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    Cruz tools-BMW specific kit

    Does anyone have any experience or opinion on the BMW specific tools in the link below?

    http://www.cruztools.com/RTB1.pdf

    What would the hardcore wrenches add to this?
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    Experience, no, but opinion, yes. What I've begun doing is making a list of repair jobs I might need to tackle while on the road. For example, plug a flat tire, patch up a valve cover, jump start or replace a dead battery, replace a bulb, add oil, etc. - in other words not service and not big repairs. With that in mind, the Cruz BMW kit appears fine, but I'd want to augment it with a tire pump, a fuel siphon, the BMW oil fill wrench, batt. jumper leads, and some parts (tire plugs, oil, bulbs, oil sight glass). With all that I think I could manage get to a real repair place in most cases.

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    I'm planning on ordering the M1 kit next week. I will also be adding a few items also. But overall, I think it will be a fine kit for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    Does anyone have any experience or opinion on the BMW specific tools in the link below?

    http://www.cruztools.com/RTB1.pdf

    What would the hardcore wrenches add to this?
    TIA
    I got this set -- http://www.advdesigns.net/ulcobmwr1gsg.html and it is perfect for my needs. It's more costly than the CruzTools set, but it includes an oil filter tool, a plug removal tool, and a tool for the front axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcoulter View Post
    I got this set -- http://www.advdesigns.net/ulcobmwr1gsg.html and it is perfect for my needs. It's more costly than the CruzTools set, but it includes an oil filter tool, a plug removal tool, and a tool for the front axle.
    I hadn't seen that one. I may have to check that out myself. Thanks for posting.
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    carrying a siphon is a great idea. I bought one of those primer bulbs that is used for outboards. Would have saved me a lot of time when I ran out on I-10 last summer. A fellow BMW rider on a much newer bike stopped to offer help, neither of us knew how to get gas out of his tank without a siphon.

    A serious headwind and an 80 mph speed limit threw off my fuel calculations.

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    I bought this fuel siphon (pump) from among the many treasures at Harbor Freight: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93290

    It's very easy to stow too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailorlite View Post
    I bought this fuel siphon (pump) from among the many treasures at Harbor Freight: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93290

    It's very easy to stow too.
    What a coincidence that is what I have

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