The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. CageFreeBMW

    CageFreeBMW Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is an interesting tool I've never seen before... something to do with the hex keys?
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  2. solitary1

    solitary1 Long timer

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    I believe those are called stilson's,they are primarily used by plumbers.They are in the top three,along with vice grips and adjustable wrenches when it comes to mullering everything they touch.
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  3. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  4. JGT

    JGT Been here awhile Supporter

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    Maybe that #14 is a small wrench for taking apart the carburetor.
  5. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    What's a carburetor? :imaposer
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  6. david61

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

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  7. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    :lol2
  8. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    So... it makes security fasteners! Awesome...
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  9. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    OOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhh, dissing Knipex.

    That's fighting word on this thread :lol3:lol3
  10. david61

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

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    Oh no no no, I luv my Knipex Pliers, I worship at the altar of Knipex Pliers. Bad wording on my part.
    Merely pointing out the less than fine Italian attempt to copy. Even the Gas Fitter/Plumber who installed a new hot water system at my house a few days ago rolled out the Kinipex Pliers I use. He too has seen the light.....
  11. j21a2t89

    j21a2t89 Lurking Noob

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    Stilsons has serrated jaws in order to grip round objects like pipes. That's an adjustable for gripping squar(ish) objects like bolt heads.
  12. raschaa

    raschaa Been here awhile

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    I'm pretty sure that tool has something to do with grating parmesan....
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  13. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    :photog:rofl:jack:imaposer:lol2:lol3

    Moto Guzzi spare parts catalog - V7 Sport 1st Edition (1973 January) [English] page 83 & 84
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    https://www.knipex.com/company/our-history
    1973
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    Innovations are becoming increasingly important. A breakthrough in the field of gripping pliers is the "Alligator®": a new type of water pump pliers that grips round and angular workpieces equally well. It is no longer necessary to press the handles together during use – the pliers jaws have a self-locking effect.
  14. Honda Rider

    Honda Rider Been here awhile

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    What are you all using for ground cover (tarp) when changing tubes on the trail?

    Last change I did, I had a difficult time keeping debris out of the tire and I just looked around for a tarp at home to cut up and throw in the bag but it's dry rotted and I need to find something. I figured an old towel would work but it does not pack well.

    Also, what do you carry to clean your hands of grease after a trail repair?
  15. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    I just throw down a couple of those blue disposable shop towels and lay the wheel on that.

    I like Motul Hands Clean for my grubby mitts. It’s waterless, smells good and somehow it even takes the smell of gasoline off my hands. Kind of expensive and hit or miss on availability but good stuff. I’ve carried it for years.
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  16. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Any old tarp ground sheet will work
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  17. smackyface

    smackyface Boldly going wherever Supporter

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    Thanks everybody who recommended the No Mar tire paste a few pages back. I picked up a jar and tried it out this weekend. I made a water solution in a spray bottle and it was the easiest tire change I've ever done. Much better than soap and water. I ended up putting a dab of the paste in a little 3oz spray bottle in my number plate bag. If I need it, I can just add water.


    You can get cheap, light, compact tent ground sheets on Amazon. I carry shower wipes and just use one to wipe my hands off, then wash them better at the next stop.
  18. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    I keep an old poncho as part of my repair kit. Can use as ground cloth. Or it can be used as a tarp to provide shade or protection from rain.
  19. Exurban

    Exurban Long timer

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    Gojo Scrubbing Towels. Clean up hands, tools, surfaces. One side smooth the other has a rough surface for heavy grime. (Fast Towels are similar but without the rougher side.) Can be had individually packaged or buy a bucket of them and put a bunch in a zip lock bag. My brother works in a precision tubing factory and swears by them.
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  20. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    I keep a pair of disposable gloves in my kit. Great for dealing with a lot of messes. For tire changes it is usually dealing with the chain that gets me dirty.