Better trail tools than KTM stock bag?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Greezy_Dave, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Greezy_Dave

    Greezy_Dave Adventurer

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    So it looks like my KTM stock tool kit sprung legs and jumped out of my fender bag the other day. It wasn't on the trail, so I can only hope it was able to find its way to a nice creek, make some friends, and is living out the rest of its days in the wild, where it belongs.

    Anyway, I need a new trail tool kit, and am looking for some experienced suggestions.

    Should I get another KTM factory kit, the Motion Pro kit, some other kit, or piece together my own?

    It's for a 2008 KTM 450 EXC-R
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  2. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    the KTM kits are nice. if you used the nifty combo tools that it had I would say at lest try to get some of those, the other things you should be able to get aftermarket.
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  3. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    normally I bend over backwards to avoid H.F. but this is a good case for outfitting from there. cheap and if you're going to loose something ...
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  4. Greezy_Dave

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    I'm guessing by HF you're talking Harbor Freight?

    It's funny b/c I just picked up a 6 in 1 combo screwdriver from them for the trail bag that morning, but I didn't throw it in there when I took off. So the cheapo HF screwdriver is the only tool that wasn't lost!
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  5. Navin

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    WTF? Ignore these suggestions, I can't believe I even need to say what is the well known and internationally established industry standard procedure.


    You buy a new KTM and start with a fresh tool kit!!!

    :evil

    The 08 becomes a buddy bike cause without the tool kit is has no value to anyone anyway.
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  6. OhBoy

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    You can build a more complete kit for less, period.
    Better to have too many tools than too few.
    I do like the KTM "T" driver and the beer opener.
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  7. trailer Rails

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    The best suggestion yet. :clap
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  8. Greezy_Dave

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    Ya, I think the KTM T driver is the most valuable tool in there. I'm just going to piece something together. Just need to find something that functions like that T driver.
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  9. trailer Rails

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    I have a little motion pro folding T driver. Pretty nice little tool.

    I can't find the kit I have on their site, this one has a lot more attachments.
    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0161/
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  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    If you only carry one tool make it a Vice Grip brand vice grip.
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  11. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    The only helpful tool I had on my F.I. KTM was a tow strap. :lol3
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  12. Zuber

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    Buy the new KTM multi-tool axle wrench from the 2012-on EXC models. It is forged steel with a tire iron on the end. Very nice for the price.

    I don't care for the KTM T-wrench, the propriatary sockets don't stay on and it's a little big. There's a bicycle tri-wrench that is lighter and works good for spinning nuts.

    Home Dopey or Lowes has racheting combo wrenches that are strong. Need an 8, 10, 13mm. They also have an adaptor that will make a rachet wrench into a socket driver.

    Smallest needle nose vice grips, these are a must.

    Malcom Smith 6-in-one screw driver.

    Small allen wrenches 4, 5, 6.
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  13. Greezy_Dave

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    Just ordered the new KTM axle tool-tire iron.

    Zuber- do you know who makes the bicycle tri-wrench?
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