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Offline GIDEON

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The Perfect XC Toolkit
« on: May 09, 2011, 10:04:25 AM »
Hi all
This from that Adventure Forum LoriKTM
I believe this was the only real info I ever got but would love to expand seeing I love gadgets for my bike and garage.

(Copy paste from the forum)
Looks like a 17mm hex on the front axle, if you hadn't already discovered it.

But as my husband and I were looking over the Tiger this afternoon, it occurred to us that we didn't have a 17mm hex for the front axle, either. Since we are planning a 4-day trip at the end of the month, we thought it would be a good idea to kind of go around the bike and see what other specific tools might be needed for the Tiger, in addition to our general tire repair kit and miscellaneous tools.

We found out that the stock Tiger tool kit is a bit, uh, incomplete:
27mm rear axle wrench, & extension bar
5mm Allen key
philips/straight slot combo screwdriver & handle
10mm/12mm box end combo wrench
13mm box end wrench

So, you might have enough to get some of the plastic bits off, and maybe the rear wheel. If you need to remove the front wheel, it's not happening with the stock kit. I'd also recommend getting a real tool roll. The bottom seam of my stock plastic tool bag split open at some point over the last few hundred miles.

So, we are planning on adding the following to our on-bike tool kit:

17mm Allen key (Front axle)
8mm Allen (handlebar pinch bolts)
6mm Allen (fork pinch bolts and handlebar pinch bolts)
7,8,10,12,13,14mm sockets and ratchet. (A cursory check showed that some of the bolts can't be accessed with the stock combo wrench)
T-30 Torx bit (Fork guard covers)
T-40 Torx bit (Front brake rotor)

This is for the XC model. Not sure if the 800 road model has different hardware. Plus I'm sure we missed a few things, but this should cover general maintenance items. If you guys think of anything else, please add it to the list!

I also noticed that there are 4 fuse sizes: 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A. There are a couple empty slots in the fuse blocks, but no spares. I'll pick up a few spares, but I just haven't figured out what style of fuse it is.


Oh, and over 1200 miles and still going strong on my bike! Feels like she has loosened up very nicely. I did have a "low" of 49mpg on one tank, but I've really stopped tracking it for the most part.

(Stop Paste  :084:)

So Why not build our own Toolkit?

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Offline ws888

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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 12:51:02 PM »
What is it with motorcycle manufacturers that don't give you the necessary tools to perform roadside repairs? I thought BMW was stuck up with no tools to remove either wheels. Screwdriver, small spanners and some allen keys and that's it.  :232:
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 03:20:18 PM »
Its really bad to think I can only remember the Africa Twin have a nice toolset but with crappy tools
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 06:50:46 PM »
Hey, at least Triumph provides some tools with the Tiger. My Bonneville came with none except a solitary Allen key... which is located under a cover that you need to remove by fishing a coin out of your pocket to unscrew the bolt with.

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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 07:09:06 PM »
Cars used to come with tools too...but now?
The Triumph supplied tools are of poor quality. If I wanted to carry a tool kit I'd take those described, sourced from Halfords/Sears or "Snap On" if I felt rich...

But to be honest, IMHO the most impotant tool, after spare fuese, is a cell/mobile phone. With tubed tyres a puncture is a "return home"....

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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 07:16:02 PM »
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 07:39:09 PM »
We had a tool roll with us containing a fair selection of spanners, sockets, allen keys etc for our recent Scotland trip. Unfortunately the one thing we needed we didn't have, which was a 22mm (well think it's 22 haven't checked since getting home) open ended spanner to tighten up my right hand mirror after I'd knocked it loose. Had to let it blow in the breeze till we happened by a BnQ on the way home and stopped in to pick up an adjustable spanner for the job. A minor thing but very annoying not having a functioning right hand mirror for a couple of days.
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 07:45:58 PM »
Cool the list is growing
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 07:36:00 AM »
I always like to have a hand full of cable ties in my tool roll.
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Re: The Perfect XC Toolkit
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 08:54:46 AM »
And dont forget Duct tape
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