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Old 06-24-2008, 06:38 PM   #16
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I just got a 2008 1200 GSA. Tool kit from BMW is a little small.

What tools to most carry for a 1000k trip in addition to the BMW tool kit?

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #17
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web search

Tried to search the site for tool kit and several other variations but got over 500 results everytime. I like bikes better then I like computers because bikes work.

Thanks for the link, will start to build my own kit.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:15 AM   #18
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HI,

Link to one solution:
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:19 PM   #19
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'Pretend' to take the wheels off.
'Pretend" to adjust the valves.
"Pretend" to remove the fuel tank.
Save those tools.
Add pliers, wire cutters, vice grips, adjustable wrench.
Carry duct tape, JB weld, safety wire, a few odd screws/nuts/bolts.
You are NOT going to rebuild the engine/gearbox on the side of the road, you have no parts. You will probably use the tools to help other people more than using them yourself.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #20
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'Pretend' to take the wheels off.
'Pretend" to adjust the valves.
"Pretend" to remove the fuel tank.
Save those tools.
Add pliers, wire cutters, vice grips, adjustable wrench.
Carry duct tape, JB weld, safety wire, a few odd screws/nuts/bolts.
You are NOT going to rebuild the engine/gearbox on the side of the road, you have no parts. You will probably use the tools to help other people more than using them yourself.
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So true in my experience, but the tools do make me feel better! Kind of like carrying a spare antenna ring for some!

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Old 06-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #21
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:43 PM   #22
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Good Sam Club is pretty good too. They 'tow' motorcycles to the nearest place that can help you, no mileage limit. I got lifted from the top of the Continental Divide all the way to Colorado Springs BMW, worth the price of three years membership. I also had a tire issue and got towed three times in one day, no charge at all any time except membership dues.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:27 AM   #23
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List of tools

I believe I read through this forum fairly well and looked for a toolkit that is basically good for a long ride IE most repairs and changing both tires on the road. But I have not seen everything I think you need. Some have sparkplug cap puller and some have the tire irons needed but no one seems to have one full kit. Call me lazy but I figured somebody has a list of what would be needed on the road for almost any emergency. Now I do not want to take a trailer behind me with everything I need. Right now I know I have probably several redundant tools that are absolutely not needed and I'll probably never use. I was planning to start this weekend with buying a little bit of rubber paint to start marking every tool I use when I use it to help me understand which ones may not be needed. I keep my tools on the bike at all times. So I'm not looking for divided tools i.e. some four local around town or long hauls. Does anyone have such a list or can anyone help?
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:43 AM   #24
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I could give you a list of mine too, it's in a small Crasftman bag I bought especially for the purpose and it is getting heavy. To me, it's kind of like looking up recipies on the web, I take a look at several, and then build my own. I'd recommend that approach, then try to lighten and consolidate it down to where you're comfortable. I met a man who carried torque wrenches, too much for me.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:17 AM   #25
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Here is the complete list of the tools I carry!

Tool list for the R1200GS

Full Kit:
  • Vice Grips 8
  • 4-way combination screwdriver *
  • 3 needle nose pliers *
  • 3 side cutters *
  • 10mm combination wrench
  • 13mm combination wrench
  • 2 tire spoons 9
  • Set of metric feeler gauges
  • .006 (.152mm) and .012 (.305mm) feeler gauges *
  • Locking knife with 4 serrated blade
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Motolight lens removal tool
  • 8*, 9, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 16, 17mm open end wrench set
  • Torx wrench set T8, 10, 15, 20*, 25*, 27*, 30*, 40*, 45*, 50*, 55* socket set
  • Allen wrench set 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm sockets, Standard 2.5mm, 3mm*, 4mm*, 5mm*, 6mm*, 8mm*, 10mm
  • 3/8 drive ratchet *
  • ratchet *
  • Extensions 3/8 3 and 6 *, 2.5 and 6 extensions
  • Sockets 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10mm deep, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, spark plug socket *, 22mm front wheel socket/Allen *
  • Dental Pic set
  • Spark Plug gap tool
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Tire pressure gauge *
  • Spark plug wire remover
  • Leatherman
  • Tire plug kit (string) *
  • Compressor *
  • Extending mirror
  • Small standard screwdriver
  • Oil Cap tool *
Supplies:
  • Spare fuel hose clamps
  • Spare fuel hose splice
  • Assorted nuts and bolts
  • Assorted wire and connectors
  • Digital volt/ohm meter
  • Zip ties assorted
  • Electrical wire assorted sizes and lengths
  • Fuses
  • Lighter
  • Electrical tape
  • Stainless safety wire
  • Duct tape
* Indicates minimum tools for small kit


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Hi Jim

You forgot the floor jack and tire changer!

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Old 10-17-2008, 08:28 AM   #26
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I have a "Cruz Tools" set supplemented with some things specific to the GS.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:34 AM   #27
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You forgot the floor jack and tire changer!

