New K 1600 GTL Owner questions
Some touring equipment questions:
I am planning on circumnavigating the USA/Canada beginning in late April/early May for a year and have some questions for the touring riders, please.
Do Owners carry much in the way of a tool kit when touring? If so, are there specific kits which are preferred? The BMW tool kit? Others?
What about tire repair/patching kits? I have seen several on the various websites but cannot find any which jump off the page.
Do most carry a bike cover when on long trips? Any suggestion on make? Source?
Commonly used torx bits
Dozen zip ties
Small tire pump
Flat repair plugs
All fits under the seat
Cover is lightweight Nelson Riggs use every night, keeps bike dry and any from prying eyes
Enjoy the adventure
Come on over to the K1600 forum: www.k1600forum.com. You'll find many threads dealing with your questions, and better yet, you'll find detailed and well thought out answers.
Wunderluch sells the stop n go pocket tire plugger kit...very cool. all you need to have besides that is a needle nose to get the nail out.
Also they sell are very cool compressor with a built in gauge. What you should get with it (also sold on the section of the wunderlich site) is a auxillary outlet you can wire directly to the battery. You will need this because the amp draw of the compressor will shut down the canbus sytem. But going directly to the battery you bypass that. The compressor has a socket that works both with cigarette lighters and the BMW sockets. slick
Fwiw - my stop n go compressor came with battery alligator clips in addition to the outlet. Pretty easy to just lift the seat.