The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Shit.....I'm camera shy. How about I cross my heart hope to die , I'll carry vice grips :dunno
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  2. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    I just used my locking pliers today.
  3. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Long timer

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  4. mslim

    mslim Long timer

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    If you're buying new... seriously consider ponying up for Grip-Ons instead of the Irwin off-shore Vise-Grips.

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  5. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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  6. Oddfellow

    Oddfellow Beasty Rider Supporter

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    Those are only on-shore if you live in Spain, follow the links! I do like the epoxy and the color though!
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  7. mslim

    mslim Long timer

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    Also available from Snap-On in a different color and only a couple of bucks more but yes, as you say, Made in Spain, (not that there's anything wrong with that) and certainly preferable to the Asian alternative Irwin is using.
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  8. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    A Snap On tool for $27? That's insane - I may have to buy three!
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  9. 9mm

    9mm Been here awhile

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    Ah geez
    First we got a woman only topic
    Then looking good while camping
    Now we got accent color tools
    Oh brother
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Sounds like your manhood is being threatened. :deal
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  11. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Regarding the Wera extension bar with the "wobble function".
    Once you have fitted the socket, you can push down on it and lock it tighter to the bar. This removes the ability for it to wobble.
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  12. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, good point- I forgot to mention that.

    BTW, when I first used it I didn't think it would be much of "useful feature". But as it turns out it's perfect for removing the valve cover bolts on my 690 - one bolt is located in a spot that requires an extension but also a universal (which doesn't fit). So the wobble extension works perfectly.
  13. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Well, he is only 9mm, after all...

    I think no manly-man's murdersickle toolkit is complete without a nice Hi Point .45 in pink camo...

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/173622

    Perfect for when you're caught out in the wilderness of a Victoria's Secret.

    .
  14. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    I used cables like that for years to keep sticks and weeds from jamming into the rear brake pedal and shift lever.
    I attached the cables to the frame instead of the skid plate.
  15. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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  16. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Mine just arrived, first rate all around

    I ordered 2 more pair one for each bike's kit


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  17. 4serge

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    Motion Pro sells similar extension with a spark plug socket.
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  18. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    I use a 3in wobble extension. One has to keep in mind though and be aware that what enables the extension to wobble is that where the socket slots onto is tapered, this will have it lose some strength in theory to a normal extension. Just an FYI for any of those that aren't familiar with wobble extensions.
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  19. deguoren

    deguoren 该出手时就出手

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    I found a very nice folding T handle driver for 3/8, 1/4 and 1/2 sockets. Unfortunately its a bit large for my toolkit (250mm length)
    Is there anything similar but smaller on the market?? Something between this and a Tusk Folding Mini T-Handle in size and functionality?
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  20. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    How many times do you need a 1/2" drive for your on bike tool kit? Use a 6" 3/8" drive sliding T handle matched with a 6" 3/8 drive wobbly extension. If you don't want to buy a handful of 3/8" sockets because you already own 1/4" versions throw in a 3/8" to 1/4" drive adaptor. Ratcheting palm drive is optional. You're done.

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    If you ride a Japanese bike you may be fine using only 1/4" drive. That's what I keep on my DR650.