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Old 23-03-2011, 08:18 PM
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OK, im curious...
If you do ride a bike, on a regular basis, do you have / carry a tool kit with you? and if so whats in it...

Reason fer asking, im currently putting a kit together fer the wee Bandit,
The following are included:

A multi tool
roll of insulating tape
a dozen or so cable ties
some lengths of wire
a joining link fer the chain
8, 10, 11,12,13 & 14mm spanners
small pair vice grips
a tea towel (wrap up all the above/ wipe hands)
Small set allen keys
a small ratchet driver with assorted ends (screw drivers & sockets!)

THink i will be prepared fer most eventualities

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Old 23-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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That little lot should get you out of most bother you might encounter, Ron.
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Old 23-03-2011, 08:48 PM
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Pretty much that with a hammer head for fine tuning.
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Old 23-03-2011, 08:49 PM
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I would add a cheapo multi meter with 2 lengths of wire with croc clips either end, some fuses and a coupla crimp connections, a small square of emery cloth, and a puncture repair kit. I'd also stash a pencil and some waterproof paper somewhere. Maybe a small LED torch also.
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:10 PM
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Have a read through this lot.

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Old 23-03-2011, 09:20 PM
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dont forget some spare spark plugs n a spark plug wrench...
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:41 PM
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dont forget some spare spark plugs n a spark plug wrench...
Yes if you gotta a single.

Maybe if you gotta twin.

But if you got a 4 cyl bike the chances of more than one plug going at the same time is slim.
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Old 23-03-2011, 10:04 PM
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A plug with a croc clip attached to check sparks.
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:28 PM
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I work on the principle that if you carry enough tools to cope with a problem you won't have one. I can hope!
I carry a some 1 and 50p coins, and a five pound note. In addition to the tools listed previously - solderless nipples or spare throttle and clutch cables, bulbs, fuses and hose clips for cooling system and fuel pipes. A few idiot notes about the electrical system are welcome on a dark and stormy night.
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:19 PM
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To save space wrap some insulating tape round a screw driver or socket extension, cos you won't need a whole roll.

A small can of WD40 if you can fit it in.

For roadside I prefer a test lamp to a multimeter, cos it's easier to use in the dark when it's p!ssing down with rain. A bright one doubles as a torch. Mine is a bulb holder with a stop tail bulb in it. In an emergency it makes an excellent stop tail lamp bulb.

Adjustable spanners are for bodgers and roadside repairs and double as a hammer.

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