On board tool kit

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by Wayne, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I had a look in my tool pouch today and noticed most all the tools were pretty rust. The pouch seems like a decent quality, almost like it is insulated. But I suspect condensation is the culprit.

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    I decided not to put the tools back in the bag, rather I just taped them up together with electrical tape. And sprayed them with Rust Check.
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    And added a piece of rubber as a dust cover. Hopefully I’ll never have to use them.
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  2. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Well, to look on the positive side, it looks like you haven’t had to do any roadside repairs lately! ;)
     
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  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    hahaha, let me know how not needing them works for you:p
     
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  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I still have them on the bike. Just not in the pouch.
     
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    This is pretty much my tool kit, all the blue handled ones are the original kit that came with my 640A. The only things not there are the pair of drop head wrenches similar to the one in Wayne's photo above. I can tear down almost all of my bike and do valve adjustments etc with what's there. The bead breakers and extra stand are new.
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    This roll fits in my right rally box. Tools and pump down low and not taking up space in my bags.
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  6. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Rusty tools are a GOOD thang LOL.
    Seriously, anything from silicone spray to Pam cooking spray will help prevent rust for a little while.
    I'm not finding a tool roll I'm happy with so going to try a 20" length of inner tube (glued at one end, velcro at the other), toss in some Baby Powder and drop it in a tool tube to see how that works. Don't laugh, Baby Powder is relatively non toxic compared to the petrochemical rust preventative alternatives. If it don't work I'll use graphite spray...
    Currently experimenting with adding the tools as "unsprung weight", so looking at how to fasten the tool tube(s) to the forks.
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Active Member

     
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

  9. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Bump... just wondering if Wayne cleaned his tools up to his liking? I've found gun grease and a canvas bag to be better than rubber bag and light machine oil for seldom used tools but YMMV.
     

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