F800GS Toolkit needs

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

  1. Pilotuh1b

    Pilotuh1b Been here awhile

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    Some handlebar clamp bolts were etorx but they were changed to torx in later years I think. Or if your bike is modded.
    The only ones I think I’ve come across.
    Oh, some caliper bolts maybe? Somewhere down on the front wheel but not for wheel removal from memory.
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  2. KTM Deano

    KTM Deano Adventurer

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    Okay thanks yes that' what had me puzzled. My handlebar clamps are torx, so just wanted to double check in case I was missing something. Thanks for replying
  3. KTM Deano

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  4. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Long timer

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    2011 F800GS. I've been using the same oil filter removal tool for a while. The last time I changed the filter, the tool would not "bite" the filter enough for me to unscrew it. It was a pain but I eventually was able to remove the filter and install a new one. What tool is out there nowadays? Links would be appreciated. Thanks!
  5. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Dozens of different brands of oil filters, dozens of shapes, dozens of tools available. Take a new filter of whatever brand it is to a Auto or Harbor Freight store.
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  6. A319

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    My Axles seem to be 17mm/24mm as well, but my Owner Manual states differently (see pic). Did they change these mid-year? I have an F800GS Adventure-recently purchased, and am putting together my kit.



  7. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    Those figures are the size of the bolt and thread pitch.
    M16x1.5 is the size of the threads on the axle.
    You will need a 24mm socket to fit the nut that goes on the axle.
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  8. A319

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    Thanks!
  9. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    There're at least 2 versions of the bead breaker: An lighter (9.6 oz) shorter 11" aluminium version and heavier (2lbs) steel and longer 16" version. Which one you guys get? I like the lighter version but concern that it does have enough leverage to pop a Mitas E07 tire. Thx
  10. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    I carry the aluminum ones and they have always worked. I like them so much I bought the steel ones and have those in my garage. That being said, with the rear tire they don't always just pop the bead, I often need to use them 4-5 times in an area of the tire before I get the bead to release. Still I haven't found any better way to get the job done with a tool I feel like carrying.
  11. NEEnduroRider

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    I carry the motion pro bead breakers work fine for the E07/e07+
  12. Bali Davo

    Bali Davo Been here awhile

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    Allen heads strip out too easy , I much prefer the torx
  13. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    I'm in the process of entirely redoing my toolkit. Looking to make it as light and compact as possible while still being fully functional.

    What does everyone recommend for socket and bit drive size? 1/4" or 3/8"?
  14. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    I went with 3/8" mainly because of the rear wheel nut. I use a Craftsman 15/16" socket because it fits perfectly and is a 6 point. I was unable to find a 3/8" drive 24mm in 6 point. I also carry a flex head breaker bar instead of a ratchet because there is very fine dust where I ride. I had a ratchets stop working because of the dust finding its way into the ratchet gears, and have seen ratchet break gears because the mechanisms were not fully engaging as a result of dust and oil collecting in the gears. (this probably won't happen if you disassemble and clean your ratchets once in awhile like I do now, still the flex head breaker bars a kind of foolproof and I like to stick a small pipe on the end for extra leverage on the back axle nut) In over 40 years of riding I've repaired flat tires more often than every other type of road/trailside repair combined.
  15. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    Check it out T40, T45, T50 and T55
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  16. JRWooden

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

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    Damit... I wasn't thinking I bought a set of "standard" 1/4" / 3/8" sq. drive...
    :doh the bits would be much more compact....
  17. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    I didn't know these ones existed until I saw them, they are 10mm drive hex bits. Previously I just carried a 3/8" drive T45. I'll probably never need a T50 or T55 on the side of the road but these bits pack a lot smaller than the common style ones. So having them just in case is no big deal.
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  18. JRWooden

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

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    What brand/where did you purchase?
    Do they seem to be good quality steel, or have you had any reason to "exercise them" yet ;-)
  19. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    It was part of a 40 piece Chinese set on E bay. I always test Chinese tools as soon as I get them and these seem solid. The 10mm drive 4 mm hex and T20 look kind of silly. I'm happy with price and the parts of the kit I intend to actually use.
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  20. B_C_Ries

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    I can remove my oil drainplug now
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