What Secrets Dwell in Your Tool Kit ???

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TeeJay
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What Secrets Dwell in Your Tool Kit ???

I know, I know, these days Breakdowns by the side of the road are a bit of a rarity and who carries Tool Kits anymore...

Well , I like to carry a few of the obvious things, a small shifter, a 10 and 12 open ender, a couple of Allen Keys etc. I got to thinkin' though (Now There's A Rarity) what do others carry that may not be completely obvious to most riders.

I would not be without some Cable Ties and a small roll of Duct Tape.

Before Cable Ties the Old Boys would always have some Fencing Wire tucked away on the bike somewhere , just in case ! Todays equalivent are so much more flexable yet don't cope with heat as well as a bit of wire. Duct Tape and Cable Ties can also be used as a makeshift tool to stem Blood Flow if necessary in the case of an unfortunate event..

I am interested in your ideas on what you carry or if any suggestions have been useful to you.

     

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Yep cable ties are an

Yep cable ties are an essential I reckon, I also carry a tyre puncture kit, a disk lock, some matches or a lighter, some bungy straps,a small compressor, first aid kit on occassion, some toilet paper ( just in case) hats and sunscreen, water.........and a kitchen sink...............the beauty of saddle bags.

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Saddlebags,,, there is always one isn't there !

Thank You Senior Scoutmaster BallBag

Now if you are all sitting comfortably BallBag will show you how to light a fire and tie you up with his Bungy Straps and demonstrate how not to use a compressor...    Oh ,,, and keep that toilet paper handy !!!

     

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The kitchen sink

I was out on a ride years ago and ran out of fuel. a guy on the ride who owned a garbage bagger pulled a 5 litre petrol container out of his hard pannier. I was surprised.... and very pleased, and have not paid out on dressers since. To answer your question TJ, I carry sunscreen, an okky strap, a multi tool, a screwdriver and a stubby holder in my jacket.   When I take the BSA out I always have a tool roll, tape, cable ties, wire, spare oil cap, and some minties. A half chewed minty will seal a leaking petrol tank. Cheers Tomcat

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Ain't Pannies Wonderful

I carry (hopefully for others)

First Aid Kit

Multitool

Cable ties

Open Ender spanner

Hex Keys

RACV membership for towing and pick up

 

TeeJay
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More please,,,

Thanks Guys !   Somebody elswhere said Self Annealing Tape and some Locktight Wire.   I am not familliar with these things but will be looking for them now !

Who'd ever thought of Minties, and yes Sunscreen is a bit of a must have.   Stubby Cooler in the Pocket Hmmm, now how is that part of a Tool Kit, Ha ha.  

One bloke said a Mobile Phone and a Credit Card , and some Girls on another said Make Up and a Compact Mirror, Gotta make you wonder don't it...

More please,,,    

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Good call

Sunscreen's a good idea! ..and I always forget my hat.

On an old bike:

Spark plug & spanner, spare fuses*, wire, tape, multitool, a tiny led torch, small rag and of course the thing for taking stones out of horses' hooves.

(Soon to be included a pair of cheap glasses for reading maps, menus & finding the bike.)

 

*Ironically the fuse on my BSA stood the test and remained good while the wiring loom caught fire...

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 Mines fairly basic. Apart

 Mines fairly basic. Apart from the tools that came with it I added a small shifter, a couple of open ended spanners and some allen keys. If I remember I take my leatherman also, but being on the almighty speed triple I've found I don't need anything but my wallet for motion lotion

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RP7

after this mornings woefull effort to get out on a ride i had to turn aroud and come home after water got in somewhere and created a miss.,so weather it be RP7,WD40.or a can of Inox all would have fixed the prob i think

on a side note Teejay with the Duck tape instead of carring a roll of it around wrap some around a pencile takes up a lot less room and its easier to store

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Tool Kit

A packet off condoms incase I meet the girls with the make up n mirrors  

OOOoops ok dear , no just a multi tool, zip ties, shifter, allens keys & puncture repair kit ( the beauty of tubeless tyres).

Neal

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Condoms Neal !!!

Condoms Neal !!!  

   Actually, I was wondering how long it would take for somebody to come up with that one.

The Pencil suggestion is good,,, might do that !  

