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Tool Kit - What do you put in it ?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Nixy V3, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. I'm curious what items are essential for the "onboard tool kit" and also what scenarios I would need to use these in etc. :? Any advice ?


     
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  2. I have a tool to undo every different sized bolt/screw on the bike, cable ties (Lots and lots of cable ties :LOL: ), electrical tape, a knife, spark plug tool and a tyre pressure gauge.
     
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  3. Hammer, Gaffa Tape & WD40. :wink:

    (Oh and a mobile phone in case none of the above work)
     
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  4. In addition to the standard bike tool kit I carry 100mph tape, cable ties, a tubeless tyre puncture repair kit, a tyre pressure gauge and an RACV motorcycle care membership (the last one is the essential bit!) :)
     
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  5. A torch is a good idea if you ever plan on riding at night - that seems to be when things are most likely to fall off/break/whatever (usually also when you're somewhere without street lighting) :).
     
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  6. Don't forget hand pump if you have tyre repair kit in the toolbox.
     
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  7. Thanks :grin: especially like the cable ties and torch ideas - very handy !
     
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  8. the zzr has good underseat storage, so I can throw in a pair of throwaway wet weather pants just in case the weather turns to crap... gaffa tape is also my friend, spare occies and and old pair of emergency sunnies.......
     
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  9. Basic first aid kit, paracetamol, lip balm and spare change for a phone call/petrol - I do have a mobile but it can't always be used. Right now most of this is stuffed into my jacket along with other sundry items/tools as I don't have any on-board storage.
     
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  10. Actually the tubeless tyre repair kit I carry has 3 disposable nitrogen cylinders in it. No need for a hand pump with that type (much less space taken up too).
     
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  11. tools ?
    in a tool kit ?
    on a VTR250 ???? . . . .i'd like to see that !! :?
     
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  12. can tell mickyb was never a boy scout lol "be prepared" and all that :wink:
     
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  13. On the contrary people think i'm a boy-scout ! :cool:

    I'm refering to the zero luggage space under the VTR seat.
    I went out and bought a external HDD enclosure thinking it can fit snug under my seat !

    WRONG ! . . . ended up putting it under my jacket and got gevasco who I met later on to lug it in his ventura pack ! :LOL:
     
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  14. Interesting question.

    Over time - I've sort of accidentally accumulated a bunch of stuff that's become my standard on board kit... all in the pillion storage area...

    - standard ZX9 tool kit
    - Tyre pressure gauge
    - Spare fuses
    - occy straps
    - string
    - tyre puncture repair kit and CO2 bottles
    - pen
    - disc lock
    - combination lock chain
    - Helmet bag
    - Neck warmer
    and usually the mobile and wallet unless I have the tank bag.

    It's pretty full in there!

    The tank bag usually comes along on any decent ride and includes a bunch of other stuff including a first aid kit.

    The first aid kit became standard kit after the korumburra lemmings incident...


    If you don't have any storage space, consider getting a tank or seat bag... seat bag probably better.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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  15. Set of allen keys
    Stubby flat head and phillips head screw drivers
    a roll of elec tape
    roll of teflon tape
    cigarette lighter

    Thats what sits in the "hand bag" compartment of my across.
     
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  16. theres not one situation were you will need need anything else haha :LOL:
     
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  17. A really big G-clamp.
     
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  18. :shock: Is that why G is so fast on a bike... always running away from you???

    Yikes!
     
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  19. 5 minute araldite can be useful and i also carry spare taillight and indicator globe.
     
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  20. The pencil sized Maglites are fasntastic. Tiny and very bright for the size of them.
     
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