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west5786




PostSubject: Putting together a tool kit   Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:51 pm

Did a search and only found a topic from 2012 with no real info. Using resources to see what to add to a toolkit in my tank bag, I just have a question about socket sizes. Stock kit came with boxends: 8/10, 10/12, 14/17. Axle nut wrench: 22/27? Spoke tool: 8/9? Spark plug socket. Is this correct. Are these the only size sockets and/or boxends I will need or are there other sizes I should carry as well? Is there a reason they gave me two 10 boxends? Can you get enough leverage using the axle nut wrench? Is there a better axle nut solution out there that would fit in a tank bag? Is there a better spark plug socket or spark plug solution?
Does anyone have experience with the Motion Pro Mini-Pro Dual Drive T-Handles? I want to get the 1/4 drive and 3/8 drive and use individual sockets. I have a box of hex, star, Phillips, flat head bits that fit into a socket that could go on the T-Handles. Would have an extension and u joint. I think this is a pretty good way to go. Maybe have a few box ends too. I've never had to do work outside of the garage or the yard so I always had all of my tools available. I am also trying to keep weight down when possible.
I am going off of Tim Hillsamer's list of tools and materials. Not sure where his posts were. I found it on RuggedRider.com. So the big thing I need is a list of all or the most important sizes of sockets, hexes...etc for the WR250R. Of course I will check fitment of the aftermarket products that I add.
Come across any awesome tools that are a must have? Please add them here.
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:08 am

Use your trailkit in the garage, this will show you what you need.
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rsteiger

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PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:21 am

Jens Eskildsen wrote:
Use your trailkit in the garage, this will show you what you need.

Very good advice.

I have a tool roll that I carry on my Strom and I use the same roll to perform all my maintenance on all my bikes. So I am fairly comfortable that It would serve me well (and it has in the past) on my bike and others bikes who I am riding with.

My only issue is that it is a bit on the heavy side and I am now looking to reduce the weight of the kit but not the functionality.

I purchased these two kits awhile back:


https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/989/11624/MSR-Multi-Tool-Kit?term=motion%20pro%20tool%20kit


https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/731/1483/Motion-Pro-Multi-Purpose-Tool

On my last WRR service I used the Motion Pro kit and was able to do what I needed to do but I can see that I may need to add a few other things (tire irons, multitool, front/rear axle nut wrench) to the kit and probably build a small light weight kit.
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N8




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:31 am

Bought this years ago based on recommendation in one of the forums and have no regrets:

http://shop.trailtoolz.com/Complete-Motorcycle-Tool-Kit-with-a-Breaker-Bar-TT01.htm

I've added a couple tools for things like tire changing, but other than that, it is a great baseline.
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dhally

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PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:19 pm

west5786 wrote:

Come across any awesome tools that are a must have? Please add them here.

You bought a Yamaha - very little need for tools. Sockets are a convenience, not usually a necessity. Open end wrenches work fine. It might be nice to have a 10mm nut driver to remove the seat.

- Not sure why there are 2 - 10mm - there may be some screws that have a nut? Or it's cheaper to provide a combo open end vs. a combo box end wrench.
- Axle nuts - I really like the Motion Pro T6 combo wrench/tire iron. They work really well for changing tires, and double as an axle wrench.
- Spark plug wrench - I don't carry one. I suppose if you drown the bike, it might be nice to take out the plug to drain the water out but that's the only reason I can think of to carry one.
- I like the MSR combo screwdriver and nut driver. It has small and large phillips and flat blades, plus a 6mm and 8mm nut driver. Very handy for adjusting handlebar controls.
- Should add some allen wrenches - IIRC 4mm & 5mm, maybe 6mm too
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TKO

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PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:49 pm

dhally wrote:


 It might be nice to have a 10mm nut driver to remove the seat.


I believe the seat bolts are 8mm.
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west5786




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:49 pm

I do believe TKO is correct about the seat bolts being 8mm, not 10mm. I remember always thinking they will be a 10 and it's too big. Jens, I did in fact plan on only using my tool kit when at home just to get used to it. I'm spoiled for tools at home. Rsteiger those look like pretty cool tool kits, I think I'm just going to start from scratch considering I've already started. N8 I couldn't get you link to work.
Dhally, I was considering sockets because I thought they might come out to be lighter in the end and I was considering accessibility, socket vs box end. I figured with the Motion Pro T Handle Dual Drive I would be getting light weight, and with an extension and u-joint I could get in just about anywhere. Are people having success with just box ends? Anywhere they aren't fitting? I haven't worked on this bike, well, at all. It's brand new. Not even to the first oil change yet. I'm going to do 500 and 1200. I think I have looked at the Motion Pro combo before, I will look again.
I will always carry a spare plug. May never need one, but I learned from my two stroke days you don't want to be without one. The MSR tool sounds cool. I'm covered for driver bits though. Got them in anticipation of going with sockets. It has square, hex, star, Phillips, flat, and one I've never heard of. Only applicable ones will go in.
I also have my SOG multi-tool.
Also got JB Weld, electric tape, zip ties, spare hose clamp and safety wire. Need to order a tire/tube repair kit. Checked out a few adjustable wrenches in the store, but I could have used them for gym weights.
Any more ideas, thought, advice, experience, great tools, socket vs box end? I would love a list of all bolt head sizes, at least for the things you could possibly do in the field in an emergency. I can go out and check on my own, I just thought maybe someone else had already done it. Thanks.
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west5786




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:51 pm

By the way, how the heck do you post pictures here? I tried the tool bar and didn't have any luck. Sorry, feel guilty asking that.
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N8




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:11 am

Not sure why my link ain't working for ya but it's trailtoolz.com and I have the "complete motorcycle kit with breaker bar". Again, a GREAT baseline for a trail tool set. Been using it for years.
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Ziabeam

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PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:41 am

west5786 wrote:
....Is there a better axle nut solution out there that would fit in a tank bag? .....
Motion Pro makes a forged alloy axle wrench that doubles as a tire iron. They are incredibly well made, and unlike most dual purpose tools, neither function is a compromise. They come in several sizes, with two different bead lip designs for very versatile tire mounting/dismounting performance. Very light weight and WAY more durable than you would think (being aluminum) since they are forged from premium aluminum alloy. Highly recommended
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N8




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:52 am

Ziabeam wrote:
Motion Pro makes a forged alloy axle wrench that doubles as a tire iron. They are incredibly well made, and unlike most dual purpose tools, neither function is a compromise. They come in several sizes, with two different bead lip designs for very versatile tire mounting/dismounting performance. Very light weight and WAY more durable than you would think (being aluminum) since they are forged from premium aluminum alloy. Highly recommended

Recently switched to these after years of carrying 2 irons and a single 27/22 wrench and wish I had done it wayyyy sooner. Highly recommend those Motion Pro wrench/iron's.
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Shakes




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:54 am


I also carry, metal putty, cable ties, tie wire, pliers, electrical wire, tape, tube, patch and plug kit, cigarette lighter, and basic first aid.

Few more bits for trips, but for day to day there isn't much you can't fix on the side of the road with that.
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sophijo




PostSubject: Fuel pump   Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:10 pm

An extra fuel pump can't hurt; small and don't weigh much.
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rrautens




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:25 am

Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but does anyone know what size spark plug wrench we need for our bikes?
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: Putting together a tool kit   Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:08 pm

I just googled "Decode sparkplug" Which ave all this info, should sort you out.
You just need to know which plug it uses, when in doubt, google it =)
https://www.ngk.de/fileadmin/Dokumente/EN/downloads_not_used_in_download_area/ngk_zuendkerzen_code_en.pdf
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