More experienced riders and mechanics have already written about their tiny toolkit choices, and I have no illusions about my expertise when it comes to fixing bikes. However, I do some basic maintenance and I manage to get myself into all sorts of rally trouble often, so carrying a toolkit is a must for me. Yet, if I had to assemble a toolkit on my own, I probably wouldn’t even know where to begin; besides, the assembled toolkit would mostly likely be bulky and heavy.
Enter RRR Solutions owned by Gordon East, a toolmaker and an inmate here on ADV Rider. Gordon’s mission is as simple as it is near-impossible: to produce a small, lightweight toolkit that can replace over a hundred regular tools.
I’ve been carrying this miniature toolkit for a few months now, and so far, it has gotten me out of trouble when I:
- flooded the airbox and needed to access and empty the airbox
- needed to tighten the spokes
- needed to access the battery
- had to replace a front sprocket seal
- needed to remove my luggage rack, then put it back on again
The toolkit also proved useful for small fixes here and there, such as:
- mounting new panniers
- changing mirrors
- doing an oil change
Aside from being versatile and suitable for most roadside and rally fix situations, the tool set is also small enough to fit into a tank bag or a small toolbox making it perfect for long-distance travel. All tools are personally designed by Gordon and custom-machined in the US, as well as thoroughly tested for five years before putting the product on the market.
Here’s a full list of tools that the RRR Solutions toolkit replaces, as well as more information about the set.