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#321872 - 04/13/08 02:44 AM Tool Kit  
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I'm sure this must have been hashed somewhere, but I haven't been able to find the links yet on the bmw boards.

I'm putting together a ride-along kit/tool-roll. Just off the top of my head, should include common torx t-handles, patch kit, air, screwdrivers, pliers/wireman, fuses/puller, zip ties, tape and ???

What are people carrying for contingencies?


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#321873 - 04/13/08 03:49 AM Re: Tool Kit [Re: zamalou]  
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tools 1
tools 2
tools 3

A few just to start cha. Just go to "search" and you will find several more.


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#321874 - 04/13/08 04:46 AM Re: Tool Kit [Re: xbubblehead]  
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Thanks, I'm not sure why my search string didn't turn the RT specific info up. I saw the GS kit, a bit more than I want to put under the seat.


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#321875 - 04/13/08 09:57 PM Re: Tool Kit [Re: zamalou]  
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Thanks, I'm not sure why my search string didn't turn the RT specific info up. I saw the GS kit, a bit more than I want to put under the seat.




Take a look at the kit I made up and you will see an abrieviated version in it that should fit your R1200RT just fine!

http://jimvonbaden.com/page006.aspx

Jim

#321876 - 04/13/08 10:50 PM Re: Tool Kit [Re: zamalou]  
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http://micapeak.com/checklists/toolkit.html

There used to be an Iron Butt page for "Ron Major's Toolkit" but apparently it's disappeared.

How much to carry depends on your level of paranoia. I recently picked up a 1" nail on a relatively short ride to Chapel Hill, NC. "No problem. I have a Plug n Go kit and an air pump." Mushroom plugs didn't work. After a visit to an auto parts store, string plugs sort of worked -- well enough to get me to a dealer to replace the rear tire. I rode 11,000 miles to Alaska and back in 2006, and used 4 oz of oil in my Honda Pacific Coast. In the past 6 months, I totalled the PC (collision with a deer), and had a non-repairable flat on an R1100RT (with a nearly new rear tire).


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#321877 - 04/14/08 04:34 AM Re: Tool Kit [Re: Selden]  
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That's a neat little checklist, thanks!


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#321878 - 04/17/08 04:58 PM Re: Tool Kit [Re: zamalou]  
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The three referrals are good. #2 shows a BMW tool kit that came with GS's at one time. They are still available from BMW, but they now cost $75. They are well worth the price. You can remove and replace both wheels with them and a lot of other things too. I've used them in my garage for regular maintenance and suggest everyone do this once to familiarize themselves with the tools. It's the best way to develop your own useful kit and know what to do with it. You don't want to be learning this stuff out on the road when there's rain on the way.

I would get rid of CO2 cartridges and replace with a small air compressor. I bought mine for $19 at a discount store and removed the big plastic cover and the cheap air gage. I tied off the line to the gage with some tie wraps. Store this in a stuff sack.

Carry some tie-wraps and some electrical tape and some duct tape.

Remove the BMW tire repair rubber things and use the rope type repair things. Mushroom type repair kits only work when the tire wound is in the middle of the tire. If you're 500 miles from home and only have mushroom type plugs, I guarantee that the hole will be on the side. The rope type take a lot less room too. You need a small tube of rubber cement for tires to do a repair. Some rope kits come with it and some don't. The BMW stuff or anyone else's is good. I keep this stuff in a separate pouch because of the glue.

To avoid tire problems, do not pull off the side of country roads into the grass and be extremely aware of sharps in emergency lanes and under bridges on interstates. Avoid cruising in emergency lanes and minimize speed and distance travelled in those lanes. Put your flashers on well in advance and slow down in the traffic lane before pulling over if you can. Consider that these places are paved with broken glass and you'll be better off.

-TB


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