F800GS Toolkit needs

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by itsatdm, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    As far as torx goes, pick up a set of the correct driver bits and a conventional socket which the driver bits fit into. You can easily eliminate 1lb. of useless metal, at least. This will also allow you to properly torque any fittings whenever you get a chance, later, to have access to a torque wrench. A folding single tool with various torx keys is not going to allow you to do this.

    Make sure you have a PDF of your manual on your phone. That copy of your manual weighs nothing.

    Learn how to bypass both your sidestand switch and your fuel pump controller. Carry those instructions as a PDF on your smartphone. You can make a plug and play fuel pump bypass very easily.

    Depending on the type of portable air pump you have, a set of bike battery jumper cables (easy to make) can do double duty as the power source for the air pump. I gutted a cheapo Chinese plastic covered air pump from a grocery store, took off the useless pressure guage and sealed that opening, and presto! For less than 10 bucks a pump that will inflate a tire in less than 5 mins. Takes up next to no room and hangs off the footpeg.

    Alcohol base hand cleaner can be used for both clean up and to "wash" your hands after visiting the convenient shttr behind the cactus or a Pemex with no soap.

    Don't forget the best tool for you body is fresh water, make sure you are carrying at least a liter, in the aforementioned Camelback set up or in any other container.
  2. 70East

    70East Been here awhile

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    Mine is based off of others recommendations in this and other threads. I have all hex and torx bits because it came as a kit. I use 3/8 sockets because I like full size tools, along with the wrenches. List is incomplete and always changing.

    Motorcycle Tools

    Torx
    T8, Left control housing
    T9,
    T10,
    T15, Grip pins
    T20, Throttle assembly
    T25, Fairings, Control, Body work
    T30, Muffler mount, Signals, Motor chassis, Rotor
    T40, Triple clamp, Brake pivot, Rear rotor, Brake line
    T40S, Ignition antenna
    T45, Body, Exhaust mount, Fork axle pinch bolts, Controls
    T50, Chassis bolts, Kickstand
    T55, Upper Shock Bolt, Engine mount bolts

    Hex
    2mm,
    2.5mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    3mm, Pezzo levers, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    4mm, Alt Rider engine guard, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    5mm, HDB, Alt Rider engine guard
    6mm, Wolfman racks
    7mm,
    8mm,
    9mm,
    10mm, Oil plug

    Bit handle
    Philips bits
    Slotted bits

    3/8" Sliding T-handle
    Universal
    3" Extension
    6" Extension

    Socket 6 pt
    16mm or 5/8" thin wall, Spark plug
    8mm,
    10mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    13mm, Bash plate
    17mm, Front axle
    24mm, Rear axle
    E8, Gear shift lever
    E10, Handlebar clamps
    E12, Front Caliper brakes

    Wrench, combo 12pt
    8mm, Brake/Clutch Levers, Air box
    10mm,
    11mm, Brake nipples, Ram mount
    12mm, Valve stem
    13mm, Chain tension
    17mm, Mirrors, Front axle

    Chain tool
    Chain links

    Pliers
    Knipex wrench
    Knipex cobra

    Safety wire
    Zip ties
    Blue loctite
    WD-40
    JB Weld Steel Stick
    JB Weld Plastic Weld
    Rubber gloves
    Gorilla tape
    Tow strap
    4oz Techron

    Tire levers x 2
    Valve stem core tool fish
    Pump
    Patch kit
    Powder
    Pressure gauge
    21" Tube
    17" Tube

    Wet ones
    2oz Hand cleaner
  3. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Nice list .............

    I found out the other day :lol3 that a 1/4" extension is required to remove the Idle Air Control Solenoid...

