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The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    There's nearly 38 million posts across almost 1 million threads between 380,000 forum members on ADVRider. Pick ANY one thing in your tool kit, and I can just about promise there's already a thread for it.
  2. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    Backup for my 12v compressor is a pocket size CO2 kit with microinflator and four 16g cartrudges. Or the compressor is backup for CO2 if people waiting on me. The CO2 will do two flats and I only carry one tube and one patch.

    So by backup I mean covering for friends that carry nothing. Last time I needed to fix flats I blew through all my CO2 for one very unprepared rider. That was when I bought the excellent little Airshot compressor as backup.

    I'm not a belt and suspenders rider. I want just enough to do what is necessary and no more. But that Airshot is so small it was a no-brainer.
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  3. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Based on my experience with the quality of Pro Bike Tool's mini pump, I wouldn't hesitate to try their other products. I'm considering their 3/8ths torque wrench. Looks like they have pretty nice CO2 inflators as well, although I've never liked that method personally.

    https://www.probiketool.com/us/
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  4. chardog1971

    chardog1971 Adventurer

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    I have read a good bit of this thread and finally bought something. I am just starting to put a tool kit together so I figured that a good pump is a good start. I dont plan on any long trips so an electric is not needed. I do have one in our van as we do more short trips around a central campsite or else ride from home. I crossed a stream yesterday and thought I had a flat upon a rough exit. I was at least 5 miles back, not a good feeling. I was looking at the motion pro combo lever set but,the rear axle on my ride is 22mm I believe. I am leaning toward making my own set like I saw a ways back. I could use the stock tool kit wrenches and weld the iron as an extension. You cant get enough torque with those. Im not overly concerned with weight. Heavier tools are usually stronger and more durable IMO.
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  5. ZoomerP

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    The Cruz Tools 22mm/32mm wrench is steel, and works well. The 32mm end clears the fork end on my Honda, which doesn't have much room for a tool.

    I have the MP 22/32mm, but the wrench shaft has been shown to bend on some rear axle nuts.
  6. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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  7. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    BMW f800GS torx set

    Hi all

    Just bought a BMW f800gs, as virtually all the bolts appear to be torx style, my KTM tool kit with torx bit drivers is just not up to the task.

    I am going to take on the extra weight of a torx socket kit.

    What I need help with is what size torx sockets should I carry ?

    Love to hear what other BMW f800gs riders carry for the torx collection.

    Scott
  8. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    see: https://advrider.com/f/threads/f800gs-toolkit-needs.392198/

    found by going to this thread you ought to be aware of: https://advrider.com/f/threads/bmw-parallel-“twins”-thread-index-links.415604/
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  9. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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  10. somejuan

    somejuan Been here awhile

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  11. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Well I just went to the website to see where my two tool kits are and and lo and behold the site is down. So off to paypal we go to open a claim .



  12. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Bummer. You didn't even get sushi?
  13. ZoomerP

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    A telescoping inspection mirror with a magnetic tip can be handy for on-the-road repairs.
    They're often available next to the register at parts counters.
    There are many larger options, but this little guy is right for our kits.

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    I used the magnet to place a washer into a tight spot on my bike, and I added a small
    NIB magnet to increase its strength for finding parts I just dropped in the weeds.
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  14. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Well I took the bait :imaposer
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  15. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Oh, no say it ain't so! Off to PayPal as well...
  16. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    I always carry one of these tools. If you have slippery fingers, which I tend not to have in the garage but often have after being tired from riding, this type of tool is a god-send!
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  17. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Paypal is issuing me a refund: "We've issued a refund of $59.98 USD to you."

    As they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Now I need 2 xmas presents...
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  18. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP . Supporter

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    PayPal Cash sounds more appetizing than PayPal Sushi, so I think you came out ok.

    Wander around KCTool and I'm sure you'll find something.
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  19. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Paypal has finished their investigation and my refund has been approved and issued.

    Now I need to do one last thing and that is to buy a P. T. Barnum, Coffee Mug, though in a perfect world a P. T. Barnum Covfefe Mug would be a more appropriate reminder.
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  20. Wattner

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