Recommended tool kit?
Posted January 30, 2005 - 10:34 AM
Would appreciate your ideas for the kit needed!
Posted January 30, 2005 - 03:11 PM
Don't buy any tools made in China.
Posted January 30, 2005 - 05:17 PM
Posted January 30, 2005 - 11:27 PM
A 6" pair of vice grips is also a good idea...can be used as a shift or brake lever in a pinch.
I also carry a couple of shop towels and a film canister of waterless hand cleaner, an altoids tin with a spare axle nut for each end, fork pinch bolts (2) , 4 sprocket bolts and nuts, and assorted other nuts and bolts. It should go without saying that I carry the wrenches, hex keys, etc to turn 'em. I include a small tube of locktite, a couple of those small foil packets of 5 minute epoxe, and a small 2 part kit of aviation fuel tank sealant (polysulfide sealant, it's the best friggin adhesive you can find, just be sure to get the quick setting variety for trail use).
As my son rides a 2 smoke, he carries a 1 pint water bottle for transferring gas from dad's bike and enough 2 small bottles with enough 2 stroke oil to mix a pint of fuel.
Include a plug wrench and spare plug, and the 10MM t-handle to remove the seat/tank, and a CO2 tire inflation kit with a couple of extra cartridges.
Now, if it gets really bad, I carry a 18 foot piece of nylon flat strap (like tie downs are made of) to tow the mother home, and if it gets really, really bad, I have a Garmin Rino GPS (with a 2 way radio built in) and a cell phone (Hope for coverage!).
I also carry a pretty comprehensive first aid kit, including stuff to splint fractures and clean and suture really big cuts.
It all fits nicely into the backpack section of a camel back. Probably overkill, but I've been stranded without each and every one of these things at least once, that's how they make it into the pack!
Posted January 31, 2005 - 04:46 AM
Posted January 31, 2005 - 11:11 AM
Posted January 31, 2005 - 01:51 PM
Posted January 31, 2005 - 04:08 PM
Picture dad, gramps and the two girls heading out for a "quick run" Friday evening before the real riding Saturday & Sunday (weekend club ride). You know...everyone is settled into camp but itchen for a quick ride before dinner. Bikes were all fueled (or so I thought), so away we go. A few wrong turn and three hours later, I realize it's raining, it's geting dark, tanks are getting low! (kids never do what you tell them), and the worst; I realize the diabetic daughter didn't bring any food in case her blood suger runs low!!!!
Never let em see you sweat! kids can smell fear a mile away.
The moral of the story, no matter what you pack for the bike, if the good Lord wants you to have break down, for whatever reason, you're gonna have one!
From then on I pack the GPS, cell phone, good knife, the usual tool kit, matches, food, and a tow rope. And most of all; remember, that when it comes to the kids. They expect YOU to get them out of the pickle! Never let em see you sweat, it'll just make bad matters worse!
Posted January 31, 2005 - 04:52 PM
All this for 37 bucks and something that fits in the palm of your hand.
Here is a link to Rocky Mountains site where you can buy one.
Posted January 31, 2005 - 07:24 PM
Posted February 01, 2005 - 04:27 AM
All I need now is a 150 litre burgen to put it all in or maybe even a trailer for the bike:eek:
Many thnax for all your input. X:thumbsup:
Posted March 13, 2005 - 09:34 AM
Posted March 13, 2005 - 04:17 PM
Posted March 13, 2005 - 09:29 PM
3/8” T-Handle w/ Sockets
-Metric Sockets: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm
-Hex Head: 3mm, 4mm, 5mm
Removable Head Ratcheting Screwdriver
-#1,#2,#3, #4 Slotted & Phillips bits
Small Round Jaw Vise Grips
Small Wire Cutters/Strippers
Small Needle Nose Pliers
Small Slip-Joint Pliers
Box End Metric Wrenches
-8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm
Folding Metric Multi-Hex Key Tool
Spark Plug Tool w/ 2 Plugs
1 Dozen 8” Zip Ties
1 Roll Black Tape
3/8” Ratchet w/ 6” Extension
1 Tube Blue Locktite
Magnetic Pick Up Tool
Small Roll Tie Wire
Spare Fuse Assortment
Mini Mag Light w/ Batteries
Baby-Wipes Travel Pack
Small Utility Knife w/ 2 Spare Blades
Assorted Bandaids/4X4’s/Gauze Roll
1 Roll 1” Cloth “Coaches Tape”
3 Packets Neosporin
6 Safety Pins
Cell Phone - Fully Charged
Small Swiss Army Knife
$20 Cash and a Visa Debit Card