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Old 08-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #13231
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You definitely don't understand the mentality of many of us "tool junkies". ;-)

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So it's a "mentality". I always thought it was an "illness".

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...You can *NEVER* have too many tools!!!

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My Dad (RIP) used to tell me the same thing.

When I cleaned-out his Dodge 3/4-ton 4X4, after he passed, I found enough tools to dismantle an aircraft carrier.

He was kind enough to stock me up, with Craftsman goodies, every Christmas. I miss the ol' guy, and think about him everytime I work on one of my steeds...

Love ya', Dad...


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Old 08-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #13232
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You definitely don't understand the mentality of many of us "tool junkies". ;-)

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I've got a few tools I've only used once but there's a couple oh shit do I have a... Or do you have a... Moments that justify tool junkie hording.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #13233
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My parent’s house, where I lived most of my youth, had big garage full of tools. The first thing I did in my first bike when I was 11 years old was dismantle a big part of it to try to understand how it worked. Off course it finished in pieces in the mechanic with my dad very angry (but I think he wasn’t).
When I was married I move into an apartment with a community garage where I couldn’t work in my bikes or have my tools, so all the magic disappears, after a while I sold my bikes had some kids and was 10 years without bikes until I move in a house with garage and tools.
I’m not a good mechanic but I really like to do the bike basic maintenance and care. To me this is nearly as good as a nice ride with it. And tools are the basis!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #13234
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I get excited when it's time to go buy new tools!

That is, after I get over being pissed off that I don't already have it and have to stop in the middle of working to get it
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #13235
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My Dad (RIP) used to tell me the same thing.

When I cleaned-out his Dodge 3/4-ton 4X4, after he passed, I found enough tools to dismantle an aircraft carrier.

He was kind enough to stock me up, with Craftsman goodies, every Christmas. I miss the ol' guy, and think about him everytime I work on one of my steeds...

Love ya', Dad...


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We may not have had the same Dad, but they were certainly related!

Exact same scenario here...and I miss him terribly....

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #13236
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My dealer's mechanic lent me the tool. Didn't seem worth buying for what would more than likely be a one-off use.

Smart move!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #13237
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My dealer's mechanic lent me the tool. Didn't seem worth buying for what would more than likely be a one-off use.
This is when you will need the security torx.

If you remove your rear seat and drop the rear rack. The rack will contact the grab bars. Using washers you can space rear of the grab rails out for clearance. You will need the torx to do that.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #13238
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I'm still using my dad's tools, at least some of them. He was a tool guy and passed along that trait. He taught me a healthy respect for them as well. I don't barrow and rarely lend!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #13239
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My Dad (RIP) used to tell me the same thing.

When I cleaned-out his Dodge 3/4-ton 4X4, after he passed, I found enough tools to dismantle an aircraft carrier.

He was kind enough to stock me up, with Craftsman goodies, every Christmas. I miss the ol' guy, and think about him everytime I work on one of my steeds...

Love ya', Dad...


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Mine is still here with me, but showing the signs of dusk. He gave me the tool gene as well. My wife has noticed over the years that I duplicate and triplicate many tools so that every vehicle is carrying. :)

And now I have 2 sons, college age, with their first trucks. Dad, that would be ME, is passing it on to them. Quadruplicate and ..........

Great thoughts guys. Thanks for reminding me not to waste a moment.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #13240
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What tools are needed to install the Yamaha side cases? Dealer didn't make it clear that "purchased with bike" did not mean "installed" so this might be a parking lot job. Not a problem, I swapped an alternator in a Toyota dealer's parking lot once. Just want to make sure I bring all the tools I'll need since being 80 miles from the house will force me to surrender to the service department.

I found these installation instructions.
http://www.whizmoandgizmo.com/Misc/S...ierInstall.pdf

But internet homework also said something about needing a T-50 Tamper Proof/Security Torx bit in addition to basic allen wrenches. So someone who's actually seen this thing, the same size allen wrenches that get the passenger handles and passenger foot pegs off will get the mounting kit on or are there specialty tools?

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Don't forget the t10 security torx to fit the locks into the panniers.

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:08 AM   #13241
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I think you could have put all my Dad's tools in one hand, but I got the gene from his brother I think. I have a 1700 sq ft. garage full of tools including a machine shop. My 82 y/o uncle just gave me a table saw!
As mentioned above, a Man can't have too many tools!
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:03 AM   #13242
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Grandpa grab the R1

Lets go racing

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #13243
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Has anyone had any experience with the dealer in Sublimity, Oregon near Salem? Pricing, test rides, service, etc.? Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #13244
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