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Toolkit 1400 Touring

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by SEG, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. SEG

    SEG Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Anyone have suggestions on what tools to bring along when touring? Other than a credit card? I don't do my own maintenance, but I like to have the proper tools in a saddlebag to tighten up all the stuff that seems to rattle loose. Anyone know what size socket is needed to remove the saddlebags? Same fr the stock mirrors? Anything else that needs periodically tightening? I had the same type of toolkit when I had my BMW K1200LT, but that won't help me with the 1400 Touring. Appreciate the help.
    Scott
     
  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Scott, this has been covered on this Forum, so try a search and/or put Google to work for a complete motorcycle tool kit. Can't answer the saddlebag removal, but that should be an easy one. Post on what you end up with.
     
  3. Rosscoe674

    Rosscoe674 Just got it firing!

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    The saddle bags are 10mm bolt heads. Remember these are metric bikes. For general tighten ups an 8, 10, 13 and 15mm combo spanners should get you out of or into trouble, plus a folding set of metric allan keys and a phillips No.2 screwdriver.

    If it moves and is not supposed to then use duct tape.
    If it doesn't move but is supposed to then use WD40.
     
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  4. SEG

    SEG Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thank you for the recommendations. I need to get wrenches for the mirrors. They came loose during the first 500 miles.

     
  5. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I generally carry a good quality socket set and all the allen heads,not only that I need, but would be useful for fellow riders. If someone in your posse breaks down, you are just as stuck as they are. Here are some links to higher quality, lower cost tools I use. Some think a cheap set on the road is what you need, I think the opposite. Vice grips, a good knife, tire plug and patch kit with inflator. I keep it all in a bag. I also have a great screwdriver with many changeable tips. Also, don't forget electrical tape. When I travel prepared, nothing ever breaks. Cheap insurance against Murphy's law. Just wait, the first time I leave the tools home...................

    http://www.amazon.com/Williams-MSB-...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

    http://www.amazon.com/Wright-Tool-9...8&qid=1465186131&sr=1-7&keywords=wright+tools

    http://www.amazon.com/Eklind-13609-...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
     
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    Perk5560 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I also got in the habit of not boasting about the reliability of the bike because sure enough something (with my luck) will happen. I always qualify my remarks with "hopefully" just to be on the safe side. Yea, I know, I'm a little weird.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Every new Guzzi I have purchased has required the mirrors to be tightened, sometimes many times. I carry the appropriate spanner (21mm for the Cali 1400, smaller (19mm?) for the CARC bikes) in my jacket pocket. I know it's going to be required.
     

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