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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.
hey, uhh. what's the white powder in the bags man?
Is anyone importing the Asahi Lightool double-ended wrenches with any reliability?
If I've gotta pay $20 import fees on a $25 set of wrenches, marked up to $55... might as well buy titanium.
Ballast. You know those KTMs are awful light.
On the other matter, why spend $50 on a tool that you have to weld due to a design flaw.
More money than brains. This IS AdvRider...
Obsolutely correct. That was not a known design flaw and I was the unlucky bastard (on this forum) to discover it apparently. I bought this tool based on other peoples recommendations of the tool. I used it in the garage for a couple weeks to ensure it reached everything and worked without isses. For two weeks in the garage it did just that, however in the field it failed on me. Obviously if I had known about the issue I would not have purchased the damn thing. The whole reason for me posting was to make others aware of the issue, not as a recommendation of the tool. Its a nice compact tool however in my eyes the driver has a design flaw that in a trail tool is a flaw thats fatal. As I discussed earlier in the thread these tools are ones that are relied upon to get us home after the shit hits the fan. Tools have to be reliable otherswise its a useless tool to pack in my eyes. By welding the driver into one piece it overcomes the design flaw. Even better would be if Motion Pro machined the driver as one piece but thats not the case.
I think a risk on forums like this is that many people buy products and offer reviews and suggestions of a product without a critical eye and thorough testing. It happens all the time. I worked with the tool in the garage for two weeks before taking it into the field to make sure it worked well, sadly even that wasn't enough. Would I have purchased this tool knowing that the driver may have issues?? Hell no!! But now that I owned it I may as well fix the damn thing with a couple beads of weld and post about it so others that own the product are aware of the issue and either take it out of their toolkit or fix the issue.
The "white powder" is to keep the energy up on those multi week rides.
I like the idea of relocating the stock pack.
How did you attach it to the front fender? Using the stock holes and just drilled the fender???
This is my toolkit when I ride offroad or in a travel. also I bring a Airman mini compressor.
nice kit JG, reminds me I need to get a new roll for all my tool crap
+1 on the Airman. Mine has served me well on many a trip.
Where did you get that tool roll from?
I'd like to know where the one with clear pockets came from too...
Here's one from harbor freight
im after a phillips/star screw driver socket head and a slot screwdriver socket head that will fit onto my 6mm/1/4" socket wrench i have.
its not a common size for drivers here in australia. and getting star and slot head sockets to fit 1/4" driver is likewise extremely rare.
im trying to reduce doubling up on tools. the hoped for sockets are for my motion pro t bar socket driver.
I found a set of bits made by Titan that had a 1/4 bit driver adapter. I use regular screwdriver bits in it. Parts Source Canada.
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I picked an adaptor and bits from supercheap auto, it adapts between the 1/4 drive and screw driver bits. It has a knurled part around it so you can use it by it's self. I think it was $5 or something.
Wondering what the inside of this fanny pack looks like.
Rocky Mountain has it for 29.95 but I've seen it for 24.95. Rocky Mountain also lists a nice selection of compact took kits.
Getting my off road tool kit organized and currently looking for a fanny pack dedicated to tools.
A tool fanny pack is all well and good until you land on it in a crash. I would not recommend carrying your tools this way unless you are one of those riders who never crash...
get a revit Sand or cayenne jacket instead of fanny pack. The only stuff on you should be your warn liner and or rain suit tucked in the back pocket, papers, tissues for visor, anything soft, and maybe cellphone (which I would put in the front so it has slightly better chances not to break when you fall and need to call for help...). That is, only if you reall have no other luggage space.
Carrying a tool pack or anything else on your waist/back is less of a concern if you wear some kind of a hard-shell back protector. Wear a Rock Gardn Flak Jacket off-road and a Dainese back protector on-road, and haul my backpack full of all kinds of bulky shit around with me everywhere I go.
so you should NEVER get a fanny pack tool kit
I wear mine over a kidney belt. Been down on it so many times I couldn't count, hasn't been an issue.