The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP Long timer Supporter

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    I have the hands of a five year old girl.

    No, not in the freezer.
  2. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Make America Great Again!

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    I recently bought one of these, the kind with the handle. Certainly not a necessity, but I find it helpful.
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  3. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    It's because the handle is actually a valve core remover on one end and a deflator on the other. 3 tools in one.
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  4. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Im with the 2 standard tubes crowd =)
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  5. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    The ones with the giant aluminum handle are to pull a rubber valve stem into a tubeless wheel.
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  6. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    We're not worthy! We're not worthy!



    Seriously, dude -- you could have had minutes, maybe hours of your life back!

    But yeah, the valve stem puller dealy is not strictly necessary. It does save time and wear and tear on your fingers.



    No, I'm talking about the ones with the exact same function, just a handle on the other end of the wire cable that's a big chunk of red anodized aluminum instead of simple loop in the wire.



    Actually, five year old girlie hands would have no problem fitting down into the depths of a hot tire and pushing the valve stem through.

    If you have big ol' meathooks, this is when it becomes difficult.
  7. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    Like this?? Ya that's what it's for. Search, valve stem puller.
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  8. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    I've added torx bits to the ultimate toolkit just to accommodate my European brethren. Leave no man's behind....
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  9. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Now replace the T27 with a T30. I've yet to find anything that uses a T27. It's only purpose as far as I can tell is to strip out T30 screws to show you grabbed the wrong bit. :bluduh
  10. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    DAMMIT!! But maybe that's all part of my evil plan against my group not carrying their own tools......
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  11. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Guess which one is the T27...

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  12. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    I dunno but I see 8 identical bit holders.....
  13. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    :nod and the one marked with the red paint is the one that is never used but I can't throw away because OCD :lol2
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  14. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Did you get the secure torx?

    They are already drilled! :-)
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  15. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain Supporter

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    I have no interest in stealing bathroom doors at the truck stop......yet.....
  16. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Leave them behind.
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  17. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    T27 is for stripped 5mm allen bolts
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  18. CageFreeBMW

    CageFreeBMW Been here awhile Supporter

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    And Stihl power equipment (I.e. chain saws, trimmers, etc). All this T27 talk threw me back to my mechanic years. Nearly everything they make uses nothing but T27.
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  19. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    I suppose a chainsaw might be needed for the very gnarliest of adventure riding... what greatly puzzles me is how many Torx sets skip T27.

    I have heard (but have not personally confirmed) that Harleys are festooned with T27 fasteners.

    I have worked on a few Triumphs and BMWs. Fortunately, the BMW tool kit contains rudimentary torx L-wrenches that serve well enough for roadside repairs, although they are inconvenient and slow.
  20. SFC_Ren

    SFC_Ren Been here awhile

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    Okay, so I tried to put my best thing since sliced bread "Dyna Plug" plug kit to use yesterday and it failed miserably. I had to take the walk of shame into the truck stop and buy a regular car/truck tire sticky string with rubber cement repair kit which worked fine after doubling in size the hole in my tire. So my request here is to find out what "motorcycle specific" sticky string plug kits are people using. The reason I'm asking for motorcycle specific is because the standard car/truck ones the tools (reamer & insertion) are so large in diameter that they are effectively tearing a much larger hole in the tire. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and assistance.
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