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List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:26 pm
by bluesman
Any suggestions as to a list of spare parts and specialty tools beyond the stock tool kit for on road touring? Max of several thousand miles per trip within the US.

With my Retro setup with no spare wheel, I am planning on at least 2 spare tubes, Jack or wood blocks (or both), and 12v mini air compressor.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:24 pm
by bgenest
Get a little retired and hittin' the road?

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:01 pm
by wooden nickel
Don't forget the 3/8" Allen wrench for the rear caliper. I think they recommend a hemostats or pair of needle nose for the keepers too.
If you carry tubes instead of a spare, I like to have 3 tire irons and hand cleaner for lube and clean up both. Don't forget a spare rim strip.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:18 pm
by rivers
Agree with a 3rd tire iron and the 3/8" allen wrench. I also like to have a spare donut onboard. Not that they fail often but if it does it may be hard to get a new one in a timely fashion. Bad enough breaking down on a trip but at todays motel costs hanging out in a motel for days waiting for the mailman can be a budget buster.
edit: Oh yeah, I would also pack along a small cheap DMM. Nothing fancy, a <$20 meter is all you need.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:49 pm
by Albuquralque
I'd buy a cheap set of 3/8" drive metric sockets at Harbor Freight


It's hard to say what spares to take with you. Mainly because whatever you carry will not be the part that breaks.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:02 pm
by wooden nickel
A set of laminated schematics too. Even if you can't read them (not saying you can't), it will give someone that can a fighting chance.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:56 pm
by GHGoodwin
Something like this for your fuel lines.

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/view ... gs#p484488

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:33 am
by bluesman
I have been looking for a good shallow and deep wall Metric only socket set, it seems like most sets are SAE and Metric. Seems like the best choice is the

Craftsman 27 Pc. 6 Pt. Metric Easy Read 3/8 In. Dr. Socket Wrench Set. Nice, but $80 Bucks
http://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Metric- ... pt.+Metric

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:19 am
by wooden nickel
bluesman,
Harbor Freight has a set of metric deep 3/8"l sockets for $11.99 and shallow for $9.99. While these are not top quality, they are not bad. Only an extremely stubborn fastener will give them any trouble. I used a set of them for 17 years on industrial presses. If you dropped a socket on one of those, usually it was gone forever. I could buy a whole set of Harbor Freight for the price of one Snap On socket. I have busted a Harbor Freight socket but I had a 3 foot cheater pipe on the handle of a breaker bar and a small socket. I eventually took a torch to the bolt.
http://www.harborfreight.com/10-pc-38-i ... 61300.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/10-pc-38-i ... 61285.html

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:17 pm
by chaos2
I am a fan of HF sockets and ratchets, they have gotten much better over the years. Not a fan of most of their electric stuff, though. The 1/4" drive set has become my go to for small jobs, mainly because it has all the SAE & metric in a nifty little holder. Check sizes before you buy, they have a habit of skipping the one socket size you need.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:59 pm
by redtails
And if all of the above fails, a AAA premier membership! :wink:

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:15 pm
by rivers
Just my opinion. You don't need super quality tools for an emergency roadside repair/maint kit. I carry a 3/8" drive socket set(metric) branded Master Mechanic(?) Just the cheap generic house brand my local True Value hdw store sells. Wouldn't be my go to set if I were rebuilding the motor but work just fine for road maint. Plus if you lose some or they get stolen it's not a major deal. I prolly carry more spare parts and tools than a lot of folks but I don't carry anything I'm not qualified or willing to do on the side of the road. Nor carry anything I can't afford to lose or replace. Customizer your parts stash and tool kit for "your" needs.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:29 pm
by Albuquralque
Standard sized and deep well 3/8" drive metric socket sets are available at Harbor Freight for $10 each set.

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:52 pm
by bluesman
Those Harbor Freight socket sets are cheap money for sure

Not having done any work to this rig yet, it seems like for roadside repairs deep sockets may not be needed after scanning things? Thoughts?

I went around checking every fastener I could see, and I have the big 3/8" hex in the Ural Kit. The kit seems pretty good overall.

Missing from the Ural Kit:
1. One thing I noticed that was not in the Ural tool Kit are Torx T30 & T40 bits for the rear pusher and sidecar brakes.
2. Second thing the Ural Kit did not have was the large Phillips head needed for the Starter (#3 or #4 size)

Re: List of extra tools and parts for touring with an 2014+ EFI rig

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:14 pm
by rivers
bluesman wrote: 1. One thing I noticed that was not in the Ural tool Kit are Torx T30 & T40 bits for the rear pusher and sidecar brakes.
2. Second thing the Ural Kit did not have was the large Phillips head needed for the Starter (#3 or #4 size)
Torx screws on a Ural? Lawdy Lawdy say it ain't so... Them are a Merican or maybe Euro punk design so the assembly line robots can pick'em up easier(faster). Just can't see IMZ's low production assembly plant using expensive auto robots on their assembly line to save a buck? Never even seen an 015 Ural in person but my 014 has no robot screws on it.