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toyocruiser 06-15-2010 05:30 PM

Adventure Designs Tool Kit Opinion
 
Considering purchase of an ultimate compact R1200GS tool kit.
Has any one purchased or used this kit??
Thanks for the reply.

uliman 06-15-2010 05:41 PM

toolkit
 
:clap yup, i got one, pretty compact and complete kind of spendy but worth it to me. this set always stays on the bike along with pump and tire repair kit. i use my other tools at home but this kit stays as is on the bike so i always have a complete set with me. :D

krussell 06-15-2010 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uliman
:clap yup, i got one, pretty compact and complete kind of spendy but worth it to me. this set always stays on the bike along with pump and tire repair kit. i use my other tools at home but this kit stays as is on the bike so i always have a complete set with me. :D

I have one and like it. Most complete solution I found.

Sleepy John 06-16-2010 03:11 AM

Is there a web link?

Stepnoi 06-16-2010 03:18 AM

Can anyone post the picture of this kit?:bow

Mav 06-16-2010 04:28 AM

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-6604945...8_2110_5064516

I have one and thinks it the best available.

SR1 06-16-2010 04:46 AM

I am not sure why that kit is $199.

Mav 06-16-2010 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SR1
I am not sure why that kit is $199.

It saves you trying to find all the individual components. For example - many of the individual bits would come as part of a set.

You're right that with some research you could find and build one of these yourself for possibly a cheaper price. Or you could harvest the parts from your toolkit in the garage... but then you have to keep accessing it for routine work at home.

Call me lazy, but I think it's a good deal.

JimVonBaden 06-16-2010 07:15 AM

For those not wanting to spend the time looking for the tools, the kit is fine, though made in China.

If you do not mind Chinese tools, you can find all of what you need, with lots of extra tools to boot, at Harbor Frieght for about half. Spend $20 on a tool roll, and you are done.

Here is a good reference: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tool_Kit.html

Note that my reference has two levels of kit.

Jim :brow

PS I do like the ratchet handle set-up on that kit though.

Blane 06-16-2010 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mav
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-6604945...8_2110_5064516

I have one and thinks it the best available.

The only thing I need (want) is the break apart ratchet. Anyone know where I could source this out?

RobStar 06-16-2010 11:06 PM

I've had a F800 version for a little over a year now and am in the process of upgrading it to work for my new 1200GS.

The tools are cheap and the chrome plating is thin but it does the job. I've had two 3/8 > 1/4" ratchet adapters where the little ball retainer popped out but in both cases the company sent a replacement no charge.

I keep mine in a micro Pelican case about 6x10" of so and do ALL my repairs with it. The one socket that did not work well is the oil plug socket on the F800GS; it's a thin nut and the bevel of the socket face makes it easy to slip and mar the top.

Pricey maybe but convenient for sure. If you've go the bucks it's a good buy, if you're short on money and have the time you can do it yourself.

RobStar

SR1 06-17-2010 12:46 AM

I agree, the ratchet with detachable handle is sweet, I'd like one of those too.

For the rest, I usually go with Craftsman. That way I know that it likely won't break or split on me, but if it does, I can get it replaced anywhere. I also like the lines from Checker or AutoZone. They also have a lifetime warranty and the tools hold up well.

I'm not trying to disrespect Adventure Designs...I just think I have way less invested in the same tools, but higher quality.

Norsman 06-17-2010 09:00 AM

Comparable kit here...

http://www.blueridgeracing.com/Images/adventureKit.JPG

http://www.blueridgeracing.com/buyMotoKit3.htm

JimVonBaden 06-17-2010 11:52 AM

The only problem with that kit is that it is not specifically designed for the GS, so it lacks some tools, and has some you don't need. The packaging is very nice though.

Jim :brow

sh2515 06-17-2010 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleepy John
Is there a web link?

+1


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