|12-10-2011, 07:17 AM||#1261|
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Claremont, CA, USA
Here is my ever evolving tool kit for my KLR650s.
1. Motion Pro T-6 Chain Tool + T6 Trail Bead
2. Motion Pro Tool Metric + 16 mm and 14 mm sockets
3. Stop & Go portable mini-air compressor + tube repair kit
4. Air pressure gauge 60 psi max (Accu-Gage RA60X)
5. Motion Pro Ball End Allen Set 9PC (1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 mm)
6. Husky Pro 3/8″ Drive Pearhead Ratchet Model 22800 + 3/8 to 1/4 adapter
7. Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever (27 mm) + 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch adapter
8. Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever (12mm/13mm)
9. Pittsburgh 7 Piece Metric Ratcheting Combo Wrench Set (17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8 mm)
10. Craftsman Metric Crowfoot Wrenches (17 mm and 19 mm)
11. Jack made from crutch (velcro strap to engage front break)
12. Phillips and flat short screw drivers
13. Screw driver with set of phillips + flat tips from Chapman 7500 tool kit.
14. 3/8 drive metric deep sockets (13, 12, 10, 8 mm)
15. Husky 8-Piece Bit Ratchet Set
16. JB KWIX (fast curing version of JB WELD)— Each inside a plastic tube. Popsicle sticks for mixing
17. Black electrical tape wrapped around the tube that holds the orange JB KWIX
18. Blue duct tape wrapped around the tube that holds the blue JB KWIX
19. Red (271) and blue (242) Loctite (thread locker)
20. Zip ties of several sizes
21. Craftsman 7 in. Adjustable Pliers (Germany)
22. Craftsman 6 in. Beak Jaw Adjustable Wrench (Extra-wide jaw)
23. Craftsman 6 in. Long Nose Pliers (USA)
24. Leatherman Wave tool
25. Telescopic magnetic pickup tool
2013 BMW F800GS
2009 KLR650 Blue
2012 KLR650 Black (Argentina)
2012 Andean Journey
|12-11-2011, 06:51 AM||#1262|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Just a little note that may help people:
Quicksteel (or equivalent) is a really good idea to carry!
I was out for a ride a week or two back with my brother (he was on my KDX) when he had a minor crash that somehow resulted in the fuel tank splitting almost in 2 pieces, there was a gaping crack about 6 inches long originating from the filler cap. With a little bit of sandpaper and some quicksteel, we were able to continue our ride for another couple of hours. It wasn't completely sealed, fuel would weep out a little bit in a tip-over, but it turned what could have been a bad situation into a minor incident. I will continue to carry the stuff, if it can stick to a plastic tank surface, it will stick to anything.
Also, good lesson here is carry your toolkit, even if you're just going for an easy leisurely ride.
|12-11-2011, 07:41 AM||#1264|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: BRC \ NYC
'00 Harley MT 500
'93 Concours, extreme farkle (for sale)
'00 Shadow ACE Tourer (for sale)
'03 Shadow Sabre (Gone)
'90 Honda Hawk GT NT650 (Gone)
Lookin' for a (cheap) '95 GSPD Classic
I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain!
|12-11-2011, 07:44 AM||#1265|
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
I suppose all of us that ride in remote places carry an extra spark plug.
And I'm sure this has been mentioned many times in this thread.
But I'll never forget about 30 years ago an old friend that is dead now----he told me one day.
"Mark---if you've got a one cylinder motorcycle---carry an extra sparkplug"
Words to live by.
And if your riding a 1972 Bultaco Pursang---carry a pocket full.
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Why in the heck did you buy a 250 ?? "Because they were all out of 175's"
"The less the merrier"
"I'm so old, I don't even buy green bananas"--Quote: Jimmy Dickens
"The older I get--the bigger my rear sprocket gets"
"It takes 12 HP to ride around the world--the rest is wheelspin"
|12-12-2011, 11:16 AM||#1268|
Joined: Jul 2005
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|12-12-2011, 01:13 PM||#1270|
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Brentwood,TN (Ex FL Sand Flea)
Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry about 4 heavy duty zip ties, the ones that are about 1/4" wide and a couple of feet long. I just curl these up and store them in my air box. You can get these at Lowes or homes depot in the electrical section.
I had a crash, about 3 years ago, out in the wilds on NC. I actually stripped the threads of the bolts that held the handlebar clamps to the top triple clamp.
The bolts would still sit in the holes, but had no threads left so they would not tighten. I zip tied the handlebars to the top triple clamp and limped out 18 miles.
They can also be used to zip tie a tire in place if you get a flat and can't fix it on the trail, you just need about 5 of them.
A Brit inTennessee!
'08 KTM 300XC-W(e) (Tagged)
'07 Ducati 1098s (Track Bike)
'05 BMW R1200RT
'98 Yamaha R1
'93 Bimota DB2
'76 Honda CB400F
ChrisE screwed with this post 12-12-2011 at 02:13 PM
|12-12-2011, 02:02 PM||#1271|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Burien, WA
Tim in Burien, WA
'05 R1200GS '03 F650GS
|12-12-2011, 02:13 PM||#1272|
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Raising Hell in Dixie
I also carry the jumbo zip ties. When you get a flat and would rather fix it at camp or on flatter terrain. Just cinch the tire, cut off the excess and ride on. Air is overated
Been to Spain, Maine and Spokane. Jumped rope, smoked dope, farted, fucked and fought round the world, twice. Hell, I've even seen goats fuck in the market place, but I've never seen shit like this!
|12-12-2011, 05:29 PM||#1273|
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Do you talk to people you meet on the road?
Home is where the skid lid sits.
|12-12-2011, 06:43 PM||#1274|
Once you go Triple...
Joined: Nov 2005
'12 Tiger 800XC
'02 Sprint ST
'99 Speed Triple
|12-12-2011, 06:44 PM||#1275|
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Way, Way North GA
Like paddle tires, use about 5 zip ties
I wonder where that road goes?
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