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Old 06-25-2014, 01:05 PM   #316
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So what would a "complete" itemized 2014 F800GS tool list look like?
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:10 PM   #317
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So what would a "complete" itemized 2014 F800GS tool list look like?
This is what I came up with for my 2013 F800GS. I started with someones list (I think posted in this thread) and then went out to my bike with my tools and a spreadsheet one afternoon (because I'm a geek). I do have a few non-standard things on my bike now like double take mirrors, aftermarket shorty levers and crashbars that have added/changed some of the stock fastners.

Torx
T9 left/right controls housing
T15 Grip pins
T20 throttle assembly
T25 fairings, control, body work
T30 muffler mount, signals, motor chassis, rotor
T40 brake pivot, rear rotor, brake line, headlight adj
T45 body, exhaust mount, fork axle pinch bolts, triple clamp, handlebars, luggage rack
T50 Chassis bolts, kickstand
T55 Upper Shock Bolt, engine mount bolts
Torx Socket
E8 gear shifter lever.
E12 Front Brake Calipers
Wrench
8mm Brake/Clutch Levers, air box
12mm valve stem nut
13mm x 2 Chain tension sprocket/Crash bars/clutch adjust, bash plate (socket)
17mm Front Axle, Crash bars, OEM Mirrors(?)
24mm Rear axle, top engine mount bolts
Allen Head
2mm Lever Bite point adjust
3mm Lever reach adjust mech
5mm Bark Busters, aux light mounts
8mm Ram mirror mounts, +?
10mm Oil Drain plug.
19mm front axle.
Other
Tire Irons Tires
Thin wall 16mm Spark Plug Socket Spark Plugs
Needle Nose Pliers
Vice Grips
Electrical tape
ScrewDriver
Philips Turn signal, licence plate blub covers, barkbusters

Thus my on the bike toolkit:
BMW Underseat 17mm Wrench
BMW Underseat Screwdriver (T25, PH2, PH3, Flat)
BMW Underseat T40 Key
Torx folding tool T8-T40
Single T45 Key
Rachet ETorx Wrench 6-8
Rachet ETorx Wrench 10-12
13mm combo wrench
Mini Crescent Wrench
Single 4mm Allen Key
Single 5mm Allen Key
Single 8mm Allen Key
Flashlight
Leathermen
Hex Axle Tool 17,19,22,24 mm
Rubber Patch Kit (for tube)
T Patches (for tire)
Vice Grips
Electrical Tape
Small Zip Ties
(All the above crams into a little bag that just barely fits under the rear of the seat where the alarm would be)

If I'm actually going somewhere with bags I also have with me the bulky stuff:
Tire Iron 11 Inch, Set of 2
Combo Tire Ironr / 24mm box wrench
Topeak Mountain Morph Pump
19" Tube
Chain Lube
About the only thing I think I'm really missing is a spark-plug socket. While I think it would be good to have if I going to attempt water crossings (which I haven't even come across yet in BC), its seems like a serious PITA to get at the plugs anyways.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:26 AM   #318
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Wow - nice, thanks!

Just went and picked up a tool pouch, so will start going through my tools/sockets and assemble myself a set! (got and MOD skid plate and the toolbox that attaches to it).

Thanks again - appreciate it!
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:10 PM   #319
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This is what I came up with for my 2013 F800GS. I started with someones list (I think posted in this thread) and then went out to my bike with my tools and a spreadsheet one afternoon (because I'm a geek). I do have a few non-standard things on my bike now like double take mirrors, aftermarket shorty levers and crashbars that have added/changed some of the stock fastners.

Massive list here
This is great, thanks for compiling that! I don't own many tools, but would like one of these 'complete' kits for the bike. This gives me something to take to the hardware store. People speak highly of motionpro stuff but many links in this thread are dead. Are there any particular ones people love/use a lot?

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #320
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People speak highly of motionpro Are there any particular ones people love/use a lot?
Motionpro BeadPro irons. Made short work of K60's front & rear.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:36 AM   #321
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As far as torx goes, pick up a set of the correct driver bits and a conventional socket which the driver bits fit into. You can easily eliminate 1lb. of useless metal, at least. This will also allow you to properly torque any fittings whenever you get a chance, later, to have access to a torque wrench. A folding single tool with various torx keys is not going to allow you to do this.

Make sure you have a PDF of your manual on your phone. That copy of your manual weighs nothing.

