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Hi guys and gals, I am looking for items that you would put into a portable tool kit, something for the unforseen minor emergency you my have.
 

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holy jeez trev. did you buy that 600rr? if so there should be a stock toolkit in the trunk. pretty much every newer bike has one. but if not (like in my case) just find out what are the most common fasteners on the bike and pic up small multitools that can adapt most of them. all i carry is a 6 inch adjustable crecent wrench and a multi-bit screwdriver. you may want a small pair of pliers and some allan keys if thats what your fairings take to get off.
 

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Naw the deal fell through on the RR, the owner was too hard to get ahold of and there was no communication so I went for an 02 600 F4i , red and black just a tad over 10,000 km, basically new. I am very excited about that, as well, they have finally booked my surgery and t will be on the 25th of this month! YAY for me!

So now I can come down, or better yet you have an excuse to come up this way and we can go for a ride!
 

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stock tool kits are usually decent enough...
i like to have a little first aid kit and those platic zip tie straps things...
you never know when those will come in handy...
 

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All the fixin's to fix a flat too. If you shoup carefully, you can get the screwdriver handle style scraper/cleaning tool and plug inserter (vs.the T-handle style which takes up more room), glue, plugs and a small bicycle hand pump (mine even has a pressure gague built in) and get all this to fit under the seat of your sportbike. I't nice to know that you could limp your bike to the nearest bike shop or next town should you pick up a nail, screw or metal shard in the middle of nowhere.
 

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Did the bike not come with a stock toolkit? As Hyden' says the kits these days are actually quite decent.

And ditto on the flat fixer kit. But in my case I went with the electric pump from Crappy Tire and stripped off the plastic case and shortened the hose and then swapped the electric plug to a small RCA phono plug. On the battery I added a power takeoff of a 20 amp fuse and an RCA phono jack to all my bikes. So now I got an electric pump option. The pump needs to be hand held because the crankshaft and conrod is exposed but it does a tire in about 5 to 10 minutes compared to like 1/2 an hour of sweaty hand pumping on the road side (that should bring on some comments.... :D).
 

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don't forget tire plugs just in case you get a nail in your tire. This year has been the worst, at least 3 other ppl I know got nails in their tires.
 

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Good idea with the tire kit, I have not actually received the bike yet so I am not sure what it has or does not have, but I am definitelty a safety conscious and b prepared kinda guy, so a roll of duct tape and the electric ump will be neccessary items
 

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Good idea with the tire kit......I am definitelty a safety conscious and b prepared kinda guy, so a roll of duct tape and the electric ump will be neccessary items
Also try some zap straps, a metal or wooden 'puck' for your kickstand, earplugs in a snap-shut carrying case, a travel size hairspray bottle with windex in it along with a zip-loc baggie with many paper towels quarter-folded neatly inside (for dirty visors - which I HATE). Also, if you plan to ride with a tinted visor, try packing a pair of clear safety glasses in a zip-loc baggie in case you get caught out after dark, you can at least ride home legally and with clear vision with your tinted shield raised. You could also do up a list with your name, address, medical info and pertinent phone number on who should be contacted in the event you are injured and keep it in your wallet or in another zip-loc baggie under your seat. Of course if your bike is stolen with your information under the seat then the thieves know all about you, so maybe your wallet or riding jacket pocket is best.

Oh yeah, another thing I remembered; a pill bottle or film canister to fit coins (quarters, loonies and twoonies) for parking meters.
 

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Sweet Trev..

You will *heart* the F4i, that's awsome you got a bike.

the tool kit in my f4 had a 10mm honda wrench, 2 things i hve no ideal what they do, i stocket screw driver and a hole in the kit, So I guess i'm missing some of the smaller peaces..
 

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give brad a call at chopshop he has some tool kits for hondas. i was just there last week. the tool kit fits under the rear seat with a rubber strap. zap straps and a big garbage bag that you can fold and roll up and place it just behind the brake lights. a small first aid kit that will fit perfectly on the left side. at least 2 bungee cords and a small flash light. all of this will fit nicely under your rear seat.
 

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some time ago (okay, many years) I bought a new Harley.
No took kit.
Dealer looks me in the eye, checks my hands (manicure) and says, "You don't need a tool kit. You need a cell phone and a credit card."

All mirth aside (hey, I thought it was funny) the only thing I've done is inventoried the stock/factory tool kit, and replaced any item I thought could be handled with one tool, instead of two, added a flat repair kit (tubeless tires, so plugs can get me home) and a stripped down $12 CDN Tire air/tire pump.
Over the years, I've added a few things, like a teeny, tiny screw driver for that one damned wire on the Gerbing jacket liner that drift's loose every now and then. And a spare clip for my 2 piece windshield. A spare gas cap for my auxiliary fuel cell, and a spare bulb for my Lightforce lights. I try to keep things on the bike that will get me home in an emergency, now the more room I have, the more stuff I have for comfort's sake. Mental comfort, that is.
 

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standard tool kit is what you need. Zip ties is the next best thing. The MOST common use for it, when you get your license renewed and you have nothing to hook it back onto yoru bike, that's when zip ties comes in handy.
 
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