Tucson Area Tool Exchange

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Drizzt, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    This thread is for the sharing of tools (especially specialized ones).

    If you have tools and or facilities, and would be willing to share either, please post up! It would be useful if you posted the following information

    A)A list of tools that you have (an example would be a 30mm socket, or tire irons)

    B)A list of facilities that you have (an example would be a tire changing machine or a bike lift)

    C)A list of skills that you would be willing to share (such as how to change a tire by hand, or how to do an oil change)

    D)Your general location. It doesn't have to be an address, but the more specific the better (Broadway and Kolb is a lot better then "Tucson")

    If you want a tool/service, just look through the thread and PM a person that has it, and you can make arrangements.

    I would like to keep the thread just to a listing, so you can find information quickly rather then sifting through 3 pages of "does anybody have this?!"

    It would be a general courtesy to return the tools at least in the same cleanliness, if not cleaner. Please don't return tools all greasy and oily, otherwise people aren't going to want to loan out their tools to anybody.

    So, if you have tools, please post!
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  2. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    A) Common tools (just use this to summarize the following items-screw drivers, common sized wrenches, common sized sockets, hammers, crescent wrenches, pliers, ect...).

    A variety of oversize sockets and wrenches, mostly standard though

    Really long extensions

    Torque wrenches (Heavy, begin at 50 pounds)

    Punches and Files

    Tire Irons and Valve Core Removers

    B)A heavy duty car jack

    Air compressor (~30 gallons) with air tools

    Wire Welding Machine (for iron and steel)

    A concrete slab for working on things (no cover)

    C)Tire change (by hand)

    Oil Change

    Valve Check

    Cleaning Air filter

    Other light duty maintence

    D)3 Miles from Houghton and Sahuarita road, Corona De Tucson
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  3. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    dirt bike stand

    motorcycle jack

    various hand tools (sockets, drives, etc.)

    tie down straps
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  4. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    All manner of chains, straps, hitch carrier and a truck(its a tool just like a big hammer:lol3)

    Lots of extensions and hand tools, metric and standard, 1/4 3/8 1/2

    tons of wrenches. electrical tools, drills, hammers, pliers, etc.

    cut off wheel, d/a sander, die grinder, paint gun(no air compressor though)

    bike stand, tire irons and such.

    specialized tools: xr swingarm sockets

    inside garage space for bikes

    I'm in southeast tucson, I know upholstery, welding, fabrication, custom bodywork, and some other stuff.

    I'm happy to help.
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  5. 685

    685 Scarred Adventurer

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    I am located at Pantano and 5th, Far Horizons Tucson Village (a blue hair RV park.) Covered, concrete carport. Until late April (when most of the blue hairs go home) working on more than one bike at a time is no-go. Summer rules are a lot looser than winter ones.

    Tools, all the usual suspects sockets, ratchets, breaker bars (with a cheater pipe,) a real good torque wrench. Hammers. 5hp compressor, pneumatic tools (ratchet, impact, drill, cutoff wheels, nailers, a coupla spray guns w/regulator.) Some sockets that are larger than the usual candidates--30 mm deep wall, impact socket for GM hub nuts, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 sockets. 1/4 1/2 3/8 drive sockets, extensions, wobblers, and drives.

    Got a broomstick for taking fork legs apart, necessary to keep things form spinning inside the leg.

    M/cycle jack, tire spoons, valve remover tool. Many automotive jacks (bottle and floor jacks.) Cheep multi meter from HF, digital & dial micrometers, and a mic for measuring runout (but no attachments or frames.) Some feeler gauges, wire gauges for spark plugs.

    Hobart handler MIG welder (currently even have gas.) Grinders, pedestal grinder one side is stone, the other is a wire wheel. 1/2 in drive drill. Drill press (fairly good sized) various sized drills of various qualities. Ox/acetylene torch setup with small tanks (no gas, tho,) kinda the HVAC/Roofer special. Anyone who can afford to fill the bottles can borrow it.

    I have manuals for the 08 & later KLR, DR 650 (95 & earllier.) If I can ever get into my old hard drive, I have manuals for later DR 650 and earlier KLR.

    I have a single bike, small, very light trailer. The trailer lights work most of the time. & a Chevy Lumina with a trailer hitch.

    In my 'useless' tool box, a valve spring compressor, piston ring compressor, some larger hones, brake spring tool, induction timing light w/variable advance. McPherson strut spring compressors. Easy outs. Some helicoil stuff. An air pop riveter. An oversized pop riveter. Cheep taps and dies from HF. A/C vacuum pump (electric.)

    The usual rules about cleaning up, catching fluids, and recycling parts/fluids apply.
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  6. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Big-ass hammer, + various other beating devices.

