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Old 10-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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What's Your Favorite Tool?

Somehow I inherited this "Mr. Clean Telescopic Cleaner Thingy" and inadvertently found out that it is the best tool we have ever come across to clean up an ADV machine or any bike for that matter. The bristles are soft and will fit through a 1 1/2" hole easily and once it's in the bristles expand out into everything. GREAT for around the upper fork areas and rear header/shock. If anyone saw our display bike at the rally, this is what we used to prep it. Had to share this great thingy although I have no idea what it is intended for at all...

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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The handiest tool I have ever owned is a cotter pin puller. It is pretty much just an awl bent at a right angle, with an extra kink in it.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-cotte...p-00904319000P

I once tried to pull a cotter pin with it, and it didn't work especially well for that, but it has been just the tool I have needed to preform countless other tasks.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Genius!!!!! Gotta ask. Did you see an improvement in lap times since the install of the quick shift ? First I've ever seen on an adventure bike. Rolling off the throttle for a nanosecond ( no clutch needed ) works a treat and is less spendy.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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Genius!!!!! Gotta ask. Did you see an improvement in lap times since the install of the quick shift ? First I've ever seen on an adventure bike. Rolling off the throttle for a nanosecond ( no clutch needed ) works a treat and is less spendy.
The married answer:
Riding two up, my wife doesn't get jerked around when if shift. You don't feel a thing.

The ego answer:
3 top ten overalls in the Baja 1000 means shifting is not a weak point for me.

The fun answer:
Shifting clutchless at WFO is just plain fun on anything.

The financial answer:
I bought a KTM Adventure so by default, I'm not cheap. These are well worth the money if you already have a Power Commander V.

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I'll smoke anything on an onramp.

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I'm a Powercommander dealer so I get them a little cheaper

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Because I could

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Because it's funny and puts a smile on my face

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Here's what I did and how to set it up!
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #5
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Somehow I inherited this "Mr. Clean Telescopic Cleaner Thingy" and inadvertently found out that it is the best tool we have ever come across to clean up an ADV machine or any bike for that matter. The bristles are soft and will fit through a 1 1/2" hole easily and once it's in the bristles expand out into everything. GREAT for around the upper fork areas and rear header/shock. If anyone saw our display bike at the rally, this is what we used to prep it. Had to share this great thingy although I have no idea what it is intended for at all...

What's your favorite tool? (easy now)


That blue thing is sold over here in the UK as a duster, For some reason I have one too. Nice idea for using it as a bike cleaner
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:58 AM   #6
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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From Sears.


It's the one two that I touch every time I take apart the bike.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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The Bottle opener, what else could it ever be?, 'you got a what! in your toolkit?'
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
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That brush looks particularly useful, now if only I could be bothered to clean in the first place.


For me it's one of these:



Combined with something like this:




Opens up literally everything with little to no effort.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Wouldn't say favorite, but these are way handier than I ever thought they would be....

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece...ers-37909.html

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Old 10-04-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #12
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I knew one of those was coming... nice...
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #13
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #15
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I have a set of older Motion Pro t handle sockets I cant live without. Nice and long and well balanced. My Facom screwdrivers are better than anything else I've used and the magnetic pick up tool comes out every time I touch the bike.

Oh yes...my wireless network and laptop in the garage for accessing this site when I get in over my head.
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