The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. ThorCT

    ThorCT Lets Ride

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    I ordered the skeletonized "ultra light” combination wrenches - full set from 8-14mm. Got them off ebay..about $45 shipped from Japan. They are pretty good and shockingly light for being forged steel tools. I love my MP Ti wrench set but they are crazy expensive and Ti not as durable as steel so I don't want to use them for everyday choirs. My only complaint with the Asahi set so far is that the 14mm wrench is a touch longer than I would like..but I may need that length for the torque on stubborn fasteners - 14mm bolts, nuts can take a lot of torque.

    I'm not really a fan of stubby wrenches as I have rarely ever had a real need for one and I when I have used them I found them too short for comfortable use (the non-working end digs into my palms) and the length doesn’t allow a lot of torque. Other than the 14mm wrench I mentioned above the lengths of the other sizes in the Asahi set I just got seems to be like baby bear's porridge - just right.
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  2. Dread_lion

    Dread_lion Been here awhile

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    Haha thanks for the review! Yeah i'm looking to lighten my toolkit, but mostly looking at how much i'm willing to give up when it comes to comfort (long vs short etc,...)
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  3. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    Pickup up a Wera speed ratchet set and 7" knipex adjustables based on recommendations on this thread. Good stuff that should replace most odds and ends.... but not a hammer.
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  4. Janus9

    Janus9 Been here awhile

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    I just added some Asahi Lightools to my tool roll.

    These wrenches are perfect for on the bike tool kits.

    Got the 8x10, 12x14, 13x17
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  5. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    That link still works. I never in a million years would have ordered from that site without this post. But it was cool to get the exact three wrenches I want for $36 shipped from Japan.

    I have no idea how long it will take to get here and ordering was pretty wonky. First Paypal receipt I ever got in Japanese. But it seems to have all worked. Set me back about 3800 yen total.

    I got an 8x10, 13x17 and 12x14. The 12x14 would be a waste on my KTM except for the valve stem nuts and the aftermarket rim lock nuts on the Liteloks are 12mm. But if I ordered the kit I would need to carry four wrenches instead of three.
  6. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    My confirmation email. OK ....... sounds good to me.

    I hope I didn't just divulge any personal information. :lol3

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    軽量 LSX1214 ライツール 両口スパナ 12X14mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX1214

    価格 560(円)× 1(個)= 560(円)税込 送料別 税率 0 %

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    軽量 LSX1317 ライツール 両口スパナ 13X17mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX1317

    価格 640(円)× 1(個)= 640(円)税込 送料別 税率 0 %

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    軽量 LSX0810 ライツール 両口スパナ 8 X10mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX0810

    価格 420(円)× 1(個)= 420(円)税込 送料別 税率 0 %

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  7. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Thanks for the cc info.
    Orders placed.



    heehee thingy
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  8. thelastfoiter

    thelastfoiter I like the gear as much as the motorcycles...

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    noob question, but how strong are 1/4" drive extensions usually? I'm using TWO of them joined together in my kit as a breaker bar for axle nuts, and i'm wondering if there's any chance that i'm putting too much strain on them and if i need to go up to 3/8?

    1st pic is the 1/4 setup
    2nd pic is the 3/8 setup

    IMG_4385.JPG IMG_4386.JPG IMG_4387.JPG

    Thanks
  9. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    The 1/4" joint is not intended to see force in the direction you're applying it, so I can't imagine you'll find a spec for it. And I'd hate to find out the limit on the trail somewhere.

    Why not replace those heavy sockets and extra extension with a pair of lightweight aluminum tire "irons" that have the hex sizes you need for your axel nuts?

    Screenshot_20190918-061105_Chrome.jpg
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  10. GordysGoodworks

    GordysGoodworks Adventurer

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  11. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good Supporter

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    I liked the size range of the lightweight.
    Why wouldn't you just roll the chain around to the rear sprocket and let the rear sprocket do the same thing?
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  12. GordysGoodworks

    GordysGoodworks Adventurer

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    You can, just easier to let this hold it for you.
  13. thelastfoiter

    thelastfoiter I like the gear as much as the motorcycles...

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    ahh... that is a much better idea lol :fpalm
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  14. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    Those MP aluminum tire levers shaved nearly a pound off my toolkit over carrying steel tire irons and an axle wrench. Photos of the scale are in this thread somewhere.

    They are excellent tools. My only gripe is they are an inch longer that most enduro bags and fender packs. But that extra inch is also nice for levering off a rear desert tire.
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  15. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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  16. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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    They fit perfectly inside the Mosko Moto Fatty Tool Roll. I also just ordered the Pinner because I don't carry THAT many tools and I want a smaller package (never thought that would come out of my mouth...LOL). For those interested in the comparison, I plan on doing a side-by-side video showing the difference between the two pack.
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  17. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Depending on the wear of the chain/sprocket it may not be as easy to insert the master link as when using that tool. Lots more room to work midspan on the lower run as well. YMMV
  18. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    I'll be interested to see that.
  19. GordysGoodworks

    GordysGoodworks Adventurer

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    Yep, alot of people I ride with have chain drive bikes
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  20. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    does that chain puller work pretty well? I’ve had to repair a couple dirty chains on the road / trail, that might be handy.