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post #1 of 6 Old 09-05-2010, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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DL1000 tool kit

After buying a used 2005 DL1000 and putting some 20,000 miles on it I realized I have been riding without a tool kit. Either the bike never came with one or the seller never gave it to me.

Anyway, I am putting together my own and would appreciate suggestions as what to include.

Also will it fit under the seat?? I have the power commanderf there.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2010, 08:28 PM
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You're in a good position to build a small, custom tool kit with quality tools.

Here's what I recommend; others will no doubt chime in too.

small crescent wrench
small locking pliers
3-4 short combination wrenches, metric, two sizes per wrench
allen wrench(es)
mini pliers
zip ties, black (for style)
1/4" drive ratchet w/correct spark plug socket
small roll 100 mph tape
cotton rag, folded
1 pr. nitrile gloves
$40 in small plastic baggie

Etc.

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Do a search, there is an excellent thread on this topic.

2007 DL1000
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a 3/8" ratchet with a hex socket that fits the axle (the stock one is weak and either breaks or bends) to be able to remove the front wheel.
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3-4 short combination wrenches, metric, two sizes per wrench
Short meaning stubby or standard?
Combination end wrenches have the same size on both ends, one end an open end, the other a box end (ring spanner for our Brit friends).

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Short meaning stubby or standard?
Combination end wrenches have the same size on both ends, one end an open end, the other a box end (ring spanner for our Brit friends).
Apologies. You're correct, combo wrenches have a box and open end. I was typing whilst visualing some esoteric wrenches offered by Snap-On, but not normally found at Sears and such.

Short meaning stubby, unless there is a fastener on the bike that requires leverage when attempting an on-road repair.
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