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Old 12-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thruxton/Bonneville Tool Kit

I bought my Thruxton used and it didn't come w/ a tool kit (not sure there ever was a factory kit. However, I've managed to put a pretty good one together that fits beneath the seat. The first pic shows the tool roll (a Craftsman 7 wrench roll) fitting nicely between the frame rolls under the seat.

The second pic shows the tools laid out--quite a bit crammed in there. Not all easily seen in the picture (L to R): spare wire, spare zip ties, spark plug socket and short extension, 8 sockets to fit most of the bike's bolts, threaded rod to hold the sockets together, combo needle nose vice grips/wire cutters, 3/8" drive flex head stubby socket wrench, wide mouth 6" adjustable wrench (will fit 24mm axle nuts), misc screwdriver bits and holder, shock adjustor, small roll red elec tape, WD-40 pen, penlight, L-handle screwdriver, allen wrench, 10/12mm open end wrench (good luck charm from my first bike--a '76 KZ900), air/fuel mixture adjusting tool and high alt. main/pilot jets, special screwdriver I cutdown to be able to access jets, allen wrench to remove float bowls. And it all fits in a 1"X4"X6" pouch.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice. For the record, the OEM toolkit is the allen key hidden under the right hand side panel that's for undoing the seat bolts, and that's it!
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Yep, you can use the 5mm Allen wrench to remove your seat, where you still won't find a tool kit.

The general consensus is these bikes are so reliable you'll never need tools. IMO it was more of a cost saving measure. Anyway, lots do what you did... a small tool roll under the seat. You can stow a larger kit if you've removed your airbox. I just happened to have a tool kit from an old Honda that fits perfectly atop the battery. So far, knock on wood, I've yet to need it. Hopefully you'll never need your tools either.

BTW, you mentioned pics, but I'm not seeing any.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,
I just bought a used scrambler and joined the list... I was wondering the same thing. I wasnt sure if I was missing the toolkit....or there wasnt one. Thats a little surprising that a high end Euro bike doesnt even come with a cheap tool kit......
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't know what to say about the pics. I'm looking at the post right now and they show.
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Maybe it's just me.
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For the record, I can see the photos OK (using Chrome on Windows 7).

It might seem like penny pinching to not include a toolkit with these bikes, but to be honest the toolkits included with my Ducati and various Kawasakis and Suzukis in the past were about as much use as a chocolate teapot, so you're not missing much.
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Thanks PAAS. Couldn't see the pics from home yesterday... nor can I see 'em from work today. Seems like I have this problem any time pics have been linked from a member's album. Yet I can still go to the album section and view pics there. Weird.

I agree with you that most OE tool kits are just a small plastic pouch with a few stamped out spanners, a worthless multi screw driver, and a crap pair of pliers anyway. Best just to buy a small roll and assemble your own tool kit. Wait... that's what this thread is all about.
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Hi Guys,
Just for info I asked about the lack of toolkit at my local dealers and was told it is an 'Accessory' !!!
They charge 40 to 45 for it, pic below..

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PS... From what I can gather its actually put together by CruzTools but is sized to fit under the seat on the Bonnie..


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