High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
I carry a tool kit with as compact as I can get it... fits in an old canvas Jeep owner's manual pouch in a plastic bag.... fits right in the tail so I don't have to take the front seat off.. Have a small bag in the top box with tire repair kit and small Slime compressor with an SAE plug on it to plug into the Battery Tender harness. I have two short aluminum dirt bike tire spoons with 22 and 24mm hex. in case I have to take a wheel off. A few zip ties of course! And a battery booster pack. Well, I had a set of booster cables under the back seat too.
My compact tools consist of a few 1/4" drive sockets (most common, 8,10,12,17) and a compact ratchet and extension, some wrenches of the same sizes. 1/4" drive hex.. 4,5,6,8 and a pair of compact wire cutters/strippers. A couple of screwdrivers.
Under the seat, the factory tool kit (never used it) a little zip loc with spare fuses and spare windshield screws, fuseblock is also under the seat but a thin cheap voltmeter resides there too. Have a Battery Tender voltmeter also.
In the tank bag, two t-handled hex 4,5... keep handy to remove panel fasteners... can get one of those dirt bike combo things it's like a triangle has 4,5,6 hex and hex sockets, very compact. Wrap electrical and duct tape around a wrench or hex key..
So in 10 years of owning FJR's, I have used the tire repair kit and hex keys on my bike..... the rest of the tools/booster cables have only been used on other people's bikes!!
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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