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Old 03-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #46
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It's not cheap ($179) but if you don't want to spend hours in the hardware store this could be a sweet deal. They claim to have all of the required tools for every fastener on the bike... Oh - and it fits under the seat!

http://www.advdesigns.net/f800gstoolkit.html
I just ordered this kit and it should be here within a few days. Seems compact and simple enough. Hopefully the tools will be good quality, probably not "shop" quality but at least good enough to make basic roadside repairs, do basic maintenance work and not rust out under the seat.

Sometimes these types of convenience / all-in-one tools and kits have more of a "knuckle buster or profanity factor". We'll see in a few days.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #47
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Question Spark plug socket size

What the hay size is the spark plug on this sucker, anyway? I might have something that fits. Or I might not.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #48
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GREAT post guys... BMW wants big cash in Canada for there toolkit.. I can put that together with shit in my shop ... Shit I just wish I had room in the panners for my tire machine and H/S balancer

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #49
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Anybody try this tool kit?

From http://www.cruztools.com/toolkits%202007.html

RoadTech B1 for BMWs - http://www.cruztools.com/RTB1.pdf - MSRP $119.95
"In addition to the tools found in all full-size kits, this kit also includes: combination wrenches (8mm 10mm, 12mm, 13mm); E10 and E12 Torx box wrenches; 1/4-inch drive mini rachet, 2-inch rachet extension 8mm, 10mm, and 13mm sockets; E8 Torx socket; Hex Key set (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm); Torx Key set T20, T25, T30, T40, T45, and T50); 22mm Axle Hex Adapter; LED flashlight; and threadlocker."


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Old 03-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #50
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Handlebar pinch bolts

I don't if this has already been mentioned, but the "inverse torx" (or whatever they're called) bolts that hold the bar clamp blocks fit pretty well in a 5/16 socket.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #51
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F800 toolkit

I also was able to usa a regular allen key to get the bar ends off before I got a T55 torx.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:28 PM   #52
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Craftsman F800 tool kit

Check it out:
Craftsman sells a socket set for about $85 that includes everything in the list (one of the first posts) minus a few little things. It has Torx drivers and sockets, phillips and flat sockets, 3/8 wrench, 1/4" adapter, extension, etc. I subbed in a few parts from my existing socket set and threw in my old tire spoons and CO2 inflator. Then comes the cool part:
I took a canvas nail apron (says ACE hardware on it, they'll sometimes give 'em to you if you buy enough lumber) and ran it through the sewing machine several times to create lots of pockets. Then I got a little snap kit from the hardware store and put snaps on the pockets to hold the little stuff in (1/4" sockets and such). Fold it like a tri-fold wallet, and it slips right under the seat. I was surprised it all fit, but there it was... a complete tool kit and tire changing tools, flat repair, and a real ratchet with a real socket to turn the big fasteners. And it's CRAFTSMAN! Wooo!
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:46 PM   #53
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Check it out:
Craftsman sells a socket set for about $85 that includes everything in the list (one of the first posts) minus a few little things. It has Torx drivers and sockets, phillips and flat sockets, 3/8 wrench, 1/4" adapter, extension, etc. I subbed in a few parts from my existing socket set and threw in my old tire spoons and CO2 inflator. Then comes the cool part:
I took a canvas nail apron (says ACE hardware on it, they'll sometimes give 'em to you if you buy enough lumber) and ran it through the sewing machine several times to create lots of pockets. Then I got a little snap kit from the hardware store and put snaps on the pockets to hold the little stuff in (1/4" sockets and such). Fold it like a tri-fold wallet, and it slips right under the seat. I was surprised it all fit, but there it was... a complete tool kit and tire changing tools, flat repair, and a real ratchet with a real socket to turn the big fasteners. And it's CRAFTSMAN! Wooo!
Pics of your "tool belt" please.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:57 PM   #54
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Does the Craftsmen kit have a part number?
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #55
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Sometimes these types of convenience / all-in-one tools and kits have more of a "knuckle buster or profanity factor". We'll see in a few days.
Got the Adv-Designs kit a few days ago and it's well thought out and compact. The quality of the tools look fine, though not shop quality and it definitely fits under the seat if you work at it a bit. Seemed a bit overpriced by $30-$40 IMHO but it's done, off my need/want list and I didn't lose any time from riding doing all the leg work.
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:53 PM   #56
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Tool Kit

