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I bought my first Rhino a month ago and became a member of this forum today. I have a question that I have been unsuccessful finding an answer on any threads. My question is what spare parts should I carry with me on extremely remote outings that could stop my rhino dead in it's tracks? Please keep in mind I will only have a few hand tools to work with so changing axles and such really may not be an option. What I am looking for are the little things that stopped your (or someone elses) machines from getting back. Examples I recieved from the Yamaha shop: tie rod ends, spark plug, and brake pads. I would say 75% of the time I will not have another vehicle (or Rhino) with me but would probably have a passenger. Any thougths would be greatly appreciated.
 

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a tire plug kit a spare tire and small 12volt compresser is probably the most important
a quart of oil ,straps, i always carry zip ties just in case a boot pops off or some thing.
basic tools maybe spare suspention nuts and bolts,
im sure other member will chime in and give some great advice aswell.
 

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i would hate to change one way out in the boonies but a back up belt, tire plugs and a kit, 5 gal water, HD zip ties, back up fuel filter. WD-40 (not a part but is a fix-all), spare tire. some of this is not parts but they can be used many different ways that you can fix many different parts.

i don't think you will NEED break pads im sure you could catch the bad breaks on a proper pre-ride inspection.
 

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all the riding I do the only things that have broke and you need are rack & pinion and tierods if you break an axle you can still drive, a belt would be a good idea but you need the right tools to change it I would just make sure your belt is not that old.anything to fix a flat also.
 

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My 4 seater has never let me down yet (left me stranded or on the end of a strap), but Ive came close due to both a fouled spark plug and a dirty fuel filter (660).

I did have a suspension bolt break and had to drive a few miles with three wheels though, but I made it out!

I usually bring a spare CDI (the stock one) on a 660, spark plug, fuel filter and a belt. Its really hard to change a belt out in the boonies, but when it goes, theres no way that thing is moving without a replacement.
 

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jump box, radio amp and speakers will run a weak battery down,after a lot of stopping and starting
 

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if its fuel injected it is
 

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A spare tire and jack, a small tool set, and most importantly a SPOT emergency locator for riding alone.
 

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I found a good jack and it was free...is a old car bumper jack...not very heavy like a jeep highlift jack....goes really high...the one i have has the part that hooks to car bumper flips down and is 8" long...you can put it under the lower tube under the doors and raise the rhino almost enuff to flip it over...so you can change tires or put rocks under tires if high centered...also hooks to front bumper and will lft both real high...I have a small air compressor...and tire plugs and spare tireand wheel...But like my Duracell power pack that has air compressor,flashlight,jump starter,110 inverter,and 12 volt socket...and fuel and water...ratchet straps...tools...every tool need to work on rhno I keep n a bag..if i have to go to my tool box for something?...then that stays n bag...there is a pawn shop by my house get cheep tools for lke .50 a item....zp tys...hose clamps...cb radio....food ...fre starter...blanket and large garbage bag for poncho...lots of knifes...and machetee
 

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I bought one of these cordless pumps a few weeks ago. Was surpried to find it will pump up my skidsteer tires w/o jacking it up. Also has auto shut off. turn it on and it shuts off when (adjustable) preset is reached. also has bult in digital gauge. Now go nowhere without it. So along with the matching lantern and work lights road or trail side repairs are easier...
 

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Thanks everyone for great ideas. The only one that baffels me is the rack and pinion, is this a highly replaced item and does anyone know the ballpark price for one?
 

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The previous members have done an excellent job, of outfitting you on your adventure. All of their suggestions were serious and thoughtful.

But, depending on your luck that day, the unfortunate day that something happens; the part or tool you will need, may be something we never thought of.

I did a lot of road service work, in the military; usually on convoys. And we had our usual breakdowns, with the usual parts; but every once in a while, we just had nothing for it. Then the wrecker was called.

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I did a lot of road service work, in the military; usually on convoys. And we had our usual breakdowns, with the usual parts; but every once in a while, we just had nothing for it. Then the wrecker was called.

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agreed that's why also a few numbers for some friends that can make it out to you or a shop in the area that can make it out to you would be the best course of action. if not MRE's and good walking boots
 

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well i just learned another thing u need . broke the rhino down in a muddy bottom with tropical storm lee coming, thank god we had the honda 450s with us pushed the rhino 4 miles outa the woods to the truck. where we broke down is now 10 feeet under water , what a weekend hell yea
 
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