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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Done. Still open so feel free to add to it. Some photos of your toolkits would be handy. Gotta take some of mine..
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Done. Still open so feel free to add to it. Some photos of your toolkits would be handy. Gotta take some of mine..


    Small kit.



    Full kit


    Link to full list!

    Jim

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Done. Still open so feel free to add to it. Some photos of your toolkits would be handy. Gotta take some of mine..
    There's a lot of good stuff here!

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    what I carry


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    I added a half of a stick of Pig Putty. There are a few different manufacturers of this stuff but it does the trick. I wouldn't be afraid to use this stuff to put my handlebars back together if I had to use it to just get home after some major breakage. I like JB weld if you have time for it to set-up but PIG PUTTY is what I keep in the tool kit and besides, they use the same stuff at work that I use for my use too so you can't beat it. If you need to know more specifics on what this stuff is send me a private message and I'll send you what's on the tube.

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    hmmm....I either have way more confidence in my bike or I am sadly unprepared. A GS 911 is on the way though.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Jim..Weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimVonBaden1 View Post


    Small kit.



    Full kit


    Link to full list!

    Jim

    You probably have mentioned it..but what does the 'big' kit weigh? Counting pounds off road...thanks.
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    I always carry a Sharpie felt-tip pen and some 3x5 note cards. I wrap a few feet of duct tape around the barrel of the Sharpie. I also carry some "field expedient" baling wire - cut-up pieces of wire coat hangers. My first aid kit has about a dozen pairs of rubber gloves, which can be handy when working on the motorcycle. There's a tiny sewing kit, too, although I doubt the needles are up to the task of taking on a Aerostich or elkskin leather gloves. I've also got a small fire extinguisher.

    Great thread!
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    Wadsworth Ratchet Kit

    http://www.amazon.com/Wadsworth-Mini...7692159&sr=8-1

    Has anyone used this mini ratchet and if so is it woth the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OntarioST3 View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Wadsworth-Mini...7692159&sr=8-1

    Has anyone used this mini ratchet and if so is it woth the money?
    I have one version of that kit (no torx). It is very well made and works well. However with the new bikes going to torx, I don't carry it anymore. You will be better off (less expensive too) by going to Home Depot and getting their mini ratchet ($15) and buying bits to suit the fasteners you need.
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    I took a roll of duct tape smashed it flat so it takes up less space and I also have a tube of PIG putty. I'm not sure if there are many who know what this stuff is so I'll explain, the company I work for is industrial and we use this stuff to patch holes in steel, pipes for dry products or for that matter anything that is worn of has a hole in it. It is along the lines of JB weld but it as it is a 2-part putty that you work together but it is grindable and is able to be sanded as well. The fact is this stuff would fill in a hole in your crank case fuel tank or most any material if you are able to make the surface dry. This is one of those repair items that you can fix something to just get home or to repair something you just can buy anymore.

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    Packs in 10ÔÇØ x 6ÔÇØ x 4ÔÇØ Cordura Bag - moves bike to bike

    1/4ÔÇØ DRIVE ITEMS:
    Sockets (mm) ÔÇô 13, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
    Allen Wrench Sockets (mm)ÔÇô 8, 6, 5, plus Torx T25, T30
    Ratchet
    Drive Handle
    3ÔÇØ and 6ÔÇØ Extension

    3/8ÔÇØ DRIVE ITEMS:
    Sockets ÔÇô 19, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 set, plus 13 deep and 24
    Allen Sockets (mm) ÔÇô 8, 6, 5, 4, plus Torx T40 and T45
    Ratchet
    Slide Handle
    Universal Joint
    3ÔÇØ Wobble Extension and 6ÔÇØ Extension
    3/8" to 1/2" adaptor
    12mm allen socket for Paralever
    22mm allen tool for R1200/K1200 front axles

    WRENCHES:
    Stubby set (mm) ÔÇô 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
    Ratcheting Box End Stubby (mm) ÔÇô 13 and 10
    Ignition Wrenches ÔÇô 90 degree open end (mm) ÔÇô 11, 10
    Motolight Lens Ring pin wrench
    Ball End Long Allen Wrenches
    Folding Torx Drivers ÔÇô T30, T27, T25, T20, T15, T10

    PLIERS:
    Slip Joint
    7ÔÇØ and 5ÔÇØ Slim Nose Vice Grip
    Ignition Pliers
    Combination (fold over) Needle Nose / Diagonal Cutter

