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    What's in Your Toolkit?

    Besides a spare EWS antenna ring, that is. I am just putting mine together. So far, I have a Torx folding key set. I am getting ready to order a 3/8 drive Torx T40, T45 and T30. Then I'll put in a compact 3/8 ratchet and about a 10" extension and a 14mm socket to fit the muffler clamp (or is that a 13mm?). Then, the stock tool kit goes to Rochester Iron & Metals on my next scrap run.

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    Check out this set for a complete kit. Note that there is a smaller version listed with it.

    http://www.jimvonbaden.com/page006.aspx

    Jim

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    I bought the supplementary GS tool kit by BMW. Has most everything in it that you might need for maintenance.
    BMWMotorcycles, fun when they're running...
    My other bike is a BMW.
    Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")

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    Tools, what's in yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAdv View Post
    Tools, what's in yours?
    I have BIG tools!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimVonBaden1 View Post
    I have BIG tools!

    Jim
    Maybe you should think about getting a trailer Jim, then you could pack in a tire machine and a compressor and a gen. set. It would be like not leaving home.

    Earl

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAdv View Post
    Maybe you should think about getting a trailer Jim, then you could pack in a tire machine and a compressor and a gen. set. It would be like not leaving home.

    Earl
    I might need one for the races this summer!

    Should be a blast!

    Jim

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    I have all the standard stuff. Torx, MM sockets, heat shrink tube,flashlight,tire plug kit.
    But the BEST TOOL to carry is a Cell Phone.
    Dave

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    Jim,

    I think I know, but I'd rather you tell me. What's an extending mirror and where do you use it on the bike that it saved the day (or at least reduced swearing at the bike)?

    Thanks.

    Fred
    R1200R

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    Quote Originally Posted by reimerdavid View Post
    I have all the standard stuff. Torx, MM sockets, heat shrink tube,flashlight,tire plug kit.
    But the BEST TOOL to carry is a Cell Phone.
    Dave
    The cell phone is a close second to the credit card as the most important tool.
    Kevin Huddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Jim,

    I think I know, but I'd rather you tell me. What's an extending mirror and where do you use it on the bike that it saved the day (or at least reduced swearing at the bike)?

    Thanks.

    Fred
    R1200R

    It is similar to a dentist mirror on an extending shaft. I have used it to see in many places that I couldn't quite see. Looking for a dropped nut in the plastics, the underside of my instruments when my speedo cable came off (r1100GS) and a few others. Not a necessity, but light weight, and takes virtually no space.

    Jim

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    This list is not my list but one that I copied and saved in the archives. I wish I could give due credit but don't know who posted it.

    Many thanks to the rider who first put it together.

    Tool list for the R1200GS

    Full Kit:
    1. Vice Grips 8”
    2. 4-way combination screwdriver *
    3. 3” needle nose pliers *
    4. 3” side cutters *
    5. 10mm combination wrench
    6. 13mm combination wrench
    7. 2 tire spoons 9”
    8. Set of metric feeler gauges
    9. .006” (.152mm) and .012” (.305mm) feeler gauges *
    10. Locking knife with 4” serrated blade
    11. Flashlight (extra batteries)
    12. Motolight lens removal tool
    13. 8*, 9, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 17mm open end wrench set
    14. Torx wrench set T8, 10, 15, 20*, 25*, 27*, 30*, 40*, 45*, 50*, 55* socket set
    15. Allen wrench set 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, sockets, StandardAllen wrenches 2.5mm, 3mm*, 4mm*, 5mm*, 6mm*, 8mm*, 10mm
    16. 3/8” drive ratchet *
    17. ??” ratchet *
    18. Extensions 3/8” 3” and 6” *, ??” 2.5” and 6” extensions
    19. Sockets 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10mm deep, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, spark plug socket *, 22mm front wheel socket/Allen *
    20. Dental Pic set
    21. Spark Plug gap tool
    22. Oil filter wrench
    23. Tire pressure gauge *
    24. Spark plug wire remover
    25. Leatherman
    26. Tire plug kit (string) *
    27. Compressor *
    28. Extending mirror
    29. Small standard screwdriver
    30. Oil Cap tool *

    Supplies:

    31. Spare fuel hose clamps
    32. Spare fuel hose splice
    33. Assorted nuts and bolts
    34. Assorted wire and connectors
    35. Digital volt/ohm meter
    36. Zip ties assorted
    37. Electrical wire assorted sizes and lengths
    38. Fuses
    39. Lighter
    40. Electrical tape
    41. Stainless safety wire
    42. Duct tape
    * Indicates minimum tools for small kit

    LATER - found the source: Our own JimVonBaden1

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    Here is my kit, some of us took that Boy Scout Motto to heart:

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    Sticky this

    I'd hate to see this toolkit list buried, oops, I mean "archived".

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