    Prior to that discovery I'd just been carrying a 3/8" extension and a 1/4" - 3/8" adapter but that doesn't work for the IAC solinoid as there is not enough clearance between solenoid housing and centerline of torq fasteners to allow the 3/8" adapter to fit ...
  4. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer Supporter

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    Could you post up pics of these tool kits and how you carry them? I bought one of those plastic tubes that quickly broke off when I went off-road.
  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    The tool tube is overrated other than as some kind of attention getter in a Starbuck's parking lot.
    As you noted, yours broke.
    If they don't do that, somebody somewhere outside of the USA will definitely be curious about it and find a way to open it before you can return from taking a leak at a Pemex.
    Besides, you are likely to overload it and carry more weight up high.
    Some people even find a way to strap on two of them! The same people that used to paint their name and their girlfriends name on the rear axle of their jacked up Camaro back in high school.
    There are some carriers on the market that integrate into the skid pan and offer some more protection for the vulnerable oil filter and heat exchanger right beside it.
    But be realistic in the tools you really need and can really use for a roadside repair. How much work can you seriously handle on your own? How are you carrying your manual? Or are you going to play the odds of having a decent mechanic stroll past while you are broken down and he just doesn't have his own tools with him?
    A decent tool kit can be put together that takes up no more space than half liter bottle of water. That will get you home or to civilization, through in a tire tube if you are an 800 rider.
    But all the tools in the world are not going to get you anywhere unless you know how to do some simple bypasses that can be done with a pocket knife.:deal
  6. 70East

    70East Been here awhile

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    Adjusted my tool kit, everything here I've used in the wild with success.
    Motorcycle Tools

    Torx
    T8, Left control housing
    T9,
    T10,
    T15, Grip pins
    T20, Throttle assembly
    T25, Fairings, Control, Body work
    T30, Muffler mount, Signals, Motor chassis, Rotor
    T40, Triple clamp, Brake pivot, Rear rotor, Brake line
    T40S, Ignition antenna
    T45, Body, Exhaust mount, Fork axle pinch bolts, Controls
    T50, Chassis bolts, Kickstand
    T55, Upper Shock Bolt, Engine mount bolts

    Hex
    2mm,
    2.5mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    3mm, Pezzo levers, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    4mm, Alt Rider engine guard, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    5mm, HDB, Alt Rider engine guard
    6mm, Wolfman racks
    7mm,
    8mm,
    9mm,
    10mm, Oil plug

    Bit handle
    Philips bits
    Slotted bits

    3/8" Sliding T-handle
    3" Extension
    6" Extension

    Socket 6 pt
    16mm or 5/8" thin wall, Spark plug
    08mm,
    10mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
    13mm, Bash plate
    17mm, Front axle
    24mm, Rear axle
    E8, Gear shift lever
    E10, Handlebar clamps
    E12, Front Caliper brakes

    Wrench, open end, combination
    08-09mm, Brake/Clutch Levers, Air box
    10-11mm, Brake nipples, Ram mount
    12-13mm, Valve stem, Chain tension

    Chain tool, Motion Pro PBR
    Chain links

    Pliers
    Knipex wrench
    Knipex cobra

    Safety wire
    Zip ties
    Blue loctite
    WD-40
    JB Weld Steel Stick
    JB Weld Plastic Weld
    Rubber gloves
    Gorilla tape
    Tow strap
    4oz Techron

    Tire levers, Motion Pro BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker and Lever Tool Set
    Axle Wrench, Best Rest, Best-Hex Kit
    Valve stem core tool fish
    Pump, Best Rest
    Patch kit
    Pressure gauge
    21" Tube
    17" Tube

    Wet ones
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  7. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I'm a little late on the tool tube comment.

    This one works nicely.

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  8. 97707

    97707 Vulture capitalist

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    This reply is from seven months ago so maybe omekin isn't reading the thread anymore, but . . .

    Do you have 19" tires on your F800, or are you going to try and make a 19" tube work on a 21" and a 17" ?

    Anyone ever heard of that. Can a 19" tube be stretched or crammed into a different size tire?



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  9. 70East

    70East Been here awhile

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    Yeap, that's what some guys do.
  10. yann L

    yann L Adventurer

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    this one work fine with me. Its not in the way, weight is kept low and hold everything I need to fix a flat tire. It happened last year during trail riding, 3 drz400 and one f800. Who do you think was the clever and responsible guy???:wave

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    21 inch tube is in the box on the front of the bash plate. There's also a couple other things kept under the seat like tierap, ducktape and homemade emergency kit, very basic, nothing fancy enough to perform heart or brain surgery.
  11. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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  12. puzzel

    puzzel Adventurer

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    What's up with the green tape on your tools? Not to mix with someone's tools or what?
  13. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    exactly plus it helps me stay disciplined when I'm working on the bike to only use what's in that toolkit (apart from my torque wrench which I allow myself to use at home :D) oh but more importantly when I want to get away from my family for an hour or so I tell them I need to re-do my toolkit and I change the colour tape :D :clap :clap
    p.s. I quite clearly lead a sad, pathetic and lonely life :rofl
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  14. Captain Excellent

