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Old 05-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #4779
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Location: Idaho Falls, ID
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Originally Posted by mcgarrett View Post
Any thoughts or experience with this tool kit?

Here's a cheaper alternative:

I'm trying to put together a kit and would like to avoid getting everything piecemeal. I will get a separate tire repair/change kit.
I own the GS Adventure version of the tool kit. The tools are american made and guaranteed for life. When it comes to tools, you tend to get what you pay for. Everything in the kit, including the roll is well thought out. I can hang the roll from the side of the bike using the hook & loop fasteners or the grommets on the top edge. I've supplemented some of my other tools into the kit, like lock wire pliers, a partial roll of Scotch 33+ electrical tape, specific feeler gauges for the valve clearances, and my 1/4" ratchet Wera set, the Rapidaptor. I have no problem working on all aspects of my bike using these tools.

Having said all of that, I had previously made my own tool kit, using my own tools I had in my tool box at home. I did my best to keep the kit as compact and light as possible, but it was more than twice as heavy as the kit and not nearly as compact as their kit. I'm very happy with the kit.

There is nothing worse than breaking a proper tool when you are working on a project, although being in the field and having it happen would just plain suck...

{drops two shiny one cent pieces on the table and saunters away...}
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