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For tune ups, valve adjustments, oil changes, and other maintenance what are the must haves?

As we all know, every bike has it's own persona in required tools.
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I've had my TW for a couple of years and done all my own maintenance. The basics would be a metric socket, hex key wrenches, and wrench set, feeler gauges, JIS screw drivers, grease gun. After that, the sky's the limit. You could also get tire irons, spanner wrench for the steering head, various punches, pliers, torque wrenches, and the list goes on.
 

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OK, devoted TW200 followers, What sizes of GIS?
Amazon seems to have various assortments.
Do any of you have a favorite place or link?
 

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Screenshot by Lightshot Leatherman Wave. always at my side. used to have the black ops version but my drunken brother dropped it in the drink on Saratoga Lake.
 

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I've been trying to do all of the maintenance on my TW with the included tool kit, and so far the only things I've needed to add to it have been feeler gauges and an allen key (valve adjustment). For everything else, the included tools work fine (though many things are a lot easier with ratchet and socket :))
 

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Little Tommy,
At the risk of sounding like a village idiot, and my riding is mostly local to 30 miles out, why a kick starter?

I know that I am somewhat of a stranger in a strange land here. I ride in civilization. Many members of this group pack fuel, water, etc, and probably ride to the center of the Earth.
I think there was a movie about that staring James Mason, in his greatest dramatic role.
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Little Tommy,
At the risk of sounding like a village idiot, and my riding is mostly local to 30 miles out, why a kick starter?

I know that I am somewhat of a stranger in a strange land here. I ride in civilization. Many members of this group pack fuel, water, etc, and probably ride to the center of the Earth.
I think there was a movie about that staring James Mason, in his greatest dramatic role.
H
Well, even on the side of the road, if the battery failed or you wore it down trying to start the bike after a repair of some sort, you could at least get it going and get home. I hate leaving my bike somewhere too. Just last week, I went out to start it and it almost started but not quite. (something's not right, normally, it fires right up instantly) I gave it a kick and away we went. Next day though, nada, no dash lights, no click from the starter, nothing but a dead bike. Er..Ahh Ok,...2 kicks and away we went to the battery story to price batteries. No battery in stock, ok, we wait a week. Meanwhile :p I keep on riding every day, no big deal. A week later, 35 bucks poorer, but with a new battery, away we go as usual. To me a kicker is one of the most important things you can have on your bike and should be one of the first things you do to your bike if it doesn't have one. BTW, the battery that was in it was just over 4 years old. Hope this helps explain why I posted a kicker in the tool thread. All the tools you have might not help you if the battery takes a dump and you have no kicker, and I'm too old and fat and broken to run alongside the bike and try to jump on and start it every time I need to run to the donut shop. :Dhe he
 

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When I saw Admiral had the last post, I knew it would be pictures of hammers!
On a serious note, the Cresenthammer is nice to have out on the trail or even in the shop/garage at home when you need that "tap tap" action. Prior to the cresenthammer, I have had to use a rock from time to time. Comes in handy for things other than the TW too!
 
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