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Old 10-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #31
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #32
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motorcycle jumper cables. zip ties (yes mentioned but various sizes is recommended - think screw holes), small roll of duct tape. Often that it what you will use/share more often than the rest.

Air compressor stirpped and placed under seat; do a search a very cool modification or a bunch of compressed air canisters.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #33
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #34
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In fact, lemme put some of the GS-specific ones together...
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #35
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Well, I built my tool kit from the ADVDesigns.com list... they sell a comprehensive toolkit model specific and are nice enough to list every tool in there.

With just a few extra things in your tool bag, you are good to go.

With all that said, keep in mind that you are not going to do an engine re-build on the side of the road in the YT. If something major breaks, you'll find the needed tools in the city you'll most likely having to be towed to!

But for most everything else... that'll do just fine. No need to carry the whole hobby shop.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #36
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I got the Knipex tools (and the tool roll) at Expidition Exchange (tools at https://www.expeditionexchange.com/knipex/ ). I think I've got the 180mm version. I'll warn you though: They are great people to do business with and have excellent prices, but don't visit their site unless you have lots of time and $$$ to spare!
Don't take it personal. I hate you, hate you hate you. Can I have that hour and $300.00 back? What a great tool site! Thanks
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #37
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #38
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Every time a thread like this pops up it amazes me all over again - spend $20,000.00 on a brand new, top of the line motorcycle and it doesn't come with a ferking tool kit? My first minibike 50 years ago had a tool kit, for crying out loud. And, for what it's worth, BMW used to put really nice kits on their bikes. I had a 1994 K75 with an outstanding kit, a 1997 1100RT with a great one, and still have my 2001 1150GS which has a fantastic kit in a special lockable box under the pillion seat. All I've ever had to add to the stock kit was a few specific utility items like zip ties, duct tape, etc. and of course tire changing/repair stuff like a bead breaker, tire irons, some plug-patches, and a pump.

These Motion Pro bead breakers/tire irons are my latest addition and I love them, much better than beating on a stick with a rock or attempting to use your kickstand to break the bead:




I still like my set of three 16" curvy tire irons for changing tires, but these things really do the trick and are 1/3 the bulk and weight.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:09 AM   #39
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Every time a thread like this pops up it amazes me all over again - spend $20,000.00 on a brand new, top of the line motorcycle and it doesn't come with a ferking tool kit? My first minibike 50 years ago had a tool kit, for crying out loud. And, for what it's worth, BMW used to put really nice kits on their bikes. I had a 1994 K75 with an outstanding kit, a 1997 1100RT with a great one, and still have my 2001 1150GS which has a fantastic kit in a special lockable box under the pillion seat. All I've ever had to add to the stock kit was a few specific utility items like zip ties, duct tape, etc. and of course tire changing/repair stuff like a bead breaker, tire irons, some plug-patches, and a pump.

These Motion Pro bead breakers/tire irons are my latest addition and I love them, much better than beating on a stick with a rock or attempting to use your kickstand to break the bead:





I still like my set of three 16" curvy tire irons for changing tires, but these things really do the trick and are 1/3 the bulk and weight.

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I still carry the tool kit from my '94 RSL, plus a few additions for the GS. Add in the supplies, and I've done pretty well for myself and also any one I find broken down along the road....
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #40
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Are you going to change your tubeless tires on the road yourself?

No need for bead breaker or tire irons on a BMW R1150/1200GS.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:58 AM   #41
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Why is that? I've changed tubeless tires on other bikes and still needed to break the beads loose. Are the GS rims different that they just come off without? I'm making a tool kit myself and want to be able to change a tire wherever I might be and if I don't need something to pop off beads that would be one less thing to carry. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #42
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If you are changing your own tires on the side of road yes of course you need the equipment. My point is you don't need that equipment to simply fix a flat, as you do that on the bike with the wheel still attached.
Pretty difficult to unseat a bead on a tubeless and remove it at the side of the road, also quite difficult to re-install tire and seat the bead. I expect you will be carrying tires to change?, or having them shipped ahead? I'd change them at a facility with a tire machine.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #43
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Good point

True, if you get a tubeless flat you would plug it and if you needed to change it do at a shop. One less thing to carry.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #44
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Plugs don't always work. Tire irons and a 19 inch tube. Tube works in front and rear tire, just remove the valve stem and your good to go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #45
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Plugs don't always work. Tire irons and a 19 inch tube. Tube works in front and rear tire, just remove the valve stem and your good to go.

Have you successfully seated the bead with this procedure?
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