David
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I bought a  tool kit roll for my bike some time ago for minor roadside repairs (eg clutch breakage) on longer trips. Kit is reasonably compact and tools of reasonable quality given the price - approx $135.00 from Cruztools (Roadtech).

Im interested to know how others are loading their tool rolls on their bikes?
The fork mounted tool rolls look to me as if they would damage the chrome and /or the front guard so I have some ideas but am interested to hear what others solutions are out there.
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Croc
I'v made & used front bar toolkits before, they didn't damage chrome that I noticed.  I didn't have them mounted such that they would contact any paintwork.
I've used purpose built tool containers on a few Harleys (tear drop/triangular shaped metal thingies) but not sure they have them for Indian (they would suit though).  They were great.
Nowadays I just use the saddlebags but usually only on long runs.  Got a multitool for my belt that gets stuff done.  The newer bikes don't usually need much tool work to keep going (not like the old daze).  ðŸ‘
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David
Croc wrote:
I'v made & used front bar toolkits before, they didn't damage chrome that I noticed.  I didn't have them mounted such that they would contact any paintwork.
I've used purpose built tool containers on a few Harleys (tear drop/triangular shaped metal thingies) but not sure they have them for Indian (they would suit though).  They were great.
Nowadays I just use the saddlebags but usually only on long runs.  Got a multitool for my belt that gets stuff done.  The newer bikes don't usually need much tool work to keep going (not like the old daze).  ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸â€˜Â


Thanks Croc, looked up the HD tool box and can see what you were referring to.
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Washbrook
On a ride yesterday and one of the guys dropped his bike on some loose gravel and did a lot of cosmetic damage, broken headlight, broken turn signals, bent handlebar and engine bar etc. Irrespective of what tools you carry make sure you carry electrical tape, cable ties and a bit of bailing wire. As long as your bike is rideable you should be able to tie up things and get others out of the road so you can ride home. My tool kit consists of the hand tools I regularly use when I work on my bikes, If I don't use it at home then I probably won't use it on the road because it would be beyond my mechanical capacity.
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JuanPoop
David wrote:
    
I bought a  tool kit roll for my bike some time ago for minor roadside repairs (eg clutch breakage) on longer trips.
Kit is reasonably compact and tools of reasonable quality given the price - approx $135.00 from Cruztools (Roadtech).


That looks pretty handy.  I am looking at pulling a few things together for a couple of longer road trips being planned for the future and something like this needs to be bought. 

I checked out their website and there a few options, for example:

CruzTools RoadTech Teardrop Tool Kit


at $158 or ... 


CruzTools DMX2 Fender Mount Tool Kit

at $188 or maybe ...


CruzTools M1 EconoKIT Tool Kit

at $93

Just wondering why you picked the one you did... 

By the way, I am not that mechanical, so whatever I get has to be useable by whoever is helping me!!!


😏   Ã°Å¸ËœÆ’

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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David
JuanPoop wrote:


That looks pretty handy.  I am looking at pulling a few things together for a couple of longer road trips being planned for the future and something like this needs to be bought. 

I checked out their website and there a few options, for example:

CruzTools RoadTech Teardrop Tool Kit


at $158 or ... 


CruzTools DMX2 Fender Mount Tool Kit

at $188 or maybe ...


CruzTools M1 EconoKIT Tool Kit

at $93

Just wondering why you picked the one you did... 

By the way, I am not that mechanical, so whatever I get has to be useable by whoever is helping me!!!


😏   ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÆ’


Hi John, I bought this kit as it is a metric kit and provides a reasonable collection of reasonable quality tools without going over the top (there is a limit to what you can repair on the side of the road and I am no mechanic).
The kit is also reasonably compact. There are tools that I would add to this kit such as needle nose pliers (I have a Leatherman which provides a reasonable set of pliers and is useful on or off the bike). Gaffer tape, tie wire and cable ties have been suggested by others all of which I thing are compact and good suggestions. I could have used tools from my shed but it’s easier to have a dedicated set of tools in a roll that can be taken on longer trips. 



