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    Broken Tool from BMW Service Toolkit

    Greetings All,
    Happy new year!
    Yesterday in preparing for a trip south for warmer weather I had to remove the rear tire to facilitate brake pad replacement, I broke the tool that is supplied in the kit to remove the wheel lugs. And yes I am an ex-Aerospace Engineer and know the correct rotation of the lug to remove it.
    Do any of you know if I can purchase a individual piece in the service kit? I do not desire to carry my regular tools due to weight and size. Maybe I can get a guy to weld it back together and re-inforce the weak end.


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    Might want to explain to your dealer what happened. BMW could have a bad run from their supplier.
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    Is that tool from a optional tool kit?

    I carry a short breaker bar and bits under the seat.
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    My wife carries these under her seat but the one that fits the wheel lugs does not feel stout enough to get enough torque.
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    I found the Supplemental Tool Kit.

    You can purchase the bit adapter and swivel adapter separate but not the handle.
    The complete kit costs $226.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I found the Supplemental Tool Kit.

    You can purchase the bit adapter and swivel adapter separate but not the handle.
    The complete kit costs $226.


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    I really donít want to spend $226 just for the part that item #2 attaches to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Is that tool from a optional tool kit?

    I carry a short breaker bar and bits under the seat.
    Tools (1).JPG


    My wife carries these under her seat but the one that fits the wheel lugs does not feel stout enough to get enough torque.
    Tools (2).JPG
    Nice kit Lee!
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    As a long time gear head, it baffles me as to why one would want to carry this Chinese-made junk on their bikes as an emergency kit. Just like the OP showed, these junk tool do not hold up under any sort of use. There's entirely too many good options for riders to use. Even if one doesn't have access to a tool truck, 99% of major tool brands are just a click away.

    If you don't want to spend the coin for Snap-On, there's always Cornwell, Mac or Matco. Personally, I opt for Snap-On as I've been using & putting their tool agents kids thru college for decades now.

    Buy once, cry once. But when you're 100 miles in the middle of BFE, you don't need nor want tool failure.

    Mfgrs, like the gubbermint, always go with the lowest bidder on stuff like this. We ride nice bikes, shouldn't we use nice tools as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Might want to explain to your dealer what happened. BMW could have a bad run from their supplier.
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    May be a good try and see what they say!
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    Never had a Craftsman or Kobalt tool fail. I do a great deal of maintenance on all our bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Never had a Craftsman or Kobalt tool fail. I do a great deal of maintenance on all our bikes.
    Alas, neither Craftsman tools nor their warranty are what they once used to be. Iíve broken a wrench out of a Craftsman set and they would not/could not warranty it because in their system they could not order a single wrench from the set. I guess I should have endeavored to break the rest of the wrenches in the set...

    Anyway, Kobalt is the reasonably priced tool of choice for me now. Rumor has it that Kobalt is the same as Snap-Onís old Blue Line, but Iíve not been able to verify that. Loweís seems good about replacing any problematic tools, tho I no longer buy sets of any kind without first verifying that the contents are available individually.

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    Since the handle acts like a reverse why not use a 12 point socket that will fit over the broken part of the handle, It could be either driven on or welded on so that the drive end either 3/8 or 1/2 whichever was the size would face outward and could accept your swivel piece. It would end up a lot stronger than original but just fatter around the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
    Since the handle acts like a reverse why not use a 12 point socket that will fit over the broken part of the handle, It could be either driven on or welded on so that the drive end either 3/8 or 1/2 whichever was the size would face outward and could accept your swivel piece. It would end up a lot stronger than original but just fatter around the end.
    Maybe a female to female adapter would work??

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