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Old 06-21-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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The TooL PooL us already underway, but feedback is still welcome regarding terms of membership, donation amounts, etc. etc. etc.

I have updated post number 2 (below) with the tools currently available.


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Has anybody tried to get a tool sharing program going where overpriced specialty tools are donated to a pool and shipped around the country to those that need them next?

Is BMW the only manufacturer that loves to invent wacky
(and expensive) tools like this $78 f650GS steering head bearing socket?




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Old 06-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Thumb TooL PooL is underway!

TooLs Available (U.S.A.):

Category 1: Ship-able items (PooL owned)

BMW f650GS steering head bearing tool & "drain extension" tool (ship-able) photo request this tool

KLR "doohicky" wrench (ship-able) details request this tool

"Whitworth" end wrenches and sockets (ship-able) details request this tool

motion-pro flywheel puller - 27mm x 1.0 left thread (ship-able) details request this tool


Category 2: Ship-able items (privately owned)

KLR "doohicky" wrench (ship-able) details request this tool

1150GS Manual, 1100S Manual (ship-able) details request this tool

Motion Pro 45mm Fork Seal Driver for Showa forks (ship-able) details request this tool

Triumph valve shim removal/adjustment tool (ship-able to Canada only) details request this tool

Category 3: On-site use only items

Tire changer, balancer, TwinMax, air and hand tools (Arroyo Grande, CA) details contact

Tire changer, 2 mig welders, cutting / welding torches, air compressor & TwinMax carb balancer (Midcoast, ME) details

Fluke meter, clamp-on AC/DC ammeter, Snap-on 1/2" drive ratchet (Midcoast, ME) details

MC/ATV lift, tire changer, tire balancer, MIG welder, Oxy torch (Draper, UT) details contact

4 line carb balance tool (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) details contact

Twin Max, Mighty Vac (Colorado City, TX) details request this tool

Basic to advanced hand and power tools + gas grill (West Hartford, CT) details

Good tool box full of tools, Digital Multi-Meter, Doohickey tools, Motorcycle lift (Craftsman), Clymer manual for KLR 650, DVD "Dust To Glory" (Northwest Indiana, near Chicago) details

Misc. tools for KLR & R11GS, carb tools, digital RPM gauge, manual tire machine. (Phoenix, AZ) details

Mig welder & basic welding skills (Fort Collins, CO) details


roll around full of tools, mityvac, etc. (AR/MS blues country 1hr S. of Mempho) details


Well set-up garage: lifts, tire changer & balancer, torque wrenchs, etc. (Denver, CO) details


Shop with most hand tools in West Texas (Colorado City, TX) details


Doohickey Tools and experience for on-site only (Natchitoches, LA) details


Tire changer and balancer (New Orleans, LA) details contact


Twin Max TB / Carb syncronizer & BMW (Hazet) oil filter wrench (Newburyport, MA) details contact


Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift (just north of Chicago, IL) details contact


KLR shop manual, hand tools, MIG and ARC welders, basic welding skills, advanced electrical knowledge, digital multimeter, Ninja 650R shop manual (Charleston, SC) details contact

Everything from a Lincoln 215 Pro Mig to most tools needed to get you back on your way (Chattanooga, TN) details contact


Harbor Freight tire changer, tire balancer, motorcycle lift, most hand tools, Fluke meter, mig welder, couple homemade specialty tools: a tool for holding the damper rod while disassembling the forks, for a KLR , and one for a Yamaha XT350 (they may fit other bikes too) (Lockport, IL) details contact


full machine shop, near philly, PA. I got a large bandsaw, milling machine, tons of handtools, sanders, nuts+bolts, etc. (Philly, PA) details contact


I've got garage space, No-Mar tire changing setup, advanced hand/air tools, all welding/cutting processes, some light fabricating equipment, lift, Twinmax, basic parts (fuel hose, o-rings, electrical, etc) and truck/trailer for breakdown assistance. (S.E. PA near MD/DE border) details contact


Marc Parnes balancer set up with the cone for BMW rear single sided swing arm, but works for most wheels up to 170 in width (Eugene, OR) details contact


Garage with various tools to fix, modify or destroy bikes (Goodyear, AZ) details contact


small, well-equipped shop (Chatanooga, TN) details


Garage with various tools to change oil, tires, etc. (Eagle, Idaho) details contact


Well equipped home workshop for ADVRiders passing through. Trailer available. Wheel balancer/GS hub, HF lift & tire Changer, Oxy/Acet gas welding, Good set of hand tools, wrenches and etc. No projects please! Just repairs and emergencies. Over night stays possible. (Claremont, CA near Los Angeles) details contact


full shop, including: Tire changer and balancer, 4 different flywheel pullers, every socket size, air tools, drill press, welder, plasma cutter, grinders, sawzall, lift, stand, wheel truing stand, etc. also access to lathe. (Keweenaw, MI) details contact


garage space and tool usage: small MIG welder, torches, air, Sawzall, dog, small fridge that is generally stocked and a bunch of hand tools. If you need transport, I have a pickup and a small trailer as well. (Fond du Lac, WI area) details contact


lift, compressor and assorted tools incl. KLR tools (NW Houston) details contact


metal shop with MIG, TIG, plasma cutter, bandsaws, airtools, grinders, sanders, CNC mill, lathe, lotsa other stuff. No motorcycle lift, though. glad to donate time and tools to someone needing a bike-fix spot, kickstand repairs, frame touch-ups, etc. (San Jose, CA) details contact


hand tools, laptop and place to work (Buenos Aires, Argentina) details contact




Rules:
Membership fees (for use of ship-able tools): $10/use ($50/lifetime max). Free lifetime membership for a donation of tool(s) worth $50 or more. If you want to borrow a tool but can't afford the fee and/or shipping please PM a confidential request to Zen Slug

Borrower pays all shipping fees for privately owned tools. Shipping fees for pool owned tools are payed by the previous borrower when the tool is shipped to the next person. Expedited shipping by request only (to be payed by requestee).

