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Thread: Missing BMW Tool Kit ~ Shock and Wheel Wrench ~ Aftermarket ???

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    Cool Missing BMW Tool Kit ~ Shock and Wheel Wrench ~ Aftermarket ???

    Hey Airheads,

    I recently rejoined (#6899) 2 mos ago and like my 1989 R100RT.

    Discovered I am missing the shock adjuster tool and wheel lug wrench.

    Has anyone found aftermarket parts that work???http://forums.bmwmoa.org/images/smilies/banghead.gif

    V/R

    Martin Radtke
    Indpls BMW Club

    PS I knew Oak, Ted Strobl, Kenny Jagger & "Pop" Dreyer

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    Martin -

    Welcome to the MOA and the forum! Yeah, I guess that happens, the previous owner wasn't too careful with the tools. Places you can look are (but these will be full took kits):

    BMW Huckys - http://www.bmwhucky.com/010071.html

    Max BMW - http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/index.html (search for 71 11 1 230 685)

    Vech seems to have individual tools on his website as well as full aftermarket kits:

    http://www.benchmarkworks.com/

    You can keep your eye out on ebay. I noticed there's a tool kit currently for sale in the Flea Market...link at the top of the page, search for "Tool".
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    More Tools and Toolkit Alternatives

    For those of you who need a whole new kit there is also Union Garage (no affiliation). I like that they use Heyco wrenches in their tool kit. Both of my airheads have their original toolkits and when I use a Heyco wrench vs. my Craftsman wrenches in the shop, I definitely prefer the Heyco because of its "feel" but also the "stepped down edges" which in my mind gets the wrench easier in tight areas.

    BMW Hucky offers used single tools on a regular basis, you just have to look on his website from time to time.

    I bought the toolkit from Hucky a couple years ago for my brother who had his kit missing for his R100RS. Its complete but does not replace the original feel. For example shaft of screwdriver is solid grey plastic. Still Heyco but it does not have the 70ties feel. Same goes for the roll plastic from a different area.

    I don't have the Union Garage Tool kit but to me its appealing although pricy...

    Website:
    http://uniongaragenyc.com/shop/featu...rage-tool-roll

    Video:

    A more economical version is offered by Cruz Tools (no affiliation either) You see them advertising on the MOA website.
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=48323

    Probably more than you want to know... but I just love tools...
    sometimes one goes slow, sometimes one goes fast.

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    For my R25/2, I decided not to buy a complete kit but just bought a pouch for the tools. Then I went around to as many pawn shops as I could find, looking for open ended wrenches, those that would have been used in motorcycle kits...the ones that have 12mm on one end and 14mm on the other end. I pretty much knew what I needed. In the end, I had to buy a few special tools like the screwdriver with the convertible shaft and possibly a short-stubby 22mm wrench. Worked out pretty well I thought.
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    All great suggestions but the OP is looking for the shock adjuster tool and wheel lug wrench. Don't see either in the Cruz Tools or the Union Garage set. Both are pretty nice though!

    I guess used on eBay or from Hucky's as individual tool purchases are the only options.
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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