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post #11 of 30 Old 04-25-2012, 10:37 AM
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Resurrecting an old post here.
I'm putting together a tool kit.
Firstly what would you need to use wire for? I'm sure there are lots of things but anything that specifically requires it and how long a piece is needed.
Also does anyone have a Krieger tool roll?
Does it fit in any kind of tool tube or do you carry it it in your tail bag/ panniers?
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Resurrecting an old post here.
I'm putting together a tool kit.
Firstly what would you need to use wire for? I'm sure there are lots of things but anything that specifically requires it and how long a piece is needed.
Also does anyone have a Krieger tool roll?
Does it fit in any kind of tool tube or do you carry it it in your tail bag/ panniers?
I saw a video where a fellows rear saddlebag support bracket broke, he cobbled it back together with a piece of wood he found on the side of the road and the bailing wire, (I think he called it Xmas wire).

Nice looking tool roll, but the stock KLR tool kit has most of what you need, that along with a document tube behind the left rear cover should give you ample space for most circumstances.
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post #15 of 30 Old 11-05-2017, 06:09 PM
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The list depends on the trip, but in addition to the small hand tools, I usually carry everything required to repair a flat tire including a tube. I did spring for the aluminum motion pro combo wrench/levers to save space and weight.
Also JB weld quick and/or putty is good to have when metal parts get broken or cracked. I've seen a cracked engine case and know of one radiator patched up with this stuff.
+1 on a head lamp and fuses.
I do carry bailing wire and duct tape. Not exactly sure what for but it seems like a good idea.
Zip ties get "borrowed" from me on a regular basis.
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Resurrecting an old post here.
I'm putting together a tool kit.
Firstly what would you need to use wire for? I'm sure there are lots of things but anything that specifically requires it and how long a piece is needed.
Also does anyone have a Krieger tool roll?
Does it fit in any kind of tool tube or do you carry it it in your tail bag/ panniers?
I saw a video where a fellows rear saddlebag support bracket broke, he cobbled it back together with a piece of wood he found on the side of the road and the bailing wire, (I think he called it Xmas wire).

Nice looking tool roll, but the stock KLR tool kit has most of what you need, that along with a document tube behind the left rear cover should give you ample space for most circumstances.
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The list depends on the trip, but in addition to the small hand tools, I usually carry everything required to repair a flat tire including a tube. I did spring for the aluminum motion pro combo wrench/levers to save space and weight.
Also JB weld quick and/or putty is good to have when metal parts get broken or cracked. I've seen a cracked engine case and know of one radiator patched up with this stuff.
+1 on a head lamp and fuses.
I do carry bailing wire and duct tape. Not exactly sure what for but it seems like a good idea.
Zip ties get "borrowed" from me on a regular basis.
Yeah I keep seeing the bailing wire in other people's set ups and I know it would be good for some stuff. I think 50cm would be plenty for most applications.
I already have the Krieger tool roll. I really like it but it doesn't fit in the stock holder area and I want to know if it'll fit in th 4 1/4" tool tube before I get one.
Yet to get spare, bulbs, fuses and spark plug but they all seem like good ideas.
I've blown headlamps on a car in the middle of nowhere and that is not fun. Worries about Roos jumping out in front of me while driving with park lights only.
I'm keen on the motion pro lever/wrenches but I just discovered that my front axel nut is larger than 17cm so I want to check I get the right sizes.
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I like the lever/wrench combo, but that is duplicating the Kawasaki tools. Id go for the Motion Pro Bead Breaker/tire spoon combo instead.
Also watched a Youtube video on changing your tires using tie-wraps and bare hands....no tools, but that was on a wide, soft sidewall street tire, I can see it working on a tube tire as well
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Don't forget JB Weld, duct tape and zip ties.
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Yep got the zip ties and duct tape haha
I'll look into the JB weld, heard it was good for radiator repairs? Never used it.
Do you keep your duct tape on the roll or wrap it around something?
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I heard from about the JB weld radiator repair from a group of adventure riders, but didn't witness it myself. I do have personal experience with patching up a cracked engine case with it in an area that isn't under any mechanical stress. As for duct tape, I found a small role of it at the local hardware store.
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