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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 PM
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1) Sturdy, well-made Tool Wrap/roll which contains:
2) Ratchet tool with bits and sockets (allen and otherwise) and extension
3) Socket Wrench 3/8" with the following sockets: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm 17mm 22mm, and 27mm, 14mm ALLEN (front wheel removal) and extension
4) Tire Patch Kit
5) Air pump
6) Light or glow stick
7) Tie Wraps (long ones - 12-18")
8) Electrical/Duct/Gorilla Tape wrapped on a spindle or tool
9) Work gloves
10) Work Towel
11) WD40
12) Chainlube
13) Original toolkit Sparkplug extension
14) Open-end Wrenches- 8,10,12,13
15) Sliding t-handle socket wrench
16) Safety wire
17) Channel lock pliers? or Vice grips?
18) 6" crescent wrench?
19) Tire Irons?
20) box cutter

Tank bag- (or wherever you choose to make them handy)
1) Gerber Suspension folding tool (decent needle nose pliers)
2) Multitool (Cruz Outback'r m14)
3) Headlamp
4) Tire gauge (manometer!)

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:24 PM
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1) Sturdy, well-made Tool Wrap/roll which contains:
2) Ratchet tool with bits and sockets (allen and otherwise) and extension
3) Socket Wrench 3/8" with the following sockets: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm 17mm 22mm, and 27mm, 14mm ALLEN (front wheel removal) and extension
4) Tire Patch Kit
5) Air pump
6) Light or glow stick
7) Tie Wraps (long ones - 12-18")
8) Electrical/Duct/Gorilla Tape wrapped on a spindle or tool
9) Work gloves
10) Work Towel
11) WD40
12) Chainlube
13) Original toolkit Sparkplug extension
14) Open-end Wrenches- 8,10,12,13
15) Sliding t-handle socket wrench
16) Safety wire
17) Channel lock pliers? or Vice grips?
18) 6" crescent wrench?
19) Tire Irons?
20) box cutter

Tank bag- (or wherever you choose to make them handy)
1) Gerber Suspension folding tool (decent needle nose pliers)
2) Multitool (Cruz Outback'r m14)
3) Headlamp
4) Tire gauge (manometer!)
I believe that #4 (as long as it's the 'plugs' for tubeless) will remove the need for #19. Unless you get a huge tear in your tire, AND carry a HUGE patch kit, I can't see why you'd need tire irons (which I carried on long KLR trips...).
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:00 PM
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in a pinch you can use the tool kit sparkplug wrench to remove the front tire
one end happens to be a 14 mm hex (at least in my kit)
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:37 PM
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Default Best Tool.

Roadside Rescue card. One phone call sorts it out.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:59 PM
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Roadside Rescue card. One phone call sorts it out.
Well, usually, yes. But the original post did mention traveling in Alaska. There are thousands of square miles in Alaska where one phone call will just leave you looking at a useless phone in your hand while four million insects suck you dry of blood.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 AM
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in a pinch you can use the tool kit sparkplug wrench to remove the front tire
one end happens to be a 14 mm hex (at least in my kit)
You are correct. Have you attempted to use that implement to remove the axle? It just doesn't seem sturdy enough (particularly the articulated knuckle) to withstand the torque required to spin the axle. I was grateful there was a Harbor Freight store nearby; a set of metric hex drivers was $12, as I recall.

That said, in a pinch, I just might be willing to put the 14mm hex end to the test.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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Admittedly a sucker for multi-tools, I wouldn't ride without my Doc Allen Versatool. It offers great variety in a very small package. The three-position T-handle allows for a surprising amount of torque. This is not an advertisement; just an endorsement for something that has come in handy many times.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:27 AM
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Admittedly a sucker for multi-tools, I wouldn't ride without my Doc Allen Versatool.
Hey - that looks nice! Are the bits stainless? I got a cheap set of bits from Harbor Frieght and they got covered in rust in about 15 minutes. Really annoying, as that makes the fit worse.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:07 PM
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That Doc Allen Versatool is a nice looking piece of kit- affordable, too...
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:57 PM
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Default my addition to every tool kit..

the one thing I saw in a home made tool assortment,then always carried was a set of 4" needle-nose vice grips, small enough to add to an oem tool bag, will do almost any size metric or standard nut and snips wire too.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:14 AM
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Since my credit card got deleted from the list,

How about a Gator Socket http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...33-116625961-2

and a Versa Wrench http://www.qvc.com/.product.V8033.html

and a Hex Axle Tool http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ool/web1004645
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there are two hemostats under my seat as well
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I believe that #4 (as long as it's the 'plugs' for tubeless) will remove the need for #19. Unless you get a huge tear in your tire, AND carry a HUGE patch kit, I can't see why you'd need tire irons (which I carried on long KLR trips...).
I put irons on the list in case one was planning to change the tires out... often necessary on a long trip. (but then, you need to carry a tire, or have them waiting somewhere...)
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Since my credit card got deleted from the list,

How about a Gator Socket http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...33-116625961-2

and a Versa Wrench http://www.qvc.com/.product.V8033.html

and a Hex Axle Tool http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ool/web1004645
I think the multi-fit tools are in general useful, but that axle-tool doesn't fit the 14mm Versys!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:50 PM
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Update- keep 'em coming!

1) Sturdy, well-made Tool Wrap/roll which contains:
2) Ratchet tool with bits and sockets (allen and otherwise) and extension
3) Socket Wrench 3/8" with the following sockets: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm 17mm 22mm, and 27mm, 14mm ALLEN (front wheel removal) and extension
4) Tire Patch Kit
5) Air pump
6) Light or glow stick
7) Tie Wraps (long ones - 12-18")
8) Electrical/Duct/Gorilla Tape wrapped on a spindle or tool
9) Work gloves
10) Work Towel
11) WD40
12) Chainlube
13) Original toolkit Sparkplug extension
14) Open-end Wrenches- 8,10,12,13
15) Sliding t-handle socket wrench
16) Safety wire
17) 4" vice grips
18) 6" crescent wrench?
19) box cutter
20) Hemostat

Tank bag- (or wherever you choose to make them handy)
1) Gerber Suspension folding tool (decent needle nose pliers)
2) Multitool (Cruz Outback'r m14)
3) Headlamp
4) Tire gauge (manometer!)
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:53 PM
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BTW, one solution I've seen for the front 14mm allen is to carry a 14mm socket AND a 1.5" long chunk of 14mm allen key...
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I think the multi-fit tools are in general useful, but that axle-tool doesn't fit the 14mm Versys!
I guess I use my Hex socket for the Versys then. The axle tool does work with my other bikes. Hard to keep track of what works with each one.
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At least 2- tie down straps incase you need to tow it on a trailer or tow it behind another bike, also jumper cables & always toilet paper !
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an alternate side thread might be
who has a functional first aid kit stashed on their bike?
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Not sure if a small hammer would help???
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