Here's my kit for my 800GS... put it together myself after a bit of looking around. The tire crap goes under the seat, and the rest fits in a small Pelican-ish box from Wally-World. Haven't needed anything outside the kit yet, and it does the bike and after market farkles I threw on as well:

Torx bits - T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40, T45, T50, T55
Torx sockets - E12, E10, E8
Hex bits - 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8
Flat head bit - 5.5
Philips bit - #2
Valve core removal bit
1/4" drive bit adapter
3/8" drive 10mm hex bit adapter for the larger Torx Bits
Wrenches (stubby) - 8mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm
1/2" drive sockets - 24mm
3/8" drive sockets - 21mm, 17mm, 16mm, 13mm, 10mm, 5/8" Spark Plug
1/4" drive sockets - 8mm, 7mm, 7/32"
3/8" to 1/4" drive adapter
3/8" to 1/2" drive adapter
3/8" Universal joint adapter
3/8" extension bar 3"
3/8" extension bar 6"
Snap-on multi-purpose ratchet
Leatherman Wave
Motion Pro oil filter strap wrench
Motion Pro Enduro tire irons
Rim protectors
CO2 inflator
8 12g CO2 cartridges (in a case where the manual says the "first aid kit" goes in the seat beside the factory "tool kit." I shopped around and found the BB gun 12g cartridges cheaper than those 16g ones sold for tire inflation. The tire ones are $15 for 3, and the BB gun ones are $15 for 25. 4 cartridges and a few strokes on the hand pump gits 'er done)
Compact bicycle hand pump
Tube patches & rubber cement
Tire gauge
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Razor blade
Zap straps
Thin gauge wire
Blue thread locker

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Old 05-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #57
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Got round to sorting my toolkit,

F800GS toolkit

19/22/24mm hex adaptor
10mm spanner
2 off 13mm spanners

3/8 125mm extension bar
3/8 socket to spanner adaptor
3/8 to 1/2 square adaptor
3/8 to 1/4 square adaptor
3/8 sockets
17mm
13mm
E8
E10

1/2 sockets
24mm

1/4 sockets
10mm
7mm

1/4 150mm extension
1/4 50mm extension

1/4 thru handle square driver
1/4 sliding T handle
1/4 square to 1/4 hex adaptor

1/4 hex bits
poz 1
poz 2
flat 4mm
flat 5.5mm
torx 10
torx 20
torx 25
torx 30
torx 40
torx 45
torx 50

magnet
flush side cutters
1/8" pin punch

just the spark plug socket needed now I think......

all fits in a Peli case [1020] - so nice and dry tools all the time

got the tyre levers etc under the seat,


getting there with this now
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #58
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Cheap tool roll for those assembling their own tool kits.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:22 PM   #59
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Forgive me if this is a silly question, but how do you use the 22mm if the 17mm is in the way? Same goes if you needed the 24, the 19 would be in the way, no????

Is it short enough that it goes in the axle? It doesn't seem like it would be deep enough.

What am I missing here? (besides brain cells)

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Old 07-25-2009, 05:32 AM   #60
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Forgive me if this is a silly question, but how do you use the 22mm if the 17mm is in the way? Same goes if you needed the 24, the 19 would be in the way, no????

Is it short enough that it goes in the axle? It doesn't seem like it would be deep enough.
I'm holding one in my hand, and I have the same question.

If it comes apart it does so in some arcane manner, like one of those wooden puzzles boxes that frustrated you for hours upon weeks as a child.

And no, it doesn't fit into the axle. On the rear you actually don't need it, the hex head nut comes loose without disturbing the non-drive side. The front uses the 19mm, so no problems there (I haven't taken it off yet though so I don't know if it is actually needed or not).
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