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I guess we all have very extensive tool kits that we have collected over the years and I am no exception. Since owning my RT I have come to the conclusion that all I need is a couple of torx keys to keep me happy.

Does anyone else have a favourite tool that they cannot do without ?

As a treat I bought myself a collection of long reach torx keys but only need 2 !!

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Love tools. My Beta Mini tool kit I carry on the bike for emergency use. Useful in the garage too.


http://www.beta-tools.com/beta/focus/900_C39_en.html


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Best to carry a  `Puncture  repair Kit',  takes 10-15  minutes to fix at road side - alternatively wait 2 hours +,  for  a recovery assistance.    Buy a Kit with  a substantive air valve,  not with a flimsy  plastic one that will snap off or leak under pressure from the CO2 rendering the kit useless.    Kit should include `surgical'  type gloves  ( protection from the glue unless you intend to ride without your MC gloves on now )  Blade to trim `plug' repair.

Carry small lightweight pair of pliers in tool roll, to pull  `cause'  from tyre.    Remember  these DIY  kits  are designed as a `get you home' - service area -workshop,  so max speed `suggested'  is 30mph, 
although someone in a local club rode at 90 + with a DIY  repair across France !! :whistle:  and then continued to ride with this repair until he eventually  changed  his tyres months later.

Of course some punctures /rips / damage  just cannot be sorted at the roadside and may mean a recovery/ call out for new tyres ect  ( hope not ).    ;)
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  The C02'S are 15 gr, sufficient to inflate a tyre and can easily be replaced ordering online as with spare `plugs' and adhesive.  This Kit was  just £18.95 a good investment, especially if touring  abroad....... ;)

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The only tools that you really need.....not


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Perfect...the flow chart pretty much covers it!
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Perhaps I should add that I take no tools with me when riding except for the OEM comprehensive tool kit and my breakdown membership card, touch wood I have never needed either.
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beemerbaz wrote: Perhaps I should add that I take no tools with me when riding except for the OEM comprehensive tool kit and my breakdown membership card, touch wood I have never needed either.
Exactly what I carried until last August Bank Holiday in France,  when my mate had a rear puncture.  3.5 hr wait for roadside assistance, hence now carry a kit...... ::)
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does anyone use the Airpro Puncture repair Kit?
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Yes, I've used the Airpro Kit, http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Airpro ... n-Kit.html, to good effect.

I don't have the CO2 Cartridges, but carry a mini compressor.

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Spencert231 wrote: does anyone use the Airpro Puncture repair Kit?

Sorry no but do have this one


http://www.stopngo.com/pocket-tire-plug ... ess-tires/


Very good kit. So far used it 3 times. Last time coming home from Sedan to ferry, fixed a rear puncture and was back on the road in 30 mins. Beats the hell out of waiting hours for recovery. Used with Slime compressor.
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+1 for stop n go...
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