I did notice that her Pirelli tire was showing its age. Over 4000 miles on it along with being around 5 years old. So I ordered a new Michelin City Grip for the spare. I am running a City Grip, 120/70/12 on the front and a Michelin Power Pure 140/70/12 on the rear. I got a 130/70/12 as the spare as it is great for the rear and will work for the front in a pinch.
The other need was for a spare fuel tank to get me through the long runs in Canada where gas stations are rare. I bought a five liter tank and found a way to secure it to the rear rack using strong bungee cords. I am fine for 200 miles between stations now.
Now it sits in my garage like this until I return
The power of the breaker bar did the trick