Triumph has evolved the Bonneville over the years to where if you're out on the road and need tools, you have a more serious problem than a small, portable tool kit will help with.I just took delivery of a 2009 T100. Looked under seat. No toolkit. Called the dealer and was told Triumph doesn't provide tool kits on new bikes. Is this right. If so, any suggestions on a pre-assembled kit. Thanks.
============]bsaltrat's thread about the securing of tools in the space created by a NARK got me thinking. Well, worrying slightly in fact - there was nothing actually holding my tools in place and it was perfectly possible that they might rattle out somehow. So I made a wee something to keep them in place.
waterproof bag/jacket off-cut; 7" of webbing; adjustable clip fastener, plus; 65/35 polycotton thread. Also the old snorkel bracket for measuring against. (Picture in original thread.)
Cut enough material to easily surround the old snorkel bracket. (Picture in original thread.)
Sew the edges over to form a hem on the inside, note the wider overlap down the one side. (Picture in original thread.)
Having cut the webbing into two lengths (1 X 2", 1 X 5"), feed the 5" length through the adjustable part of a clip fastener and sew the free end over firmly. This will afford grip and prevent the fastener from slipping off. Fit the 2" length of webbing 1" through the other fastener and clip the two fasteners together. Then place the guard over the snorkel bracket so that each end of the straight side is over a bolt hole. Lay the webbing and fasteners on top so that the adjustable end is over the material and the other end is directly over the remaining bolt hole. Pin the adjustable end in place and sew it onto the material and sew the webbing on the other fastener together.
Using the snorkel bracket bolt holes as a template, bradle two holes through the material and another through the webbing. Fit to the old airbox using the existing bolts plus washers.
Very simple - but it works well and, being adjustable, doesn't affect its capacity to hold a load of tools. As before, this is what's in mine...
Left roll - 6-14mm ring & open spanners.
Right roll - tyre lever, plyers, 19mm combi spanner, plug spanner, screw driver set, alan keys, open spanners, 24mm ratchet, insulation tape.