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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 11:52 am Thread Starter
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Essential tools for the road

I should start by admitting I'm not much of a wrench turner. That being said, I have gone into the supplied tool kit and pondered what I could accomplish should a break down occur while on the road. The best I have come up with is, I can change windshields and take off the tupperware. Has anyone put together a GT centric tool kit and would you share what is in your kit?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 12:08 pm
 
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I'll start you off then.

BMWs' own punture repair kit which should be standard anyway.
Most punctures could be fixed with this thus saving wheel removal at the side of the road.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 12:16 pm
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Amen Pikey.

My essential list that goes with me everywhere:

Plug Kit (I use the little Stop & Go pocket version)
Air pump of your choice (or you could use CO2 cartridges)
Air pressure gauge
Mini jumper cables
Complete, but small torx driver set
Small socket drive set (all fits in one little handle that is the 1/4" drive).
Small digital meter and spare fuses for the farkle (old habit)
Roll of duct tape
Electrical Tape
Misc crimp/spade connectors
Leatherman
Spare Bulbs (tail and headlight)
BMW style to standard cigaratte lighter socket extension cord (12' - comes in handy for tire pumps and charging notebooks and cell phones when you are in a pinch).

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 12:45 pm
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Never leave home again without Duct Tape. Believe it or not, I had an electrical issue on the new LT 5 years ago while traveling deep into the Big Bend National park. Bike had maybe 500 miles on it. A fellow beemer from Houston, which I didn't even know, duct taped my problem temporarily and thus inabled me back to civilization. I was down to hitch hiking out of the park with the wife.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 2:21 pm
 
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A selection of tie wraps in different hues to add a splash of colour to any roadside bodge.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 2:28 pm
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A selection of tie wraps in different hues to add a splash of colour to any roadside bodge.
Good catch, forgot about that, I have about a dozen 12" ones and a small zip lock baggy with some smaller 4" tie wraps.

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Thanks for the help. I only hope it's one of you that finds me if I get stranded on some 2 lane byway. At least I know you will have the right tools.

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Thanks for the help. I only hope it's one of you that finds me if I get stranded on some 2 lane byway. At least I know you will have the right tools.
That's why we do it. Don't want to sit on the side of the road ever again, BTDT. It's also a good feeling to pull over and help out somebody in trouble.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:47 am
 
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Duct tape. tie wraps, fuses for my Centech fuse block, jumper cables, the usual toolkit AND A CELLPHONE WITH NUMBERS OF BMW DEALERS WHERE I WILL BE RIDING.
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BMW MOA anonymous book, has all the dealer numbers plus those that will help.

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