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Re: Tools
« Reply #15 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!
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Re: Tools
« Reply #16 on: 25.09. 2018 22:24 »
Have look at the topic 'DGR Toolkit'

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Re: DGR tool kit..
« Reply #17 on: 25.09. 2018 22:26 »
GB,

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

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Re: DGR tool kit..
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Tools
« Reply #19 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*

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DGR tool kit..
« Reply #20 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..
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Re: DGR tool kit..
« Reply #21 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)

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Re: DGR tool kit..
« Reply #22 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!

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Re: DGR tool kit..
« Reply #23 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