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post #1 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Tools on the Road

Hi folks,
I was wondering what tools people have in their toolkits when traveling on the road. I usually travel with some basic tools, but want to put together a dedicated tool kit for the bike. Normally I just put together one from my tool box and invariably forget something I should have. So what's in your kit?
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post #2 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 12:21 PM
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dang. I had all this on the old board... :?
I got to start storing this kinda info somewhere else.

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post #3 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I was reasearching it on the old board when it went down, hence the question here.
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Well, I was gonna re-post the write up here, but until I can retrieve that info here's the pic.



(All these tools will allow a near compelete teardown on the the roadside)

Sockets needed are 8mm, 10mm & 12mm
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post #5 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 02:50 PM
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Well, I was gonna re-post the write up here, but until I can retrieve that info here's the pic.



(All these tools will allow a near compelete teardown on the the roadside)

Sockets needed are 8mm, 10mm & 12mm
Hmmm...looks like I need to reassess the contents of my tool tube.

Thats a one of the best kits (for the KLR) I have seen.
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It's missing a few odds and ends... like a flat pack of duct tape and wire and a little tube of JB Weld, but over all that's the most of stuff I used to do some serious work on my bike at a tech day. I keep the extra vice grips because you never know when you need a new shift lever, handle, etc...
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post #7 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the pic, I already have most of that together - looks like I just need to tweak it a little.
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I think there is a lot to "Murphy's Law" so I carry everything except the kitchen sink. I'll figure out a way to get it on there soon.
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I like the kit, may I suggest a small section of safety wire? It comes in real handy for rehanging broken stuff and has saved my ass in the past. I also carry water-proof matches in my toolkit just in case.
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+1 on the JB Weld, i repaired a leak in my radiator that is still holding 3000 miles later

+1 on the safety wire

I have some stainless steel zip ties. Just like the plastic ones only metal.

I also like the cheap multi bit screwdrivers.

Loctite

some Loctite

and a little Loctite
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