R1200gs Tool Kit

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by isa671, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. isa671

    isa671 blah blah blah....

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    Fellow riders, I'm in the process of building up my toolkit for my 07' GS. I've found this slick tool roll from Ergodyne not too long ago. It's got numerous pockets for just about everything you need for your basic repairs on the road.

    What I like about this tool roll is that it has three separate pockets for holding small items such as sockets and extra fasteners. The material is made out of 1680D nylon and double stiched at all the stress points. You definitely can't go wrong with the price either, $12.75!

    If you have any pictures of your tool kit, feel free to post!!!

    http://www.directtools.com/store/product4041.html

    http://www.ergodyne.com/productdetail.aspx?id=465

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  2. JimVonBaden

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    BMW R1200 Tool Kit:





    Some have asked for a complete list of my tools in the kit I have displayed online a few times, so here it is
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    This is the bare minimum kit you should have; asterisks on the list mark the minimum kit!


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    Here it is displayed.


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    This is what it looks like rolled up.


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    Here is what I carry; it represents everything on my list. I have some tools not specific to the R1200GS so that I can help anyone else if they need it.


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    And here it is in my Jesse bag. As you can see it takes up about 1/3<SUP>rd</SUP> of the bag, and fits in nicely!

    Here is the complete list of the tools I carry!

    Tool list for the R1200GS

    Full Kit:

    • Vice Grips 8”
    • 4-way combination screwdriver *
    • 3” needle nose pliers *
    • 3” side cutters *
    • 10mm combination wrench
    • 13mm combination wrench
    • 2 tire spoons 9”
    • Set of metric feeler gauges
    • .006” (.152mm) and .012” (.305mm) feeler gauges *
    • Locking knife with 4” serrated blade
    • Flashlight (extra batteries)
    • Motolight lens removal tool
    • 8*, 9, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 17mm open end wrench set
    • Torx wrench set T8, 10, 15, 20*, 25*, 27*, 30*, 40*, 45*, 50*, 55* socket set
    • Allen wrench set 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm sockets, Standard 2.5mm, 3mm*, 4mm*, 5mm*, 6mm*, 8mm*, 10mm
    • 3/8” drive ratchet *
    • ¼” ratchet *
    • Extensions 3/8” 3” and 6” *, ¼” 2.5” and 6” extensions
    • Sockets 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10mm deep, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, spark plug socket *, 22mm front wheel socket/Allen *
    • Dental Pic set
    • Spark Plug gap tool
    • Oil filter wrench
    • Tire pressure gauge *
    • Spark plug wire remover
    • Leatherman
    • Tire plug kit (string) *
    • Compressor *
    • Extending mirror
    • Small standard screwdriver
    • Oil Cap tool *

    Supplies:

    • Spare fuel hose clamps
    • Spare fuel hose splice
    • Assorted nuts and bolts
    • Assorted wire and connectors
    • Digital volt/ohm meter
    • Zip ties assorted
    • Electrical wire assorted sizes and lengths
    • Fuses
    • Lighter
    • Electrical tape
    • Stainless safety wire
    • Duct tape
    * Indicates minimum tools for small kit
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    Jim :brow
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  3. isa671

    isa671 blah blah blah....

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    Nice toolset Jim! I'm probably going to get some of the tools you have listed. I noticed you have a compressor. What brand is that if I may ask?
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    Thanks,

    Walmart Campbel Housefeld for $10.

    Jim :brow
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  5. Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Medium-Viz

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    Bucket Boss makes a very good, inexpensive roll.

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    And, yes, I'm still using the crappy BMW wrenches! :lol3

    The two most useful tools I've found are the Knipex plier-wrench (top row, center, which works surprisingly well and eliminates the need for an adjustable wrench) and the EMS shears (which will cut damn near anything short of a bolt!).

    I only carry the tool roll (along with a plug kit and a CyclePump) on longer trips, but the tire gauge and small pouch pretty much live in my top case 24/7.
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  6. isa671

    isa671 blah blah blah....

