Tool ideas by Gary in AK

It’s always great to hear what other ADV riders are doing with their bikes and farkles.

Our guest Blogger is Gary from Alaska, Gary Rides a 650 VStrom and here is his solution to carrying tools and where he bought his tool kit from…thanks Gary!

Thought you might like this as a possible blog topic – motorcycle tools to take on the road.  In this niche topic, I would offer Blue Ridge Racing tools as the best, and this is what we carry.  They are not cheap (in quality or price), and as you browse their kits, you can see they are put together with logic by riders.

In addition to the stage III kit, I have two of these:
mounted on the inside of my left rear SW Motech case frame.   My Blue Ridge Racing Tools are in these tubes as well as tire plugs, valves, etc.

Hope this is useful…


BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker and Lever Tool Set

I think this is a great idea to assist with tire changing.  IF We end up buying the 2013 BMW F800GS bikes we will need to practice fixing flats.  The 800 has tubed tires versus our F650GS twins, which have tubeless. 

Any thoughts? Has anyone tried these? Waste of money?

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Cruz TOOLS – Because OEM kits Suck


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. 

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