Ah, yes, the faithful adventure tool bag/roll/kit
None of us want to be miles from the nearest town with a broke down bike. Worse if you’re in the woods or backroads unlikely to see travelers. That’s why having the right tools for your bike in your tool kit is critical, but I think they also tend to be a point of pride for most us.
My Adventure tool kit
Firstly mine is bike specific, yours should be too unless you ride in groups and play the medic.
BMW Adventure Toolkit (for Adirondack Riding)
- set of wrenches (BMW is mostly torx, but the rear tire needs 2 different sizes and some accessories use smaller oens)
- torx set (I just have a full set since they’re all over this bike)
- T-handle and sockets
- A few key allen wrenches (unlike torx allen need is limited to front tire and handlebars)
- tire patch kit with plugs and patches (tubeless)
- inflator (i have co2 always, pack a 12v mini pump for long trips)
- vise grips
- small knife
- wire ties / zip ties
- tire spoons
So tell us, what’s in your tool kit?
(Pictures or it didn’t happen.)
Don’t have a toolkit?
If you’re still building yours, there are plenty of guides for putting together your roadside took-kit. Focus on fixes that get you riding again. That means enough tools to fix a tire, replace a lever, cable, pedal or shifter. My favorite advice is to just start with your tool kit anytime your at home making mods. If you need to get another tool ask yourself: Should this one should be added to my bag too?