xr650r: what tools do you take along?
Posted January 14, 2005 - 08:53 PM
Whats in your tool kit on a 100 mile day?
Thanks for your opinions:D
Posted January 14, 2005 - 09:23 PM
Posted January 14, 2005 - 09:28 PM
Posted January 15, 2005 - 07:01 AM
Im ready for pretty much anything. All this adds another 10lbs to the bike but it's worth it.
Posted January 15, 2005 - 08:24 AM
Posted January 15, 2005 - 10:25 AM
Posted January 15, 2005 - 10:59 AM
I have a wrench that I welded together to fit both front and rear axles. The front axle wrench will also fit the carb drain to get at jets (fat chance with the flat ground up here) and to drain water from a submarine expedition.
My tire kit is a bunch of patches from 1" to 4" square, glue that is checked a few times a season for freshness. astem remover, spare nipple caps and valve, and a valve remover tool. I also carry the stem nuts to hold the tube in place and make things easier. Inflation is done by a CO2 inflator that also has a pump.
8,10, and 12 mm wrenches and sockets.
4" Vise Grips.
Zipties of several sizes.
4' of mechanics wire, duct tape, and matches. All contained in or wound around a film container.
Roll of black tape.
10 heavy blue paper shop towels and a couple pairs of blue medical gloves. Either for emergency or mechanicing. It's much cleaner on the bearings and seals to change a tire with the hub laying on a towel, and much eaiser on the 30 dollar riding gloves when you can wear the medical ones!
A basic first aid kit.
Batteries for the GPS and a compass.
Tires are my biggest worry. The XR is really that bulletproof for me!
Posted January 15, 2005 - 12:05 PM
8" Motion Pro Enduro Pro tire irons
6 way spoke wrench
multi-bit screw driver
6" needle nose Vice Grips
combination wrenches, 8,10, 12 mm
6" adjustable wrench
folding metric allen key set
spark plug tool
T-handle wrench with 8,10,12 mm sockets
axle nut wrench 27mm X 17mm
valve stem remover
bicycle air pump
low pressure tire gauge
Swiss Army knife
small piece Velcro
6" pc heat shrink tubing
master link to fit chain
film container with a few nuts and bolts
On multi-day rides I'll include a small can of WD40.
Other items I usually bring either in my jacket or hydration pack include;
lense cleaner and tissue
imitation Leatherman tool
I use a Chase Harper fanny pack, http://www.chaseharp...s/FannyPacs.htm .Mine is probably about 20 years old. It comes with a lifetime warranty. Inside the pack I use an MSR Toolwrap, http://www.msracing....B2?opendocument to keep the tools together.
Posted January 19, 2005 - 02:29 PM
Posted January 19, 2005 - 04:49 PM
i just take toilet paper....
I usually only take toilet paper too!
Well almost. I also have water in my camelbak, a cell phone, compass, a pocket knife, small first aid kit, sunscreen, compact survival blanket, and a map of ocotillo where I ride.
So far, I haven't needed any tools riding the 650 even on 100 mile loops. I leave the tools at the truck and ride with friends for the best security!!!
As a last resort there is a tall metal post in the Ocotillo desert with a big red button on it. The sign is written in both Spanish and English and simply states that you cannot walk to safety. You will die. Press the button for assistance. I suspect the Border Patrol would show up shortly!!!
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