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Old 04-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #781
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Why can't they carry their own
Guess: they are great guys and good riders, but mechanical morons who would only use tools to make what is fixable, unfixable. I have some friends like that.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:15 AM   #782
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I always ride with tools. I also bring a toolkit......


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Guess: they are great guys and good riders, but mechanical morons who would only use tools to make what is fixable, unfixable. I have some friends like that.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:21 AM   #783
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http://www.princessauto.com/tools/ha...eyword=ratchet


dual head quick release ratchet, found this last night and picked it up. Gives me a 3/8 and 1/4 ratchet in one tool. Its long enough to give leverage, and lets me pick the smaller sockets. Ie a 10mm 3/8 socket is bigger then a 1/4 one. But a 13 mm I would rather have a 3/8 ratchet lol. Click the image in the link to get a view of the tool
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:11 PM   #784
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http://www.princessauto.com/tools/ha...eyword=ratchet


dual head quick release ratchet, found this last night and picked it up. Gives me a 3/8 and 1/4 ratchet in one tool. Its long enough to give leverage, and lets me pick the smaller sockets. Ie a 10mm 3/8 socket is bigger then a 1/4 one. But a 13 mm I would rather have a 3/8 ratchet lol. Click the image in the link to get a view of the tool
How's the quality? Did it feel pretty sturdy?

I like the idea.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:51 PM   #785
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Powerfist quality is all over the map, its princess auto's cheap/own brand. But this to be honest seams very solid.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:58 PM   #786
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Starting fires ...

Use to kayak ... and when your cold and stopping for lunch you want a fire fast ... and the fingers are too cold to work ... and you don't want to mess around ... and the fire has to work every time. Why, I would lay down a good bead of whatever rubber glue we had in our kit on some reasonably wood and lite it with the trusty bic. Works like a charm.

So, check your took kits. If your already carrying something in a squeeze tube that is flammable you should think about using it when you want to get that fire started.

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Old 04-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #787
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #788
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http://www.princessauto.com/tools/ha...eyword=ratchet

dual head quick release ratchet, found this last night and picked it up. Gives me a 3/8 and 1/4 ratchet in one tool. Its long enough to give leverage, and lets me pick the smaller sockets. Ie a 10mm 3/8 socket is bigger then a 1/4 one. But a 13 mm I would rather have a 3/8 ratchet lol. Click the image in the link to get a view of the tool
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How's the quality? Did it feel pretty sturdy?
Thanks for the tip GT_Hawk, I picked one up last night.

The quality seems quite good, fit finish is very nice anyway & lots of teeth for fine work, if that's any indication. Gonna give it a try in the shop for a bit before I trust it on the trail... I'll report back later.

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:06 AM   #789
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Nice tool!

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This wrench opens to 35mm. They also make the same size wrench for gripping round stock.
Just picked up 2 today from the local Wurth store... One for my tool kit and one for a fellow inmate (mox nix). Not cheap here, 38 euro each.

Ironically, the 46mm version is cheaper here at 33 euro but the 60mm version runs 47 euro.

Very nice piece of kit...as an engineer it's cool to watch the physics of the leverage points in action. Nice!
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:53 PM   #790
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http://www.princessauto.com/tools/ha...eyword=ratchet


dual head quick release ratchet, found this last night and picked it up. Gives me a 3/8 and 1/4 ratchet in one tool. Its long enough to give leverage, and lets me pick the smaller sockets. Ie a 10mm 3/8 socket is bigger then a 1/4 one. But a 13 mm I would rather have a 3/8 ratchet lol. Click the image in the link to get a view of the tool
Found this at tractor supply on their "big table fulla cheap crap" the other day.
1/4 3/8 and 1/2 all in one tool. Not sure how useful it'll be but it seems better made than many cheap tools. Plus I'm a sucker for this kinda stuff. It was cheap too, think maybe 12 bucks or so.

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Old 04-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #791
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Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:37 PM   #792
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Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?
uh, a MSR fuel bottle??

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Old 04-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #793
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Originally Posted by Serge A. Storms
Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?

The MSR bottle is a good idea. Not too many in Southeast Asia and if you're looking for cheap an empty Oishi Ice tea bottle has worked for me on my week long forays. It has a decent oringed style cap seal and did not leak on me during a two week trip to Laos off road and a month long off road ride.





The bottle is on the bottom left next to the KTM tool bag.



Plastic is also thicker than the average coke bottle and has ribbing for strength.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:54 PM   #794
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Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?
Oil Jugs. Pick a size: http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-24-oil-jugs.aspx
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:13 PM   #795
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Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?
I use the oil container it comes in but see a smaller soda bottle uses less space.
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