Learn how to bypass both your sidestand switch and your fuel pump controller. Carry those instructions as a PDF on your smartphone. You can make a plug and play fuel pump bypass very easily.

Depending on the type of portable air pump you have, a set of bike battery jumper cables (easy to make) can do double duty as the power source for the air pump. I gutted a cheapo Chinese plastic covered air pump from a grocery store, took off the useless pressure guage and sealed that opening, and presto! For less than 10 bucks a pump that will inflate a tire in less than 5 mins. Takes up next to no room and hangs off the footpeg.

Alcohol base hand cleaner can be used for both clean up and to "wash" your hands after visiting the convenient shttr behind the cactus or a Pemex with no soap.

Don't forget the best tool for you body is fresh water, make sure you are carrying at least a liter, in the aforementioned Camelback set up or in any other container.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:59 PM   #322
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This is what I carry

Mine is based off of others recommendations in this and other threads. I have all hex and torx bits because it came as a kit. I use 3/8 sockets because I like full size tools, along with the wrenches. List is incomplete and always changing.

Motorcycle Tools

Torx
T8, Left control housing
T9,
T10,
T15, Grip pins
T20, Throttle assembly
T25, Fairings, Control, Body work
T30, Muffler mount, Signals, Motor chassis, Rotor
T40, Triple clamp, Brake pivot, Rear rotor, Brake line
T40S, Ignition antenna
T45, Body, Exhaust mount, Fork axle pinch bolts, Controls
T50, Chassis bolts, Kickstand
T55, Upper Shock Bolt, Engine mount bolts

Hex
2mm,
2.5mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
3mm, Pezzo levers, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
4mm, Alt Rider engine guard, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
5mm, HDB, Alt Rider engine guard
6mm, Wolfman racks
7mm,
8mm,
9mm,
10mm, Oil plug

Bit handle
Philips bits
Slotted bits

3/8" Sliding T-handle
Universal
3" Extension
6" Extension

Socket 6 pt
16mm or 5/8" thin wall, Spark plug
8mm,
10mm, Wunderlich adjustable shifter
13mm, Bash plate
17mm, Front axle
24mm, Rear axle
E8, Gear shift lever
E10, Handlebar clamps
E12, Front Caliper brakes

Wrench, combo 12pt
8mm, Brake/Clutch Levers, Air box
10mm,
11mm, Brake nipples, Ram mount
12mm, Valve stem
13mm, Chain tension
17mm, Mirrors, Front axle

Chain tool
Chain links

Pliers
Knipex wrench
Knipex cobra

Safety wire
Zip ties
Blue loctite
WD-40
JB Weld Steel Stick
JB Weld Plastic Weld
Rubber gloves
Gorilla tape
Tow strap
4oz Techron

Tire levers x 2
Valve stem core tool fish
Pump
Patch kit
Powder
Pressure gauge
21" Tube
17" Tube

Wet ones
2oz Hand cleaner
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:56 PM   #323
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Nice list .............

I found out the other day that a 1/4" extension is required to remove the Idle Air Control Solenoid...

Prior to that discovery I'd just been carrying a 3/8" extension and a 1/4" - 3/8" adapter but that doesn't work for the IAC solinoid as there is not enough clearance between solenoid housing and centerline of torq fasteners to allow the 3/8" adapter to fit ...
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:12 PM   #324
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Could you post up pics of these tool kits and how you carry them? I bought one of those plastic tubes that quickly broke off when I went off-road.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:33 AM   #325
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The tool tube is overrated other than as some kind of attention getter in a Starbuck's parking lot.
As you noted, yours broke.
If they don't do that, somebody somewhere outside of the USA will definitely be curious about it and find a way to open it before you can return from taking a leak at a Pemex.
Besides, you are likely to overload it and carry more weight up high.
Some people even find a way to strap on two of them! The same people that used to paint their name and their girlfriends name on the rear axle of their jacked up Camaro back in high school.
There are some carriers on the market that integrate into the skid pan and offer some more protection for the vulnerable oil filter and heat exchanger right beside it.
But be realistic in the tools you really need and can really use for a roadside repair. How much work can you seriously handle on your own? How are you carrying your manual? Or are you going to play the odds of having a decent mechanic stroll past while you are broken down and he just doesn't have his own tools with him?
A decent tool kit can be put together that takes up no more space than half liter bottle of water. That will get you home or to civilization, through in a tire tube if you are an 800 rider.
But all the tools in the world are not going to get you anywhere unless you know how to do some simple bypasses that can be done with a pocket knife.
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