Tools to carry


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Tools to carry

Postby misterts » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:31 pm



Hi Everyone

I Am new at riding Goldwings and am put together an tool kit for my 2002 1800 Trick. What would be the size metric wrenches needed for emergences, not to overhaul one but enough to get back on the road? :roll:

Thank you MisterTS



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Re: Tools to carry

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:01 pm

Duct tape,JB Weld,6' of #14 wire,WD40,fuses,pocket knife and a #2 Phillips.

Oh,wait a minute,You were asking about wrenches not emergency tools.

If you want a wrench kit,go to Harbor Freight

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Re: Tools to carry

Postby misterts » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:59 am

virgilmobile

Thank you for the much needed advice. I already have these plus some purple bubble gum. :lol:

Anyone else fell free to chime in. I want to keep the number and weight of wrenches as small as possible and yet for it to be practical.

Thank you MisterTS

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Re: Tools to carry

Postby L2R » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:36 pm

I started this thread last winter on another forum. It is an interesting question. Many commented. After weeks of batting this around it became a little more clear.

1- what are you capable of repairing?
2-what are YOU willing to repair standing on the side of road
3-where you ride and live have a great bearing on what you need to take.


After watching threads for several weeks, most wings breakdowns are electrical. If you live in the US, then cell phones, AAA and tow trucks are typically available. BTW, AAA has good rates if you are already a member for motorcycles.

For me, I carry:
1- a tire repair kit.
2- an 8mm, 10mm and 12mm (this gets almost every piece of tupperware off a 1500 plus the seat). This is to get to wires that might be loose.
3-small pair of needle nose pliers for same reasons above.

I didn't do this scientifically, but a lot of road side breakdowns are loose battery wires, sticky sensors (clutch or kickstand) or connectors, like around the clutch and brake levers.

Anything past that, I am calling AAA and either hauling it to the shop or my garage- I wouldn't get into a repair past something simple or obvious on the side of the road.
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Re: Tools to carry

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:38 pm

I carry the tools that came with the bike, a tire repair kit, Rescue Plus from GWRRA and a Mastercard. If I can't fix it with that combo it can't be fixed.
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Re: Tools to carry

Postby misterts » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:49 am

cbx4evr

I bought my trike used and it had no tools. What Is in the factory kit?

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Re: Tools to carry

Postby Steve F » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:47 am

Don't forget the "allen" or HEX wrenches to get at most of the things below the seat and the plastic "tupperware". I also bring along electrical tape and wire ties, spare fuses and a length of #14 wire, wire cutters.
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Re: Tools to carry

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:28 am

In seargh box at top of this page type in aspy tools and read WingAdmins post it will give a good list of tools ther may be some different tools that are for your year bike but good info. Hal
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Re: Tools to carry

Postby Keyboard » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:11 pm

misterts wrote:cbx4evr

I bought my trike used and it had no tools. What Is in the factory kit?

Thank you MisterTS

You can see what comes with the OEM toolkit here. All model years have the same toolkit. The actual tools are made of very cheap material. So, I would start with buying higher quality tools (metric), then add on from there.
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Re: Tools to carry

Postby misterts » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:18 pm

Thank you Guys

Hadn't been able to check this string for a few day's. All the info will come in handy. I am already putting together my kit. :D

Later

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Re: Tools to carry

Postby Dola Compton » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:45 pm

I carry a full set of 3/8 drive sockets both metric and standard. I have Harley friends. Dola.




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