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Thumbs up 2008 GSA Tool kit

I am looking to purchase a fairly complete quality tool kit for my 2008 GSA that I can carry on the road with me, any suggestions (who, what , where, internet links would be appreciated. Thanks! Dynadog

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Tool kit

Wow, can't believe there are no suggestions yet. Obviously you can make one up, but a very nice kit is available at advdesigns.net
It isn't cheap, but it is complete, and appears to be quality tools.
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1200 GSA tool kit

thanks Allen, will try that site, I thought about putting one together, but thought it might be cost effective to get a kit, if not, I can at least get an idea of the best tools to carry and then make the kit up my self. will let you know what I find out!
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Allen, I reviewed the list, and this tool kit (The Ultimate Compact BMW R1200 GSA tool Kit) is what I was looking for. Now if our darn Canuck buck could pick up I would order it today LOL! thanks a bunch for the link, cool site and tons of great tools!
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This is the full tool kit that I take on the 1200GSA, most of which applies to the F650/800GS. I hasten to add I don't take everything, all of the time!



The top photo shows things packed away. I used transparent plastic pencil cases (WH Smith etc) which come in various sizes. The most important items are top right, and the torx set includes T40, T50 and T55. The F650/800 needs a T45 which is in the BMW tool roll (top left).



The U-part of the ABUS lock is stored on the 1200GSA, so I need to work out somewhere to store this on the F650. I'm intending to mount one or two tool tubes to house tools and first aid kit.

Spare bulbs are a legal requirement in some countries. The Slime 12v pump is only taken when I anticipated possibly having to lower tyre pressures, otherwise I rely on the BMW tubeless tyre repair with its CO2 cannisters.

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In building a tool kit the sensible thing to do is to keep separate ANY tool that you have used to work on the bike. This pile then becomes the tool kit you take.

I carry two first aid kits on a trip, one for sickness things and one for accidents which I always keep on the bike. As well as what you might expect the 'accident' kit includes things like optrex, anti-histamine, gaffer tape and a cigarette lighter.

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Excellent info Tim I might add this link that i got from this same discussion on another board R1200GS Tool Kit Information
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Thank you Ron and Mr. Tim, great information and this is assisting me in my list of tools that I still need to get. Any idea where generally to get the Slime equipement? thanks again for your knowledge, it is much appreciated!
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Thank you Ron and Mr. Tim, great information and this is assisting me in my list of tools that I still need to get. Any idea where generally to get the Slime equipement? thanks again for your knowledge, it is much appreciated!
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BTW, i now own a slime pump and have travelled with it extensively. I used to use the cheap $15 jobs from Canadian Tire and had a few bad experiences with them. Generally speaking, i found that they fall apart from the vibration in the pannier, and i usually found myself re-building or fixing it before i could pump up my tire. The Slime Pump is a quality pump for the price. All are made the same design, but the Slime Pump has better components, a stronger motor with better cooling and reliable fittings. Money well spent for peace of mind. I gave my old Canadian Tire pump to Dirty Deeds Hope it's working out for ya Buddy!
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