Tools "Sticky"

SuperTenereSaskatoon

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Hi Bushyar, i would be curious as of what else you added to this tool kit.
Would you still recommend it as a starting point?

Thanks!

Bushyar15 said:
Thanks for that link! Based on your recommendation I ordered it as starting point. There will b things I add to it but it has the basics!

And Gordon has extended his 20% off special today and tomorrow (Sept. 3 and 4th)
 

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SuperTenereSaskatoon said:
http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcotokitfor1.html

Hi guys,
has anybody looked at this yet?
Is it all inclusive as they say?
And are the tools made of pure gold? $300…

I am still trying to pull my ideal set of tools/thingies together.
Thats what winter is good for (trying to find at least one good reason for it).

Cheers!
You're paying a premium for that kit because it's marketed for a specific bike. That's their company marketing tool. How good they are at it, only an owner of a kit for the Super Ten can say. It looks pretty decent, but not $300 decent, IMHO. You can spend a lot less if you're willing to figure out your needs and just get the tools to do that. But it's nice to be lazy sometimes too, and some of the ideas that they utilize are ones you might not be able to duplicate easily at the local tool store(s), depending on your resources.

Some stuff has made it's way into my tool kit simply because I got stuck somewhere and needed what I didn't have. Other items are there because I am willing to trade space for a more comfortable, easier to use tool. (like the full size 27mm combo wrench for the rear axle nut)
 

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Agreed that you can likely save a "few" bucks assembling your own. But dang, that looks like a nice and thorough kit that some of its"value" is the service they have provided in creating and assembling for you.

As I get older, I appreciate quality service more and more. And am a bit more reckless with the frugalness I might have had earlier.

This IS the time in life I've been preparing for. Lol

So, can I order this kit and not catch too much grief from my buds here?
 

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Yes Snake, go ahead and get one. You wont get any grief, as long as you share your experience with us!
Otherwise…who knows:)


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Agreed that you can likely save a "few" bucks assembling your own. But dang, that looks like a nice and thorough kit that some of its"value" is the service they have provided in creating and assembling for you.

As I get older, I appreciate quality service more and more. And am a bit more reckless with the frugalness I might have had earlier.

This IS the time in life I've been preparing for. Lol

So, can I order this kit and not catch too much grief from my buds here?
 

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I even promise to share the kit if misfortune arrives and I'm present.
But to be honest, I've yet to need a roadside repair in just short of 4 years. Other than a bit of air, that is. But thanks!
 

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I am sort of with snake, as I have not YET needed a repair. And I am not sure of my ability of making said repair even if I had all the tools and PARTs needed to do it. I do carry tire plugs and an air compressor but past that????
 

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Sorry, I didn't see this response till now…

For where I go and want to go, I believe the tool kit I bought is a very good starting point. As stated in articles, I did some maintenance on my bike and only used the kit. I removed my forks with it and and installed some farkles with it.

The only things I've added to the kit are a "socket" to remove the front axle and a spoon/wrench combo to remove the rear axle nut. Then along with that tool kit, I carry tire plugs and a mini-tire compressor. I've also kept the stock tool kit..




SuperTenereSaskatoon said:
Hi Bushyar, i would be curious as of what else you added to this tool kit.
Would you still recommend it as a starting point?

Thanks!
 

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Possibly I missed someone mentioning this......what about the tool for spoke tightening? I haven't seen one btw so am curious as well as thinking maybe it might be a tool kit piece.
 

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Flying Passem said:
Possibly I missed someone mentioning this......what about the tool for spoke tightening? I haven't seen one btw so am curious as well as thinking maybe it might be a tool kit piece.
I believe a 5mm allen wrench is already in the oem tool kit. That's all you need on the road.
 

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offcamber said:
I just picked up this set since I'm too lazy to build my own....I'll ad a few items to it but overall it covers the basics.

Now through Monday 9/1/2014 save 20% use code TWENTYOFF
http://shop.rrrtoolsolutions.com/RRR-Adventure-Tool-Roll-Set-Torx-Premium-HIVIS-Yel-Includes-Ship-RRRATRPHV.htm

This link seems to be bad... You can go to http://www.rrrtoolsolutions.com/ and see what Gordon has to offer. I've known and worked with Gordon for years (in another field), and can vouch for his integrity. He has put a lot of thought and effort into his motorcycle tools. He has some very interesting videos on youtube and some blogs about bike restoration, etc. on facebook. Give him a look.
 

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Which is the standard of interchangeable screwdrivers tips to be used in the Supertenere?
I have PH and PZ. Have read about JIS tips.
JIS is different of PH and PZ?
Thanks for enlightening me.
 

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msch said:
Which is the standard of interchangeable screwdrivers tips to be used in the Supertenere?
I have PH and PZ. Have read about JIS tips.
JIS is different of PH and PZ?
Thanks for enlightening me.
Technically, the JIS is your answer. Other Phillips (cross point) bits work, as long as you aren't trying to apply maximum torque possible.
 

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The JIS from RRTools are excellent.


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msch said:
Which is the standard of interchangeable screwdrivers tips to be used in the Supertenere?
I have PH and PZ. Have read about JIS tips.
JIS is different of PH and PZ?
Thanks for enlightening me.
This might help - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

If I understand correctly, PH is standard phillips drive and PZ is Pozidriv. Neither is an exact match to JIS B but the PH is a better fit than the PZ. The PZ will likely damage the screw head.

Hope that helps.
 

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I have a Vmax which needs to have the steering head nut checked and occasionally tightened. One of our forum members "Dingy" has made up a wrench for the Vmax's and Venture bikes. I was pleased to see that he has also made several others including the Super Tenere. He sells them on Ebay and here is a link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Steering-Head-Ring-Nut-Wrench-Yamaha-Super-Tenere/183216807404?hash=item2aa8929dec:g:0ZsAAMXQHDlRcl6x
I hope this is the correct place to put this info, if not please feel free to move or delete.
Adding to the JIS discussion, they are an invaluable addition to your tool box. It is especially so on my 1992 Vmax that with out the JIS bits they would of probably stripped out like most of the other screws I have replaced on her with SS Allen heads.
 
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Regarding the Phillips vs. PZ vs. JIS issue where you'll see it the most is the front master cylinder screws on just about any bike. They have a tendancy to strip out heads on removal (usually by either contaminates such as brake fluid getting in the threads). While a JIS screwdriver isn't guaranteed not to strip it out it will work a lot better than a Phillips or PZ. Unless it's an emergency situation I never touch a Japanese bike's front master cylinder without using a JIS screwdriver.
 
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