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Tool kits for touring
« on: January 27, 2014, 09:53:05 PM »
Forget that we have a two year honda assist...

I have made up a new touring tool kit for touring for my X. Has anyone else done the same for there x or other bikes?

I will list and put photos shortly but would like your views.


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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 12:51:54 AM »
Lucky you, we get no Honda Assist here in Australia, unless I missed out  :003:

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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 01:34:35 AM »
According to Honda Australia website, Honda Rider Assist is available in Australia. Probably have to ask for it.

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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 04:59:14 AM »
I'm planning on putting the tools from my NX250 under the seat of the CB500XA, as Honda USA has imported the smaller bikes with essentially no tool kit since ~2006. 

I have a "tool bag" that goes on my trail bike, and for touring, I pull the tool roll and socket set out of that tool bag and put them in the bottom or the Giant Loop bag that I use for trips.

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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 07:20:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by ngling [+]
According to Honda Australia website, Honda Rider Assist is available in Australia. Probably have to ask for it.

It is indeed available in Aus if you pay for it. 

Felt that they may get it for free from the comment above?




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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 07:31:52 AM »
Now back to toolkits! 

Have always carried some basics when travelling for weekends away and longer trips.  I have found that a small plastic container (Tupperware etc) is good for spare bulbs, valve caps, spare screws etc.

Packing list usually has
- Flashlight
- Tyre repair kit
- Spare headlight bulb
- Spare fuses
- Multi head screwdriver
- Various hex spanners
- Few spanners of relevant sizes
- Spare valve caps
- Tyre pressure guage (I don't trust service stations)
- Chamois
- Rags
- Electrical tape
- Cable ties
- Anti histamine, pain killers, bandaids
- Tissue = toilet paper  :192:



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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 11:09:02 PM »
Cam: I would rather blow my nose with toilet paper (not used) than wipe my arse with tissues.

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Re: Tool kits for touring
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 10:37:53 AM »
Yes, Cam..tissues too soft...paper tear=disaster  :005:

but...like Cam's list, I too carry the odd essential..last Sept I rode 7500kms on  ktm, (a wing and a prayer lol) but, it was fine.. I carried then :
4 litre rotopax fuel
4 litre rotopax water
10+sachet hydralight, orange flavor. Yum.
A spanner to suit every accessible bolt/nut and double if it had a mate..
all suitable matched allen/torque spanners.
aluminum tape(aircraft repair tape..holds jumbos, should do here)
Oh, chain tightening "set" in a separate wrap, easy access..
small chain oil spray (Maxima chain wax),oiled every 500km enroute.
-all necessary wheel changing tools, tyre levers, rubber mallet, lighter fluid, and spanners that work (standard one wrecked the bolt, worth testing pre trip)
Spare h/light bulb..Although wouldn't dare ride at night outback...with a dead kangaroo seen every 5-8 feet roadside it would be suicide trying...
Spare fuses, 1L/engine oil, cable ties, roll of micropore, condoms..
All this and only chain oil/tightening was used...
my usual trick is setting my Spot Tracker with people's numbers, and organizing the help and sos call recipients to organise the towing or coffin accordingly lol, up thru the outback I had a mining person on standby with a fleet of trucks which would've collected my breakdown anywhere, that was a lucky bit of assistance offered!
But, I was reassured knowing I had working tools, help if needed and plenty water if stopped..be a bit different in the UK, here it can be 2-500kms between houses in places.

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