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Offline pcoburn

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Noob question - toolkit location?
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:59:30 PM »
I have the 2 tools strapped to the bottom of the passenger seat, but don't have the "regular" toolkit.  Just checking to make sure there isn't some hidden spot these tools are stored.  I've had both seats off and no sign of it so I'm assuming it either didn't come with it or disappeared along the way.  Used bike, so plenty of opportunities for it to go missing!


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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 02:48:37 PM »
Should be under the passenger seat rolled up in a black nylon bag. If not here is a few links for a couple on ebay. Offer half the asking price these guys will take it. The  kit goes for $60 from the dealer. The RR and R have the same kit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-16-BMW-S1000RR-OEM-Tool-Kit-LKQ-MotorSports/153325969114?hash=item23b2f09eda:g:OP0AAOSwmCVY9QaW:rk:1:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-15-BMW-S1000RR-OEM-Tool-Kit-LKQ-MotorSports/153325969095?epid=19026817195&hash=item23b2f09ec7:g:sJsAAOSwVm5Y-TXy:rk:2:pf:0

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 04:42:20 PM »
in reality, the BMW supplied 'tool' kit is not worth. For the $60 you can get a much more comprehensive and useful selection of tools on line or from Lowes/Home Depot/etc

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 05:05:34 PM »
Yes, thought about building my own, plus just not bothering at all.  I have a tire plug kit, not sure what else I'd attempt to fix on the roadside before breaking out my AMA card and calling for a tow.

For example - hard to find a 34mm axle wrench that's portable, especially a 2-part one where the plug wrench is the extension/handle so it fits under the seat.  But how likely am I to take the wheel off on the side of the road, change out a set of spark plugs, etc.?  I have real tools at home for that.  Coming from doing ADV riding over the past 10 years so trying to be prepared for repairs where a commercial towing plan doesn't cover you might not be worth the effort.


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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 06:45:42 PM »
Personally I just tend to ride with a tire plug kit and mini-compressor. Taknig wheels off, etc requires stands, etc, and at 100Nm is tough without an extension.

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 08:58:30 PM »
I bought the following for my bike:

https://fortnine.ca/en/cruz-tools-speedkit-compact-tool-kit-european

https://fortnine.ca/en/stop-go-tubeless-puncture-pilot-kit

Agreed that making your own toolkit is a great option if you're someone who owns enough tools to make a kit.  Personally I didn't own a lot of torx tools, so the Cruz Tools kit was a nice package that easily fits under the pillon seat.

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 10:06:53 PM »
"hard to find a 34mm axle wrench that's portable,"
You will never need this on the road. Your flat plug kit and either CO2 fill bottles or a mini compressor if you use a tank bag. I can put the CO2 and my flat repair kit under the rear seat. It also includes some needle nose pliers to remove the offending object from a flat tire. Any other work, yikes. The T25 wrench in the bottom of the seat is really it. More than that buy local if on a long trip. Really what repairs are you going to do? Multi day trips it is good to carry a can of chain lube.

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 11:58:17 PM »
I changed to a tube of chain paste on long trip. A can of lube exploded in my side bag. Thankfully as it shot out of my bag the ripping of the hole and several layers dirty sox and underware it had slowed down as not to rip my leg off.   

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Re: Noob question - toolkit location?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.  The tire plug kit I have has CO2 cartridges and I usually carry a leatherman/multitool for pliers.  I'll probably throw in an Allen key in case my mirror extenders loosen up (or look for replacement torx head bolts), and adjustable wrench in case I want to adjust preload, and the chain lube is a good call.

-2F (-19C) when I woke up this morning, but we're supposed to get up to 63F (17C) next week so maybe I'll be able to sneak a ride in.

 


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