The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Gotta get subscribed to this thread. And take some pics of my solutions. Ain't nothin compared to some of these setups. :norton
  2. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Granted I'm a street rider, but aside from a couple allen keys, flathead/phillips, pliers and select wrenches, most of what I've used for roadside repairs is tape, zipties, and a knife. Putty epoxy if it's really bad.
  3. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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  4. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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  5. travelprof

    travelprof Adventurer

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    Here is my ever evolving tool kit for my KLR650s.

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    1. Motion Pro T-6 Chain Tool + T6 Trail Bead
    2. Motion Pro Tool Metric + 16 mm and 14 mm sockets
    3. Stop & Go portable mini-air compressor + tube repair kit
    4. Air pressure gauge 60 psi max (Accu-Gage RA60X)
    5. Motion Pro Ball End Allen Set 9PC (1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 mm)
    6. Husky Pro 3/8″ Drive Pearhead Ratchet Model 22800 + 3/8 to 1/4 adapter
    7. Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever (27 mm) + 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch adapter
    8. Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever (12mm/13mm)
    9. Pittsburgh 7 Piece Metric Ratcheting Combo Wrench Set (17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8 mm)
    10. Craftsman Metric Crowfoot Wrenches (17 mm and 19 mm)
    11. Jack made from crutch (velcro strap to engage front break)
    12. Phillips and flat short screw drivers
    13. Screw driver with set of phillips + flat tips from Chapman 7500 tool kit.
    14. 3/8 drive metric deep sockets (13, 12, 10, 8 mm)
    15. Husky 8-Piece Bit Ratchet Set
    16. JB KWIX (fast curing version of JB WELD)— Each inside a plastic tube. Popsicle sticks for mixing
    17. Black electrical tape wrapped around the tube that holds the orange JB KWIX
    18. Blue duct tape wrapped around the tube that holds the blue JB KWIX
    19. Red (271) and blue (242) Loctite (thread locker)
    20. Zip ties of several sizes
    21. Craftsman 7 in. Adjustable Pliers (Germany)
    22. Craftsman 6 in. Beak Jaw Adjustable Wrench (Extra-wide jaw)
    23. Craftsman 6 in. Long Nose Pliers (USA)
    24. Leatherman Wave tool
    25. Telescopic magnetic pickup tool
  6. kpt4321

    kpt4321 Long timer

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    Just a little note that may help people:

    Quicksteel (or equivalent) is a really good idea to carry!

    I was out for a ride a week or two back with my brother (he was on my KDX) when he had a minor crash that somehow resulted in the fuel tank splitting almost in 2 pieces, there was a gaping crack about 6 inches long originating from the filler cap. With a little bit of sandpaper and some quicksteel, we were able to continue our ride for another couple of hours. It wasn't completely sealed, fuel would weep out a little bit in a tip-over, but it turned what could have been a bad situation into a minor incident. I will continue to carry the stuff, if it can stick to a plastic tank surface, it will stick to anything.

    Also, good lesson here is carry your toolkit, even if you're just going for an easy leisurely ride.
  7. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    The crutch-to-trail jack fab is a real winner! :clap
  8. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Cut the top and bottom of a soda can off, then cut whats left sideways. Flatten it and keep that in your kit too. Quick steal plus a soda can makes for a most excellent patch in your crankcase when you land on a pointy rock........
  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I suppose all of us that ride in remote places carry an extra spark plug.
    And I'm sure this has been mentioned many times in this thread.

    But I'll never forget about 30 years ago an old friend that is dead now----he told me one day.

    "Mark---if you've got a one cylinder motorcycle---carry an extra sparkplug"

    Words to live by.
    And if your riding a 1972 Bultaco Pursang---carry a pocket full.

    BigDog
  10. RAZR

    RAZR in person I'm actually a nice guy. I promise.

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    what's everyones favorite titanium tool set? trying to slim down some pounds.:evil
  11. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Motionpro is the only company making titanium wrenches that I know of. Anybody else?
  12. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Here's an option if you don't want to make your own and you want something that can pack away much smaller, even fit in a lot of fenderbags. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235
    (shameless promotion over)
  13. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    That's a pretty slick little deal sTE610vE. Way to go.
  14. ChrisE

    ChrisE Been here awhile

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    Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry about 4 heavy duty zip ties, the ones that are about 1/4" wide and a couple of feet long. I just curl these up and store them in my air box. You can get these at Lowes or homes depot in the electrical section.

    I had a crash, about 3 years ago, out in the wilds on NC. I actually stripped the threads of the bolts that held the handlebar clamps to the top triple clamp.

    The bolts would still sit in the holes, but had no threads left so they would not tighten. I zip tied the handlebars to the top triple clamp and limped out 18 miles.

    They can also be used to zip tie a tire in place if you get a flat and can't fix it on the trail, you just need about 5 of them.
  15. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I've used the same trick to assist another rider get out of the back country. They are tough!!
  16. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    I also carry the jumbo zip ties. When you get a flat and would rather fix it at camp or on flatter terrain. Just cinch the tire, cut off the excess and ride on. Air is overated
  17. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    I'm having a hard time figuring which way you are talking about putting the tie on. Around the center of the bead, or around like "paddle tires"?:ear
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I think he means like a paddle tire to stop it rolling of the rim.
  19. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Like paddle tires, use about 5 zip ties
  20. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Right, that makes more sense. Thank you!