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Old 08-28-2009, 06:12 AM   #91
Pete O Static
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best slip a 24mm spanner or socket in there, or back wheel punctures will be tricky

That comes with the Beadbrakr and besthex setup. As I said, I don't want to duplicate stuff.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:04 AM   #92
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Well it's really bad for your socket wrench, but I have done it in the past. Which is to get it so that you have to move the wrench straight down to loosen it then curb stomp it a few times and it will loosen up nicely. However you may also strip the gears in the wrench...
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:31 AM   #93
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Definitely. I got a spanner that has a 17 on one end and a 24 on the other.

Where did you find that??? Please do tell!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:23 PM   #94
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Re: breaker bar... I carry a cresent wrench. Tighten it down on rear axel nut. Set it right. Hold bike grab handle & gently stand up on it until it breaks loose. Never had a problem really. To tighten... Get it tight by hand, use wrench to crank it by gently leaning my weight onto it. Hand, not foot but use my body weight.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #95
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #96
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Where did you find that??? Please do tell!!
I got mine at my local shop, but you can get one HERE.

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:32 PM   #97
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What's the overall length of that wrench? That looks like a great product!
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:42 AM   #98
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What's the overall length of that wrench? That looks like a great product!
7" same as most other spanners.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #99
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Thanks Yeti!
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:40 PM   #100
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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 ?
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:46 PM   #101
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Some bolts are not "real" metric sizes....

I don't know about you guys, but I have found some nuts and bolts that don't seem to be "real" metric sizes on my bike....

for example today the adjuster bolt for chain tension was "about" 13mm that's kinda screwy to begin with since most stuff is the "even" numbers... even more odd, the 13mm wrench was not a good fit .... my 1/2" english wrench was the most correct (12.7mm)... I've run into some others as well ... can't remember where........
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:42 AM   #102
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I don't know about you guys, but I have found some nuts and bolts that don't seem to be "real" metric sizes on my bike....

for example today the adjuster bolt for chain tension was "about" 13mm that's kinda screwy to begin with since most stuff is the "even" numbers... even more odd, the 13mm wrench was not a good fit .... my 1/2" english wrench was the most correct (12.7mm)... I've run into some others as well ... can't remember where........
Same with the clutch cable adjustment bolts.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:23 AM   #103
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Same with the clutch cable adjustment bolts.
Yeah... what he said!!!
That was it .... sheezzzzzzzz "you'd think" that the hardware you access the most often would at least be a standard size...
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #104
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My home made tool kit.

  • Motion Pro 24mm Combo Lever
  • Motion Pro 24mm 3/8" socket driver adapter
  • 8,10,11,12,13mm combo spanners
  • 13mm gear end spanner
  • 13mm 3/8" socket driver adapter
  • 3/8" to 1/2" driver adapter
  • 3/8" to 1/4" driver adapter
  • 1/4" driver to screwdriver adapter
  • 8,10,13,16,17,21 (12 point) sockets
  • 24mm (6 point) socket - I've stripped my last drain plug.
  • E8,E10,E12 sockets
  • T10-T55 Torx Bits
  • 3" socket extension x2
  • 4 Hex Sockets (for after market parts)
  • 3 Allen wrenches (for after market parts)
  • safety wire
  • vice grips
  • tire pressure gauge
  • mini screw driver to unlock zip ties
  • zip ties
  • whatever BMW included? (Screwdriver and 17mm spanner I think.)

I have yet to attempt to get the BeadBreaker under the seat. I should see if its possible.

I would like to have some lube, LockTite, razor, Rescue Tape, black tape, duct tape, hose clamps, and patch kit. If I can get all that under the seat then I will be able to travel very light indeed.

Anyone have a good place to store tools other than under the seat?


13mm gear wrench under seat


Rest of tools tucked in the rear.


Bag removed. Motion Pro 24mm on left. Vice grip middle. Spanners right.


Spanners removed. Notice the size of the Motion Pro at the top. Long enough to get good torque on the rear wheel bolt.


These are the tools in the grey bag.


Motion Pro 24mm with adapter installed.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #105
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Anyone have a good place to store tools other than under the seat?
Yes...but it's still under the seat. I have an 8" adjustable wrench wrapped inside a bicycle inner tube sitting atop the ledge made by the gas tank on the right side. On the left are a bunch of big-ass tie-wraps and a hacksaw blade. One could store tire irons or other long things down there.

My Sargent seat has a little box instead of the vacant space for the first aid kit. In there are some pliers and JB Weld.

I like your kit, will have to compare it to mine and fine tune. One thing I carry that's already been handy is an extendable magnetic retriever dealie for when I drop a nut or bolt into the bowels of the bike.
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