What's Your Favorite Tool?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by CPRFAB, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. CPRFAB

    CPRFAB Banned

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    Somehow I inherited this "Mr. Clean Telescopic Cleaner Thingy" and inadvertently found out that it is the best tool we have ever come across to clean up an ADV machine or any bike for that matter. The bristles are soft and will fit through a 1 1/2" hole easily and once it's in the bristles expand out into everything. GREAT for around the upper fork areas and rear header/shock. If anyone saw our display bike at the rally, this is what we used to prep it. Had to share this great thingy although I have no idea what it is intended for at all...

    What's your favorite tool? (easy now)

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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    The handiest tool I have ever owned is a cotter pin puller. It is pretty much just an awl bent at a right angle, with an extra kink in it.

    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-cotter-key-extractor/p-00904319000P

    I once tried to pull a cotter pin with it, and it didn't work especially well for that, but it has been just the tool I have needed to preform countless other tasks. :D
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  3. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

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    Genius!!!!! Gotta ask. Did you see an improvement in lap times since the install of the quick shift ? First I've ever seen on an adventure bike. Rolling off the throttle for a nanosecond ( no clutch needed ) works a treat and is less spendy.
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  4. CPRFAB

    CPRFAB Banned

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    The married answer:
    Riding two up, my wife doesn't get jerked around when if shift. You don't feel a thing.

    The ego answer:
    3 top ten overalls in the Baja 1000 means shifting is not a weak point for me.

    The fun answer:
    Shifting clutchless at WFO is just plain fun on anything.

    The financial answer:
    I bought a KTM Adventure so by default, I'm not cheap. These are well worth the money if you already have a Power Commander V.

    The safe answer:
    I'll smoke anything on an onramp.

    The vendor answer:
    I'm a Powercommander dealer so I get them a little cheaper

    The tech'y answer:
    Because I could

    The humor answer:
    Because it's funny and puts a smile on my face

    The forum answer:
    Here's what I did and how to set it up!:evil
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  5. JK1

    JK1 Been here awhile

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    That blue thing is sold over here in the UK as a duster, For some reason I have one too. Nice idea for using it as a bike cleaner :1drink
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  6. ADVill

    ADVill Been here awhile

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    The key to the ignition of my 990...
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  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    From Sears. :D

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    It's the one two that I touch every time I take apart the bike.
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  8. paulk46

    paulk46 Katoom

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    The Bottle opener, what else could it ever be?, 'you got a what! in your toolkit?'
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  9. Unruled

    Unruled 950S

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    That brush looks particularly useful, now if only I could be bothered to clean in the first place.


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    Combined with something like this:

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    Opens up literally everything with little to no effort.
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  10. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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  11. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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  12. CPRFAB

    CPRFAB Banned

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    I knew one of those was coming... nice...
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  13. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  14. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Long timer

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    indeed!
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  15. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I have a set of older Motion Pro t handle sockets I cant live without. Nice and long and well balanced. My Facom screwdrivers are better than anything else I've used and the magnetic pick up tool comes out every time I touch the bike. :D

    Oh yes...my wireless network and laptop in the garage for accessing this site when I get in over my head.
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  16. boat.man

    boat.man Baller on a budget

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  17. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

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    Best answer I've ever had the pleasure of reading!!!!! I owe you a cold Red Bull for this one. Good stuff!!! I stand behind my " Genius " reply to you using a webster to wash the bike. I'm going to use your method next time I wash one of my bikes. I also think it's purdy neat you have a kwik shift on your bike. Never seen one on ADV bike.
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