-jeff
I should add them, but they only fit with aftermarket panniers!

Hey Jeff!

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Old 10-18-2008, 12:45 AM   #28
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Question Any recommendations of things to add to my toolkit?

I own a 08 GSA and this is what I have so far:

Tool Roll:
Panel #1
3/8 RatchetT-55 Torx Socket
6" 3/8 ExtensionT-50 Torx Key
3" 3/8 ExtensionT-45 Torx Key
19mm 3/8 SocketT-40 Torx Key
17mm 3/8 SocketT-30 Torx Key
14mm 3/8 SocketT-30 Security Torx Key
13mm 3/8 SocketT-27 Torx Key
12mm 3/8 SocketT-25 Torx Key
11mm 3/8 SocketT-20 Torx Key
10mm 3/8 SocketT-15 Torx Key
8mm 1/4 SocketT-10 Torx Key
7mm 1/4 SocketT-8 Torx Key
1/4in 1/4 Socket3mm Allen Key
3/8 to 1/4 Adapter2mm Allen Key
1/4 to 3/8 Adapter2.5mm Allen Key
5mm Allen Socket.15 Feeler Gauge
6mm Allen Socket.30 Feeler Gauge
8mm Allen Socket6" metal ruler
E-10 Torx SocketOil Filter Wrench
E-12 Torx Socket
Panel #2
Screwdriver ExtensionSpark Plug Wire Puller
Front Axle ToolSpark Plug Gap Tool
Flat/Phillips Screwdriver BitWindshield/Oil Cap/Bottle Opener
Shock Spanner ExtensionLighter
6" VisegripValve Core Remover/Reamer
Panel #3
Shock Spanner Wrench10mm/13mm Open Combo Wrench
Screwdriver Handle7mm Open/Box wrench
17mm Open End WrenchSpark Plug Socket
15mm Open End WrenchZip Ties
14mm Open End WrenchExtendable Mirror
8mm/10mm Open Combo WrenchElectrical Tape



This isn't including the tire kit, etc... Some of the tools, like the allen keys, minus the 3mm are for aftermarket stuff, like screws for the fuel bottle holder, zumo battery (had a bad experience once) blah blah... Any help is appreciated... I will post a pic if anyone wants. I doubt you guys need one though, a bunch of tools in a roll...
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:02 AM   #29
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Search is your friend!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=toolkit

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=toolkit

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Old 10-18-2008, 01:17 PM   #30
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I own a 08 GSA and this is what I have so far:

Tool Roll:
Panel #1
3/8 RatchetT-55 Torx Socket
6" 3/8 ExtensionT-50 Torx Key
3" 3/8 ExtensionT-45 Torx Key
19mm 3/8 SocketT-40 Torx Key
17mm 3/8 SocketT-30 Torx Key
14mm 3/8 SocketT-30 Security Torx Key
13mm 3/8 SocketT-27 Torx Key
12mm 3/8 SocketT-25 Torx Key
11mm 3/8 SocketT-20 Torx Key
10mm 3/8 SocketT-15 Torx Key
8mm 1/4 SocketT-10 Torx Key
7mm 1/4 SocketT-8 Torx Key
1/4in 1/4 Socket3mm Allen Key
3/8 to 1/4 Adapter2mm Allen Key
1/4 to 3/8 Adapter2.5mm Allen Key
5mm Allen Socket.15 Feeler Gauge
6mm Allen Socket.30 Feeler Gauge
8mm Allen Socket6" metal ruler
E-10 Torx SocketOil Filter Wrench
E-12 Torx Socket
Panel #2
Screwdriver ExtensionSpark Plug Wire Puller
Front Axle ToolSpark Plug Gap Tool
Flat/Phillips Screwdriver BitWindshield/Oil Cap/Bottle Opener
Shock Spanner ExtensionLighter
6" VisegripValve Core Remover/Reamer
Panel #3
Shock Spanner Wrench10mm/13mm Open Combo Wrench
Screwdriver Handle7mm Open/Box wrench
17mm Open End WrenchSpark Plug Socket
15mm Open End WrenchZip Ties
14mm Open End WrenchExtendable Mirror
8mm/10mm Open Combo WrenchElectrical Tape



This isn't including the tire kit, etc... Some of the tools, like the allen keys, minus the 3mm are for aftermarket stuff, like screws for the fuel bottle holder, zumo battery (had a bad experience once) blah blah... Any help is appreciated... I will post a pic if anyone wants. I doubt you guys need one though, a bunch of tools in a roll...
Yeah...a tube of tire repair cement!
That little tube the tire kit supplys will barely be enough to make and install only one repair. Then you'll have to buy a whole another kit just to replenish your cement.
Or...... I can sell you a tube made specifically for tire repairs, which will have more than enough to handle the job and still have plenty left over for future use, .....and still be small enough to pack in your tool kit!!!!!
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