I made a custom tool pouch - great, great question!!!
- Torx bit for the handlebar switch housings
- Torx bit for the front fairing
- Allen keys sized specifically for the floorboards & engine covers (primary cover & cam chest cover).
- Slip joint pliers for various fasteners
- Small crescent wrench, same as pliers.....fits various fasteners
- Flat head/philips head combo
- Disposable rubber gloves & a towel. Don't want to get greasy and then have to touch your bike hand grips and the like.
- Printout of the Harley diagnostic codes. Your phone may die on you unexpectedly, the printouts are reliable and can help you determine if you should clear codes and ride on versus stop immediately and call a tow truck if you're able to view all the possible codes in a pinch should your bike throw a code while riding.
Others will chime in. This is my advice that has kept me on the go! I'm also a little weird - I carry a spare TBW cable, new in the box in case my TBW harness fails. Harness is cheap enough ~$100 and I can run it outside of the handlebars in a pinch of I just needed to get off a highway to avoid getting run over in the event the harness fails within the handlebar and I can't fix it roadside.
All this fits super easy in a tool pouch or your bag and weighs very little. Good luck!
I fully agree with your list. I’ve recently added a compact battery charger. It holds a charge for 4-6 months before you need to recharge it. It can jump cars as well as motorcycles.I have one saddle bag with a small tool kit that has a basic socket set, basic combination wrench set, pliers, needle nose pliers, hex key set, torx key set, basic screw drivers, electrical tape, zip ties, rag, basic multi-meter, light jacket, spare gloves, couple bottles of water, micro fiber towel, nitrile gloves, pump for rear shocks, small air compressor, tire patch kit, extra fuses.
One of the first times I serviced my bike, I made a list of what I needed to get it done. I then collected tools, compact items that serve dual purposes if possible, like a 4 in 1 screwdriver. These tools were extras that are dedicated to the bike toolbag. I then went over the bike trying out what I had on every nut and bolt available. Ended up adding a few torx items, then added in tape, extra nuts and bolts, electric wire, fuses, flashlight, safety wire, a small rag, etc. I also carry a tire repair kit, a small bottle of Slime, and a small pump I can connect to my charging port. Sounds like a lot, but I keep all my tools in a bag measuring 10x6x6, and the little pump is in another bag. Stays in the bottom of my side bag.I am going on a road trip can any one let me know on the essential tool wrench's etc. I need to carry thanks.