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What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:18 am

Off in another thread, a member was asking about an OEM tool set for our Viragos. Got me thinking, this could be interesting to see some of those Special carry alongs everyone like to add to their tool pouches. Don't care if it's in your oem pouches, fork bag, or in my case, that extra tool bag you might carry with ya. I dumped out my extra diddy bag just to take a look. As I haven't been in this bag for long time and was curious.
I'll start off. Besides the usual fork bag with all the essentials, wrenches, sockets, allens etc., few of the extras I carry are:

Golf Tees
Mini Ohm meter (coarse the batteries are dead)
Extra vent/fuel lines
tape
zip ties
worm clamps
oddball screws/bolts
book of matches (good substitute for feeler gauge)
And...that special coin purse for emergencies. (Which I better update from coins to bills. Considering the rate of inflation..hah)
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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:09 am

There are a few threads on this subject, but they are years old, so a refresher is in order.

Like you, I have to see what I actually have in the bag. I don't have the OEM tools so I had to put together my own.
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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am

Only oem tool I have is the shorty spark plug socket.
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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: siroisma » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Duck Tape, Zip Ties and a leatherman multi tool.
1988 XV1100

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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:19 am

Small Crescent Wrench, Leatherman, set of metric Allan wrenches, zip ties and the stock Virago tool kit. Spare spark plugs.
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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: faffi » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:16 am

Tubeless plug repair kit.
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Re: What is that "Special Tool" you carry?

PostAuthor: nanno » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:37 am

If you'd ask my dad the answers would either be: a cellphone or a golden Mastercard.

I for myself tend to say by now: When re-jetting and tuning the bike a set of sparkplugs and a sparkplug spanner and some oil, plus a leatherman (or the like) to tweak some of the carb's screws. On longer trips, I tend to have a small pocket multimeter on me and some fuses. On long trips, I have my toolbag with me, which consists of all of the above, plus a complete 3/8" ratchet set, a 6 to 24mm spanner set, a parrallel-jaw "parrot" wrench from Knipex. A few metres of wire, a few of the more common nuts and bolts, tube repair-kit, a small solderingiron, a few spare bulbs, a spare master-link for the 630 chain and a spare brake and clutch lever.

Not that I've ever needed anything from this bag on the TR1 on a longer trip... but some of my other stuff isn't even remotely as reliable and this is what I came up with over the years.
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