It's happened to just about everyone at some point or another: You get stranded. In our experience the three most common reasons for getting sidelined during a ride are running out of gas, getting a flat tire, or having a part rattle loose. Thankfully it's pretty easy to be prepared for all three of those scenarios. In fact, everything you need to get yourself home can fit into a small tank bag, your backpack, or maybe even under you seat.
In this video from the MC Garage, Senior Road Test Editor Ari Henning discusses the 5 items every motorcyclist should carry to keep from getting stranded. For running out of gas there's a length of hose that can be used to siphon gas from a fellow rider's tank; for flats there's a plug kit; and for loose parts there's not only a compact tool kit but spare 6mm and 8mm hardware to replace pinch bolts, lever pivots and the like. Add a few bungee cords and an assortment of zip-ties to the mix and you've got a compact kit that'll get you out of most sticky situations. To learn more, watch the video below.