What is in your tool kit - dirt bikes

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by rinoman, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    I always like to be ready in case of some minor mechanical problem with my dirt bike.
    I have Honda CRFx 250 and riding mostly in Colorado Rockies and Utah areas.
    From couple hours ride to multiple days rides.

    I know there are some specific tools for different bikes, but i like to know what is in your tool kit.

    Every time I ride with different riders and I am always amaze what people carry. It is nice to see all the different little tools, and be able to use it.

    All kinds of clamps, extra tire valve, duck tape.......

    Thanks for sharing with me.:clap
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  2. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    What I have put together for my KLX450R-

    - metric combination wrenches
    - metric socket set
    - combination screwdriver
    - small vise grip pliers
    - needle nose pliers
    - front/rear axle wrench
    - metric allen wrenches
    - zip ties
    - assorted metric bolts & nuts
    - knife
    - small led flashlight
    - stainless steel safety wire
    - front & rear tubes
    - tire repair kit
    - tire irons
    - bead buddy
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  3. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Too much stuff. Need to lighten my pack up considerably.

    Once I get the fasteners on my bike sorted what I would like is:

    8,10,12mm sockets and mini ratchet.

    2,5,6mm allen drivers

    one medium adjustable wrench.

    tire plugs (yeaaaaah tubliss)

    small bottle of stan's sealant

    3 big shot CO2's and nozzle.

    15 minute JB weld

    some zip ties.

    Right now my pack weighs probably 20-30lbs which is way too much, I'd like it to be sub 20 not counting 3L of water.
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  4. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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  5. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I keep all of my support gear in a set of Wolfman Day Tripper Enduro Saddle Bags. They don't get in the way, store quite a bit and keep my backpack as light as possible.
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  7. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I have my extended tool kit down to 6 pounds not including tubes. My plan is to get that down to maybe 3 pounds. Of course there is all that Ti bling tools by Motion Pro and others.

    The tool kit thread is exhausting.
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  8. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    I always ride with my mechanic! :lol3
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  9. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    I always ride with SteamboatDave. Not only can he fix anything, but he's always got time for that.
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  10. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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  11. TaterHarry

    TaterHarry Redneck Emeritus

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    Great information at that toolkit thread. :clap

    I know the GS isn't really a dirt bike, but the BMW tool kit is nice and compact:

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    :lol3
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  12. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    well played sir. :lol3
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  13. Greco

    Greco Momma's boys

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    Zip ties, map, Snickers, cel phone, and friends with large tool packs!
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  14. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    My tools have all had the handles spray painted hot pink. They don't tend to take walks into male toolbags as a result. :lol3 I used Hillslammer's tool list as the basis for mine.

    Headlamp with extra batteries
    1 Bandana or shop towel
    Monkeywipes
    Nitrile gloves
    Extra bungie cords
    Space blanket
    Chain lube
    2-3 mini hacksaw blades
    1 Bic lighter
    Radiator stop leak (small canister)
    1 First Aid kit. Well equipped. With suture kit. And Percocet.
    Small magnet (so you don’t lose little metal parts)
    Blue Locktite
    Multi-meter
    10’ – 15’ 12 gauge electrical wire
    6’ syphon with ball pump
    Mini can WD40
    Flex head ratchet, 8/10/12/13/14/15/17 sockets
    3” extension for ratchet
    Combo wrenches 8/10/12/13/14
    Mini ratchet/bit set with extender
    Needle nose pliers
    Allen wrench multi-tool
    Mini vice grips
    Leatherman multi tool Motion Pro T Handle portable kit (http://yon.se/pRZfIK)
    1 large crescent wrench
    Dykes
    Zip ties
    Stainless steel zip ties
    JB Weld
    Small roll of duct tape
    Electrical tape
    Tire gauge
    1-2 Heavy duty spare tubes
    Portable air compressor http://yon.se/cy5KA
    4 tire irons (2 Motion Pro 16” tire irons http://yon.se/vaiErD, 2 Motion Pro tire spoon/hex wrench combo (I use 22 and 27 for axle nuts) http://yon.se/zLzomo
    Small bottle of baby powder
    Valve stem puller http://yon.se/ujIVX3
    Small aluminum box with extra valve cores, valve core remover, valve caps, fuses, steel wire, tire patch kit, valve stem nuts, and a few common bolts, nuts
    1 tow strap
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  15. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    This

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    and this

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  16. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    currently, just what kawasaki packed in the little frame pack on my lil ke100...however you can pretty much disassemble the whole darn bike with that factory toolkit that shipped out with the bike... :rofl i need to get a spares kit together with a pair of tubes, and stuff, but for now i am happy with what kawasaki sent out with the bike...
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  17. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    • 3 Tire irons (2 long, 1 short)
    • Spare front tube
    • Spare rear tube
    • Tire patch kit
    • Mini mountain bike hand pump
    • Tire pressure gauge
    • 6mm socket
    • 8mm socket
    • 10mm socket
    • 3mm hex
    • 4mm hex
    • 5mm hex
    • 6mm hex
    • Phillips/Flathead reversable screwdriver
    • Needle nose pliers
    • Snips
    • Assorted zip-ties
    • Electrical tape
    • 10mm Allen wrench
    • 13mm Allen wrench
    • 8mm Allen wrench
    • Small bottle of blue loctite
    • Spare spark plug
    • Small roll of duct tape
    • Spare fuses
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  18. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    The problem with most OEM kits is that they are made out of the cheapest material available. I wouldn't rely on those kits as my only means to repair something out in the field.
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  19. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    Thanks everyone for your imput here.
    You gave me lot's of great info and ideas.

    Specialy thanks to TaterHarry and his GS toolkit:clap

    No really, Thanks a lot!!!:rofl:rofl
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  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    I carry a "midsize kit" basically. I thought it was a lot, until I saw Gitana's list. The usual necessary sockets and allens, one rear tube and a rimlock, patches, airshots, 2 long, one short tire lever. JB Weld/Quicksteel and radiator stop leak (because of you Tomas, from that Star Trail incident :rofl), basic first aid plus blod clot kit, spare lever, bailing wire, electrical tape, some random nuts and bolts, tire pressure gauge, axle wrenches and a crescent. I got some Wolfman saddlebags this fall and my back loves them! oh yeah, and usually a raincoat if it doesn't get eaten by my rear tire!
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