    OTHER:
    Feeler Gauge Set
    Magnetic Pickup / Screw Holding Screw Starter
    Small Flat File
    7ÔÇØ Tapered Punch
    Hook Scribe
    Inductive Spark Tester
    Flexible Light
    Combination Screwdriver ÔÇô 2 each Phillips and Straight Tips
    Compact VOM with Slide-On Alligator Clips for the Leads
    Shock Wrench Handle used as Extension Handle for ?¥ÔÇØ Ratchet or Slide Handle

    Then, also:
    Original BMW took kit for bike - stays in each bike

    And

    12v Cycle Pump
    Tire Gauge
    Compact Jumper Cables
    Tire tools - plugs and patches
    Tire Irons
    Large C clamp for a bead breaker
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Tool kit

    Ok this is whatÔÇÖs in my tool kit well the most important things anyway The Anonymous book ,cell phone to call numbers in book, Visa card to pay for repairs and flashing battery powered red light to keep from getting run over till help arrives.

    Oh yes I have the screw drivers, complete wrench set, ect. ect. but those are more for show than work. I know my limitations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonr View Post
    Ok this is whatÔÇÖs in my tool kit well the most important things anyway The Anonymous book ,cell phone to call numbers in book, Visa card to pay for repairs and flashing battery powered red light to keep from getting run over till help arrives.

    Oh yes I have the screw drivers, complete wrench set, ect. ect. but those are more for show than work. I know my limitations.
    Well - cell phones and credit cards have "limitations" too At least mine do!
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Packs in 10ÔÇØ x 6ÔÇØ x 4ÔÇØ Cordura Bag - moves bike to bike

    1/4ÔÇØ DRIVE ITEMS:
    Sockets (mm) ÔÇô 13, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
    Allen Wrench Sockets (mm)ÔÇô 8, 6, 5, plus Torx T25, T30
    Ratchet
    Drive Handle
    3ÔÇØ and 6ÔÇØ Extension

    3/8ÔÇØ DRIVE ITEMS:
    Sockets ÔÇô 19, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 set, plus 13 deep and 24
    Allen Sockets (mm) ÔÇô 8, 6, 5, 4, plus Torx T40 and T45
    Ratchet
    Slide Handle
    Universal Joint
    3ÔÇØ Wobble Extension and 6ÔÇØ Extension
    3/8" to 1/2" adaptor
    12mm allen socket for Paralever
    22mm allen tool for R1200/K1200 front axles

    WRENCHES:
    Stubby set (mm) ÔÇô 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
    Ratcheting Box End Stubby (mm) ÔÇô 13 and 10
    Ignition Wrenches ÔÇô 90 degree open end (mm) ÔÇô 11, 10
    Motolight Lens Ring pin wrench
    Ball End Long Allen Wrenches
    Folding Torx Drivers ÔÇô T30, T27, T25, T20, T15, T10

    PLIERS:
    Slip Joint
    7ÔÇØ and 5ÔÇØ Slim Nose Vice Grip
    Ignition Pliers
    Combination (fold over) Needle Nose / Diagonal Cutter

    OTHER:
    Feeler Gauge Set
    Magnetic Pickup / Screw Holding Screw Starter
    Small Flat File
    7ÔÇØ Tapered Punch
    Hook Scribe
    Inductive Spark Tester
    Flexible Light
    Combination Screwdriver ÔÇô 2 each Phillips and Straight Tips
    Compact VOM with Slide-On Alligator Clips for the Leads
    Shock Wrench Handle used as Extension Handle for ?¥ÔÇØ Ratchet or Slide Handle

    Then, also:
    Original BMW took kit for bike - stays in each bike

    And

    12v Cycle Pump
    Tire Gauge
    Compact Jumper Cables
    Tire tools - plugs and patches
    Tire Irons
    Large C clamp for a bead breaker
    Wow!

    When reading all of these posts, a question has come up--Is there such a thing as a list of all the fasteners on an 08 RT? For example, when compiling a toolkit, I don't want to carry a 19mm wrench if there's no 19mm nut on the bike. Conversely, I'd like to have a wrench/socket/extension/bit to get to everything I need to.

    Any way to know all the tools needed specifically for THIS bike? Short of taking everything apart?

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