F800GS Toolkit needs

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by itsatdm, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    The 800 fasteners are just about all Torx vs hex or Allenhead.

    So to work on the bike you need the following:

    Torx T10 left control housing
    T20 throttle assembly
    T25 fairings, control, body work
    T30 muffler mount, signals, motor chassis, rotor
    T40 triple clamp, brake pivot, rear rotor, brake line
    T45 body, exhaust mount, fork axle pinch bolts, controls
    T55 Bar Ends

    Torx socket
    E10 handlebar clamps
    E12 Front Caliper brakes

    Wrench
    13mm Chain tension sprocket
    17 mm Front Axle
    24mm Rear axle
    24mm Drain plug.
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  2. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Great post, really helpful.

    Thanks,

    You'd think Bmw would include a driver, all the torx bits, and a few sockets.
    It could all fit in that little first-aid kit area under the seat.
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  3. skyfish

    skyfish Adventurer

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    Add to this...
    E8 for the external torx on the gear shifter lever.
    19mm hex bit for the front axle.
    22mm hex bit for the rear axle.
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  4. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    :ear

    Rob in Seattle
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  5. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    So what do you get in the standard tool kit?!

    At that rate, it would be cheaper to buy a load of Allen-head bolts and replace them all surely?!

    xxx
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  6. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    one is the external nut (wrench), the other is the internal, like a giant allen.
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  7. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    how exactly are we supposed to get the wheels off?
    Where do you get the tools?
    Sears didnt have a jumbo-ass hex even close to that size
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  8. FreddyJey

    FreddyJey n00b

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    I have changed my tires to TKCs and I did not need a bigass hex. Just losen the 17mm and the small torxes at the bottom of the fork, then take the bolt out. No probs at all.
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  9. Assfault

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    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/tools/view/t_6_superlight_hex_axle_tool/



    This it what I use on most of the sportbikes out there.
    They have been that way for about 10 years or so.
    There are cheaper ones out there for sure, some made
    of steel, but this one has all the sizes I need to do tire
    changes in my garage with my tire machine.
    Hope this helps.
    Assfault
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  10. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    guess i could have looked at the manual first.
    the smaller torx bolts hold the axels tight to loosen the axel bolt,
    so you really don't even need the tool.
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  11. twuelfing

    twuelfing Adventurer

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  12. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    Gary, How about you skip worry about tools and we can just do an even trade for my '07 DR. Only got 10k miles on it! You never liked Beemers anyways!
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  13. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    I'm seriously contemplating that. Only a matter of time until someone comes out with a nice stainless fastener kit...
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  14. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    I started with a foldup torx set that covers T10 to T40 along with a T25 T handle since there are so many on my GT as well. I have always used thumbwheel ratchets and started carrying one of those with a 3" extention and the Torx sockets - compact, gets into tight places and won't let you overtighten or strip screws or screw up well nuts. Along with it I have a very small folding handle ratchet drive that has also found it's way into my tool bag.
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  15. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Ya I know, the problem has supposedly been solved........
    But even the best parts can fail. Being that BMW won't give us a work around in that event, a simple component failure that isn't even neccesary can stop you stranded with no hope of restarting.

    This will stay with my tools on the bike (when the bike gets here).
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  16. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    That's a T10 for starts. :rolleyes

    I have never had one fail, and I've go those little recalled gems in three bikes going back to 2006. That said, they didn't have time to do the recalls for one of my trips this past month, so the tech was very nice and left the ticket open and gave me one for the trip. She showed me that you don't have to replace it, just plug the spare in somewhere near the key, it will pick up the field, shit will work and everything is fine without actually replacing the old one.

    +55K miles and haven't had one bite me yet. :knockingonwood
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  17. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer

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    What is that? I tried to find that part number on several dealer websites but it wasn't listed.
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  18. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    It's the antenna ring. There's a lot of stuff on the web with riders being stranded because of a faulty antenna ring not reading the chip in the key thereby immobilizing the motorcycle.
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  19. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Do you know if anyone makes a bypass for that? Anyone have any schematics... I might take a look into making one.
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  20. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    Dude, if you can manage that, I guarantee you'll be able to sell a shitload:deal
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