rm,, many new bikes don't come with basic (cheap) tools anymore. 1st, they don't need them. 2nd, cheap tools are cheap. 3rd, they would have to make a special place for them.. as in under a cover that you need a tool to remove so you can get to the tool to remove said cover.. 4th, they don't need them, and what exactly do you think yor going to do to yor bike on the side of the road anyway? If yor either that well versed in that specific bike maintenance requirements, you've either done all your maintenance b4 riding, have collected special (good) tools for the task, and come to the conclusion that the bike doesn't need roadside surgery nor would you ever do it there..I was all excited to go find the secret compartment holding my toolkit, but was very disappointed to see that it wasn't there. Guess I'll give the Craftsman spark plug socket a whirl.
Reitman, since you purchased a used 1500, I suggest when you perform a few maintenance tasks on your bike (assuming someone else doesn't always do the maintenance), that you keep track of what tools are needed and always have them on your bike. You can't always count on just a couple screwdrivers and a pair of pliers. Specific metric wrenches, sockets, and a drive handle, among others, may be necessary and come in handy one day. Not only tools, but spare fuses, bulbs, and other basic items may one day be needed. Hope you'll never need them, but many of us who ride older bikes have needed them and got us out of a pinch. And yes, even on the side of the road.I was all excited to go find the secret compartment holding my toolkit, but was very disappointed to see that it wasn't there. Guess I'll give the Craftsman spark plug socket a whirl.
Okay, you're crazy. I guess I am too. :grin2: The tools belong on the bike....Call me crazy, but when I get a new bike I like to change the fluids and spark plugs so I know everything is in working order.
I laughed like a mug right there. Don't mess with Poncho-I learned the hard way.All my latest bikes rite up to $20k hardley ableson did not come with a tool kit.. tho that one could have used a pull behind trailer full of em.. my $25k Injun did come with a very small bag with a special tool to loosen the oil dipstik if somebody numskull overtitened it(?) and a really kool airpump for the single Fox Racing rear monoshock. but that is the only tool kit Ive seen in the last 12 bikes have bought new.
the world has changed, its time we let go of 1950 hardley expectations. poncho
g'head, mess. don't hurt my feelers none. ruffle a few feathers once a while? if we don't stir it up, this these places get so BORING with pure analytic (type C) personalities and dry as bone facts. granted my facts are more rite than yors.. ponchoI laughed like a mug right there. Don't mess with Poncho-I learned the hard way.
secret compartments are for where you keep your stash.. not yor tools.. ponch being ponchTo the OP, I just looked in the secret compartment and mine was still there. Needless to say I was very happy. I will probably NEVER use them, but I know what you mean. It just seems incomplete. It's like having a 1980's Transformer and not having his gun-or a late 80's G.I. Joe and not having his back pack. It's just not complete.
Or maybe he had to file down the connecting rod caps to make em tighter agin. I think He used to run shine too and had to change 5 tires between Chi town and home one time. 90 miles. LOLMy grandpappy used to drop the oil pan off his model T Ford to put new leather bearings in when she started knockin. Maybe that is what we need to do to these noisy 1700 motors, along side of the road hey Ponch.
put some sawdust in transfer case gear oil to quiet down them gear noise. good for short runs.My grandpappy used to drop the oil pan off his model T Ford to put new leather bearings in when she started knockin. Maybe that is what we need to do to these noisy 1700 motors, along side of the road hey Ponch.