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Tool kit, what would you put in it? - March 17, 2008, 08:39 PM

I've been thinking about this a lot normally when I a few hours in WV on a ride or when a friend gets flat tire (thanks RRonin). It's only a matter of time before something happens to my bike while on a ride and I'd like to be somewhat prepared for it. I currently ride without a tool as the kit that came with my R6 had only a spark plug wrench and a wrench for the rear axle nut that was to short to get enough leverage to break the torque anyway so I took it out, I figured that the added storage space would be more useful. It's only a matter of time before something brakes I'd I like to have some stuff on board to help me get home.

There isn't a lot of room in the tail of the R6 which will probably get filled up with a SpeedoHealer and Power Commander soon anyway. I've seen a few people that had some nice little tail bags (Givi or something similar) that were zip-tied to the rear seat. I've been thinking about getting one of these things and making my own useful tool kit but I'm not 100% sure what should be put in it.

So the question is, if you were making a small tool kit for your bike, what would you put in it (feel free to base this on personal experiences )?


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March 17, 2008, 09:16 PM

Other than the stock tool kit - I add zip ties & electrical tape (because the rolls are small).


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March 17, 2008, 09:26 PM

Here's what I carry...

Tire plugger kit:
http://www.stopngo.com/products/plugger/1001.asp
And something like this:
http://www.asianiron.com/14-in-1_mul...cycle_tool.php
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March 18, 2008, 05:50 AM

Fuses and one of those tire inflation in a can that you use when a car has a flat tire.


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smashed roll of TP with the tube taken out.


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March 18, 2008, 08:29 AM

I'm going to assemble a better tool kit for this season as well. The single most useful thing I've seen is that tire repair kit that Tony used on Dave's Duc last fall. Beside that, a set of allen wrenches, a multiple-tip screwdriver, and perhaps a multi tool, like a Gerber. Oh and I typically carry a minimag flashlight already.


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ductape and zip ties is all you will ever need...
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July 31, 2008, 11:17 AM

long rides this is what i bring

stock tool kit
tire patch kit /plug kit/with extra valve stems and valve stem tool.
tire pressure gauge
large zip ties like 30 of them
wire tape
assorted metric bolts
small vise grips for broken levers or shifters
wd40 small can
socket wrench with allen sockes and extentions
mini air compressor thst plugs into the battery tender
rag
red glow sticks
cresent wrench
universal screw driver with assorted bits star, allen, flat head, phillips

I also bring a med kit just in case.


Ive patched up many a busted broken down bikes with this set up.
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Condoms......Other than for their intended reasons. You would be surprised at how useful those things can be. We keep a box on our race trailer and have used them as CV joint boots. Water proofing electronics. They are very useful and don't take up a lot of room.





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Condoms......Other than for their intended reasons. You would be surprised at how useful those things can be. We keep a box on our race trailer and have used them as CV joint boots. Water proofing electronics. They are very useful and don't take up a lot of room.
Hunny it's not what you think, I am using these to fix my bike, I swear.
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Hunny it's not what you think, I am using these to fix my bike, I swear.

Yeah, I think I'd be out of the house for sure.
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I carry that on long trips. Good stuff.
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July 31, 2008, 03:52 PM

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ductape and zip ties is all you will ever need...
and some of that epoxy stuff...never know when ur engine may decide to crack *shock* seen that once.....crazy.....epoxy (that stuff that hardens as it gets hotter) patched it right up....*shock* again i guess lol...
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July 31, 2008, 05:24 PM

Here is my toolkit I carry. I have been meaning for quite some time to get a tire patch kit and some CO2 cartiges for air. And I need a 17mm piece for the front axle. Other than that, I've got it all covered. I inventoried all the fasteners on my bike and bought a couple old toolkits at a flea market and picked out the pieces specifically for my bike.

Been hauling this pakge around for 2 yrs and have only used it on other peoples bikes. The crazy thing is, w/ bikes so complex these days what are you actually going to be able to do on the side of the road?

I have to carry it in a tankbag because my bike has no room to stash it. A friend on a ZXR1100 has lots of room under the seat. He even has miniature MC jumper cables.





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