Please send all requests for ship-able items to Zen Slug. Requests for on-site use tools can be sent directly to the lender and are not subject to membership fees. Thanks!



If you'd like to donate or allow use of a tool, please post in this thread.


If you'd like to donate money to the TooL PooL paypal fund (for use in replacing lost or damaged tools) please use this email address: advtoolpool@sbcglobal (dot net)

Current paypal fund balance: $229.38


Thanks for participating!!!

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Old 06-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Now this is a great idea. I have a DR 650 so there are not too many specialty tools but there are a few and I would share my tools if I had one someone needed.

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Old 06-21-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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I am not sure the best way to organize such a thing, but wanted to check if anybody else has done it first.

I am guessing we'd have to have 3 classes of loaner tools:

1. small tools that have been donated
shipped to the next person who needs them by the last person who used them

2. small tools that people are willing to lend out
shipped out on loan by somebody who gets them back afterwards, borrower pays shipping both ways

3. large or fragile tools that must be used locally or on site
come to my garage to mount your tires, synch your trottle boddies, that sort of thing


I guess we'd have to find a way to weed out unscrupulous types
(must donate a tool before you can borrow one, must have another ADV member vouch for you, must ???)
but I think with some logistical planning it just might work.

I am willing to purchase the BMW SHB tool pictured above to kick things off if others think this is a good idea
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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P.S. If you would like to donate, please specify the category you'd like your tool(s) to be placed in (see below).

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We have to have 3 classes of loaner tools:

Category 1. small tools that have been donated
shipped to the next person who needs them by the last person who used them

Category 2. small tools that people are willing to lend out
shipped out on loan by somebody who gets them back afterwards, borrower pays shipping both ways

Category 3. large or fragile tools that must be used locally or on site
come to my garage to mount your tires, synch your trottle boddies, that sort of thing
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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I have a 4 line carb balance tool...

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Old 06-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #7
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Now this is a great idea.
Quote:
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I think this is a great idea.

Mr. Ray and geode,

Thanks for offering to participate.

I can update the first two posts with specific info (tools available, etc.) as needed. I don't mind being the coordinator for this if it does take off. You can PM me info about specific tools you are willing to share if you like.

Let's give it a few weeks and see if it generates more interest.
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Old 06-25-2006, 06:51 PM   #8
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This could be a great thing. As long as someone manages the details (like who has what where) and also sets up the what happens if/when... policies.

The third class or catagory could be exanded a bit for those with expertise (and a willingness) to help n00bs with learning some of the skills to maintain/service/repair their particular bike. Having access to a local 'expert' when things go sideways is always 'a good thing'.

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Old 06-25-2006, 11:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for the great suggestions johnjen! I think you're right about the expertise being another thing to add to the pool for the third category... maybe local experts could even offer a tech day once in a while where they help a bunch of nOObs learn one new wrenching skill (e.g. "how to mount a tire") all at once

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This could be a great thing. As long as someone manages the details (like who has what where) and also sets up the what happens if/when... policies.
I'm happy to manage the details (who has what where) and coordinate the tool request/shipping cue. I'm not as good with the "what happens if..." part of the equation. I tend to believe that people are honest and trustworthy and I realize that's not always the case.

Do you think I need to find a bouncer? Do you think we need to have people put down a Paypal security deposit or something before they can participate in the program as a remote borrower?
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Since this could become an ongoing program, you might want to touch base with a Mod (s), run it by them, get their blessing and input. Helps avoid later confusion and misunderstandings.

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Anyone have a GS-911 tool for loan/rent?

Howdy, I have a 2005 BMW R1200 that I rebuilding from a crash. I have it just about put back together, but am having trouble getting it to start up again.

Hoping to find someone who has a GS-911 tool that I might be able to get my hands on for a day or three to see if I can't figure out what is up.

My local area is Milwaukee Wisconsin, but am willing to pay for round-trip shipping/insurance.

Other idea would be a pooled purchase with other local riders/owners???

Feel free to PM me or respond here.

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I done found this and will offer up garage space and tool usage if needed in the Fond du Lac WI area. I don't have much I can ship hither and yon, but I have a small MIG welder, torches, air, Sawzall, dog, small fridge that is generally stocked and a bunch of hand tools. If you need transport, I have a pickup and a small trailer as well.

I have a small garage, and space is at a premium, but I can generally shuffle all my junk around to make room for a bike. No room at the Inn, but a decent sized backyard to pitch a tent.
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No room at the Inn, but a decent sized backyard to pitch a tent.
post this info up in the tentspace list if you haven't done so already
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Old 06-25-2006, 11:50 PM   #14
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Has anybody tried to get a tool sharing program going where overpriced specialty tools are donated to a pool and shipped around the country to those that need them next?
Great thinking, Eran. Gonna sticky this for a bit and see how things develop.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:56 AM   #15
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Thumb Looks like this is taking off!

Thank you to everybody who has donated tools so far. I will keep the TooL PooL LisT updated continuously as people post here.

If I got something wrong in the listing for your tool, please send a PM


I also posted the "Rules" there, but they're still open to debate. If you would like to comment on one of the rules please post here.

Thanks again!!!

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