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  • Offline HWdesign   us

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    tool roll
    on: January 28, 2022, 05:21:03 pm
    January 28, 2022, 05:21:03 pm
    hi

    I am putting together a tool roll to carry on my 2020 950s.  I know that the standard advise on this subject is to carry all the tools that are required to maintain the bike. Put the set together and only use those tools while you're doing maintenance at home or on the road.  That is great and it makes total sense to weed out what you really need.

    Given that does anyone have a list that I can use as a start?

    Thanks

    Howard

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    Re: tool roll
    Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 09:29:33 pm
    February 06, 2022, 09:29:33 pm
    I think that advice is dated from when British Twins could not be trusted to make to the the shops and back, and riders were expected to be able to tune points with a bobby pin. These days, bikes (even Ducati's) are reliable so the most important item in your tool roll is the phone number of your breakdown service (you do have a breakdown service, right?). After that, you need the things you need to get you home. Tie wraps, gaffer tape, a wrap bandage, ibuprofen and eye wash. A charger and cable for your phone and a fifty Euro/Dollar bill for that time when you arrive at your first scheduled petrol stop on a long multi-day trip having packed everything except your wallet. If you still have room, I would include something like https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0389-Tri-Drive-T-Handle/dp/B000GZJF1Y and some appropriate sockets and hex bits. It is worth remembering that if you don't work on your bike at home, then you shouldn't work on it on the road. If you do work on it at home, you already have the tools you need and know when and how to use them.   

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    Re: tool roll
    Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 09:52:17 pm
    February 06, 2022, 09:52:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paul_Smith [+]
    I think that advice is dated from when British Twins could not be trusted to make to the the shops and back, and riders were expected to be able to tune points with a bobby pin. These days, bikes (even Ducati's) are reliable so the most important item in your tool roll is the phone number of your breakdown service (you do have a breakdown service, right?). After that, you need the things you need to get you home. Tie wraps, gaffer tape, a wrap bandage, ibuprofen and eye wash. A charger and cable for your phone and a fifty Euro/Dollar bill for that time when you arrive at your first scheduled petrol stop on a long multi-day trip having packed everything except your wallet. If you still have room, I would include something like https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0389-Tri-Drive-T-Handle/dp/B000GZJF1Y and some appropriate sockets and hex bits. It is worth remembering that if you don't work on your bike at home, then you shouldn't work on it on the road. If you do work on it at home, you already have the tools you need and know when and how to use them.

    I forgot the eyewash!!! Thanks.

    I pulled together one of these with tools from my home shop.  https://www.amazon.com/Utility-12-5-Inch-Klein-Tools-5140/dp/B000MKDUKU/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=klein+tools+bag&qid=1644184160&sr=8-3

    The Motion Pro Mini T handle is cool. Might get me one of those...

    I think I have all that I will need but we shall see.  Thanks again

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    Re: tool roll
    Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 11:47:13 am
    February 07, 2022, 11:47:13 am
    *Originally Posted by HWdesign [+]
    I forgot the eyewash!!! Thanks.
    Here's hoping you never need it  :008: but it has saved my holidays in the past.

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    Re: tool roll
    Reply #4 on: February 07, 2022, 09:56:04 pm
    February 07, 2022, 09:56:04 pm
    Worth looking at the bike with a view of things that could become loose. Like mirrors for example. So an assortment of hex is always good.
    Kind Regards,
    Wethogs

    (A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

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    Re: tool roll
    Reply #5 on: February 20, 2022, 08:41:31 pm
    February 20, 2022, 08:41:31 pm
    Picked up one from cycle gear has all the hex heads and other odd sizes and small enough to fit under seat