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    Toolkit for R1250GS

    Greetings all. I am putting together a toolkit for my 1250GS. Most of my miles are road miles and Iíve never carried more than a tire repair kit other than when I travelled to the Yukon Territories three years ago on a V-Strom. For that trip I just cobbled together a bunch of stuff and tossed it in a bag; nothing needed to be used. What are most people doing? There is the new RTB2 kit from Touratech for $130. Is it sufficient? There is the massively priced toolkit from Adventure Designs but I donít see $300 worth of tools in that kit unless I donít know what Iím looking at. Does anyone have a definitive list for the 2019 GS? Iíd appreciate any and all suggestions or comments. Thanks. Bruce

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Here is what I carry on my R1200RS and my wife's R1200RS.
    I can't think of anything different you need for the R1250.
    I have pictures on my phone labeled where the tools are stored.
    Most are carried in a 10 liter bag on my seat.

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    If I need to change rear tires I use this bolt to help hold the wheel while I get the first lug started.
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    Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Welcome to the forum.
    Here is what I carry on my R1200RS and my wife's R1200RS.
    I can't think of anything different you need for the R1250.
    I have pictures on my phone labeled where the tools are stored.
    Most are carried in a 10 liter bag on my seat.
    Lee thanks so much! May I ask where you found the blue pouch with the six torx drivers?
    Bruc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binto View Post
    Lee thanks so much! May I ask where you found the blue pouch with the six torx drivers?
    Bruc
    It was sold by Motion Pro Tools but they no longer make the Torx set.
    Another company has a similar looking set.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Bondhus-000...1881825&sr=8-3
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It was sold by Motion Pro Tools but they no longer make the Torx set.
    Another company has a similar looking set.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Bondhus-000...1881825&sr=8-3
    Yes I see Motion Control no longer makes that set. Do you think this is a knockoff?
    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...UaAooTEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binto View Post
    Yes I see Motion Control no longer makes that set. Do you think this is a knockoff?
    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...UaAooTEALw_wcB
    That may be the real thing, I remember it was not cheap like the Amazon kit.
    You could call Revzilla to make sure it's Motion Pro and not a copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That may be the real thing, I remember it was not cheap like the Amazon kit.
    You could call Revzilla to make sure it's Motion Pro and not a copy.
    Thanks, thatís a good idea. I also sent a note to Motion Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Here is what I carry on my R1200RS and my wife's R1200RS.
    With all those tools, you're guaranteed to never need them. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    With all those tools, you're guaranteed to never need them. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    With all those tools, you're guaranteed to never need them. Ever.
    Ha ha I know you are right. Until you do... I guess itís just another opportunity to spend $$ and feel impervious. Which Iím not.

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    Jim Von Baden put together a list of tools that are required for specific jobs on the Wethead GS. I suspect they all apply to your 1250 as well. You may want to consider his maintenance video for your bike. The tool list is free. The video is $30. Well worth it if you want to learn how to do basic maintenance on your bike, in my opinion.

    Tool list: http://jimvonbaden.com/Tool%20Lists%...%20Wethead.doc
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Jim Von Baden put together a list of tools that are required for specific jobs on the Wethead GS. I suspect they all apply to your 1250 as well. You may want to consider his maintenance video for your bike. The tool list is free. The video is $30. Well worth it if you want to learn how to do basic maintenance on your bike, in my opinion.

    Tool list: http://jimvonbaden.com/Tool%20Lists%...%20Wethead.doc
    Thanks very much Kevin. Grew up in Billings. Mighty hard to beat those roads. BT Hwy is simply a dream on a sport bike! Been over it many times.

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    As a road rider with occasional gravel, I thought about what I might realistically need on the road. I love what other people carry, but that is way beyond me. So here is what I try to deal with:

    1-Repair a flat on a tubeless tire. Though I am not equipped to remove a tire.
    2-Tighten or remove any fastener on the bike. I have been through the bike and only carry the ones I need.
    3-Be able to duct-tape, zip tie, or wire pieces on the bike.
    4-Be able to pick up the bike should I drop it. With my sketchy back I carry a motorcycle jack by Eastbound. This is the biggest piece at about 4.2lbs. but the one that gives me the most peace of mind.

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    Total weight of the kit in a Kreiga bag is 12.2lbs. With this compact kit I am comfortable riding quite a range of roads, though if I should start venturing further off-road I would re-think it. I love buying tools, but the pre-packaged kits contain much more than I need.
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    I carry tool kits on all of my bikes but they are all different. My R65 and R1100 come with dedicated tool sets and my KTM 640 has a slightly unscaled kit that also works for my 525. None of which really apply to a R1250. Have fun putting one together, there are many options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That may be the real thing, I remember it was not cheap like the Amazon kit.
    You could call Revzilla to make sure it's Motion Pro and not a copy.
    Revzilla shows them out of stock
    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

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