July 08, 2010

CRUZTOOLS

I love tools. My mom used to work in a tool factory when I was a kid, and employees back in the days were allowed take home items that didn't make the quality control. Hence, instead of playing with dolls, I had a load of real tools to play with, that was fun. I became very good at dismantling things, alas had my issues to put it back together again (hasn't changed much). Since my bike didn't come with a kit (a common 'consumption' that seem to befall used motorcycles), I shopped around for a packaged metric toolkit, and found one specifically put together for Beemers from CRUZTOOLS. I will make use of it upcoming weekend. The vibrations of the thumper might have loosened up some of the fittings, so I want to make sure all screws, nuts and bolts are as tight as they should be.

6 comments:

  1. That is a very nice bit of kit. I considered the very same tool kit. It is probably better than the one missing from your bike.

    Carry it always and may you never need it for your bike.

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  2. That looks like a pretty nice set. My very used Beemer was also missing the toolkit but I ended up buying one from Chicago BMW. I try to use only the toolkit whenever I do any maintenance on the bike and add any tools I find would be nice to have.

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  3. @Gordon: Thanks for stopping by. Good idea, I will use it as my lucky charm.
    @ Richard: The Beemer tool kits at the dealer were far more expensive. And it looks like the guys from Cruztools put a lot of thought into it.

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  4. That's a lovely kit Sonja. By the way, our daughter when she was about 10 preferred working in the garage with me rather than doing knitting,dressmaking etc with her Mum!

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  5. Hi Sonja,
    Nice looking set of tools. I like tools, but I'm all thumbs with them, and I'm always turning stuff the wrong way.

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  6. @Geoff: Funny, my Dad also let us kid work with him. Good memories.
    @Kari: I certainly fight with the same issue...

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