    Captain Excellent Stay weird, or you'll be normal like everyone else

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    Nickhob,
    Looks like a very good kit. There are a couple of things I don't recognize in there. Any chance you could give us a text list of the contents so I can hunt down some of those bits.
    Thanks
  15. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    so left to right, top to bottomish , to be honest don't know the names of some of the tools.

    ¼ 150mm ext (1/4 instead of 3/8 as read 3/8 is too fat to get to some bolts)
    ¼ 150mm bendy ext (to get to tight spaces)
    13mm wrench
    10mm wrench
    8mm/E8 wrench
    E10/E12 wrench
    Mini shifting wrench
    ¼ sliding T-bar
    Mini ratchet
    ¼ pivoting
    ¼ 50mm ext
    Screw (to punch brake caliper pin out)
    3/8 ext for 5/8’’ / 16mm spark plug socket
    8.5’’ tire iron
    24mm motionpro combo lever
    12/13mm motionpro combo lever
    24mm – 3/8’’ drive (for the combo lever)
    ¼ palm ratchet
    Misc flat head / philips drill bits
    Torx bits
    Hex bits
    17mm socket
    16mm / 5/8’’ socket, has a 19mm hex on other side for front wheel removal
    13mm socket
    10mm socket
    8mm socket
    E12 socket
    E10 socket
    E8 socket
    ¼ - 3/8
    3/8 – ¼
    Knipex pliers 8603150
    Needle nose pliers
    Headlamp
    Tire pressure gauge
    Tire valve removal tool
    Tire valve puller
    Tread depth gauge
    Tube repair kit with extra valves etc..
    Swiss army knife (if ever I forget my leatherman)
    Duct tape
    Tube of grease
    Mini loctite
    Mini straps x 2 (for example to tie/clamp the front brake to the grip)
    Manual airpump
    Telescopic magnetic light (never leave home without it)
    Bag o’ bolts
    Self fusing silicone tape (nitro tape)
    Superzilla lube
    Zipties

    Not seen in pic :
    Gloves
    Heavy duty straps x 2
    Safety wire
    Micro pump elec
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  16. Captain Excellent

    Captain Excellent Stay weird, or you'll be normal like everyone else

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    Thanks for that list. There are a couple of ideas in there I think I'll steal, like the magnetic extending light.
    That palm ratchet was the one that caught my attention. I was hoping that perhaps someone had finally found a driver like the MotionPro 24mm - 3/8" drive that would ratchet also. Why has no one done this? It would be so useful in a portable tool kit.
  17. tatsit

    tatsit n00b

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    Hey guys, would like to check which wrench size is needed for the ABS bleed nipple and caliper brake nipple on 2011 F800GS.. is it 6mm and 11mm respectively?
  18. ohjimmy

    ohjimmy Every ride is an adv

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    Very nice complete list of tools :thumb

    I have to ask. Have you ever used those tire irons on the road?

    The large box end on the one iron may not fit properly on the rear axle nut (check it you will see) and the short throw of the irons you have here will bring much entertainment when changing a rear tire.
  19. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    I have only used these tools to change tires (anakee 2's, anakee 3's, k60's, Karoo 3's , tkc 80's). The motion pro 24mm combo lever works just fine on the rear axle nut and I'm comfortably able to get 100Nm of torque from it. The 8.5'' tire iron is slightly short I agree but is just used to keep the tire in place on the rim and the 2 motion pro levers do the real work really well and offer enough leverage even on a rear k60 :clap:clap
  20. bcs

    bcs Adventurer

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    Brings up a great question -- I have changed plenty of tires on my WR450 and other dual sport bikes out on the trail. Sometimes I change tires at home, using only what's in my fanny pack, for the practice. The motion pro tire irons have worked great.

    My question is, how tough is the sidewall on the oem tire (Scorpion) or on a TKC80? Will it be harder or easier than the 18" knobbie on the back of my 450?