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    The infamous R1200RT tool kit

    Years ago, I remember somewhere on the forums, someone mentioning how weak and useless the R1200RT tool kit was. I've had mine since I owned the bike, a black leather pouch with a screwdriver, oil filler cap tool, spark plug wrench...

    In short order I collected several tools as I needed them to get the majority of work done on the bike. Frankly I think the tool kit that came with the bike was awesome as it didn't have a lot of tools in it already and served as just the right size for me to customize my tool kit of woe.

    I know a lot of BMW riders have panniers, top cases and tank bags for the sole purpose of carrying: 5L of BMW oil, OEM filters, 10 gallons of gas, every tool in a certified BMW service department mechanic's tool chest to include the full size diagnostic computer, extra rear drive, torque wrench, and a tooth brush...

    However, my tool kit has never failed me. Minus the torque wrench and the illum works oil filter cap, I actually do most of my services in the garage with the kit.

    Though the flashlights are kept in the tank bag I consider them an integral part of the kit.
    I was wondering if anyone wanted to compare tool kits, and remember, size doesn't matter.

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    Very impressive Paul. Those two ratchet wrenches on the left look handy.
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    you should see the OEM too kit on a S1000R!!!! ONE #25 Torx wrench, ONE double-ended screwdriver that doubles as a 8 &10mmd driver.....

    oh yeah....and you better have a MOA Premium Road Side Assistance and AAA card....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Very impressive Paul. Those two ratchet wrenches on the left look handy.
    Having wrenched with Paul's tool kit (Fontana RA Rally - many years ago) - it is surprisingly complete. We lacked for nothing.
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    A few basic tools are stored under the seats.







    Tire repair kit, air pump, llights, hex tools, and misc items in the tank bag.



    Front axle tool is under the seat in the tray with the TPM unit.




    Jumper cables are under one of the side trim panels.
    Lee
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    You know Lee you bring up a good point, I carry a micro jump battery every where I go. I never used on my own bike but have on many others on the side of the road.

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    Ellie was helping her daddy that Day in northern GA, while mom took pictures.
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    Some basic tools.
    I've cut down a few items.
    Tire repair kit is stored separately.



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    Everything folds up nicely.
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    My Toolkit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rudyinla View Post
    Don't forget your cell phone. None of those tools will work without a cell phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Don't forget your cell phone. None of those tools will work without a cell phone.
    Forget my cellphone????!!!!!???? I get faint just thinking of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Don't forget your cell phone. .
    One more item I carry in my tank bag is a phone charger I can plug into the bike.

    One of my friends broke down one night on the interstate and he was put on hold several times for long periods while trying to arrange for the tow. His phone was almost dead by the time he got a tow lined up.
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    Valve core removal tool, front axle removal tool and various sockets stay in tool bag under seat.

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    Spark plug/coil puller, oil cap removal thingy, and SAE/USB charger (for cell phone) stay together in the radio storage compartment.

    Slime air compressor and tire repair kit stay in the side case.
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