    And a few other things too.
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I've got bicycle tools (and 20+ years of know-how)

    Not so much in the MC specific stuff cept for 1150 and 1200 boxer oil filter wrenches

    M
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  8. TucsonBill

    TucsonBill Tucson Tiger

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    I have a shed full of tools with which I've built/maintained motorcycles, cars, boats, airplanes, and regular around-home stuff. I also have a motorcycle lift. Tanque Verde/ Sabino Canyon part of town.
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  9. 685

    685 Scarred Adventurer

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    I need to do a brake job on my ancient and decrepit motor home. Does anyone have a good 1/2 drive air impact I can borrow?
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  10. inire

    inire Browncoat symp

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    Electric impact

    Tapered alum damper-rod holder

    Flywheel puller(s) for DR650

    Garage floor

    Ironwood & Lloyd Bush
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  11. chuggins143

    chuggins143 Been here awhile

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    Richardson, TX.... <sigh>
    All the standard junk/hand tools... also have welders, plasma cutter, and general know how to hack junk together!

    ..and for the KLR folks, I have the Doo Tools! :evil

    :freaky
    Chad
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  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Anyone in Tucson have a tire machine that we could use as we ride through to Mexico.

    We will be arriving September 25 into North Tucson, and will need to one tire on a KTM 990 and maybe 2 on F800 GS.

    Sunday Late or Monday . Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Mark
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  13. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    Try posting in the TABB, I'm sure that somebody will help you put on some tires. here's the link:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=425691&page=799

    Otherwise if you want a machine, probably just take it to a shop, you could try zmw or onanymoto, I'm sure they'll have tires and they have a tire machine.
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  14. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    THANKS will post there. Have the tires we are using.

    Mark
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  15. Greenstreak-750

    Greenstreak-750 Adventurer

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    I have lots of tools. Mostly METRIC ............ I used to work in a bike shop. I have fork seal drivers, carb sync'ing gauges. Air tools and a big compressor. I am not big on loaning out tools, but would rather help you fix it myself. A friend in need is a friend in deed.
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  16. SpeedySteve

    SpeedySteve Been here awhile

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    Howdy Folks -

    I recently bought a BMW 2012 GSA and have been acquiring specific tools for this bike. We are all ADVers, sharing can mean new friends :D

    A) (specific) Harmonzier tool, GS 911 (being delivered next week), coil puller, BMW service manual, and a few others I feel I am forgetting.

    In addition to the specific tools, I have a fairly comprehensive toolset that has allowed me to do most things over the past few years on bikes and trucks. Handtools, angle grinder, bench grinder, cutoff wheel, electrical tools, etc etc, and some good creativity to create tools or use different tools to get the job done.

    B) tiny ass garage that, after I remove two motorcycles and some other stuff, I can fit a boxer bike in there and have one person on each side tearing into it. :rofl

    C) engine, trans, and final drive oil changes. valve checks. I am going to attempt to synch TBs soon once the GS911 comes in. Jesse Bag installation (i did mine with a 6 pack of beer and en evening essentially). I have also mucked with most other accessories for this bike specifically (barkbusters, kacko, adv bars etc). I have an M1009 project that has expanded my mechanical knowledge and patience.

    D) 1st/wetmore ish

    The GSA has been the project over the past few months so I am rather fluent with that bike.

    Cheers,

    Speedy
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  17. WJP4

    WJP4 Been here awhile

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    Hey all Im new to the site but have been checking it out for a while. I live in AZ city and do most of my riding around the Park Link drive- Marana Area. I have a Truck Access to a trailer, An air cond. garage with bike lift and most tools Ness. for just about anything. If you ever find yourself in need in the area be glad to help. Wade. 520-431-5488
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  18. Friedom

    Friedom Opposable Thumbs Up!

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    Tucsonians!

    I have the KLR Doo tools and have done the operation twice/6 times.*
    Jacks, stands, metric tools, Allen keys, 24v cordless drill with fancy LED light, a full garage with a e30 on stands, a side yard with 8 bikes**, tire irons, shovelhead bike lift,
    And a extra large box of latex gloves. :evil

    010 Taco for transport, 3500lb towing capacity on 2" ball.

    * Did the doo on my two klr600s, then did it again, and again as i had to order parts half way through, patch it up while I waited, go in again etc. Also discovered that the EM doo won't fit on the kl600a(84 model) since there isn't enough clearance under the rotor with no starter wheel behind it..

    ** 85 KZP1000, 86 KL600b2, 84 KL600a, 89 XT350, 85 DR250, 07 XMotos XB250 chinabike, single speed mtn bike, unicycle. ***

    *** All run****, all for sale :)

    **** Except kzp1k. Haven't touched since i got it. Motor turns tho!
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  19. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Does any one know if the dirt road down the back side of Mt. Lemon is Open?
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  20. Friedom

    Friedom Opposable Thumbs Up!

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    Ranger station said backside is still closed. Whether or not closed gates will stop a bike, who knows? But with the fresh snow from last night, it'll be a refreshing ride!
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