What tools do you take with you? [pic]

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  1. Bronze

    Bronze New Member

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    Here is my spread, minus my hex key set which was in the house.
    Carry it with me in case... You only have to break down once to appreciate them later.
    ( I travel 30km a day, round trip, to work) The scissors are more for weed really...

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  2. Allen_Wrench

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    That's not bad. Pretty good set there.

    Me, I got a trunk. And I got a strong-running engine. So I don't pack as light as I could (and probably should). I carry what you have there plus a battery tester, mini flashlight, test leads, spare batteries & light bulbs, tire patch kit, zip ties, tire pump (it fits in there, really) and probably more that I can't think of at the moment.
     
  3. bigbutterbean

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    I used to carry just about every tool I might need to work on the bike, plus a tire pump, fix a flat, and my gas can in my trunk. I had a huge freakin' trunk that came off a honda motorcycle. I could have carried a full load of groceries in that trunk. Ended up getting rid of it because it was way too big to look right on the bike. I began to trust my technical abilities more, and stopped carrying tools after awhile.
     
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    I couldn't have cared less about this post and passed it up many times, that is, until last night when the nuts vibrated right off my muffler. Had to call some friends (who think I'm nuts) to bring me a wrench. Had to take nuts off the rear sprocket to fix the muffler. Going to start carrying a small tool set and spare nuts and bolts. However, I could actually have pedaled the thing home but what fun would that be?
     
  5. Bronze

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    Friday I am getting my head/tail lights, and tire kit, so I will probably also have spare bats and tire repair with me too. I have a light on my keychain.

    If I needed to ride light, I would probably drop down to a adjustable wrench ( as much as I hate em) and vice grips. And possibly a flathead.
     
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  6. dan428

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    why not just carry the muffler and ride home to fix it? muffler isn't essential for the engine is it? it can still run without as far as i know.. just with more noise..
     
  7. Nashville Kat

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    Two or three tire irons
    a spoke wrench
    small screwdriver
    small crescent wrench
    10 mm wrench
    one or two allen key wrenches
    all in an old sock in a nylon seat bag

    one spare tube

    and I have a 10 inch pump lashed in the front basket
     
  8. streetstrip80

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    15mm is a must. 10mm is handy. A pair of knipex pliers and a 4 way screwdriver.
     
  9. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I carry a patch kit and pump, an 8mm and 10mm wrench, phillips and standard screwdrivers, and a couple hoseclamps and a small roll of baling wire, and pliers (sm. visegrips)
     
  10. Easy Rider

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    One tool I bring everywhere is my Leatherman Wave.
    I feel naked without it! :)
     
  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    cell phone, smokes, and a lighter.

    pretty much everytime something breaks on my bike, i can't fix it on the side of the road.

    i don't have bolts falling off or little things breaking, i have pistons grenading from trying to get too much out of these little toy engines.
     
  12. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    For weed I use a machete........we have very large weeds in SoCal.....come to think of it, NorCal too. Really...

    dnut
     
  13. Nashville Kat

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    I use some vice grips like that on male slaves- it's "the tool paid for by tools"

    Hey Bairdco, my "little toy engine" rarely breaks when I'm not trying to get everything out of it, and it saves me all kinds of gas money.

    Here in Florida, it's rained ALL spring and summer so I've had to take the car more than I dio in the peak of winter even, and it's costing me a whole $20 a month to keep the Aspire going! I figure the rain has cost me $50 or $60.

    Almost everything that can loosen on my bikes is covered by a 10 spanner- the small crescent does the rest.
     
  14. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I usually carry a spare engine and sometimes a spare collapsible bike.......depends on the length of the ride ;) A cell phone and cash come in very handy sometimes as well. AAA if ya have the duckets and ya just can't pedal home :D

    .wee.
     
  15. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    kat, i've had a few motors last me over 10k miles, and that's heavily modified,45+mph, but street use only.

    once i started racing them, they don't last as long.

    dave rust from arrow cycles put it into perspective for me.

    the tracks we race on are just under a mile. 2 heat races are 6-8 laps each, with a 12 lap final. plus a lot of practice laps.

    one day of racing puts at least 50 miles on my bike, all at full revs, slipped clutch, and flat out in the straights.

    in a race, if it starts rattling, clanking, or anything else, i don't care as long as it makes it across the finish line.

    most of the time it does. if it doesn't, oh well. since no one's invented a piston rebuilding tool, i need a bottle opener and a lighter to get through the rest of the race day.

    and the bottle opener is optional...:)
     
  16. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Carry some spare pistons and related parts to the races. I use a bic lighter for a bottle opener.......

    See me in the pits, I'll pop the caps off your beer bottles. Wait a minute....I've only seen you drink beer out of cans.......what's the bottle opener for?

    laff
     
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    Here's most of mine.. minus a bundle of 10" cable ties, and the air pump strapped under my crossbar. I have a ziplock bag if misc fasteners in the frame bag under the tank, a roll of electrical tape, tire patch kit, the chain tool and spare link and clips, and a spark plug.

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    All of this is in a small bag in one of my carriers with a couple of rags and a spare innertube:

    Needlenose and regular pliers.
    Screwdrivers
    Wrenches: 1 x 8mm, 2 x 10mm, 2 x 14mm
    Multitool
    Plug wrench
    Allen wrenches (roadside find (^) )
     

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  19. gokart25

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    what do you need tools for, use the pedals...
     
  20. Bronze

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    When its another 10+ miles to or from work, and your income depends on it...
     

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