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Old 11-30-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Looking for a lightweight spark plug wrench for an R100GS, any suggestions?

I'm new to the game here.
My bike didn't come with the BMW toolkit, and my Cruz toolkit doesn't have one (as far as I can tell).
Thanks for any advice as I piece out the rest of the kit.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:12 AM   #2
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Get the stock toolkit for your bike. PERIOD. The stock tool kits that came with airheads are great. It's not the typical shit that came on japanese bikes. They can be had relatively cheaply on ebay.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Maybe you already have that wrench. Have you looked for the stock tool kit? The spark plug wrench is the tubular piece with smaller holes driller in the ends to fit the "Tommy Bar". A BMW bike tool kit is in a cloth or vinyl roll. It is often kept in the "tool box" under the seat. Or maybe your bike has the tool compartment in the rear of the seat? Like Wrangler says if you really need one then get the stock kit. Good to have a few tools with you on these bikes.

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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The stock tool kit can be found for $80ish to $180ish (new from MaxBMW).

Some tools can easily be had from Sears. The socket for the spark plug is $13.67 from Max.

All BMW dealers can be a source for these, Max or other online dealers can be easy to work with if you don't have a local dealer (Where are you? Including that in your profile can be helpful here).

A stock toolkit is invaluable and covers 75% of the work you'll do on your bike.

Look for the tool kit under "Equipment/Parts" on the Max fiche.

You want #15 in the pic below:

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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i dont know what size the plug is, but if its a normal 13/16 hex, then i like these.

they can be had here.

its a moped parts store, so not likely youll find anything else there (I'm into mopeds), but these plug tools are awesome.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #6
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Not sure if you can still get it, but BMW used to sell a sort of deluxe "Sport Toolkit" through their dealer network that was very well equipped. I'm not much of a fan of over-ther-counter solutions but this is one I'd recommend. I've had mine since the early '80's and it's still my do-anything toolkit for travelling on an airhead. Add a rotor removal tool and carry a muti-meter you're ready for almost anything.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for your suggestions.
Ordered from Max, part #71111237856
I'm not seeing a whole lot of full tool sets on ebay, etc.
I'll get there eventually....
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