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Title: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Guy Wilson on 24.09. 2018 16:41
Does anyone have a definitive list of tools / essential things needed to be carried on an A10 to do most roadside repairs etc..
I've been trying to figure one today.. No road side recovery here other than calling a friend with a pick up..
Guy
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Greybeard on 24.09. 2018 17:10
DGR toolkit?

I've just put the bike away but I'll take a photo of my kit when I can. One thing that I almost believe to be true is that if you carry a toolkit you will never need it.

Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Black Sheep on 24.09. 2018 17:49
My toolkit is all the tools I use to do my routine servicing - including tyre changes. It's not that big and fits in the toolbox. Don't forget the spare tube.
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Greybeard on 24.09. 2018 18:15
My toolkit is all the tools I use to do my routine servicing - including tyre changes. It's not that big and fits in the toolbox. Don't forget the spare tube.

All my favourite imperial spanners are in the bike tool roll same as you. It's a bit of a PITA to keep undoing the bikes tools when I'm at home. I don't carry tyre levers. I'd just call the AA
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: kiwipom on 24.09. 2018 21:54
DGR toolkit?

I've just put the bike away but I'll take a photo of my kit when I can. One thing that I almost believe to be true is that if you carry a toolkit you will never need it.
.hi guys, GB so if you do not carry a tool kit you are in trouble, cheers
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: RichardL on 24.09. 2018 22:35
For my long ride to see the Motorcycle Cannonball bikes and riders, I spontaneously put together a little kit for the ride. One thing I made sure of was having the right Allen key for the clutch and brake lever clamps. Good thing, because the break lever came loose. I also packed a spare lever and perch, because the casting at the bar is a weak point I've had break in the past. Didn't need the spare, this time.

Richard L. 
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: muskrat on 25.09. 2018 11:52
Back up vehicle with beer!
Cheers
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: a10gf on 25.09. 2018 12:06
1: A can of tyre fix :O)
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Black Sheep on 25.09. 2018 13:40
Mixed results with tyre fix can. Makes on helluva mess inside the tyre when it doesn't work. Oh, don't forget the tyre pump. Or these little CO2 canisters.
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: a10gf on 25.09. 2018 14:17
^^^ Have made me get home from the middle of nowhere many times, a God send :O)
Excellent for screws, glass, nails etc. Of course big damage, hole, rotten innertube etc it's not the tool.
Clean-up and final fixing or tube replacing if needed, peacefully well at home in the shed.
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Greybeard on 25.09. 2018 15:18
The kit I carry with me. At the bottom of the toolbox there is a plastic bag containing a clean(ish) micro-fibre towel, that is for cushioning/hand drying/ or in an emergency, oil mopping. Next to it are spare spark plugs. Next up is the tool roll. The bag once held my Android tablet. Then there is a tin with cable repair items. The lid is sealed with lots of useful insulating tape. An ex-chewing gum tub holds a spare headlamp bulb and some fuses.  Apart from imperial spanners I have some metrics to deal with rear carrier bolts etc.
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: coater87 on 25.09. 2018 20:57
GB,

 It didnt take that many tools to build this entire bike ;)

 Lee

Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: muskrat on 25.09. 2018 21:03
G'day fellas.
Your roads over there must be covered in debris! i haven't had a flat tyre on the road since 1982.  *shh* hope I haven't jinx'd myself.
Cheers
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: a10gf on 25.09. 2018 21:20
^^^ all those years ago, exploring all kinds of remote mountains tracks with the xt 350 & xt 500, there was 3 things I always took along: water, cofeine pills & tyre fix :O) In addition usually had a spare plug & socket + a solid Leatherman.

Mobile phone could be called a tool, but at that time zero connection in many places, so either one came back alive, or someone months later found a rusty bike carcass, and nearby, a helmeted skeleton, heavily chewed on by wolfes :O)
Picture from Pyrenees, heading into Spain from France.




Title: Tools
Post by: Atoll on 25.09. 2018 22:09
Hope I am.posting this in the right forum if not forgive me and please move to the most appropriate please.
 Quick question I hope somebody will help me with.
What tools do people carry with them as I want to put together a small get you hope tool etc kit for my A7SS.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: BigJim on 25.09. 2018 22:15
 I think "get you hope" is the perfect way to describe a tool kit. Wish mine had more of that in it.
 Others will be more qualified to advise, Some sort of breakdown cover, telephone and book are the first things in mine!
 *bash* *pull hair out* *good3*
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: Greybeard on 25.09. 2018 22:24
Have look at the topic 'DGR Toolkit'

adm edit: merged the topics
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Greybeard on 25.09. 2018 22:26
GB,

 It didnt take that many tools to build this entire bike ;)

 Lee
You just don't get it do you! Taking plenty of tools is an insurance policy against breaking down!
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Sluggo on 25.09. 2018 22:43
I carry different tool kits depending on what kind of bike I am riding. MOST of my bikes are British, however I have some Italian (Ducati & Guzzi) and several HD sportsters and Buells.  I have some asian bikes as well.  (honda CB 4 cyls, Several Kawaskis and a Suzuki TS250 Enduro).

On some of the bikes I swapped out fasterners to ease maint, For example some of the HDs and Buells used some odd Torx fasteners and can be troublesome so switched them to stainless hex socket heads.  On British, there is a difference between restored and all stock and "optimized" which means I have upgraded them to sensible upgrades, (IE:Stainless fasteners, EI ignitions, Upgraded charging and lighting systems, and often different carbs than stock--Mikuni often)

So it can really vary depending on the bike, But I buy tools  to KEEP on the bike, and simplify what I carry for example ONE screwdriver with multiple bits/tips.  a multi tool setup for the socket heads, some electrical supplies and ALWAYS critical cables wrapped in plastic and lubed.  Clutch cable, throttle cables, and repair kits for the cables.  I can work with a failing front or rear brake but if i cant throttle or shift, then i am stuck.

I try to pack into a reasonable sized tool bag strapped to the bike, but if a longer trip, I carry a backpack anyway so will throw more stuff in there.  For example on my Buells and later model Sportsters they run a rear belt, which is far more durable than a chain, but I am unlikely to find one on a long trip so will carry a spare, But I dont around town.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: berger on 25.09. 2018 22:44
I have not been to the pub  *eek*its a brit bike if you can't fix it with two pairs of mole grips a metric/ imperial adjustable ;) a big hammer  steel toe cap boots a telescopic screwdriver and a load of f*****KS you better off with breakdown cover *smile*
Title: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Guy Wilson on 26.09. 2018 07:25
I'm with Greybeards tool kit! in addition, spare cables, zip tires are really helpful, mobile phone and if I'm going any where really remote, which I do, I carry an old Sat phone..
Guy
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: a10gf on 26.09. 2018 09:50
ahhh, I forgot to mention the most important: a good piece of solid wire (example, secure the exhaust after losing all the nuts and bolts :O)
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Greybeard on 26.09. 2018 10:05
ahhh, I forgot to mention the most important: a good piece of solid wire (example, secure the exhaust after losing all the nuts and bolts :O)

Yes, good idea!
Title: Re: DGR tool kit..
Post by: Guy Wilson on 26.09. 2018 11:30
I found this 'definitive' list of tools in my part catalogue..shame it doesn't give spanners sizes.. + zip tires+ wire+ etc...
Guy