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Old 04-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Smart places to keep your tire levers

I have two (long) tire levers wich i store in a tank bag on my 1150GSA during long trips.
Because i can use the space in the tank bag for other stuff, and because i want the heavier parts/tools as low on the bike as possible, i thought it might be an idea to attach the tire levers somewhere on the skid plate of my bike, but i don't want to drill holes in the levers.. Any ideas?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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I like to carry all my heavy stuff 50/50 in the bottom of each side pannier. Never thought about other clever ideas and fancy tool boxes. All you need fits in the bottom one inch or so of each pannier. With the BMW and tubeless rims I don't carry tire levers, don't see the point.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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I keep my short motion pro set under the seat in the stock tool holder with some other tools. 03 1150gsa
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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When are you going to use these tire levers?
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I am going to make a long trip from Amsterdam to the Northcape (6000 miles), if a tire gets an unrepairable punture, then i have the possibility to put an innertube in.. This way i always have the possibility to continue my journey.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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I am going to make a long trip from Amsterdam to the Northcape (6000 miles), if a tire gets an unrepairable punture, then i have the possibility to put an innertube in.. This way i always have the possibility to continue my journey.

+1 or if you pop your bead and can't get it to reseat right with only a 12volt pump and a strap around the tire to compress it. Tubes, great backup plan
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Its also handy when you have to help a fellow rider that is still tube equipped. I have used tyre levers on a BMW mostly for levering things straight or, on an 1150, to splint a broken sub-frame
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #8
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I am going to make a long trip from Amsterdam to the Northcape (6000 miles), if a tire gets an unrepairable punture, then i have the possibility to put an innertube in.. This way i always have the possibility to continue my journey.

So you are carrying innertubes also? Where do you store them?

How will you get enough air to seat the tire on the rim?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #9
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Its also handy when you have to help a fellow rider that is still tube equipped. I have used tyre levers on a BMW mostly for levering things straight or, on an 1150, to splint a broken sub-frame

On a long heavy trip it is best to triangulate the weak sub frame point before you depart.
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