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Offline Mareng1

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 05:46:04 PM »
This subject has been raised before - couldn’t find it quickly though.

I have spanner to do the lock nuts on the axle jacks, a socket and T-bar for the rear axle,
A ratchet driver (with adjustable offset angle) with a small tin of bits/sockets
Roll of elect tape
A small digital multimeter
A coiled length of cable
Multi-tool
A handful of cable ties in spare space under the seat
Couple of pairs of polythene gloves (or latex)
Digital pressure gauge.

Offline smithy

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2020, 08:23:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
This subject has been raised before - couldn’t find it quickly though.

I have spanner to do the lock nuts on the axle jacks, a socket and T-bar for the rear axle,
A ratchet driver (with adjustable offset angle) with a small tin of bits/sockets
Roll of elect tape
A small digital multimeter
A coiled length of cable
Multi-tool
A handful of cable ties in spare space under the seat
Couple of pairs of polythene gloves (or latex)
Digital pressure gauge.

This is essentially what I have in a tool roll, also carry a small motorcycle specific compressor and puncture kit...all of which lives in the top box....90% of my underseat storage is basically consumed by Rapid Bike Evo and home made electronic chain oiler system. :033:

Smithy.
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Offline Low-Brau

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2020, 06:40:18 PM »
I carry a small roll of duct tape and a low-end Leatherman tool under the saddle.  Both of these have bailed me out a few times. 

I helped a friend stitch together a Triumph with duct tape after a low-side and then ride across the Western US until he arrived home. 
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Offline LeftCoastKen

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2020, 03:12:03 AM »

Offline Speedy

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2020, 12:40:42 PM »
Well, my tool kit is less about actual tools, and more about things a rider might need on the road in the event of an accident or a breakdown.  This is all under my seat, I'm not interested in carrying anything in my luggage or having to pack or even remember to take it.  It's under my seat and it stays there until I or another rider might need it.  I admit it looks junky, but with the seat on, nobody sees it and if you need it, you'll be glad it's there. So, here we go in no particular order (I'm sure I'll forget at least a couple of things - pic attached - sorry its sooo large):

air pump
tire puncture repair kit
folding torx set
portable socket set
razor knife
2 rok straps
a cargo net
collapsible funnel
zip lock baggies
kitchen trash bags
electrical tape
6ft siphon hose
lighter
multi-tool
$100 cash
2 rubber gloves
JB Weld (tube)
pocket flashlight
6ft nylon strap
zip ties
8x10 plastic drop cloth/tarp
flat head screw driver disc

« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 12:41:39 PM by Speedy »
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Offline wilbert

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2020, 12:54:42 PM »
Puncture repair kit, first aid kit and a few essential tools. Not much room for anything else but when I'm away for longer than a day I put a few more tools in the top box / panniers.

Offline Salem

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2020, 01:43:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by jskene [+]
Good idea. I'll do this too.
to me not such a good idea. You're far better off by setting it to a about correct torque. A (ring) spanner cut to you weight, such that if you step on it with your known weight, gives a much more reliable setting. Seen the russian youtube where the chain pulled the axle thru the chain adjustment threads?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 01:54:28 PM by Salem »

Offline Asw63632004

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Re: TOOL KIT
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2020, 02:13:25 PM »
This is the British way!  :008: I never go anywhere without my loofah !
And if in doubt , just wave your flag at them... That'll sort them out !!  :002:
Andy