Essential Parts/Tools for WR You Bring When Riding


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  • Andrew Puetz

Posted January 02, 2015 - 08:53 AM

#1

Hey All-

First off, its freezing where I am, but I can't get riding off my mind.  But this is the time of year I try to take care of some maintenance related bike issues, etc.  For those of you that have read any of my posts, I am not super mechanically inclined to say the least!  That being said, I am wondering what each of you recommends to have with when riding for a day, a few days or a week?  I have a 2012 WR450F and love it.  But I have had some spills when riding, and have wrecked the rear brake lever, front clutch lever, lost seat bolts, just to name a few.  I found this kit on Amazon that i thought was pretty clever...  So If I am riding and I need a part, its there!91UvgVYkopL._SL1500_.jpg

 

I also bought an extra front brake and clutch lever as well.

 

So what tools do you all bring with, and what other extra/spare parts do you bring with?  I am going to get a small toolbox and stash some of these away!

 

Thanks All.  Happy New Year!



  • offrd beatr

Posted January 02, 2015 - 04:08 PM

#2

Put bark busters on it and you won't break anywhere near as many levers. Just a decent screwdriver with interchangeable bits, adjustable wrench, pliers, and gas!!

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 02, 2015 - 04:49 PM

#3

TOOL KIT PARTS

 

-Small roll of about 3 ft of duct tape
-About 3-5 ft of safety wire
-At least 6 rubber bands cut from a rear tube.
-About 2 ft. of fuel line.
-6 longish zip ties.
-1 masterlink
-Shop rag
-6" adjustable crescent wrench
-Assorted 6mm & 8mm nuts and bolts
-CO2 cartridge tire inflater with 3 CO2 cartridges
-One standard 300X21 tube
-Two 8" tire irons.
-Wrench to fit front and rear axle nuts.
-Allen wrenches to fit any allen head bolts on bike
-Multi bit screwdriver
-8mm wrench
-10mm wrench
-12 or 13mm
-14mm wrench
-17mm wrench
-Any other wrenches or special tools that your bike may need.
-Small vise grips
-Pliers
-Dykes ( side cutters )
-Pocket knife
-2 spark plugs if 2 stroke , 1 spark plug if 4 stroke
-Spark plug wrench
-Multi socket compact T handle
-Spoke wrench



  • Summit

Posted January 02, 2015 - 05:26 PM

#4

After several years on the ol WR I realized I had never opened my fender/tool bag so I removed it!!!



  • offrd beatr

Posted January 02, 2015 - 08:53 PM

#5

TOOL KIT PARTS

 

-Small roll of about 3 ft of duct tape
-About 3-5 ft of safety wire
-At least 6 rubber bands cut from a rear tube.
-About 2 ft. of fuel line.
-6 longish zip ties.
-1 masterlink
-Shop rag
-6" adjustable crescent wrench
-Assorted 6mm & 8mm nuts and bolts
-CO2 cartridge tire inflater with 3 CO2 cartridges
-One standard 300X21 tube
-Two 8" tire irons.
-Wrench to fit front and rear axle nuts.
-Allen wrenches to fit any allen head bolts on bike
-Multi bit screwdriver
-8mm wrench
-10mm wrench
-12 or 13mm
-14mm wrench
-17mm wrench
-Any other wrenches or special tools that your bike may need.
-Small vise grips
-Pliers
-Dykes ( side cutters )
-Pocket knife
-2 spark plugs if 2 stroke , 1 spark plug if 4 stroke
-Spark plug wrench
-Multi socket compact T handle
-Spoke wrench

HOLY POOP SAUCE!!! You actually ride with all that stuff on you??



  • fixitandy

Posted January 02, 2015 - 09:04 PM

#6

TOOL KIT PARTS
 I'm with Bill, I also carry a tow rope, tyre pressure guage, quik steel epoxy, lighter, & torch

-Small roll of about 3 ft of duct tape
-About 3-5 ft of safety wire
-At least 6 rubber bands cut from a rear tube.-About 2 ft. of fuel line.
-6 longish zip ties.
-1 masterlink
-Shop rag
-6" adjustable crescent wrench-Assorted 6mm & 8mm nuts and bolts
-CO2 cartridge tire inflater with 3 CO2 cartridges
-One standard 300X21 tube
-Two 8" tire irons.
-Wrench to fit front and rear axle nuts.-Allen wrenches to fit any allen head bolts on bike
-Multi bit screwdriver
-8mm wrench
-10mm wrench
-12 or 13mm
-14mm wrench
-17mm wrench
-Any other wrenches or special tools that your bike may need.
-Small vise grips
-Pliers
-Dykes ( side cutters )
-Pocket knife
-2 spark plugs if 2 stroke , 1 spark plug if 4 stroke
-Spark plug wrench
-Multi socket compact T handle
-Spoke wrench



  • 5270ADVRIDER

Posted January 02, 2015 - 09:10 PM

#7

Helmet, gloves, neck brace, chest protector and boots!
I take a roll of electrical tape and a handful of zip ties. Realized that the only reason I was carrying tools was to help everyone else, so I quit carrying them.

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  • Andrew Puetz

Posted January 03, 2015 - 01:40 PM

#8

I am definitely lax in the spare tire, etc area! Thanks for the advice.  And it is helpful the WR is such a reliable machine (when upright!!)



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 04, 2015 - 07:29 AM

#9

HOLY POOP SAUCE!!! You actually ride with all that stuff on you??

 

Every ride, every time

 

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  • offrd beatr

Posted January 04, 2015 - 07:52 AM

#10

Where do you keep all of that? I have visions of towable tool chests bouncing down the trail behind you!!



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:15 AM

#11

It's all in that back pack

 

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  • Wristrockit

Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:39 PM

#12

HOLY POOP SAUCE!!! You actually ride with all that stuff on you??

In a trailer maybe?  Lol!!



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:34 PM

#13

Less than 30lbs with 130oz of water

 

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  • redhurricane

Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:27 AM

#14

TOOL KIT PARTS
 
-Small roll of about 3 ft of duct tape
-About 3-5 ft of safety wire
-At least 6 rubber bands cut from a rear tube.
-About 2 ft. of fuel line.
-6 longish zip ties.
-1 masterlink
-Shop rag
-6" adjustable crescent wrench
-Assorted 6mm & 8mm nuts and bolts
-CO2 cartridge tire inflater with 3 CO2 cartridges
-One standard 300X21 tube
-Two 8" tire irons.
-Wrench to fit front and rear axle nuts.
-Allen wrenches to fit any allen head bolts on bike
-Multi bit screwdriver
-8mm wrench
-10mm wrench
-12 or 13mm
-14mm wrench
-17mm wrench
-Any other wrenches or special tools that your bike may need.
-Small vise grips
-Pliers
-Dykes ( side cutters )
-Pocket knife
-2 spark plugs if 2 stroke , 1 spark plug if 4 stroke
-Spark plug wrench
-Multi socket compact T handle
-Spoke wrench


nearly IDENTICAL tool list for me, all in an Ogio Flight vest with 100oz bladder. In addition, 2 way radio, JB weld, and some type of food like almonds or shot blocks for anyone who bonks on a ride. I carry ibuprofen and vicodin in a basic first aid kit. Also carry a 19" front tube for my daughter's bike. I've found that carrying the extra 30+ pounds really isn't as much to complain about versus having a failure/breakdown/injury that I cannot fix on the trail. Mind you, I RARELY have to fix a flat or mechanical break.

I tried fitting regular dykes into my vest, but the short hair chafed me something fierce.




 
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