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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Academy, May 19, 2013.
I would like to hear what AdvRiders are carrying in their roadside repair kits
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The 990 comes with a pretty good tool kit which fits nicely under the seat. The other things I bring with, tire irons and bicycle pump which fit in the back pocket of my jacket, an extra tube, and a small bit of a kit, which includes 1/4 drive ratchet, small extension, universal for odd angles, 1/4 drive handle, and a few sockets and hex drives for fasteners. Camera and of course wallet. All of these items of course fit in my jacket. Don't see the need for much more than that.
i think tyre repair kit for tubeless tyres are a must to carry around :)
I guess i am going to start with a tube, tire irons and a pump. Any thoughts on the pump electric vs manual?
This what I have for Travelling.
- KTM Toolkit - with open enders replaced with ring/open spanners of the same size and the screw driver replaced with a flat and philips head with handles you can hold on to.
- Set of Allen Keys.
- Needle Nose pliers.
- Box of assorted bolts and nuts.
- Assorted Zip Ties.
- Tyre Levers.
- Motion Pro Bead Breaker.
- Punture Repair Kit.
- Hand Pump.
- Pressure Gauge.
- Vise Grip Pliers.
- Small Shifter (I think in the US they are called a Crescent Wrench).
- Spark plug spanner.
I all so have the following with me at the moment - I am considering sending some or all these home.
- 1/4" Drive Ratchet and extension
- 1/4" Sockets 6,8,10,12,13
- 3/8" Drive Ratchet and extension
- 3/8" Sockets 10,12,13,14,15,17,19
- 15x17mm Ring Spanner.
- Small Philips.
- Small Flathead.
- Stubby Philips.
- Stubby Flathead
- Feeler Gauges.
go with cyclepump. i am highly skeptical of setting the bead with a hand pump.
In case you haven't seen this, here it is. http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange Garage/Tools/Tool_bin_index.html
Although I carry tire repair equipment and tools, I have never have been sucessful with roadside tire repairs (o-fer-2) so I always carry tie-downs in case I need to be tansported closer to civilization/help. Really sucks to have someone willing to assist as you wait on the side of the road, only to decline because you have no way of securing your $12k bike in a truck or trailer.
Another fall-back I have implemented when I venture far away from home is to have my truck all prepped and ready to go (ramps, tie-downs, etc.) so that if I call or SPOT home needing help, my wife can just get in the truck and come rescue me (2-fer-2).
Looking back at this, I did forget that I have patch kit under the seat and some wire just in case. On my Central America trip packed a few things more, but not a lot. Never had an issue with a hand pump setting the bead on tires, including Mefo or Kenda BB. Break the bead with the side stand, less tools to take. It's interesting to know what works for them as it's subjective as to what one thinks is necessary. I'll look back to check out the cool tools people use.
This looks very similar to my kit except no 3/8" drive but a few sockets with a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter. A Snap-On 1/4" is good for 90 ft-lbs which only an axle nut requires and makes everything lighter and smaller. Some of the rarely used socket sizes are served by a few shorty combo wrenches - they can be combined to get more leverage if necessary.
I've eliminated several of the KTM tools due to their weight and bulk - for instance Motion Pro plug wrench or the axle nut tools by a Motion Pro tire lever.
A good hand pump AND a good electric (Best Products CyclePump).
Finally, I carry a crappy $10 combo tool for fast access to the fairing bolts, etc that I won't cry about if it's lost or stolen.
-A little chain lube or WD will be invaluable at some point too.
-I bring some stainless wire for grips or whatever.
-If I can bring two tubes I do, if not a front UHD will work. Keep it in a zip lock with some baby powder.
-Small chain tool with a couple of links and a master.
-I like tools that serve multi functions...the Motion Pro aluminum tire tools with axle nuts on the other ends are great.
I would recomend some shed time practicing tyre repairs before you head out. It is a common enough issue and is easy enough to do with a little practice. Next time you need new tyres take them home to do. Even if you get the shop to balance them afterwards.
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I agree, learn how to dismount the tires! Can't tell you how many times I've seen people out and about that "pinched" a tube, had the tools and kit to repair it but couldn't spoon one side off to get to the tube.
(Naturally you feel obligated to help out!)