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tools set for the tool box

jconsole

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does anyone know which toolset [easy to read socket set] like this one;

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Tool+Sets&pid=00936190000&vertical=TOOL&subcat=Mechanics+Tool+Sets&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

will fit inside the side tool box on the avy?

also is there a need to have metric tools for the avy?

thanks
 
I have tried a few of them and I could not find one that had enough tools and would fit in to the saddle bags, so I leave it in the bed....and yes you need metric
 
the key is that it needs to be THIN... I don't think that one will fit....

some metric will be needed
 
What exactly does everyone recommend for an AV toolkit?  Other than the metric tools, what specialty tools or gadgets? 

Phoenix
 
PhoenixTX said:
What exactly does everyone recommend for an AV toolkit?? Other than the metric tools, what specialty tools or gadgets??

Phoenix

A wide selection of Torx bits would be handy.
 
Standard socket and wrench set
Metric Socket and wrench set
Soldering gun/iron
Spare bulbs for (Head lights, Tail lights, DRL) atleast 1 of each
Extra fuses
Wire
Duct Tape
Pliers,
Dykes
Adjustable wrench
channel locks
Paint stick (The new duct tape)
Assorted screw drivers
Torx bit set that can be used on a socket or nut driver
90 degree screw driver
Hammer ?(you just never know)
Diodes ? ?(for mods or fixing existing mods)
WD-40
Lock tight (thanks John B)


You can get a decent socket/wrench set complete w/ metric at any auto store for under $100. I got one from autozone and have only had to buy 2 additional pieces and they were for the seat belts and seat bolts. ?The case is about 20x18x4 and the other stuff plus more fits in a nice 24x10x10 "firestorm" tool box I got from Lowe's. ?Neither take up much room and I've never been caught without having something needed.
 
Avalanche0_2 said:
i bought a 98 piece set that fits in the saddle bags just fine and has most of the tools you need to work on the av

thats great. who makes the 98 peice and where did you pruchase it?

my goal is to have it fit in the saddle bag.
 
Tango Chaser said:
You can get a decent socket/wrench set complete w/ metric at any auto store for under $100. I got one from autozone and have only had to buy 2 additional pieces and they were for the seat belts and seat bolts. ?The case is about 20x18x4 and the other stuff plus more fits in a nice 24x10x10 "firestorm" tool box I got from Lowe's. ?Neither take up much room and I've never been caught without having something needed.

I did the same thing, but got it from either Pep Boys or Kragen. Lot's of different opinions out there. Besides a bottle of each different fluids. I also carry a 25 foot jump cable that takes up one of the saddle bag.
 
Tango Chaser said:
Standard socket and wrench set
Metric Socket and wrench set
Soldering gun/iron
Spare bulbs for (Head lights, Tail lights, DRL) atleast 1 of each
Extra fuses
Wire
Duct Tape
Pliers,
Dykes
Adjustable wrench
channel locks
Paint stick (The new duct tape)
Assorted screw drivers
Torx bit set that can be used on a socket or nut driver
90 degree screw driver
Hammer ?(you just never know)
Diodes ? ?(for mods or fixing existing mods)
WD-40
Lock tight (thanks John B)


You can get a decent socket/wrench set complete w/ metric at any auto store for under $100. I got one from autozone and have only had to buy 2 additional pieces and they were for the seat belts and seat bolts. ?The case is about 20x18x4 and the other stuff plus more fits in a nice 24x10x10 "firestorm" tool box I got from Lowe's. ?Neither take up much room and I've never been caught without having something needed.


Good grief..forget AAA..if I have a problem I am calling you Tango >:D
 
For some reason, these lists seem awfully short to me...  What do you think JohnB ???  TC has a good starter list, but you need 12000 lb. ramps, multimeter w/ampmeter clamp, assorted pry bars, all forms of wire connectors, at least three or so guages of zipcord, 2-sided 3M tape, small compressor for air tools, cordless drills including at least one multi-angle head type, shrink wrap, various plastic clips and mounting pins for body parts, strippers, crimpers, spare metripack pins (male and female), files, minimum of three types of lighting devices, bungi cords, 3-vol. service manuals for your year model Av, spare DRL & headlight sockets, various switches, torque wrench, hack saw, locksmith picks/hooks to name a few. I have these with me always except sometime I can't take the compressor... when my wife rides, she refuses to hold it in her lap!  :E:
 
Sourmash said:
For some reason, these lists seem awfully short to me...? What do you think JohnB ???? TC has a good starter list, but you need 12000 lb. ramps, multimeter w/ampmeter clamp, assorted pry bars, all forms of wire connectors, at least three or so guages of zipcord, 2-sided 3M tape, small compressor for air tools, cordless drills including at least one multi-angle head type, shrink wrap, various plastic clips and mounting pins for body parts, strippers, crimpers, spare metripack pins (male and female), files, minimum of three types of lighting devices, bungi cords, 3-vol. service manuals for your year model Av, spare DRL & headlight sockets, various switches, torque wrench, hack saw, locksmith picks/hooks to name a few. I have these with me always except sometime I can't take the compressor... when my wife rides, she refuses to hold it in her lap!? :E:


:laugh: :laugh:
 
JohnBChef said:
? ? ?You see he laughs but this is what Sourmash and I carry with us to GTG's! What we really need to carry is an easy up tent! also a minimum 3 pairs of dikes

I know its true..I've seen the back of your truck..plus when we were at Garber and you were doing me and RS72Camaro's tail gate accuators at the same time, then dykes seemed to stay lost >:D
 
Just found a Crescent brand 148 piece tool set that fits perfectly.  SAE and Metric. with allen wrenches and torx  bits.  About $80 at your local hardware store.
 

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If anyone is interested and can't find them locally, I sell them at my hardware store and could UPS them out.  I'd be happy to give a great deal to a fellow Av owner.
 
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