The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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  2. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    And you have a tool that is designed to work on the bike as well.
  3. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Especially if you own a Ural. :lol3
  4. Jacan

    Jacan vrom vrom!!!!!!!

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  5. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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  6. Swarthy_Red_Beard

    Swarthy_Red_Beard Been here awhile

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    Ok Guys, I've been lurking this thread from around the time of its inception and have gone thru 3 fully functional tool kits/systems refining and fine tuning. My Hip pack has worn out to the point of almost scattering all my tools so I broke down and bought Klim's Scramble Pak here. Thought it would be a good opportunity to take some pics and share what I've come up with.

    The Hip Belt comes with me almost always. The Backpack too. The fender bag I leave home when I'm feelin lucky or if I stuff a 21" tube in my backpack. When I'm racing crosscountry 1.5 hour races I pare down the backpack to pretty much water only and cross my fingers. Long Baja trips see all the gear plus camping and food in my Giant Loop. Warm Clothes get Stowed accordingly to the ride.

    Almost everything I have has been used when out on the trail either on my bikes or my buddys'. It's a little heavy, but I also use this pack to pit crew at Baja 1000 races and it goes in my truck to help out anyone I see along the road. The 1/4" sockets and ratchet get used the most and are sometimes a little too small. The pliers get used so much I don't want to scale them down. The chain tool is too heavy, but i'm glad I have it when I need it!


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    Tool Hip Belt:
    1.) Asahi Lightool double ended wrenches 8/10, 11/13, 12/14, 17/19
    2.) Motion Pro Tire/Axle wrenches 22mm, 24mm, 27mm
    3.) 1/4" drive craftsman ratchet with extension
    4.) 3.8" socket 17mm, 1/4" sockets 6,8,10,11,12,13,14 plus 1/4f-3/8m adaptor, and 1/4" square-1/4" hex adapter
    5.) 1/4" square drive Allens 3,4,5,6,7,8
    6.) Keiba Needle nose Pliers (Japan)
    7.) KTC pj-200 (japan) Slip Joint Pliers
    8.) Husky Multi ScrewDriver
    9.) Spark plug wrench
    10.) Motion Pro Chain breaker and length of chain and masterlink
    11.) Patch Kits
    12.) Electrical Tape
    13.) Misc carb bolts and jets
    14.) Feeler Guages
    15.) Valve stem remover (small metal cylinder below locktight)
    16.) Red Locktight
    17.) Bailing wire
    18.) Allen wrenches (90 degree) and allen wrenches (1/4" hex shank) both of these are mainly backups to the sockets
    19.) Bag of misc metric nuts and bolts plus electrical connectors
    20.) KTM Clutch and front brake lever

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    Backpack:

    1.) Camelbak Mule
    2.) 3 liter Hydration Bladder
    3.) Corona folding saw (best folder I've found)
    4.) 1 liter MSR bottle for extra fuel
    5.) Nylon rope (towing, etc)
    6.) Hand pump for tires
    7.) Cold weather gloves
    8.) Athletic Tape
    9.) Headlamp (waterproof) with extra batteries
    10.) Rain/wind jacket (old snowboarding)
    11.) Extra goggle lenses (tinted and clear)
    12.) Bike registration and insurance
    13.) I-bprofin

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    Fender Bag:

    1.) MSR Fenderpak
    2.) Spare Tubes (18/19/21" and/or depending on bike and trip)
  7. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    :clap

    Great Job
  8. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Found this on Amazon, $14.18. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0062FSAVI/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item_image
    This little wrench is practically indestructible and compact. It has been shown before in this thread as the Husky 16 piece reversible microdriver set $16.97. The Gearwrench comes with more sockets and bits and is cheaper.
    I have been using one for a year now and it can take a lot of abuse. I just ordered a second one for my work toolbox.
  9. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Just remember to replace the hex bits, They come with SAE bits.
  10. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    That's also the same kit as the "Cobalt" branded stuff at Lowes. I paid about that for mine on sale. The wrench works well!
  11. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    and the same one at home depot, dont remember the branding but same product, same price.
  12. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    That little wrench is AWESOME. Highly recommended.
  13. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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  14. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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  15. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Wow, something from MP that isn't $$$$$$$. I've got the multi-tool, good stuff. Actually, you could probably make one from a used Windex container or something. The one I ordered, but don't have yet, seems like it would be easier to use, clipping around the fork tube. I haven't been on this thread lately, probably should pay more attention, thanks!
  16. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I just read in Noah's RTW thread that he used a cut up cover from a magazine to clean his seals...

    "My fork seals were leaking BAD from the mud going into Semey. I made the mistake of not cleaning it all before the mud got hard. I took my dust seals down and cleaned them. I cut a magazine cover into a strip about 1 inch wide and pushed it up under my oil seals. I swiped them between the seal and the fork all the way around about 4 times. I left my fork guards up and the nest morning no oil had leaked. Problem fixed. For the record, 8,000 km later and they are still not leaking" -RoninMoto

    JG
  17. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    As an aside,I use feeler gauges to clean mine every now and then.


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  18. WunderfulLusterful

    WunderfulLusterful Banned

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    Business cards are free, too, and work as good if not better than the MP seal mate. Glossy ones work the best.
  19. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    or photographic film... if you can find it.
  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    fixt............:lol3