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Old 07-31-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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XR 1200 tools

Getting a ''09 basic xr next week, its a fly and 700 km ride home, what are the recomended tools to bring along? Tire plug kit is a no brainer, i know.

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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I should hope you need nothing more on a 700km trip. I have a 2010 XR1200 and this summer have done a 3000km and an 8000km trip with no tools packed. Got another trip planned for two weeks from now and will take a pump and tire plug kit but nothing else. Only thing I had to deal with this summer was a worn out front tire (half way through my 8000km trip) that HD dealers don't seem to stock, so got it changed out at a Yamaha dealer easy enough. Hope yours is as reliable as mine has been, I do enjoy mine.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:41 AM   #3
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Are the fasteners on Harley's metric or US?
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new bike. Some great info on the XR1200 owners group site.
Tire plug kit, couple fuses and a spare relay will handle most road side fixes and your phone and a credit card will handle the big stuff like a tow or such for the unlikely events where you would need a shop anyways.

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Old 08-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #6
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Are the fasteners on Harley's metric or US?
90% are US but they hid a few metric here and there, you'll find them. They're small, mostly 10 and 12mm.

The two mini road trips I went on, I carried the oem drive belt as a spare in case I ate a rock. A garage will have all the tools to get the wheel off and change the belt, but they won't have a belt.

Carry tools if you want but put them at the bottom of your gear bag out of the way, because you probably won't be needing them. 1200 sporty motors are dead reliable.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:06 AM   #7
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All kidding aside from me.. These guys have it nailed. Modern Sportsters in particular are VERY reliable. A patch kit would be good as well as whatever tools you might need to adjust the hand and foot controls( to fit you)

The XR1200 is on my shortlist next to a Scrambler....Or maybe higher?
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:54 AM   #8
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Leaving for the airport in five hours and have packed the flat fix kit, a leatherman, vice grips and an adjustable wrench.
Espace fan, the scrambler was on my list as well!
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #9
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What swayed you from the Scrambler to the XR?

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