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Old 06-15-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Adventure Designs Tool Kit Opinion

Considering purchase of an ultimate compact R1200GS tool kit.
Has any one purchased or used this kit??
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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yup, i got one, pretty compact and complete kind of spendy but worth it to me. this set always stays on the bike along with pump and tire repair kit. i use my other tools at home but this kit stays as is on the bike so i always have a complete set with me.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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yup, i got one, pretty compact and complete kind of spendy but worth it to me. this set always stays on the bike along with pump and tire repair kit. i use my other tools at home but this kit stays as is on the bike so i always have a complete set with me.
I have one and like it. Most complete solution I found.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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Can anyone post the picture of this kit?
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:28 AM   #6
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I have one and thinks it the best available.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:46 AM   #7
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I am not sure why that kit is $199.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:51 AM   #8
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I am not sure why that kit is $199.
It saves you trying to find all the individual components. For example - many of the individual bits would come as part of a set.

You're right that with some research you could find and build one of these yourself for possibly a cheaper price. Or you could harvest the parts from your toolkit in the garage... but then you have to keep accessing it for routine work at home.

Call me lazy, but I think it's a good deal.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #9
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For those not wanting to spend the time looking for the tools, the kit is fine, though made in China.

If you do not mind Chinese tools, you can find all of what you need, with lots of extra tools to boot, at Harbor Frieght for about half. Spend $20 on a tool roll, and you are done.

Here is a good reference: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tool_Kit.html

Note that my reference has two levels of kit.

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PS I do like the ratchet handle set-up on that kit though.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:01 PM   #10
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I have one and thinks it the best available.
The only thing I need (want) is the break apart ratchet. Anyone know where I could source this out?
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #11
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I've had a F800 version for a little over a year now and am in the process of upgrading it to work for my new 1200GS.

The tools are cheap and the chrome plating is thin but it does the job. I've had two 3/8 > 1/4" ratchet adapters where the little ball retainer popped out but in both cases the company sent a replacement no charge.

I keep mine in a micro Pelican case about 6x10" of so and do ALL my repairs with it. The one socket that did not work well is the oil plug socket on the F800GS; it's a thin nut and the bevel of the socket face makes it easy to slip and mar the top.

Pricey maybe but convenient for sure. If you've go the bucks it's a good buy, if you're short on money and have the time you can do it yourself.

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Old 06-17-2010, 12:46 AM   #12
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I agree, the ratchet with detachable handle is sweet, I'd like one of those too.

For the rest, I usually go with Craftsman. That way I know that it likely won't break or split on me, but if it does, I can get it replaced anywhere. I also like the lines from Checker or AutoZone. They also have a lifetime warranty and the tools hold up well.

I'm not trying to disrespect Adventure Designs...I just think I have way less invested in the same tools, but higher quality.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #13
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Comparable kit here...



http://www.blueridgeracing.com/buyMotoKit3.htm
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:52 AM   #14
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The only problem with that kit is that it is not specifically designed for the GS, so it lacks some tools, and has some you don't need. The packaging is very nice though.

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Old 06-17-2010, 12:05 PM   #15
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