F800GS Toolkit needs

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

  1. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    13mm. A deep socket helps, but is not required.

    Edit: Woops, I see I'm late to the party. Time to save face and say the best tool I carry is an extendable magnet to retrieve all the miscellaneous stuff that slides down one side or another of the fuel tank when you have the seat off and are fiddling around. Really indispensable.
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  2. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    thanks bro! :clap
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  3. rockhopper

    rockhopper Been here awhile

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    best slip a 24mm spanner or socket in there, or back wheel punctures will be tricky:deal
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  4. AMERUS

    AMERUS Traveler

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    thanks for this and all the other replies will pick one up as i don't have one and give it a try and see if I can get the feel for it (asking for trouble:lol3). Will have a look around different shops to find one i'm happy with hopefully
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  5. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Greg

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    I'm liking all the kits that i see coming up in this thread.

    My question is, would you be able to break the bike down with anyone of these kits, or are you relying on roadside assistance to get you the rest of the way?

    Reason I ask is that I am going RTW in a few years and I need a complete kit. I am going to console with my mechanic on this to ensure that there are no odd ball tools that I need.

    I have a better chance of an antenna ring failure than a mechanical failure, but I will want to be prepared to run in to Murphy in the worst possible location.
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  6. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    The advice I've been given is to work out of your on-bike toolkit whenever you do maintenance. That way you discover in the comfort of the garage that you're missing a particular item. Of course, I don't think you'll discover *every* possible tool you might need but you should cover the more important ones.

    When I R&R'd the rear wheel I found that an extra 13mm wrench would be usefiul.

    I'll add that if the repair is for tweaked forks, bent rims, bent frame I doubt I'll have a tool to repair it, so yes, Roadside Assistance is getting called (if possible).
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  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Definitely. I got a spanner that has a 17 on one end and a 24 on the other. :clap
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  8. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    While we're on that subject....

    When I recently did a rear tire change I torqued the rear axel nut to the F8 OM recommended value: 100Nm. I just checked the chain tension using my tool roll kit. With my ratchet wrench and 24mm socket I could *not* budge that nut. I ended up using my breaker bar to start it.

    So, my question is, how would you handle this in the field with a standard ratchet or wrench as YetGS has? (Carrying a 2ft breaker bar seems like overkill.) Was I foolish to believe the MOM torque value? Should I torque the nut down to Guten-nuff standards and leave it at that?

    And I realized that my KLR650 has a hole thru the axel nut and axel that is secured by a cotter pin. The F8GS lacks that little bit of security. If snugging down the F8 axel nut just "good enough" that cotter pin (or safety wire) might be a good backup.

    Then again I could be overthinking the whole thing.
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  9. Y E T I

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    I had this exact problem on my XR650R once. (It didn't have a cotter pin either fwiw.) I stuck one of my tire irons through the wrench hole in the other end and used it as a breaker bar and stepped on it with my boot. No worries.

    I have also used a rock as a hammer to beat on the end of a wrench to break a nut loose. My "friends" later said I should have used my head and we would have been done much more quickly. :baldy
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  10. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    Ah, I see it now. Think I have the same 17/24 wrench you'd described, and that tarh iron trick sounds, well, trick! Thanks!

    Oh, and we must move in the same social circles. My "friends" describe my head in the same glowing terms. :)
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  11. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    That comes with the Beadbrakr and besthex setup. As I said, I don't want to duplicate stuff.
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  12. Foofighter

    Foofighter Broken Sportbike Rider

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    Well it's really bad for your socket wrench, but I have done it in the past. Which is to get it so that you have to move the wrench straight down to loosen it then curb stomp it a few times and it will loosen up nicely. However you may also strip the gears in the wrench...
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  13. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Where did you find that??? Please do tell!!
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  14. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Re: breaker bar... I carry a cresent wrench. Tighten it down on rear axel nut. Set it right. Hold bike grab handle & gently stand up on it until it breaks loose. Never had a problem really. To tighten... Get it tight by hand, use wrench to crank it by gently leaning my weight onto it. Hand, not foot but use my body weight.
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  15. vidd

    vidd how was your lamb?

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    izzat a beemerfangledfleshlight? :evil
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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I got mine at my local shop, but you can get one HERE.

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  17. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    What's the overall length of that wrench? That looks like a great product!
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  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    7" same as most other spanners.
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  19. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Thanks Yeti!
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  20. AMERUS

    AMERUS Traveler

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    bit confused on the spanner front, have put my kit together myself and have noticed diferences in the ones on sale

    I have in my kit 8,10,12,13,17
    Cruztools kit has 8,10,12,13
    Adventure designs has 8,11,12,13,17

    do I now need a size 11 spanner and can I get rid of the 10 or should I have both or neither

    anyone used these two sizes on the bike ?