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Old 12-15-2010, 01:03 PM   #16
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I saw this while picking up some electrical goodies at Home Depot.



http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0158-...46898&sr=1-127

Works a treat, sturdy, and cheap.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:21 PM   #17
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I found a school pencil/pen case in plastic with a zip the full length,it`s like a 3in tube about 8in long with ends,I bought 3 in our 1 shop.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:22 PM   #18
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And it fits nicely in the tool tube.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #19
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I've got the Kriega, like it a lot.

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Old 12-15-2010, 06:23 PM   #20
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I've got the Kriega, like it a lot.

I really like the looks of that one, but it looks huge. It looks like you can fit "everything" in it. Can I ask how big it is both open and rolled or folded up? You have a very nice selection of tools inside. Can I also ask what bike you have that kit setup for? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:07 PM   #21
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Home Depot also sells some pouches labeled under their Husky brand that work well enough. They're under $10 and I just roll it down and tie it with a piece of paracord. I didn't see them on the website but they did list a document bag for under $3.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:12 PM   #22
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I agree with mrt10x, Bucket Boss makes a very good, inexpensive roll. Mine is about four years old and has held up well.







And, yes, I'm still using the crappy BMW wrenches!

The two most useful tools I've found are the Knipex plier-wrench (top row, center, which works surprisingly well and eliminates the need for an adjustable wrench) and the EMS shears (which will cut damn near anything short of a bolt!).

I only carry the tool roll (along with a plug kit and a CyclePump) on longer trips, but the tire gauge and small pouch pretty much live in my top case 24/7.

As pointed out above, a roll does take up a little more room than just stashing all the tools in a small pouch or bag. But, it does look pretty kick-ass when you roll it out to fix the Harley parked next to you!

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:23 PM   #23
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Wow.

That Motion Pro thing is cool.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:11 AM   #24
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If you look up the patent # on the motion pro kit it says "combination snowboarding tool and smoking pipe".

I found the snowboarding version somewhere once, shoulda bought it, just for laughs of course. The MP unit isn't drilled for it.

As for tool rolls I went through a few, I settled on the MSR model as I like the size and shape of the zippered pocket. The zippered pocket is also see through which is nice.

All my sockets, hex bits, extensions and a few deep sockets fit in an altoids tin which then fits into the zippered pouch.

In the sleeves I have the following.

slipjoint pliers (I can't remember ever actually using them though)
needle nose vice grips.
needle nose pliers
dykes
mini 1\4" driver
6" extension for a power drill terminating in 1\4" drive
craftsman 6" beaknose adjustable wrench
husky 1\4" x 5\16" combination ratchet
10mm combination wrench with 1\4" driver in the closed end
12x14mm combination wrench
17mm wrench
6x8mm combination wrench
cheap simple test light
oh and an 18mm spark plug socket
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:27 AM   #25
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Love my Wolfman...





All fits inside...



Separate bag with other fix it items.



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Old 12-16-2010, 05:07 AM   #26
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China V Tools ID?

China V: I've plenty of tools but am particularly drawn to Your set.
As you neatly numbered them, how about an identification for each of those numbered. The open end wrenches with the weight saving notches
cut out really must lighten them up. They look too slick to be a moto kit
supplied set. Anyway your kit is da bomb! Very much you posting their
id's.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:58 AM   #27
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I've got the Kriega, like it a lot.

I tried to use the kriega before I bought the Bucket Boss and I couldnt get hardly anything in. Looking at your however, you seem to have a ton of stuff in it. I couldnt even begin to get the "must have" items of JVB's R1200 tool list in it,,,, but maybe I need to try again. The kriega is smaller than the bucket boss.

I would also be very interested in knowing the what those wrenches are in ChinaV's post.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:18 AM   #28
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:55 AM   #29
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Wink KingRat or ChinaV - decisions, decisions!

I don't know which one I like the best?? These are both great selections and laid out very nicely. I can see the benefits of both tool kits. The larger and more complete and the smaller and specialized. I would love to see the list of items (brand, size, etc) in each tool kits, just like the other inmates asked for.

I like the bucket boss tool roll also, but I think the other two might have edged it out by a small margin. These are all great selections. I am trying to get everything as small or compact as possible, but still be a little more organized - My OCD tendencies thank me for it when I go to sleep at night - or should I say it allows me to go to sleep at night.

Thanks everyone, all the comments and recommendations have been great so far. Keep them comming!
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:20 PM   #30
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I really like the looks of that one, but it looks huge. It looks like you can fit "everything" in it. Can I ask how big it is both open and rolled or folded up? You have a very nice selection of tools inside. Can I also ask what bike you have that kit setup for? Thanks.
It's set up for a Honda ST1300A Pan European. An unfaired single would most likely need less tools.

It's very small - if you look to the left of the mole grips there is a 6 inch steel rule to give you an idea.



Here's a couple of photos from a previous post showing the kit bag it lives in which will hopefully give you an idea. I'll measure it closed for you if you wish.





the Kriega web site gives the following dimensions:
  • 550 x 225mm (unfolded)
  • 135 x 225mm (folded)
  • 30 x elastic loops

When it's stuffed with tools I reckon it's about 8"x4"x3".
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