-->-->--> 650 Rider > > xs650 > > High Performance Modifications > > All the rest > > Tool kits?
650Rider, xs650 hosted by XS650.com

What Happened to 650rider.com?

650 Rider went offline for about a month at the beginning of 2010. In order to save the technical information that was here, XS650.com acquired the site and brought it back online as a read-only archive. If you were a member of 650 Rider, you will need to re-register at XS650.com

Search 650Rider.com and XS650.com using Google!

     [x] 650Rider Menu
 Community Search Information


xs650 > > High Performance Modifications > > All the rest > > Tool kits?

SearchSearch


Tool kits?
    Forum Index -> All the rest
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TeeCat
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Aug 21, 2007
Posts: 1120
Location: Central Maryland

PostPosted: October 5, 2009, 9:28 am    Post subject: Tool kits?

I know that there have been some discussions of this here, but in trying to replace a missing tool kit, I winder if this is a good place to start:

www.yamaha-motor.com/s...etail.aspx

It seems a bit pricey until you think about buying things individually. Has anyone seen things like this at local auto stores? My local MC shop never stocks little niceties like this; they always tell you they can order it for you. Heck... I can do that myself! Confused

TC
Back to top
Photo Gallery
yamaman
Support Staff
Support Staff


Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 1638
Location: Perth Western Australia

PostPosted: October 5, 2009, 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

Well, just my opinion, you only need the tools your going to use!
My road bike isn't an XS however!
for me that means a set of metric sockets up to 12mm, allen keys I have a set of std L shape & a set that adapt onto 1/4 drive to go with the sockets. 2x10, 12, 14mm spanners, spark plug socket (does the one in the kit fit your plugs) & a spanner for the rear axle so you can adjust the chain. Screwdrivers I use same as the allen keys that go on the socket adapter + a combi screwdriver. I used to carry tyre repair gear & some CO2 shots, though after I carried them for 5 years without using them I ditched them. A points file would be a good addition for those with points.
A few cable ties & a half used roll of duct tape.

The cable ties & tape would be the most commonly used out of my kit, by me & the guys I ride with, probably pulled other blokes out of the poo 3 or 4 times more than myself! Next in line would be the allen keys, screwdrivers & 10mm spanners, in that order!

A leatherman always comes in handy too!

_________________
Its not enough to have an aim in life, you have to pull the trigger!
Back to top
Photo Gallery
despecial
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 232
Location: D20000

PostPosted: October 5, 2009, 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

- i also carry ...

- spare stainless cables (not the outers)

- spare spark-plugs

- a mini impact driver

- a mini vice-grip

- my automobile club card

_________________
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.
Back to top
pumps
650Rider Supporter
650Rider Supporter


Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 1993
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.- 1977 XS650 "D" Standard

PostPosted: October 5, 2009, 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

On my ...old pieces of...I mean vintage bikes ( not the Ninjette) that I'd like to take a tool kit with I have a little bag I strap on the back. Along with extra fuses, black tape and a few other things I take this little kit with me. Truly you can take as little or as much as you want along out of it but I just take the whole thing PLUs a few things. Price is right too.
www.toolsnob.com/archi..._revie.php


_________________
You don't HAVE to be crazy to run into burning buildings, but it HELPS!
On an XS you won't pass yourself on the road everyday. Wink

My Bikes
Back to top
Photo Gallery
TeeCat
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Aug 21, 2007
Posts: 1120
Location: Central Maryland

PostPosted: October 6, 2009, 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

Good suggestions, guys! I suppose I was hoping to make the selection process easier... but we see how that worked out. Razz
Back to top
Photo Gallery
despecial
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 232
Location: D20000

PostPosted: October 6, 2009, 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

- also a small torch, esp on long trips
_________________
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.
Back to top
xs1961
650Rider Supporter
650Rider Supporter


Joined: Apr 23, 2007
Posts: 1808
Location: uk

PostPosted: October 6, 2009, 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

..and an RAC rescue card...lol
_________________
1 running 650
2.5 bikes in bits,
no time,
gradually losing intrest... God help me...
Back to top
Photo Gallery
Teebs
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 255

PostPosted: October 6, 2009, 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

Although that might not be a big help in Maryland, xs1961. lol

A small can of tire sealant and spare headlight/taillight bulbs.
Back to top
despecial
Full Member
Full Member


Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 232
Location: D20000

PostPosted: October 6, 2009, 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

- side stand foot plate - for softer ground

- 2 m electric cable with insulated clips

- spoke spanner

_________________
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.
Back to top
weekendrider
Support Staff
Support Staff


Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 1284
Location: SW MO 2x83SK 79F 78E

PostPosted: October 7, 2009, 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: Tool kits?

Enough cash for a couple of six packs. I've been fortunate enough someone offers tools and maybe a place to park if I need a trailer.
Most times they appreciate the brew for their trouble.

_________________
geocached @ N 37° 26.917', W 093 11.724, elev. 1148'
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index -> All the rest All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Check out the new Honda CB750 Forum at CB750.com! A site dedicated to the great Honda SOHC and DOHC CB750.

Check out the new Yamaha XS400 Forum at XS400.com!

Yamaha xs650

xs650, xs, 650, forum, links, chopper, custom, yamaha, parts, forum, info, information, bb, bulletin board, XS650
650Rider, Free Unrestricted xs650 forum, Personal photo albums, Post images in Forum, News columns, Daily blog, Links, Event calendar, Information for Yamaha XS650



Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy