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Old 02-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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I don't even carry 1 new one, I just keep one of the old ones I replace with new ones every major service. After all they were working just fine when I took them out.....If I need a known good one to get home I have one. What are the odds I'll need two on the side of the road? On the other hand, a couple of times in my life I have gotten a faulty plug right out of a new box.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #17
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CDI

heat paste

angle valve adapter

Ok, need explanation on these?
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #18
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Angle valve adaptor..... everyone carries one of these right?



if not how do you top up your tyres with the panniers fitted?
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #19
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if not how do you top up your tyres with the panniers fitted?

Gotcha! No panniers on mine. I am kinda anti saddle bag on my current bike for all but extreme circumstances.

my stash, decided to add some electrical tape

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #20
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Stock tool bag, plus
Digital tire pressure guage
4 way screwdriver
Thickness guages

I also keep some fuses and bulbs in a custom cut chunk of foam that lives in the main backbone tube.
After looking at what other people carry, I'm going to add the 90 degree tire valve extender.
Squish, why do you not use the tool box? My /5 box is fine with 37 years and 200k plus, and my '95 PD box is fine at 70,000 miles. I agree about the sidecovers though. My RS sidecovers will reside on a shelf until I decide to sell it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:44 AM   #21
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if not how do you top up your tyres with the panniers fitted?
With one of these:
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:41 AM   #22
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Ok, need explanation on these?
CDI---ignition module
heat paste---goes behind module

neither needed if running points
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:58 AM   #23
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Spare fuses and light bulbs in the headlight bucket where they won't get broken.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #24
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I just thought they were kind of frail and poorly designed. It never dawned on me that I was putting too much stuff in it. I mean theoretically, you should be able to fill it to the top with whatever, and it won't break, right? I sometimes forget BMW's mantra that "whenever something goes wrong on a BMW, it is the user's fault and in no way reflects on the design of the machine".(smilie added to denote sarcasm)
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:15 AM   #25
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I finally got my pile weighed (see picture above), its right at 6.5 pounds.

I also started looking around for replacement tool trays, they are 40-80 on ebay. But Huckys has them for $34 new. Not a bad price.
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