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Ideal toolpouch contents

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  1. tgarlick

    tgarlick Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Somehow, my original tool pouch that came with my bike got lost and I need to put together a new one. The requirements are:

    1. It must fit in the compartment under the seat
    2. It should contain everything vital for most minor roadside fixes

    So to all you experts out there: what would you include?

    And secondarily, does anyone know where I can get that hex-looking metal thingie (what IS that called?) that's used to help remove the axle?

    Going to Home Depot tomorrow. :)

    Thanks,

    -Tim.
     
  2. Holt

    Holt High Miler GT Contributor

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    Ideal are what you need in any situation coming up. :dry:

    Realistic?
    I carry a small vise grip, a set of allen keys ( The famous Gorilla-grip is very nice!), a combined nose-plier/cutter , a shifter (as called here and in Oz. = adjustable spanner) and most of the OEM crappy tools. A repair set for tubeless tires and CO2 cartridges also found.
    Fuses. Spark plugs. That's about it.
    You'll need a screwdriver, Ph #2, a 21 mm box spanner for the plugs. Also I'd recommend an 8, 10 and 13 mm spanner.

    On longer trips also a clutch cable, a long cable wire (for a broken gas cable) and spare bulbs for the headlight.
     
  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Per Holt above, and also see THIS --OR-- I have one out of the EV-T you can have for $20, Tim. The OEM kits seem to lack, 13 and 15mm wrenches which are heavily used. Allen key/wrenchs are needed as well.
     
  4. tgarlick

    tgarlick Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Todd, that link didn't work.

    -Tim.
     
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    theoneandonlymin Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    eeeek, I didn't realise that I carried so much around.And that is only for day to day running about.I got into this bad habit when I carried enough tools to take my XT 250 apart so that I could fit it in the boot/trunk to get me home all too frequently.Actually I had progressed from a piece of rope that would allow my buddies to tow my broken DT400

    theoneandonlymin
     
  6. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    tgarlick wrote:
    Tim, fixed above... or always available on the main page of GuzziTech.com.
     
  7. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    theoneandonlymin wrote:
    That's a good kit... though perhaps keeping a rope on board is the better bet with the new Guzzis. :huh:
     
  8. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler

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    Hi,

    What’s “supposed” to be in the factory tool kit ?
    Mine has the shock adjuster wrench, a flat blade screw driver and the Allen key to remove the side cover ?
    There must have been more...

    Thanks,
    Don
     
  9. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Do you guys know the tool kit axiom? The quality of the tool kit is inversely proportional to the need of using the tool kit.
     
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    davewrites Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    ...take an umbrella so it doesn’t rain?
     
  11. Sheepdog

    Sheepdog Just got it firing!

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    I’ve been well served by the Cruz Tools travel kit. The Econokit M1 is relatively compact and fairly complete. Be certain to have what you need to remove a tire or adjust your shocks. The Cruz Tool kit includes several consumables that I have used while on tour. It’s a pretty good deal at less than $75.

    cruztools.com/product/econokit-m1-tool-kit-for-metric-powersports/
     
  12. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    Nope, that’s it.
     
  13. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler

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    REALLY !!! Geezzz !
    Ok, so the previous owner isn't Holding out on me !
     

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