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post #1 of 20 Old 08-30-2010, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Tools for the road - 919 definitive list

Another WT member (Wallybanger) suggested this idea in another thread, and I thought I'd start it off. The idea is, what is THE definitive tool kit for the 919...for every damn fastener on the bike.

This list would be handy for reference while doing regular maintenance in your garage or for selecting tools for a travel tool kit that has ONLY those tools necessary to fix the 919 out in the boonies in BFE somewhere on the side of the road...on a dark, moonless night.

I don't believe that the OEM Honda tool kit is adequate, even though some folks will likely try to defend it. Cheap tools are specially designed to round off bolt heads or strip out screws, or otherwise mangle perfectly good parts, so keep in mind that quality tools are best!

While we're at it, lets list some essential spares for critical failures that could occur far from anywhere...as has happened to a few of us!

If you add something to the list, be prepared to defend it by providing a story for when it came in handy and got you home when you would have been stranded otherwise...Let's please keep this on topic and relevant, If this comes together well it could be added to the 919 helpful topics...




DEFINITIVE 919 TOOL KIT: (Not every tool here would be necessary out on the road)
Allen/Hex wrenches 6mm, 5mm, 4mm, 3mm
3/8" Drive Sockets: 27mm, 24mm, 22mm, 19mm, 14mm, 10mm, 8mm, 6mm
Spark plug socket or "special honda tool"
Universal joint
Wobbly extension
3/8" drive Ratchet w/ a Ratchet handle extender

Headlamp style flashlight
Spanner for rear shock
Phillips #2 screwdriver
Med size flathead screwdriver
Med size crescent wrench
10mm open/box combo wrench
8mm open/box combo wrench
Needlenose pliers
Flush-cutting nippers
Gerber tool / Leatherman
Blue lock-tite
Tire patch kit, with inflater device (CO2 or other)
Chain lube
A rag or two



ESSENTIAL SPARES:
Extra key (kept in a hidden yet accessible spot)
Extra clutch cable
Extra chain master link (must have chain tool to use this)
Extra headlight bulb
2 extra taillight bulbs
2 extra turn signal bulbs (not really essential, you can ride just fine without them, in a pinch)
Extra 10 amp fuses
Extra 20amp fuses
Small voltmeter/multimeter
14 Gauge stranded wire, 10 ft (rolled up small)
Electrical crimp-on butt splice connectors
Zip ties (Small, med and extra big)
Instant steel epoxy or JB weld
Electrical tape (roll squashed flat)
Duck tape, 15 ft (small flattened roll, or wrapped around another tool)
lighter


Is there other stuff? What has been left out?








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post #2 of 20 Old 08-30-2010, 08:22 PM
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You got more then enough tools in that list, don't forget extra fuel if your going on a long trip, one liter is enough to get you an extra 10-15 km's.

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That sounds pretty good. The only other things I would suggest is more wrenches.... I would add at least a 12mm and 14mm for stuff you can't get to with a socket and for bolts with nuts on them

Also, a hammer and a set of tire leavers.

Out of all that stuff you could probably put together a skookum travel kit to keep under the seat.

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... for longer trips....... 8 10 12 14mm of sockets and respective wrenches, zip ties, a mexican socket set, channel locks, some electrical tape and tie wire ... can pretty much get anything and everything apart with that setup and jerry rig stuff back together good nuff to get you home.

i dunno hwo you manage to find a place for all the stuff in the OP!

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You all should be ashaimed of yourselves. Unless I missed it there was no mension of visegrips. The most essesail tool.

Seriously. A plug kit and fixAflat (or C02).

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Yeah, the OP is a huge list. the first part is the list of "I can loosen or tighten everything with this list", and actually says that not all of it would be needed out on the road...it can be thinned down by a lot, and several items i listed can do multiple duty.

Touring919, your plug kit won't do much for you when your clutch cable breaks!

Wally, what is the 12mm wrench for? i cant think of anything it would fit.

I like vise-grips and channel locks just fine, but i will never use them on my motorcycle. they destroy your fasteners, and don't work as well as the properly sized wrench or socket.

lol, i only put a crescent wrench on the list to be used as a hammer and for killing rattlesnakes!





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You all should be ashaimed of yourselves. Unless I missed it there was no mension of visegrips. The most essesail tool.

Seriously. A plug kit and fixAflat (or C02).
He said Mexican socket set!

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The one thing to always have on a trip is AAA. Don't leave home without it!

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for a small fee progressive ins offers "trip interupt" they'll put you up in a hotel while the bike is getting fixed for whatever

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I could be remembering wrong, or it could be that the bolt that came with my windscreen is different from stock, but isn't the bolt that holds the headlight assembly on a 13mm head?

If so I would add a 13mm socket to that set.

I will check when I get home tonight whether I am remembering wrong or not.

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He said Mexican socket set!
Naw that is a Chinese Cresent wrench.....

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Meh - just carry a credit card!

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I think that's pretty comprehensive.

I didn't see a puncture repair kit in the list.

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Naw that is a Chinese Cresent wrench.....
I carry a metric crescent wrench

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I carry a metric crescent wrench
German Cresent wrenches are better.

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I carry a metric crescent wrench
We used to use the metric crescent wrench as a trick to play on new guys at work...until the new guy found one...

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We used to use the metric crescent wrench as a trick to play on new guys at work...until the new guy found one...
Yeah, there's also the bucket of steam or the cedar welding rods to fix broken 2X4's

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send someone to find a new replacement level bubble sometime...

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I'm left handed, so I had to buy a complete set of left hand tools.

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To be honest..... its amazing how many things you can get at with a single allen on the 919.

--- had the unfortunate situation of putting diesel in the 9'er..... was able to pull the seat, side covers, and tank all with the same allen.

BTW ---- Twisted Throttle makes some nice fuel bottle's w/ storage tubes to strap anywhere on the bike.

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