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Old 02-08-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Anyone carry tools or a tool kit with them on trails? If so what do you take? Carry them in? Store them on yourself or the bike?
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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do you wear a camelback when you ride? If so store them in there.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:58 AM   #3
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Anyone carry tools or a tool kit with them on trails? If so what do you take? Carry them in? Store them on yourself or the bike?
I don't intentionally go off road but when I do I have allen wrenches, adjustable, zip ties, pliers and spark plug wrench. Carried under the seat. Did see an ad today from cycle gear for a tool that looks like a swiss army knife of tools. Check that out it is very compact.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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I have a camelback but I was planning to use the one I use for Mtn Biking which has a small pocket with barely enough room for a set of keys.

Has anyone seen these? look pretty handy:
http://www.mooseracing.com/catalog.j...group_id=12358

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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If you ride anything other than a KTM then ya , you'll need a tool kt.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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I keep all kinds of junk in my camelback, the most used are my 3 way 8,10,and 12mm nut driver and 3 way allen. Also carry a multi tool, sparkplug, safetywire, zipties, and trail marking tape.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #7
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With 2 strokes, never go into the trails without a spare spark plug and wrench haha. +1 to what everyone else has said.. Except for motojunkie.. I think he meant to say, "if you ride anything but a KTM, you don't need a tool kit.. If you ride a KTM, you might as well bungie cord your toolbox to your back"
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I belive you can never carry enuff. I carry a multie tool , zip ties(life savers), spark plug wrench with not just one but even 2 or 3 spark plugs. Tire tools and maybe even a tube with a co2 canister. Allen wrenches and 2 scew drivers. Some companies will sell you a tool kit specified for your bike.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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With 2 strokes, never go into the trails without a spare spark plug and wrench haha. +1 to what everyone else has said.. Except for motojunkie.. I think he meant to say, "if you ride anything but a KTM, you don't need a tool kit.. If you ride a KTM, you might as well bungie cord your toolbox to your back"
I was waiting for that comment... ha ha . I really dont know why people always say that about KTM's . I have owned them my whole life, my first bike was a KTM 50 junior and all the way up to a 300 xcw and never and I do mean never have I had a problem with anyone of them. You do what your supposed to do in maintiance and almost any bike will last. look at my 1997 KDX 220R, I have changed the top in once and that bike will sit in the garage for 6 months and still start in the first 2 kicks. My 1986 ktm 300 still starts everytime.

Most people who say KTM's suck either never have owned one or just heard of people who abuse them and then say there junk. And no you cannot say that a KTM 450 motard breaks down more than a Honda.
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I belive you can never carry enuff. I carry a multie tool , zip ties(life savers), spark plug wrench with not just one but even 2 or 3 spark plugs. Tire tools and maybe even a tube with a co2 canister. Allen wrenches and 2 scew drivers. Some companies will sell you a tool kit specified for your bike.
Perfect advice right there Anyone (like me) who has been 2 1/2 hours into the woods when their bike died because of a spark plug right before sunset will say the same thing.. You can never carry enough.
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Perfect advice right there Anyone (like me) who has been 2 1/2 hours into the woods when their bike died because of a spark plug right before sunset will say the same thing.. You can never carry enough.
or just stay on the pipe.

Never a fouled plug in about 80 hrs of ride time.

but these guys got ya covered....3 way, 8, 10 & 12mm, safety wire and zipties.
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or just stay on the pipe.

Never a fouled plug in about 80 hrs of ride time.
but these guys got ya covered....3 way, 8, 10 & 12mm, safety wire and zipties.
Same here , but its better to be safe than sorry. Like the old saying goes, " happens!"
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #13
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Just out of curiousity, how big of a camel bak do you guys lug around? Some guys are saying they carry their tools in there so I'd imagine it'd be a small back pack size?
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Just out of curiousity, how big of a camel bak do you guys lug around? Some guys are saying they carry their tools in there so I'd imagine it'd be a small back pack size?
not very big. this is the one i use. two zipper pockets and one pouch.
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These big enough for some tools, keys etc? I was looking at a MULE but didn't know if it would be too big hanging off the back of a chest protector.

http://www.rei.com/zoom/bb/33d884a2-...f8cc51.jpg/440
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These big enough for some tools, keys etc? I was looking at a MULE but didn't know if it would be too big hanging off the back of a chest protector.

http://www.rei.com/zoom/bb/33d884a2-...f8cc51.jpg/440
I got the same one in green and I love it ! Holds enuff .
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Work blows on nice days like this... I want to be outside doing something, anything!
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I perform all my maintenance with my tool kit. (not including major engine work/rebuilds) If I come across something I need, I find a way to integrate into my kit.

I carry one of these:
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My camel back just has water/hydration in it.
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I looked at that route but not sure I'd like having a pack on ... yuck.
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