Which roadside tool kit for F800GSA?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by longbedbob, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. longbedbob

    longbedbob Been here awhile

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    I'm just a bit miffed the BMW didn't include more than a screwdriver and Torx bits. One would think they would at least see to it that you could change a tube on the roadside. But I digress.

    I am not looking for a kit to perform depot level repairs, but something that will get me out of the situations I'm likely to encounter - flat tires, dropping in a creek and maybe field servicing for bent levers and other minor repairs for slow speed dumps that aren't protected by the guards and plates I've added.

    I have a set of tire levers and spare tubes/patches that I carry in my backpack. So, for tire repair I need the wrenches and/or bits to remove the tires, speed sensors, calipers, etc in order to swap out tubes.

    Since I encounter a few creek crossings in my outings I should be prepared to pull the coil packs and spark plugs in case I drop it and need to pump water out of my engine. So...thin walled spark plug socket, specialty wire remover and rachet/extension plus the tools to gain access.

    I've been window shopping some out of the box solutions and, without mentioning names, one was $300. Granted, it had everything I needed and then some, but is there something simpler or should I just piece the tools together and roll my own?
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  2. desertdaves

    desertdaves DesertDave

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    piece it together yourself. I have the same bike.
    I am curious about the exposure that you are concerned about with water crossings, and getting water all the way into the plugs. I don't see how you could do that much damage when dropping the bike. I think it would have to be completely submerged and water going in through the air box.
    If you like, I can send you a list of tools I keep on the bike that are specific for the F800GS. And there are a lot of threads on here with recommended tools.
    Mosko makes a great tool roll, and so does Moose Racing.
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  3. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    F800GS Toolkit needs
    Go back to page 6 here .
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  4. Strawdog

    Strawdog Strawdog

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    w-liq_rev1.jpg I floated my F800 down a river, stupid panniers still water tight haven't crashed enough. To pull coils I use a light duty bearing puller , for tools I carry a Torx set goes in screwdriver or 1/4 in socket, ratchet , wrenches from 6 -13 mm pair small Knipex smooth faced adjustables. Spark plug socket from a Stanley socket set . Tire irons & pump/patches. Revelstoke Spiced Whiskey.

    When you riding beyond your skill level at least the hangover is less painful then the embarrassment of how you floated a bike down a river.

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  5. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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  6. longbedbob

    longbedbob Been here awhile

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  7. CheckerdD

    CheckerdD Long timer

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    If you had done a search you would have been directed to www.advdesigns.com Also I have one of their kits - perfect. Dave
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  8. longbedbob

    longbedbob Been here awhile

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    I did search. I subtly referenced the $300 price tag of the Advdesign kit in the original post. LOL
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    morfic Been here awhile

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  10. Coach Z

    Coach Z Been here awhile Supporter

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    I bought that Were kit initially when I got the bike, it is super handy but the ratchet handle is MUCH smaller then it looks!. I ended up with the adventure designs kit but in hindsight I think I'd get the Motohansa kit. My $0.02
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  11. worthydog

    worthydog Shosholoza Supporter

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    +1 for the Advdesign kit. Really nice quality. worth the money for the quality and the effort.
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  12. Biff's R

    Biff's R Hill William

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    Anyone use the Cruz Tools BMW kit?
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