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Leatherman

Blackdeath wrote:

 Mines fairly basic. Apart from the tools that came with it I added a small shifter, a couple of open ended spanners and some allen keys. If I remember I take my leatherman also, but being on the almighty speed triple I've found I don't need anything but my wallet for motion lotion

The Leatherman is a handy and very good quality multi function tool, but the name is interesting... do you buy them from The Blue Oyster Bar?

TeeJay
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Yes,,, Odd Name !

Ha ha , very Good.

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just a credit card 

just a credit card 

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The tools that came with the

The tools that came with the bike. They have the allen keys and some other stuff and I've added a small shifter and swiss army knife, electric tape and bigger roll of tape made of cloth like stuff ( note , both these are colour co ordinated with the bike ) . Thats the actuall tool part .

Ther sundries Kit {both full and mini} is way more interesting though. Full of lifes essentials but full only goes on rides that are longer than a day.

Mini has the suntan lotion , mossie repellant, matches, lippy and eyeliner, shades for shadows and night ,Hair ties , Biro and pad ,bandaids, savlon, Bandage, Little bottle of dishwashing liquid, Microfibre cloth. All that is in a bumbag .

The tools have actually been used as well. BD once used them to tighten my chain , Cobungra once used the shifter to tighten his mirror , and Chris once used them to put in a new bulb .

I've used the allen key once , but I forget why.

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tool kit and absence

K8 wrote:

I've used the allen key once , but I forget why.

well actually you and I used the pliers and an allen key to put your topbox rack back on

 

yea and sorry for not being around so much but work has been a bit hectic with early morning meetings and a full week working which I found really takes it out of you, keeping on your toes with these people is essential and tiring!

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cry me a river

Jacqui wrote:

K8 wrote:

I've used the allen key once , but I forget why.

well actually you and I used the pliers and an allen key to put your topbox rack back on

Nope . That wasn't it . I didn't count that time 'cause you did it all if you remember.

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 ah yes. strap on the

 ah yes. strap on the stainless

Mal
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Just the standard kit

G'day guy's, Just the standard kit for me here TJ, the Speed Triple does not require much else nor the Daytona or RS. Trident  needs the larger kit due to its age factor. Might carry a midget first aid kit for the longer rides just for the basics, you never know who needs what.

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speed triple

Mal wrote:

G'day guy's,

Mal . Nice to hear from you , welcome back . The speed triple is new ? or is my memory playing tricks.....

Mal
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All new

Ah yes it is all new, gr8 machine too. Yep it has been a while since I was here last, been very busy not much riding at all to speak of. No time, always something to else which takes a priority.

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trident and speedy

Mal wrote:

Ah yes it is all new, gr8 machine too. Yep it has been a while since I was here last, been very busy not much riding at all to speak of. No time, always something to else which takes a priority.

Life gets busy hey , but better than not being . I know about the non riding . Its been a while for me also. I love the speed triple of course. Can definetly see you riding it. , the trident sounds interesting also.

We have a picture of the Daytona  .......... love to see that trident and the Speedy 

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tool kit inclusions

racv total care 

K8
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racv what the

sledge wrote:

racv total care 

I heard that racv people will not even jump start a bike so thats a bummer hey ..... also , do they actually pick up a broken down bike . I heard they dont . Who told me that stuff ? well, you know ....'THEM' .

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racv what the

your right .    racv won't jump start a bike (i would) but they will give you petrol if you run out ,  and they will tow your bike home.   how do iknow this i work for a racv contractor.

with racv total care if you don't already know, your covered in any vehicle your in/on up to a vehicle mass of 4.5 t

 basic racv roadside assistance is'nt worth it if you travel outside of melb/metro area

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Never mind that

I have been carrying my tools around in a couple of Glad Sandwich Bags for a few years now, changed the bags every now and then.   I had my eye out for ages trying to find a proper Pouch , Kit Bag or Roll Up.

After explaining what I wanted to a Young Mother of Two School Kids , she thought briefly and suggested a Pencil Case,,,'Brilliant !' I exclaimed.   After Parting with $5 at Big 'W' I now have a Tubular Zip top case which fits all the bits I want to carry and then some.   Unfortunatly it is Pink and has Von Dutch embroidered on it , but it doesn't really matter I am Very Happy.