilderness if we get stranded:ride:
This past weekend I was up at Kennedy Meadows and Saturday afternoon we decided to take a quick 20 mile loop....well, if you've ever been there, you know there is nothing "Quick" about riding those trails....anything can happen. Coming down a descent my motorcycle quit...just stopped running...couldn't figure it out. Since I was riding sweep, the rest of the gang was long gone. I figured it would be about 20 minutes before they realized I wasn't behind them and at least another 20 before they came back. There is zero cell phone coverage up there.

I tried bump starting it when I was on a down grade...no luck. It was late in the afternoon and it would be cold soon...so I started pushing the bike. At one point I happened to glance down and saw that the petcock had been turned to OFF ! Damn, how the hell did that happen? Most likely the top of my boot hit it or something. I laughed at myself as I started the bike and got going...

But in the 10 minutes or so I was there thinking about how to fend off bears and crazy stuff like that, I realized I didn't carry enough in my backpack to make it comfortable enough to spend the night.

From now on I'll carry a flare gun ! :rofl3:
 

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I try not to add to much weight to mine.. I do carry a small tool bag with a few odd and end. Plugs and 12v compressor, machete, Pistol, Food, Rain gear and a first aid kit. We pretty much always have atleast one other SxS riding with us so I don't see the reason to carry a ton of stuff. If we break something major that we can't jerry rig enough to make it back then I'll just get a ride back to the truck to get what I need. These things are all about power to weight.. A few tools, some tape, wire ties, extra nuts/bolts, carter keys and a few pipe clamps go a long way. Spare tire and jack is pretty heavy.. I keep a front and rear spare at camp. I've been lucky enough to that I've always been able to plug my tires when needed.. Heck last ride we went on one in our group used 9 plugs to fill a hole enough to make it back to camp. Couple guys followed him to make sure he made it.. Helped him change his tire then he was right back on the trail..
 

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Spare Belt
Air Compressor (12 volt)
Tire Plugs
Tow strap
Rachette Strap (to reseat tire on bead)
1 large can of fix a flat
Flash Light/Matches
Tool kit with enough stuff to change the belt and tighten/loosen any bolt on the RZRs
Always enought water for 24 hours for 2 people (Live in AZ)
2 packs MREs (military Meals Ready to Eat)
Trail mix
Cell Phone
Browning BDA .380
Flask of Jim Beam (cold nights)
BEER BEER BEER BEER
did I say BEER?
 

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Usually,pistol,girlfriend or beagle,beer,flashlight,tow strap,noise canceling head phones,radio or ipod,sunglasses & binoculars. I mostly ride on my farm & gravel roads.I love it.
 

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I'm with the Guys that take as much stuff as you can so I am not stranded in the Woods. As each year goe's by I add to the onboard inventory including things like CVs, brake lines and fittings. We do a lot of night riding. Nothing worce than being broke down in the middle of the Woods in a Valley with no way out but to be towed or fixed. Being towed really sucks!
 

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Just bought a 9oz can of " bear mace" with a 35' fogging shot, for the trips deep into the woods and trail camping. They have nice mounting brackets for the cans as well. I just did not want to deal with carrying a gun on the trail.
 
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