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Chocolate

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Hello!

Just preparing a tool packet for a tour.
Just a short question:

What size of hex key, Allen key are needed?

I don't want to take to much or to little ;-)

Cheers

K75, hex key, Allen key | size needed? Inbus-sruby


K75, hex key, Allen key | size needed? 6156250


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

werewasi

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went on a trip recently and before leaving just went around the bike and ascertained sizes e.g front wheel release allen bolts.

I have a set of hex allens but they all fit the ONE socket (1/2 drive) so you don't end up having to cart all those sockets that you have showing in that case. I don't even take the ratchet or bar because there is always someone on the road who has 1/2 drive stuff.
You can get a set of hex s which come both as long and short with the one socket for $24 on E Bay. and they mightn't be GEDORE quality but they're strong enough to use when dismantling a K to do clutch.


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1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

Chocolate

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Thanks werewasi!

1/2 ratchet will be fine.
I will get a set from a friend, I would just like to tell him the sizes I need. Without missing anything.

Brakes bolts
Gear oil bolts
Etc.

A list of standard alen bold size for the K would be practical.

Cheers


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

RicK G

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3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10mm


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 2004 K1200GT 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

charlie99

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@RicK G wrote:3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10mm

agree rick

would like to add the most common high torque  to release allen keys bolts use the  5, 6, 8  allen head ...generally

the 3 , 4  lower sizes usually are workable with a good allen key set whilst on the road

don't forget to have a socket for the rear wheel bolts 17mm

 take some common bolt sizes 6mm x 20 . 6mm x 25  and some nuts to suit ...so far I have used 5x 6mm bolts and nuts to fix loose things on other riders bikes ...about 5 or 6 fuses of different current ratings  and a couple of stop and tail globes

take your own ratchet and extension to suit ...else you are dependant on someone else for any repair ... else plan for a further 3 hours on the side of the road and lots of hope that someone will stop ...with a proper kit

there is an old urban myth  ...if you take it with you,  the likelyhood that you will need it diminishes greatly ...

there are a few threads in the forum about what we carry as tool kits  .........see here

https://www.k100-forum.com/t564-what-do-you-carry-in-your-tool-kit


good luck


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OK75, hex key, Allen key | size needed? Au-log10

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bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

duck

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The factory tool kit is all you really need.

For a long tour an oil filter wrench is handy.

And a compact multimeter and some electrical goodies.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Davep

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@duck wrote:The factory tool kit is all you really need.

For a long tour an oil filter wrench is handy.

And a compact multimeter and some electrical goodies.



I must admit I've never had a bike come with a tool kit so always put something together myself, but are you saying the K tool kit is the one to have??? Shocked Shocked Shocked Very Happy  Happy days!!

    

duck

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@Davep wrote:
@duck wrote:The factory tool kit is all you really need.

For a long tour an oil filter wrench is handy.

And a compact multimeter and some electrical goodies.



I must admit I've never had a bike come with a tool kit so always put something together myself, but are you saying the K tool kit is the one to have??? Shocked Shocked Shocked Very Happy  Happy days!!
There are a few small exceptions (some peg plate bolts and the 12mm rear pivot on paralevers) but you can just about disassemble and put back together an entire K bike with the factory tool kit. Obviously you'd want a torque wrench to assemble one but for road repairs you can do pretty much anything with the supplied toolkit.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Davep

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@duck wrote:
@Davep wrote:
@duck wrote:The factory tool kit is all you really need.

For a long tour an oil filter wrench is handy.

And a compact multimeter and some electrical goodies.



I must admit I've never had a bike come with a tool kit so always put something together myself, but are you saying the K tool kit is the one to have??? Shocked Shocked Shocked Very Happy  Happy days!!
There are a few small exceptions (some peg plate bolts and the 12mm rear pivot on paralevers) but you can just about disassemble and put back together an entire K bike with the factory tool kit. Obviously you'd want a torque wrench to assemble one but for road repairs you can do pretty much anything with the supplied toolkit.
You have no idea how much you have saved me!



Not only in money but also in space!! I'm quite new to the K world and am planning a few long range trips in the next year. Space becomes a bit of a luxury when you're on the road for a week or two! anything that saves me 1/2 inch of space is a god send!  I will have to get a picture of the 1979 Suzuki tool kit that I use to carry... how you'll all laugh..

    

Gaz

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Here are the contents of the tool kits (ignore the "car" terminology)

K tool kit contents

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

Holister

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I think the full BMW tool kit is a must. I also supplement that with a small range of ⅜ and ¼ Allen head and hex head sockets with ratchets and a small extension. I think ½ drives are too big and take up too much room plus sometimes they're a little wide to use on some screws/bolts in confined spots.
I also carry some good screwdrivers, long nose pliers, small DMM, knife etc.
Everything is packed loose so it fits in with less space.

Spares.... Clutch and throttle cables, an assortment of bulbs, fuses, tyre valves and caps and spare SPs are a must but on longer treks I'll also take relays, starter relay, temp controller. On my recent trip across the Nullarbor, due to the remoteness, I threw in a starter motor kit and voltage regulator just in case.

Duct tape, electrical connectors, wire, cable ties, very basic first aid supplies.

One thing I will not leave without is a puncture repair kit. I've used the Co² canisters to inflate but after my last puncture I think I'll get a small compressor for longer trips. If I'd had a puncture out on the Nullabor it could have been hundreds of kms to an air compressor as some of the roadhouses out there don't provide air. Co² canisters will only get you up to around 25psi


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  K75, hex key, Allen key | size needed? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

Chocolate

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Thanks all!

Now I've got enough info.
The links are great.

I have a very smal tent and sleeping bag (British army Smile
The whole package will be less then 5kg for 3weeks.
I even cut the toothbrush in half :-)

Cheers

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K75, hex key, Allen key | size needed? Northern-lights-front


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

blaKey

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Just take along some zip ties, duct tape and a hammer. Very Happy


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duck

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@blaKey wrote:Just take along some zip ties, duct tape and a hammer. Very Happy
And WD-40.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Inge K.

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And it's important that it is white zip ties, only.........just ask Blakey.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

RicK G

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A McDonald steam hammer can come in very handy.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 2004 K1200GT 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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