Motorcycle tool kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1bigrn, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    I'm considering putting together a no-nonsense, bare-bones motorcycle tool kit. One capable of most repairs on the trail.
    However, I also reviewed some kits on motorcycle superstore that give you many of the tools one requires for outback repairs.

    What do people think of the complete kits that are available?
    Any advice for putting together my own kit?
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  2. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Been here awhile

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  3. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    I put my own kit together from a lot of extras I already had.


    Wrenches and sockets only in the sizes the bike needs.
    One of the screw driver handles that takes bits w/ bits
    Spark plug socket
    A 2 and 4 inch socket extension
    small pair of locking needlenose visegrips
    tire irons are dual purpose - one end the iron the other is the large socket for axle nuts (Made by MotionPro)
    Hemistats
    Multi-meter (freebie from HF - I have SEVERAL)
    couple feet of electrical wire
    electrical tape
    spare tubes
    zipties
    mini aircompressor
    couple feet of safety wire
    tube patch kit
    extra master link and short length of extra chain
    QuickSteel

    And I keep a small flashlight and Gerber Multi-Tool in my tankbag
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  4. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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  5. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    Duct tape, zip ties, tie wire, & a hammer, what more do you need?
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  6. Sp4rks

    Sp4rks Been here awhile

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    I think, I'll just rip this post from Dirt Riders of Colorado:

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  7. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    8mm combination wrench

    In case your brakes get too hot and lock up like mine did yesterday. Of course I didn't have one. the smallest I had with me was a 10mm

    I guess it didn't like having new/clean brake fluid.
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