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Old 11-20-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
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Airhead toolkits?

I got caught without tools on a ride the other day. I'd thought the BMW tool kits were a bit expensive but after the breakdown I've started to think that they're not that expensive after all.

Which kit is best suited to a 76' airhead? R90 to be exact.

This one (a few items down the page) is what's advertised for 2v airheads.
http://www.munichmotorcycles.com.au/shop/323

Is that one kinda standard?

Simple question but at $200 I don't really want to end up with the wrong kit and have to buy a heap of extra bits and pieces.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:16 AM   #2
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Go to someone like Chicago BMW or Hammersly BMW and buy the factory toolkit discounted at around 20% off. It will be around $100.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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The Bee em toolkits are nothing special, quality is just ok IMO though they are nice to have with the bike. The kit is lacking some stuff anyway and you would probably want to add some extra tools.

You should be able to put together a kit of generic tools of equal or better quality than the Heyco stuff for less money if you dont mind shopping round a bit.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:49 AM   #4
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Hey Sam, you can find them on ebay from time to time for a pretty decent price. If anything is missing, you can purchase it separate from BMW, or if you have an old school BMW mechanic in the neighborhood, I bet a buck he or she has a box of BMW tools that are mismatched. But 100 bucks for a new one is pretty damn good!!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:21 AM   #5
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do a search for tookit in this forum(old school) and you'll find extensive lists of what you need. there are a few things in the stock kit that are needed but in general you can get the stuff from the hardware store
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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I like BMW toolkits

Good to see another BM rider in Tassie. I reckon the BMW toolkits are pretty good. You can do all minor repairs and servicing with them and pack up pretty neatly.

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