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    I like the idea of the Knipex plier wrench. Where did you purchase the tool? I'm definitely going to add some EMT sheers and the Cycle pump too. How do you like the Cycle pump as compared to others?
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  7. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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    Another tool setup with spec's is at http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html

    A good thing to do is set up your kit and then whenever you work on your bike try to use just your tool kit. You'll discover your kits shortcomings and be able to add to them BEFORE you really need to use them..
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  8. Giuseppe

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    I got the Knipex tools (and the tool roll) at Expidition Exchange (tools at https://www.expeditionexchange.com/knipex/ ). I think I've got the 180mm version. I'll warn you though: They are great people to do business with and have excellent prices, but don't visit their site unless you have lots of time and $$$ to spare! :lol3

    The shears (Smith & Wesson brand, FWIW) I picked up at Big Lots for about two bucks. I've used a single pair at work (fire dept.) for almost 10 years, so I figure these'll hold up, too.

    I love the CyclePump. :amazon

    You'll find a million posts on ADVrider about why a six dollar pump from XYZ-Mart is better than the CyclePump and that anybody who buys a CyclePump must be :bert . For some people that may be true.

    Do the guts look pretty much like any other air pump as far as I can tell? Yes. Is it pretty expensive for a tire inflator. Um, yes. Can you buy ten of another inflator for the cost of one CyclePump? Yup.

    All I can tell you is that the CP is thoughtfully engineered, well built, and works every time I turn it on. I'd rather pay a little more up front for a piece of quality equipment that I can count on than replace a half-dozen cheapo units each time they die.

    Of course, Rider FF's Tupperware-housed pennytech (not a bad thing!) pump may last for ten years and my CyclePump might crap out tomorrow. Who knows? If it does, though, I'll come back here and bitch! :D

    Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with BestRest or CyclePump.
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  9. ajdemma

    ajdemma Been here awhile

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    Holy crap are you right. That's one addictive shopping site and I don't even know how to use most of the stuff.
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    MOST of the tools listed are available from Harbor Freight. The tool roll from Bob's BMW, and the rest rounded up from various sources.

    True though, it takes some time to gather the various small parts.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  11. mhz Midlife Crisis

    mhz Midlife Crisis Life is short

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    I just got a 2008 1200 GSA. Tool kit from BMW is a little small.

    What tools to most carry for a 1000k trip in addition to the BMW tool kit?

    matt
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  12. Litre

    Litre AKA JimiChanga

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    Look here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/page006.aspx
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  13. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey Matt, :D
    BMW Adv tool kit is a joke, I must agree.. :D
    It's a new bike all you need is a cell phone and BMW's toll free number. If you have a problem it becomes not your problem but BMW's, right.

    Ride Safe,
    Rick:D
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  14. mhz Midlife Crisis

    mhz Midlife Crisis Life is short

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    I guess one school of thought would be to just call for help for the first 3 years. I could push it until I get into cell phone range.
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  15. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    Ya know, a simple search would have found that this question has been asked *and* answered numerous times.
    Here's a thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348022&highlight=toolkit

    And try a Google search on "R1200GS toolkit".
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  16. astro

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    only the ones you know how to use :deal
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  17. mhz Midlife Crisis

    mhz Midlife Crisis Life is short

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    Tried to search the site for tool kit and several other variations but got over 500 results everytime. I like bikes better then I like computers because bikes work.

    Thanks for the link, will start to build my own kit.
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  18. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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  19. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    'Pretend' to take the wheels off.
    'Pretend" to adjust the valves.
    "Pretend" to remove the fuel tank.
    Save those tools.
    Add pliers, wire cutters, vice grips, adjustable wrench.
    Carry duct tape, JB weld, safety wire, a few odd screws/nuts/bolts.
    You are NOT going to rebuild the engine/gearbox on the side of the road, you have no parts. You will probably use the tools to help other people more than using them yourself.
    james
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  20. JimVonBaden

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    So true in my experience, but the tools do make me feel better! Kind of like carrying a spare antenna ring for some!:lol3

    Jim :brow
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