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stefano_musica

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Reply #15 on: November 10, 2020, 08:06:02 am
No tools came with my 2010 (first UCE model).

I bought the panniers and one bag contains three different adjustable wrenches (small, medium and large) because the size of nuts and bolts on the RE were not exactly any standard at all. I carry a set of allen keys, a spare tube and tyre levers. The other pannier has my rain gear, phone, wallet, etc.
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Reply #16 on: November 10, 2020, 08:21:14 pm
No, no space in there. There's a bit of space in the chrome box on the other side, but only the bottom half. I'd love to change out the air filter system, to free up all of that box, but I understand the pod filters damage performance. So, I've strapped a canvas / leather bag to the rear rack to carry extras when I'm further from home.
Yes, it's a shame the box on the other side was sacrificed for the air filter. You can get some small bits & pieces in the plastic box thingy behind the round metal cover where the air filter used to be - it's handy for storing a disc lock. I too have invested in a small canvas tool bag to bungee onto the rack on my Trials to carry a few bits & pieces like puncture sealant and a drinks flask.
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Reply #17 on: November 10, 2020, 10:31:27 pm
+1 on the flask. Something very civilised about stopping for a cuppa.

Tyre sealant: not sure that's terribly useful on inner tubes?


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Reply #18 on: November 11, 2020, 08:30:28 pm
Tyre sealant: not sure that's terribly useful on inner tubes?
It's very good at stopping slow punctures.
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Reply #19 on: November 11, 2020, 09:06:48 pm
It's very good at stopping slow punctures.

Agree. It got my mate to where we were going but needed a new tube to fix the puncture. Was a pretty big hole, too. A scrap of wood had gone through it, about 1/2 the size of a pencil. If it were just a bindi, maybe it'd hold air.
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Reply #20 on: November 12, 2020, 04:25:05 pm
Just for the record, the attached photo shows the toolkit supplied with my 2011 B5.
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Reply #21 on: November 12, 2020, 08:40:12 pm
Just for the record, the attached photo shows the toolkit supplied with my 2011 B5.

My tool kit looks the same. As does the tool roll. It is full of holes from the tools, too.   ;)

I reinforced it with duct tape.
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Reply #22 on: November 12, 2020, 08:55:07 pm
Just for the record, the attached photo shows the toolkit supplied with my 2011 B5.
Wow - you got a 'C' spanner for adjusting the rear shocks - something RE didn't see fit to supply with my 2020 Trials Bullet.  ::)
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Reply #23 on: November 12, 2020, 11:26:12 pm
i use a screwdriver
https://youtu.be/s1ZgodV7aas


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Reply #24 on: November 13, 2020, 01:57:01 am
i use a screwdriver
https://youtu.be/s1ZgodV7aas

Good tip picked up from an oldtimer. Thanks for taking the time to pass it along, WB!
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Reply #25 on: November 13, 2020, 04:28:19 pm
i use a screwdriver
https://youtu.be/s1ZgodV7aas
Yes, I saw your tip and have used it on my own Trials - very useful thanks!
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Reply #26 on: November 15, 2020, 12:29:20 pm
Yep, a good tip.

I just bought myself some new tyre irons. Too long to carry anywhere  :o doh!

Wonder if I can make up a clip arrangement like on bicycle pumps, to hold them on the frame somewhere.... muppet!


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Reply #27 on: January 07, 2021, 01:03:58 pm
I redid the toolkit, but left away the tyre irons.

https://g-homeserver.com/showthread.php?t=410


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Reply #28 on: January 07, 2021, 08:07:50 pm
Regarding the tool pouch falling apart: I discovered that the bottom of the leg of an old pair of jeans, stapled  shut at the bottom (you could sew it I guess...) and tied off with cord makes a great replacement tool pouch. Because I needed one and there was a pair of trousers in the rag bag.

And the 13mm spanner in the RE tool set is too thick to fit on the chain adjuster nut. And there's no tool to loosen the axle or hub anyway so I suppose it doesn't matter. I pack real tools for a trip, anyway.
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Reply #29 on: January 08, 2021, 07:17:27 am
I redid the toolkit, but left away the tyre irons.

https://g-homeserver.com/showthread.php?t=410
I like your cut-off 30 and 24mm stubbies to deal with the rear wheel axle nuts.  I've been using a big Crescent wrench for that job, but don't have a ride-along solution yet.

I was thinking of perhaps acquiring one of these combo tire iron / 30mm wrenches.   https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tusk-Aluminum-Tire-Iron-with-Axle-Wrench-30-mm/548885073

I already started carrying a 9" tire iron, along with the short 6.5 inchers that came with my kit, after one very frustrating attempt to fix a puncture with just the two shorties, (and that was on a workbench, not at the side of the road).  A spare tube and the 9" tire iron are too big to fit into any of the storage areas, so I'm already into saddlebag space.

Another interesting gadget is the Motion Pro T-6 adaptor, which promises to turn a box end wrench into a 3/8" socket drive.   This comes in many sizes, but not 30mm.    https://www.chapmoto.com/motion-pro-t-6-combo-lever-adapters-parent-315-8370

So, maybe the best option would be the 32mm / tire iron combo, plus the 32mm T-6 adaptor, plus a piece of steel or alloy Aluminum, as wide as the box wrench, 1mm thick and formed into a hex ring, so I can deal with the 30mm nut?  I can probably manage a 2nd hex ring with a thicker wall to deal with the 24mm.  Or I can resign myself to carrying that 10" Crescent wrench, and keep the $40 in my wallet.

I do manage to pack quite a bit of gear into my oval tool kit area, and also take advantage of some space in the electrical box, where spare spark plug, air pressure gauge, spare clutch cable, 3' alligator clip test lead, micro voltmeter, some baling wire, a bit of Scotch Brite, and more, all manage to find room.  My tool bag includes a 6" Vise grip, which can do a lot of jobs in a pinch, including serving as a jury rigged control lever.  I have extended the service life of my tool bag with a spray of Armor-all every so often.  The plasticisers in that stuff really seem to help extend the life of lots of plastic in my life, power cord insulation on power tools being foremost.  Keep it off the steel tools when wet though, it will make some rust.