Tool Kit Recommendations
Posted December 29, 2005 - 08:50 PM
I always have a toolbox in my truck, but I am setting up a toolkit to keep in a fender bag on the WR450 and could use some recommendations.
What do you guys recommend. All I know is what I use to do my oil changes.
Here's what's on my list so far. What should I add to it.
Wrenches 8, 10, 12 mm
Sockets 8, 10, 12, 18, 22, 27 mm
Ratchet and Breaker bar
Flat and Phillips screwdrivers
Extra Tube (what size????)
2 Tire irons
What else would you guys carry for the WR450? I am planning to enter an enduro soon and want to have everything that I need. But... I probably need these things regardless of entering the enduro.
Question: how do I inflate the tube after changing it? CO2?
Thanks for any advice.
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:31 PM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:35 PM
Also add a chain breaker and a spare master link. I also carry the small chain press tool that is needed to press on the side plate of the master link for your o-ring chain. Rocky Mtn. Cycle has one that's about $9.99 and is basically the same as the $20 motion pro version.
Carry a spare front tube--if you get a rear flat it can be run in the rear tire to get you through the day.
I like my mountain bike pump as an air supply--it never runs out of cartridges. In a race, I would use CO2.
I don't carry patches, but after the Malcolm Smith "no wimps" ride--where I got 2 flats in one day--now I want to. What brand / type of patches work well on a motorcycle tire?
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:42 PM
You have a good list for tool pack but I would jettison the 3/8" drive ratchet and breaker bar, big sockets and replace it with a combination wrench that has a 22mm on one end and tire iron on the other end. I would go to 1/4" drive and 1/4" sockets. If you're going to carry an inner tube, carry a 21" tube it will fit your 21" and your 18" or 19" rim in a pinch. You can inflate your tube with either C02 or carry a mini bicycle pump. PM if you have any more questions.
Posted December 29, 2005 - 10:12 PM
Posted December 30, 2005 - 11:02 AM
Things not otherwise mentioned:
I carry a pill bottle of nuts& bolts
spare hose clamps on the handlebars
individual wrap handi wipes
tow strap (it's for my buddies, not cause I do my own maintenance, honest!)
Posted December 30, 2005 - 05:06 PM
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Posted January 05, 2006 - 03:07 PM
Posted January 05, 2006 - 03:11 PM
baby wipes a must! They are awesome for cleaning your face and grease and oil off stuff.
There was a thread a while back where we all listed pretty comprehensive kits. Do a little search and I'm sure you'll find it. Use my name and "baby-wipes" in the search criteria...don't ask...SC
Posted January 05, 2006 - 04:43 PM
a box of 50 pair was like $4 dollars at my local auto parts place(kragen)
Posted January 05, 2006 - 05:03 PM
pepper if I ever get a radiator fracture, and soap will last for ages in a slpit case.
Posted January 05, 2006 - 09:06 PM
Posted January 05, 2006 - 11:09 PM
Personally I carry a tube of super duty silicon takes care of multiple things.
Here's my set. Buy a small fishing tackle box from your local sporting good's store and keep all the little items that would role around your bag in there.
Here's what its in it.
The bigger tools i carry in my pack.
This is a neat little trick for those with fender bags.
drill some slots in your fender(If you don't mind) mark the length of the hook, drill a multiple holes in a row, then just simply move the drill side to side till you have a slot.
Lost a bag early this season with about 100 bucks of tools and tire repair kit. If you do this make sure to bolt the sucker down...extra security
Posted January 06, 2006 - 08:04 AM
Duct Tape, Bailing Wire, and Vice Grips