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Old 13th March 2009
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Do you guys take your tools when you ride ..... just in case??

I saw some HD tools Kits on ebay..........Anyone have these?? Which ones are the best for the $$

http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkw...romZR40QQ_mdoZ

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my one gripe about harleys .. no place to put spanners n stuff .. i dont want a tool roll / bag etc..

i think you could make a better quality kit for not a lot of money... lots of which you prolly have kicking about anyway...

adjustable wrenchup to 20mm jaws / set of imp spanners in the sizes you need (short handles for the lil ones) micro ratchet & torx drive heads / reversable screwdriver.. fuse/ bulb cable ties & a leatherman..

if i was pushed I'd have a leatherman, a small adjustable spanner & the torx drives

To be honest if it breaks worse than what oyu can fiox with that your proly not going to try and repair it on the side of the road..
i've stripped out clutch baskets and stuff onthe side of the road before now. and TBH i'll get recovered nowadays (god i've got old )
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There was just a tool thread last week.Maybe on the second page now.
But tool bag and stuff is a good thread!

I have a leather tool bag I carry,or I just made some ammo cans in to saddle bags.
With these I can carry some tools,a bottle of vodka,hide my gloves while at the store,extra sunglasses(yellow for dark times),little things from the store.

But there is some cool little bags and boxes out there to look at.
All you really need is a couple allens, maybe a couple torx,phillips sd,a flashlight.
These bikes just don't have a good spot to hide a tool bag.
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I've got a fork bag that I put the tools I want in...couple screw drivers, those multi piece torx and allen wrench combo thingies (what the hell do you call those things anyway) a few wrenches, tape, and zip ties. (prolly a couple of odds and ends I 'm forgeting).
Way better than what any "roll" will have in it.


And I'm glad you brought this up...I took mine off when I mounted my apes, but it's gonna rain this week-end so, installing it on my down tubes, I think, will be my week-end project!
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Leatherman, zip ties, some leather thongs, extra fuses, extra light bulbs, dielectric grease, self-fusing electrical tape, and some allen wrenches.

Oh and +1 on the swingarm mounted bag. I did mine with a soft bag but it has rings on either end and I tied them with leather thongs to keep the bag stretched out and also to keep it from ending up hanging below the swingarm. I did have it on the downtube but it got so nasty from road grime and soaking wet in the lightest rain. On the swingarm it stays clean and dry and blends in so it's not a temptation to anyone.
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Leatherman, zip ties, some leather thongs, extra fuses, extra light bulbs, dielectric grease, self-fusing electrical tape, and some allen wrenches.
You know, I had leather thongs too, but I found that they chafed too much, so I switched to a nice pair of cotton thongs. They look nice with my chaps. lol

As for tools, I carry a cell phone and credit card.
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yep, for those uhhhhh adjustments huh? i carry one too along with another sharp, sharp tool also just in case.
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