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JuanPoop
David wrote:


Hi John, I bought this kit as it is a metric kit and provides a reasonable collection of reasonable quality tools without going over the top (there is a limit to what you can repair on the side of the road and I am no mechanic).
The kit is also reasonably compact. There are tools that I would add to this kit such as needle nose pliers (I have a Leatherman which provides a reasonable set of pliers and is useful on or off the bike). Gaffer tape, tie wire and cable ties have been suggested by others all of which I thing are compact and good suggestions. I could have used tools from my shed but it’s easier to have a dedicated set of tools in a roll that can be taken on longer trips. 



Good one - thanks mate. 

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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JuanPoop
David  inspired me to get a Cruz tool kit (thanks mate).  As he said, I probably could have pulled together a tool kit from my current tools, with a couple of minor purchases, but decided to get one discreet kit that I can use for the SF and my Cub camper. 

After reviewing all of the relevant threads on several forums, I now have the following ready to roll for long trips:
  • Clutch cable kit                                            (Slinky Glide)
  • Puncture repair kit                                        (Stop and Go)
  • Portable compressor pump                         (Motopressor Pocket Pump)
  • Tyre pressure gauge and connector             (Motopressor In-line Gauge)
  • Battery tender                                               (CTEK)
  • Spare fuses                                                   (5, 10, 15 & 20 Amp)
  • Spare key fob battery                                   (CR2032) 
  • Springfield tool kit (with extra Allen keys)     (OEM)
  • Springfield shock pump                                (OEM)
  • All Purpose Tool Kit                                       (Cruz Tools – RoadTech)
  • Pliers multi-tool                                             (Leatherman style)
  • Gaffer tape
  • Zip ties
  • Baling wire
The only potential item left is a small fuel container, which I have yet to decide upon.  

That list should do the job.  Let me know if anything obvious is missing.

As mentioned above, it is there mostly to give the person who is helping me a chance to fix the problem!!
 
Now it is time to get a few long trips underway.  The first one is looking like Broken Hill, which I am 90% sure of attending.

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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David
JuanPoop wrote:
David  inspired me to get a Cruz tool kit (thanks mate).  As he said, I probably could have pulled together a tool kit from my current tools, with a couple of minor purchases, but decided to get one discreet kit that I can use for the SF and my Cub camper. 

After reviewing all of the relevant threads on several forums, I now have the following ready to roll for long trips:
  • Clutch cable kit                                            (Slinky Glide)
  • Puncture repair kit                                        (Stop and Go)
  • Portable compressor pump                         (Motopressor Pocket Pump)
  • Tyre pressure gauge and connector             (Motopressor In-line Gauge)
  • Battery tender                                               (CTEK)
  • Spare fuses                                                   (5, 10, 15 & 20 Amp)
  • Spare key fob battery                                   (CR2032) 
  • Springfield tool kit (with extra Allen keys)     (OEM)
  • Springfield shock pump                                (OEM)
  • All Purpose Tool Kit                                       (Cruz Tools – RoadTech)
  • Pliers multi-tool                                             (Leatherman style)
  • Gaffer tape
  • Zip ties
  • Baling wire
The only potential item left is a small fuel container, which I have yet to decide upon.  

That list should do the job.  Let me know if anything obvious is missing.

As mentioned above, it is there mostly to give the person who is helping me a chance to fix the problem!!
 
Now it is time to get a few long trips underway.  The first one is looking like Broken Hill, which I am 90% sure of attending.


Good check list John,

* Valve tool?
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Dr.Shifty
JuanPoop wrote:

As mentioned above, it is there mostly to give the person who is helping me a chance to fix the problem!!
 


In that case you need to add cold beer. 🙂
Cheers, Kim.

