The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Long timer

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  2. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    Quick question for the R12[50]0GS riders here:

    Is there anything on the bike I need a 17mm spanner for? I have a 17mm socket, but just took the spanner out to save some space.
  3. JimVonBaden

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    For the minimal extra weight, I just left the kit whole and added what else I needed. I have never used the kit on my bikes, but have on other people's bikes.
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  5. cug

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  6. JimVonBaden

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    Not that I can think of. Virtually all the bolts are either Torx or Allen.
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  7. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    My memory is hazy, but I think at some time in the past the 17mm was needed to adjust mirrors on some beemers which is why it was part of the toolkit. Post airheads, that is. Airheads and earlier had several places where a 17mm wrench was used.

    My KTM came with a 17mm socket using their 6mm hex drive instead of standard 1/4" or 3/8". It's in my toolbox as nothing on my bike (790 Adv) needs it. If I had a 790 Adv R it would be used for suspension adjustments.
  8. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    @JimVonBaden – Thanks, I'm pretty sure I didn't miss much, I do know that I want to carry the 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm spanners, but I'm still on the fence on the 19mm and was pretty sure I have never used a 17 on this bike.
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  9. cug

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    You need two 14mm these days for the mirror stalks. I use the spanner and the Knippex adjustable.
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    Circling back on this one: when using mostly what's in the Motohansa toolkit for BMW, the 17mm spanner is needed for the front wheel. With the tool set I have the 17mm goes on one side and the 3/8" ratchet with special nut on the other.

    I'd say it's actually not needed in my case, since I have the Knippex adjustable and it's mostly not needed on the front axle anyways.
  11. shortman

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    Anyone ever weigh this kit. I’m really digging it but don’t really wanna add weight
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  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I can confidently predict it will weigh something so you will be adding weight...you need to give us some context: compared to what :ear
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  13. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    I’ve been carrying around my stock tool kit (I have a Beta) for a while. It’s pretty heavy so I don’t want it’s replacement to be heavier.
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    I have it it and it will be heavier but it is a quality kit. We were returning from and race and the only torx available to pull a drive shaft off was from this kit. It held up with no twisting or anything of the bit. You could just pack the sizes you need.

    Also had a visitor from Germany that complimented me on owning some Wera tools. They offer innovations to basic wrenches that US tool companies don’t.
  15. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    There is no denying the quality. I’ve not held any of them yet but been using wrenches & ratchets since I was old enough to do so. I can see from the videos that it’s a solid piece of kit.
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  17. Zubb

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    Smaller and lighter than my Cruz tool roll that’s for sure. But,,,
    I plan to do my 24k service with this soon including wheel removal for new tires.
    ... I have my doubts but we will see.
  18. cug

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    It's a 1/4" ratchet with a complicated rotating mechanism, I don't think you want to use that for rear wheel removal.
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  19. Zubb

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    Tthat was my gut. But some on here have done it with success. I will see how tough it is and hope I can stop short of breaking it. But I’m thinking there must be a way to add a 1/4” breaker bar just for the heaviest duties.
  20. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    FWIW, the one pictured is 3/8ths.

    Edit: and from the listing, I can't tell the sizes of the Torx bits

    Edit 2: my bad, my listing was 3/8ths, the one pictured above is 1/4...oops...