We have learned that the tool kits that come with many bikes just suck. So, we started out our new and improved tool kit for our Beemers with a Cruz Tools kit and have since added many other might need extras from our own garage. We feel the Cruz set up provides a good foundation and the quality of their tools are pretty decent.
We don’t have one of these but will for our next trip instead of carrying our bulky socket.
You can buy Cruz Tools probably from your dealer or online. Many companies carry this brand or others like it. Other trip items are: Tire Plug Kit, tire gauge, Swiss Army knife or Leatherman, wire, loctite, zip ties and first aid kit. We bring some other items but I am going to leave that up to you…the readers to add….as a comment.
We bring along enough to hopefully get us through some common problems both mechanically and any accessories we have the bikes. Any MAJOR engine problems we all know most likely can not be fixed on the road. Also a tool many of us have nowadays is a GPS, but don’t forget to bring a good old map. See when a GPS fails, at least you have the old fashion way to get you to where you want to go. ;-)
While I might do all the blogging, CHERYL is most definitely the mechanic in the family. She will take a part anything and try to fix it with no hesitation. She rarely reads manuals because she likes to figure things out. Having 2 of the same exact bikes in the home helps as she can compare when she tears into one.
See the DIY tab in the header.
What do you carry on your bike for your trips?