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Old 02-21-2013, 02:19 AM   #46
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Yes just over inflate tube
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #47
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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.
I agree 100% if you only ride pavement or graded dirt roads. I have plugs in my standard kit, but I also carry a set of bead breakers and tube when I go on extended or more serious off road trips should the rim get bent and not be able to hold a seal. If you're always within cell phone service, yeah I can see no need for the extra weight, but if you travel to remote places, the extra 3lbs is no big deal. I changed my tires with the bead breakers so I'd know how to do it in the field. I don't plan on changing the tires out again like that, but I now know how to throw a tube in them should I need to.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:39 AM   #48
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Made this thing for the front wheel axle (Hex14mm - Hex22mm):

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #49
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Electrical connections for the tool kit

Just thought many of you might appreciate this, a water proof connector that is reusable.

Especially when you are in the boonies without a soldering iron :-)

You just don't want to leave home without one IMHO.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:58 AM   #50
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Good starting toolkits.

These toolkits are a great start.
Add multigrip, extra zipties, metal putty, tyre repair kit & your pretty close.

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Old 08-23-2014, 06:58 AM   #51
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Another idea for front wheel removal tool: welded 22mm nut to 1/2->3/8 adapter.

Also made an extendable 1/2" lever.

Still working on the ultra compact/lightweight/small toolkit for 1200GS..
R1200GSA 2009
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #52
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This is the tool kit I run with on my 09 R1200 GS.

There's nothing in it that different from other kits. The only thing I do differently, as far as I can tell, is use some things in different ways from others.

-I use my socket extension as a screwdriver via an adapter for the hex bits so I don't have to carry separate full size screwdrivers. The tape on the extension works fine as a grip.
-I use a slide bar fixed socket with a ratcheting adapter so I can use it as a breaker bar or a ratchet. When I use it as a breaker bar I can loop one of the wrenches through it to gain extra leverage.
-I got a silver bag instead of a black one so I could write the torque specs down on the inside of the bag. Not really applicable on the side of the road but handy to have when I'm in the garage or at a shop somewhere.
-I ground down the edges of a 5/8" deep socket to use as a plug wrench. This may have been the long way to go but I had a spare 5/8" socket and none of my plug drivers were small enough to fit in the hole.

I carry a separate tire repair and medical kit so this is just the tools.

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