The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...Drivers/PRD~0091522P/Impact+Wrench%2C+12V.jsp


  2. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    Haven't found anything along this thread concerning a "prop stick" ... if previously mentioned, I missed it.

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    I ride in ranch country ... roads are lined with barbed wire fences. Eventually, fence is replaced ... meaning it gets pulled out onto roadbed and loaded on to trucks. Some of the metal gets left behind ... so riders out here always carry tire repair kits, spare tubes, hand & electric pumps, etc. I put a centerstand on my KLR650, paid off after six or seven punctures. On my KLX250 (no centerstand), handled the first puncture repair with the above. It fits neatly in my toolpack. 12" x 3" max. dimension broken down. It's made by: Enduro Star

    Won't leave home without it!

    Best ... Wind Sprinter
  3. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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  4. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    Here's a Prop Stand for bikes without a center stand made & sold by a fellow ADVrider for $25 shipped.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380877
  5. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Thanks for the info, I would just add that the trail stand is all steel construction and has a removable foot and cradle that allow it to pack in very little space. The tube is 10-1/8" long (rod stores inside the tube) and the entire stand can fit in a fender bag that is at long enough for the tube to fit in. And the strap front brake lock really helps with stability when working on the rear wheel.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235
  6. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    I also carry a compact adjustable trail jack that I designed because I couldn't find anything that I liked.... :clap

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    Although, if I'd found the Enduro Star jack, I probably wouldn't have bothered as that's a nice piece of kit.
  7. header

    header Chris

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    Strong stick works well for me :D
  8. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I just used a cinderblock
  9. cat

    cat Long timer

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    Do you guy all have panniers or top-boxes? I mean where do you put something that is 19" long?
  10. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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  11. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    When the cradle and foot are removed theTrail Stand is only 10-1/8" long..... :shog...but extends to 20"

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    It fits in the tailbag you see on the Husky...wait that sounds funny too....:rofl It fits in many front fender bags like the Wolfman http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Enduro/enduro_fender.html
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  12. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Wow :eek1. A cinder block weighs 42lbs, and you guys are giving ME grief for wanting to carry an impact wrench and compressor??? :loco
  13. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I wasn't carrying it. Stole one from abandoned construction next door.
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  15. xroad

    xroad Been here awhile

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    Well, I don't like to brag ......
  16. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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  17. 91Eunos

    91Eunos zipper suited sun god

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    I keep a 9" or so ratchet under the passenger seat where there's a cut out for a "U" lock... There's room for more, I'll probably sub in a 3/8" torque wrench instead.

    BTW all my "basic" tools fit in a Touratech bag that goes under the top case mount on my GS:

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    Since it's not strictly waterproof, I bag everything up first:

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    Bagged up ready to go:

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    Not shown here is some spare wire, alligator clips and the LED head lamp I keep under the seat. As I mentioned above, the 3/8" drive ratchet goes under the seat as well...under the passenger area where there's a cutout for a "U" Lock.

    Also not shown is the LED flashlight and Leatherman that I keep in my tank bag or in the "bag" built into the back of my Rallye Pro 2 jacket.
  18. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    91, that is a nice, clean looking set up.

    I am jealous, and will definitely have to rethink how I do things.
  19. 91Eunos

    91Eunos zipper suited sun god

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    Thanks! I still need a decent flat repair kit plus tire irons and a more compact first aid kit than the one I carry now (I steal it out of my Mini)...

    There's room for more in the TT bag too..densely packed but compact and out of the way between the tail light and the rack. I'll probably throw a test light in there (looks like a screwdriver w/a wire) and a spare plug or two in an Acerbis (or similar) case. I need to wrap some duct tape and/or some reflective tape around the wrenches and throw in a few smaller zip ties too...

    Never had a need for spare levers (knock on wood) but I saw a nice, light plastic emergency set on a "card" that should fit under the saddle as well.

  20. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Add jumper cables to the list.....

    Definitely came in handy after a friend ran out of gas on their WeeStrom. Had their emergency flashes going for about half an hour and then their bike wouldn't start even with gas b/c the battery was too low. Pulled out the trusty jumper cables from the ST (unfortunately, you have to half take apart the ST to get to it's battery but that's a different issue) and jumped the Wee.

    I keep a compact set under the passenger seat of the ST and have ended up using them a number of times for bike battery issues.