A Proper and Complete BMW Toolkit

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by jawest79, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. jawest79

    jawest79 Adventurer

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    Does anyone know of a website where I can buy a complete toolkit for a GS WC? I know I can go to Harbor Freight and spend a few hours piece milling a toolkit. But in this day and age where everything is at the touch of a button and everything is here and now, I would prefer to find a toolkit that is complete and ready to go?

    Does such a kit exist? Thanks.

    And I've been on these boards enough to know that there are several smart asses out there, so if you have nothing constructive to say about this thread please don't reply.

    Thank you.
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    aGremlin Been here awhile

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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  4. nobody0101

    nobody0101 Been here awhile

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    The Cruz tool roll is "ok". Not great, but does an assortment of suitable torx/hex keys, screwdrivers, wrenches and such in a relatively small package. The roll itself pretty nice anyways.

    I'd think you could piece together a better kit with JVB's list, but the Cruz kit isn't terrible way to get most of what you would need in kit to throw in your pannier to handle roadside stuff.
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    Limbow Been here awhile

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    Search for here
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  6. Rabble

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    The fabric pouch part of the AdvDesigns tool roll is a dissapointment. Not well thought out or executed. Vital pieces can easily fall out of it, velcro tabs are in the wrong position, etc.. Be prepared to get out the sewing machine and similar materials to customize it until it works for you. I'm planning to cut it in two and make two separate pouches with adequate flaps and fasteners and enough space to add missing components.
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    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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  8. Dogtown

    Dogtown Been here awhile

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    I just bought the one from ADVDesign..... Looks like its got everything i need!! KTM convert to BMW so still figuring it all out....I keep hitting my shins on the heads!
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  9. tony-w

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    I bought a kit from www.motohansa.com. Probably will not help you as they are here in Australia and we are rarely low cost for anything
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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That is a good base of tools. Remove a few, add a few, and off you go.

    Their kit:
    • 8" Multi Grips
    • 12 PCS Bits (SL5.5, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50, T55)
    • 12 PCS Bits (PH2, H1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
    • High Torque Ratchet with Adjustable Length Handle & Bit Holder
    • 3/8" x 10" Locking Extension
    • 3/8" x 1/4" Adaptor Bit Holder
    • 10 PCS Cable Tie
    • 3/8" Socket 6 PCS : E8, E10, E12, & 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 15mm, 17mm
    • 3/8" Bit Socket T45, T50
    • Tire Pressure Gauge
    • 3/8" x 14mm Spark Plug Removal Tool
    • 3/8" x 3/8" Adaptor
    • Aluminum CNC Coil Remover / Front Wheel Removal Tool
    • Wrenches - 7 PCS - 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17
    • 3/8" Flex Head Ratchet Super Slim Type
    Needed Wethead Tools:
    http://www.jvbproductions.com/Tool List R1200 Wethead.pdf

    R1200 (Wethead) Tool Lists: Overall: · Torque Wrench · Rags Oil Change: · Oil Filter Wrench · 10mm Allen · Filler Plug Tool (Factory or other) · Ratchet · Drip Pan · T-30 Torx Valve Adjustment: · T-25-Torx · T-30 · T-50 Torx-Torx · Feeler Gauge Set · Ratchet · 6” Extension · 14mm Spark Plug Socket · 17mm Deep Socket · Drip Pan Final Drive: · T-45-Torx · T-30 IF removing fender · 6mm Allen · Ratchet · Graduated Squeeze Bottle · Drip Pan Air Filter Change: · T-25 Torx · T-30 Torx Brake Bleed: · T-40-Torx · T-30 Torx · T-25 Torx · 13mm Socket · Ratchet · 2’ of ¼” plastic hose* · Empty Water Bottle* · *Use “Speed Bleeder” Bleeder Bag Instead · 2 Door Shims, Plastic Preferred · Torque Wrench Reading fault memory: · Setting service-due date and service countdown distance · GS 911 Diagnostic Tool · T-25 Torx Checking spoke tension, adjusting if necessary: · 2mm Allen · T-30 Torx Brake Pad Change: · T-40-Torx · T-30 Torx · 220 Grit Sandpaper, or similar · Anti-Seize · Ratchet
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  12. 633squadron

    633squadron weenie

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    I looked at the contents of on-the-bike toolkits from various vendors including Advdesigns, made a list of the stuff they included, and then built my own. Since I already had some of the tools, it worked out to be cheaper.

    I put them all in a nice toolbag from Advdesigns:
    http://www.advdesigns.com/amkatowr.html

    I also got a steel and ABS toolbox that fits between my right-side pannier and rear wheel. I think it's from Touratech.




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  13. darklight79

    darklight79 drink it , ride it , nail it

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    You have the list .now go Buy some quality tools ...Avoid harbor frieght bit tips ...Exactly how many bolts / screws do you need to remove ....to pull the tank on a WC ?
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    Just barely enough most days.

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  15. lilmonkey

    lilmonkey Been here awhile

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    Love that yellow pannier, Icebox. Is that a side mount or topcase?
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  16. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    yellow Top case, just for metric

    Red one for 3/8 and 1/2 US tools Another red one for 3/4 drive and special tools

    :1drink
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    Exactly?

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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nice. I like Wera tools and just ordered that set.

    Thanks!
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  20. globalstar66

    globalstar66 Been here awhile

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    Jim, Amazon.de's prices are really great - shipping is relatively cheap, and with the VAT of 20% removed, makes a good deal to buy tools from them. :)
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