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Old 07-01-2010, 05:37 AM   #151
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Interesting. I hold it when I tighten the locknut. Hmmm....

BTW be careful people when ajusting your chain. The left side (disc brake side) doesn't like to stay snugged up. I often find that when tightening the axel bolt the adjuster bolt often is a small space from the adjuster block.

The trick I use is that once I get the chain tension correct and the adjusters tightened up I grab a screw driver and roll it back in between the chain and sprocket. The extra tension on the chain holds the disc side snugged up.
I've also never had to use more than one wrench to get it tight. The adjustment bolt doesn't turn more than 1/4, if at all. A little pinch with your fingers should do the trick.

As for the disc side gap, I just give the tire a few swift kicks while sitting on the ground behind the bike. Same thing happens on a cam adjustment rear wheel.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:16 PM   #152
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Updated my kit after this last trip:

Here is my kit as I will be adding to it after this trip.
Heavy Duty Tool Roll or tool bag
Driver bit kit & driver
Screw driver with bit adapter end & drive screw driver bits
11 Piece Torx Bits (T8, T10, T20, T25, T30, T40, T45, T55)
E8 external (gear shift lever), E10 handlebar clamps, E12 Front Caliper brakes

Metric Box Wrenches
10 mm wrench (I believe this is the size valve stem nut, brake bleed nut, motor bolts
13mm (x2 for chain tension but I think you only need one)
17mm (front axle)

Ratchet - 3/8" and "
5x Metric 6-Point Sockets (8, 10, 13, 17, 24)
Spark Plug Socket 5/8
3/8" to 1/2" driver adapter / Drives 24mm socket
3/8 to 1/4 driver adapter / Drives small sockets
3 & 6 extension

Other Repair Stuff
Black zip ties / misc. hose and fastener repairs
Duct tape (mini roll)
Black electrical tape
3 levers - two regular and a big one
Patch kit/tube & RU Glide (or chapstick works)
Set of rim protectors made from an old shampoo bottle
Valve core tool
Front and rear tubes (can you run a front tube in the rear? Maybe carry two fronts...)
Pump & Pressure Gauge
Locktite blue
Magnet
3 feet of stainless steel wire
Oil Filter Wrench
Rag
LED lamp MINI light
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #153
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bit confused on the spanner front, have put my kit together myself and have noticed diferences in the ones on sale

I have in my kit 8,10,12,13,17
Cruztools kit has 8,10,12,13
Adventure designs has 8,11,12,13,17

do I now need a size 11 spanner and can I get rid of the 10 or should I have both or neither

anyone used these two sizes on the bike ?
Not really sure. But you might as well carry the 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13. (I just bought the 17/24 axle wrench mentioned on here.). I suspect 11 is more popular on our bike, but my 10mm wrench has been the most popular one used by far, generally speaking (not on the bike).
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #154
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Thumb Wadsworth Mini Ratchet Set

as for tool kits, I bought this one (years ago) to get in the nooks and cranny's of previous bikes. And it's one of my most used kits. Its good for all but the big stuff, such as tire changes.

Wadsworth Mini Ratchet. The link is an example from a specific seller, but you can search and some will pop up.
VERY durable, very versatile and has everything I have needed so-far (hex, torx and screw driver. Even has a 1/4" adapter for sockets (sockets not included). Comes in a case which fits under the seat where the Canbus terminates.

Contains:
  • 3 tools, 44 bits, 3 removable bit caddies (yellow for metric bits)
  • Stainless steel drive handle with 12 degree ratching action
  • Ratchet extension
  • Bit end cap for thumb pressure
  • 12" hex bits: 0.50", 1/16", 5/64" 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 5/16"
  • 8 metric hex bits: 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm
  • 9 slotted screw bits: No. 0 through-4, 5, 8, 10-1/4
  • Phillips bits: P0, P1, P2, P3, P4
  • 8 "6 Spline: bits: T9, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40
  • Reed & Prince bit: 1/4", 1/4" socket adapter
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:39 PM   #155
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Wrench Socks

Okay, just ONE more thing.
I made some anti-clinging devices .
See below.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #156
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anti-CLINGing devices
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anti-CLANGing devices???!
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #157
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This thread makes for an interesting, if not confusing, read. So many variables and quite a lot of personal preferences - it's a minefield of information. However, what I haven't come across as yet is any mention of the contents of BMW's optional tool-kit. Yes I know it's pricey - what BMW item isn't - but does anyone actually own one, can list what's included and is it as comprehensive as the ADVdesigns offering?
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #158
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anti-CLINGing devices
OR
anti-CLANGing devices???!
Silly....he doesn't want them to "cling" when he removes them from the dryer.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:30 PM   #159
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No...this way you have a spare tube as well....just bring extra glue!

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Silly....he doesn't want them to "cling" when he removes them from the dryer.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #160
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Full credit to Pete O Static....

This was a fantastic idea; I did the same as Pete, surprised how much i could stow under the seat.....works brilliant, thanks bud, well done! I used a couple things I had laying around but bought just about everything at princessauto.com. I have a few exess bits here; the pic is also missing my tire irons, tube patches and loctite...but hey, it all fits easily...total came to about $35 CAN, not bad....












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Old 08-18-2010, 07:37 AM   #161
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Great set up!

Here's one thing I always carry and it gets used a lot: Magnetic Pick Up Pen.

As the name suggests, it takes up vitrually no space and is really handy to have around, especially at night for some reason. Good for everything from pulling the wrenches/sockets out of the places I've stored/wedged them, to getting at that dam bolt you just dropped into that impossible to access place.

$1.00-ish at Princess Auto


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Old 12-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #162
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The 800 fasteners are just about all Torx vs hex or Allenhead.

So to work on the bike you need the following:

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24mm Drain plug.
My oil plug sure looks like a torx. Maybe you are talking about an older model? I am trying to figure out what # torx it is......
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #163
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Great set up!

Here's one thing I always carry and it gets used a lot: Magnetic Pick Up Pen.

As the name suggests, it takes up vitrually no space and is really handy to have around, especially at night for some reason. Good for everything from pulling the wrenches/sockets out of the places I've stored/wedged them, to getting at that dam bolt you just dropped into that impossible to access place.

$1.00-ish at Princess Auto

+100 I use mine all the time.

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:10 PM   #164
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My oil plug sure looks like a torx. Maybe you are talking about an older model? I am trying to figure out what # torx it is......
I don't think it's a torx, unless they made a major change.

The oil drain on these bikes is on the side of the engine on the port side, not underneath.

(at least it is on my '09, and I haven't heard mention of a change).






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Old 12-10-2010, 06:45 AM   #165
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Over torxed

I heard that there is a new part number since the old 24mm were prone to stripping. Can anyone confirm that?
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