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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 06:12 AM Thread Starter

 
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what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

Hello folks,

you may be aware that I'm new to this sport....so onto newbie question no. 127:

What tools should I carry on my big for journeys greater than commuting?

Tire inflation and repair? any brands recommended?

Or should I just join the RACV and carry a mobile...and perhaps the name & number of a towing company if I get stranded? What is the strategy here?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 07:09 AM

 
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

Spider,

I'm a newbie myself, so can't advise on the tyre inflation kit
One thing I have found handy is a multi-tool thingo I got from the local Magnet Mart. Its made by Bahco and has the serial number bke850901 written on it. The tool has:

2,2.5,3,4,5,6 &8mm allen keys
phillips and flat screw driver, 1/4 inch square drive, 8,9 &10 mm sockets. 9,13 and 14 mm spanners. It is well made, fits most stuff on a Duke, and fits in the palm of your hand.

I think its supposed to be made for pushies, but it works just fine on real bikes too. Comes in its own little nylon pouch as well, and cost me $20. Its the best all-rounder I have seen. Most of the other multi tools for bikes are from the US, and don't have the sort of stuff you need for a Duke, like metric sockets and allen keys etc. Cheers, ducsport
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

Good advice that is.
I just kitted my tube up that is under my Sargent seat.
Got a repair kit, put my bike tool in, a couple of drivers, spanners, allen keys.
Bought a cheap pushie pump and velcroed it to the frame under seat.
I know it wouldn't be easy pumping but it's just to get you by.

Then there's always the mobile and a friend with a van/trailer....

cheers
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 07:26 AM

 
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

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...carry a mobile...and...the name & number of a towing company...


that will do, mate. oh, and don't forget a credit card but cash will do too don't fuck around with an inflation kit - it's not a pushbike.....who's got patience (and skill) for that?



ooopsie....seems matty has on'ya, champ
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

Yeah but it's only for when you might be really in a bad way and there ain't any mobile service...
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

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Yeah but it's only for when you might be really in a bad way and there ain't any mobile service...
A bloke I work with has a BMW K1200R and the tool kit he has got is like he has a tool chest under his seat! I can't remember everything but I did notice he has those little cylinders of compressed air, about three of them, and an adaptor that fits onto the valve and spikes the cylinder to inflate the tyre. Plus he has a puncture repair kit to go along with that. I know we don't have the space for everything but I reckon that sounds better than a pushie pump. Now, why didn't we see that in the MOM pics!
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

On top of what is listed I carry an extra spare link and a small chain riveter .
Doesn't take up much space and you never know...
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

One of those multi-tool thingos is really handy, I'm a bit of a minimalist myself but I've got allen keys to fit every bolt on the bike, 8,10,12,14mm spanners, phillips and plain screwdriver, pliers and some cable ties and electrical tape to hold anything together that might break. If on a long tour on your own in the a**hole of nowhere I'd be taking some tyreplugs and a small hand pump as well, there are some nice compact ones available from bicycle shops (as you would know). A couple of clamps and some hose in case you tear out a hose, but not much good without some spare coolant. (water will do in a pinch)
And the chain breaker and spare link is not a bad idea, always used to have it with me on the dirt bike.
And for those worried about straining themselves attempting to pump up a tyre this looks good, available from repco
http://www.slime.com/product_111_Power_Sport_Tire_Inflator_(40001).html


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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

I carry the usual light tool kit and the www.keiti.com tire repair kit with extra gas (uses the same gas as my mountain bike).

And actually got to use it once. Outside a motorcycle shop on late Saturday afternoon and had a flat on the rear. The workshop was shut so one of the guys use the Kit to fit the plug and we wheeled it to a neighbouring engineering shop with a compressor and they pumped it up (saved the gas cylinders).

It worked a treat. Rode for several days until I had the tire replaced (was almost worn out anyway).... So they do work....

Must say watching the guy do the fix (he's done it before) it actually looked quick and easy...

Goes with me everywhere now......
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Re: what tools should I carry? tire inflation kit?

^^^That's the one I was thinking of Trev. Where you buy him farken?
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