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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Just remembered these, I don't know if they can still be got as people have told me over the years that "they don't make them anymore" and "they are illegal mate" etc. They are solderless nipples which take no space (these live in my key & coins pouch) and if you can't find them then you can break the metal out of an electrical connector (see the lower one).
    (that is a five pence for scale, also useful for setting your points gap...if you want it wildly off!)
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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Also again just remembered, I used to put a nut and bolt through several empty holes on the bike to be around for fixing stuff...

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Updated list;-

    Screwdriver + bits
    Multi allen tool + 1 short arm 1/4 for exhaust bolts
    Sockets - 7/16, 1/2, 9/16
    Spanners - 7/16, 1/2, 9/16
    Adjustable wrench
    Pliers
    Test light + wire and crimp connectors
    Contact cleaner
    Small loctite 243
    Gloves
    Baby wipes
    1/2 litre of primary oil
    1 x Litre of engine oil

    voltage regulator
    roll of tape
    plastic ties
    multimeter
    bulbs (as required in most countries)
    UNF nuts ,bolts - fixed to empty holes around bike
    multi tool
    torch
    gaff tape,, liquid metal pellet
    small first aid kit (again require in some countries )
    Hammer
    44 caliber cap-n-ball Colt - errrrrr, best not

    Spare plugs
    Neurofen

    Spare points, condenser
    Relay
    Feeler gauge
    Cable nipples
    Van + spare bike - yeah right!


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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    i have breakdown cover, but to me thats absolute last resort.
    i'm a believer in carry as much as you can.

    i carry two tool bags/rolls. Kreiga tool roll, it's brill; https://www.getgeared.co.uk/kriega-tool-roll
    that kriega bag then fits in a more classic leather bag/holder.
    one is mounted at the front-lower of the frame. usual place below the front engine mount.
    i made a special carrier and bolted it to the lugs on the frame.
    the other mounts under the buddy seat, where the seat-pan curves up. again i made a carrier to tuck it tight up against the seat.

    the one on the lower-frame holds tools to deal with specific tasks.
    the one under the buddy seat carrys more generic tools.
    distributed between the two bags are spare-smalls, if you get me?

    i also have a pair to teardrop toolboxes mounted infront of the rear shocks. they hold specific spares; ignition, primary/belt, carb and whatever i can cram in there.
    basically as you work and get familiar with the bike you get an idea of what tools you need and more importantly tools made/modified to make a job as easy as possible. especially for non-stock stuff.
    it's like you go from the front of the bike to the rear and look what you'd need to take it all apart, adjust etc. surprisingly little really. 90% of the bike is between 5/16 and 9/16.

    if i'm on a trip where i fit my bags, then i'll take a bit more, stuff that isn't permanent on the bike.
    but would be useful, bit of oil, centre-stands, spare inner tube, hand air pump. that sort of thing.

    my philosophy is that if i could do something about it, i'll try and cater for it.
    this covers most things other than catastrophic internal engine/trans failure. then it's recovery time.
    but for example i could change a wheel bearing easy enough, that could ruin a trip or be an extortionate repair cost. so i cater for it.

    of course anything can go wrong with anything, anytime.
    i'd go anywhere on my shovel, the further the better in my book.
    but you gotta be ready for what it might throww at you?

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by jayzedkay View Post
    i have breakdown cover, but to me thats absolute last resort.
    i'm a believer in carry as much as you can.

    i carry two tool bags/rolls. Kreiga tool roll, it's brill; https://www.getgeared.co.uk/kriega-tool-roll
    that kriega bag then fits in a more classic leather bag/holder.
    one is mounted at the front-lower of the frame. usual place below the front engine mount.
    i made a special carrier and bolted it to the lugs on the frame.
    the other mounts under the buddy seat, where the seat-pan curves up. again i made a carrier to tuck it tight up against the seat.

    the one on the lower-frame holds tools to deal with specific tasks.
    the one under the buddy seat carrys more generic tools.
    distributed between the two bags are spare-smalls, if you get me?

    i also have a pair to teardrop toolboxes mounted infront of the rear shocks. they hold specific spares; ignition, primary/belt, carb and whatever i can cram in there.
    basically as you work and get familiar with the bike you get an idea of what tools you need and more importantly tools made/modified to make a job as easy as possible. especially for non-stock stuff.
    it's like you go from the front of the bike to the rear and look what you'd need to take it all apart, adjust etc. surprisingly little really. 90% of the bike is between 5/16 and 9/16.

    if i'm on a trip where i fit my bags, then i'll take a bit more, stuff that isn't permanent on the bike.
    but would be useful, bit of oil, centre-stands, spare inner tube, hand air pump. that sort of thing.

    my philosophy is that if i could do something about it, i'll try and cater for it.
    this covers most things other than catastrophic internal engine/trans failure. then it's recovery time.
    but for example i could change a wheel bearing easy enough, that could ruin a trip or be an extortionate repair cost. so i cater for it.

    of course anything can go wrong with anything, anytime.
    i'd go anywhere on my shovel, the further the better in my book.
    but you gotta be ready for what it might throww at you?
    Complements.....

    ......that was well put.

    When in danger or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout!

    A common mistake made when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Spare clutch lever, your not going far if you have a drop or your bike falls over somewhere. I've got the repair nipples that Paul mentioned and they come with a throttle and clutch inner's.

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Boy View Post
    Spare clutch lever, your not going far if you have a drop or your bike falls over somewhere. I've got the repair nipples that Paul mentioned and they come with a throttle and clutch inner's.
    always carry clutch and brake leavers ,,,,

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    1978 FLH80 SHOVELHEAD
    1950 EL hydra glide PANHEAD

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Updated list;-

    Screwdriver + bits
    Multi allen tool + 1 short arm 1/4 for exhaust bolts
    Sockets - 7/16, 1/2, 9/16
    Spanners - 7/16, 1/2, 9/16
    Adjustable wrench
    Pliers
    Test light + wire and crimp connectors
    Contact cleaner
    Small loctite 243
    Gloves
    Baby wipes
    1/2 litre of primary oil
    1 x Litre of engine oil

    voltage regulator
    roll of tape
    plastic ties
    multimeter
    bulbs (as required in most countries)
    UNF nuts ,bolts - fixed to empty holes around bike
    multi tool
    torch
    gaff tape,, liquid metal pellet
    small first aid kit (again require in some countries )
    Hammer
    44 caliber cap-n-ball Colt - errrrrr, best not

    Spare plugs
    Neurofen

    Spare points, condenser
    Relay
    Feeler gauge
    Cable nipples
    Van + spare bike - yeah right!
    Spare clutch and brake levers
    Time out of mind

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    of course Julian you had lengthen the bike and fit a trailer to carry it all

    john
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    1950 EL hydra glide PANHEAD

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    Re: Shovelhead Touring Tool Kit

    Kit I was thinking of was called roadside-toolkits...there's a thread in offers tab here with discount details, tho it no longer seems to work?

    If you Google company it brings up ebay UK store....they do a Harley kit, but its not as comprehensive as previous version...
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