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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 2:31 pm Thread Starter
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Necessary LT tools

What tools must I carry on my 2006 LT?
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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 2:35 pm
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If you can find a set from the old LT's (1999-2004) would be great.
It's not that big and you can do most of the things that do not require a tow truck with that set.
BMW still selling it (I guess it's abour U$70) but it's a shame that the bike doesnt' have it any more.

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post #3 of 8 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 2:44 pm
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Whatever you need to disassemble the bike to your comfort level.. this includes possible wheel removal. I found the BMW toolkit to be a good 'starting' level.

Here's what an esteemed and experienced rider contributed.

http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/down..._id=12105?Cat=

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Thumbs up Ron Major's Toolkit

Many would say, If you ride an LT, all you really need is AAA and your credit card!

I have gone that route, but, I prefer to be prepared now.

The below attached PDF is a comprehensive list posted to the LDRiders List some time ago by the late Ron Major. I carry most of it with me on the LT at all times.
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The 2005 and 2006's have alot of Torx screw heads for body work and brake calipers so I bought an assortment. Also kept my 2000 kit for removing the wheel lug nuts and oil changes.

The rear half fender for the front wheel on my 2006 is only attached with one center bolt and allows this part to rub on the front tire. When I took the rear part of the fender off, I noticed two side holes on the fork. Is there supposed to be some bolts there? I think there were on my 2000. I just put some zip ties through the holes to hold the fender in place.
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post #6 of 8 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 4:04 pm
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Thumbs up And, some duct tape!

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Whatever you need to disassemble the bike to your comfort level.. this includes possible wheel removal. I found the BMW toolkit to be a good 'starting' level.

Here's what an esteemed and experienced rider contributed.

http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/down..._id=12105?Cat=
I was at a stop one day, adjusting my left mirror by pushing on the outside edge of the glass, when the mirror assembly went flying (I didn't have the safety wire attached properly either, but that's beside the point). The mirror housing did not secure to my satisifaction - DUCT TAPE TO THE RESCUE!

If you do your own maintenance, you'll find out what tools work and which ones don't. Even though you have a new bike, I recommend doing the work. I was surprised how repeated plastic removal improved my confidence. It also has helped me decide what NOT to take until I develop the ability to do the work. I'm not ready to remove a wheel in the field or replace a tire in the field, so I have a tire repair kit, but the tire irons on in the garage. A BMW MOA membership with towing helps; walking shoes and water is always a good idea.

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Great picture. I also just found the need to remove a "tamper-resistant" screw on an after-market accessory on the used LT I just bought. I had to go buy a star-nut allen wrench set, which cost about $10 at AutoZone. They are just like "normal" allen wrenches, except there is a hole cut out in the middle of the allen wrench heads for the "dimple" in the screw head.

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Hey Ken, fellow Albuquerquecian,
Welcome to the forum! What do you ride? ... maybe fill in your public profile a little more.

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