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JuanPoop
Dr.Shifty wrote:


In that case you need to add cold beer. 🙂


Ha!  Spot on. 

Whoever ends up doing work on my bike to get me out of trouble is covered for as many beers as they want.

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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JuanPoop

David wrote:


Good check list John,

* Valve tool?



Yes, that should be added. Good one. 

By the way, are the valve stems universal? Can they be bought at standard auto shops, or Indian only?

 


aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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David
JuanPoop wrote:



Yes, that should be added. Good one. 

By the way, are the valve stems universal? Can they be bought at standard auto shops, or Indian only?

 

 

As far as I am aware the Schrader valve is the standard valve
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JuanPoop
David wrote:
As far as I am aware the Schrader valve is the standard valve


Thanks David.

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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JuanPoop

Dr.Shifty wrote:

No quote - just a question re compartments


Hey Doc, I remember in posts elsewhere that you made a couple of compartments in your bags for tools storage.

Would you mind running us through what you did and maybe add a photo, or a link, if that’s ok? 

Thanks heaps. 


aka - John
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Northern Beaches - Sydney
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Kat
Hey Does anyone know if the Scout Sixties come with a small tool kit? I recently brought one and the dealer “couldn’t find” the one that came with it. They said they would find it and let me know but I’m not holding my breath on it. 
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Dr.Shifty
Kat wrote:
Hey Does anyone know if the Scout Sixties come with a small tool kit? I recently brought one and the dealer “couldn’t find” the one that came with it. They said they would find it and let me know but I’m not holding my breath on it. 


The Scout 'tool kit' is a single allen key that snaps into the rear of the number plate holder.
Cheers, Kim.

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Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Kat
Thanks Kim. That’s the first place I checked but alas no key. Might have to look at some of the great tool kits mentioned in this post.
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Dr.Shifty
JuanPoop wrote:


Hey Doc, I remember in posts elsewhere that you made a couple of compartments in your bags for tools storage.

 

Would you mind running us through what you did and maybe add a photo, or a link, if that’s ok? 

Thanks heaps. 



Sorry to be late. I've just seen this request.

The tool compartments I made are in the hard bags. The rear of the bags slopes out and that space was hard for me to use in association with the sport bags that I use as inserts when touring. Anything I put in that sloping area fell out to easily as I was putting the sport bags in place.

My solution was to make up a door for each side that hinges at the bottom of that area and closes at the top with velcro. Because the angles of the bag are complicated, the doors are also hinged diagonally. They are made from the plastic cover of one of those slip folders books for A4 pages. They are put together with clear gaffer tape.

I had trouble with the sticky-back velcro tabs at the top in hot weather. The glue can't take the heat in there. I've not come up with a solution for that yet and I just hold the covers in place when putting in the sport bags.

Here are the pics.

Cover01.jpg 

Cover02.jpg 

Here's the dimensions.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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JuanPoop
Dr.Shifty wrote:


Sorry to be late. I've just seen this request.

The tool compartments I made are in the hard bags. The rear of the bags slopes out and that space was hard for me to use in association with the sport bags that I use as inserts when touring. Anything I put in that sloping area fell out to easily as I was putting the sport bags in place.

My solution was to make up a door for each side that hinges at the bottom of that area and closes at the top with velcro. Because the angles of the bag are complicated, the doors are also hinged diagonally. They are made from the plastic cover of one of those slip folders books for A4 pages. They are put together with clear gaffer tape.

I had trouble with the sticky-back velcro tabs at the top in hot weather. The glue can't take the heat in there. I've not come up with a solution for that yet and I just hold the covers in place when putting in the sport bags.

Here are the pics.

Here's the dimensions.


Thanks for that, I appreciate it.

I have the OEM inner travel bags, which are shaped to the hard bags, so I may not have the same reason to change the inner space. 

Nonetheless, carrying my tool kit and spare accessory crap in those voids seems sensible, so I will check it all out.

Thanks again.  

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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