Honestly, over the years the tools I carry in my cars and on the bike have largely been used to fix stuff for other people. You are absolutely correct that what one needs to carry is pretty minimal.In my humble opinion those are overkill and take up too much space and weight. Let's be honest here, if the bike needs some kind of major engine repair, we are not gonna be doing that on the side of the road even if we had the tools. As long as you have the ability to tighten every type of fastener on the bike to do simple repairs, that's all you need. Between the 2 hex keys and screw driver that come with the oem toolkit, plus the adjustable wrench I added, I got that covered. Now I just need something small that can tighten the 36 mm axle nut. A small pair of pliers with wire cutters would also be useful.
It would probably take way too long. An electric inflator or CO2 cartridges would be easier. You need a surprising number of CO2 cartridges to safely inflate even a front tire. The threaded cartridges that come in the flat kits are expensive but you can buy an inflator that uses the cheap cartridges you can buy at any sporting goods store.Do you guys think a mini bicycle pump would work to pump up a motorcycle tire?
I ordered a Topeak Mini Morph G (very compact, just over 10" long) to supplement the cO2 cartridges and to adjust pressures while on the road. Once it arrives, I'll let you guys know how it works out.Do you guys think a mini bicycle pump would work to pump up a motorcycle tire?
Nice. I found one on Amazon - combine it with a short breaker bar and you are good to go.There's also something like this for the axle nut 36mm Wrench Tool Fit For Motorcycle Rear Axle Harley Touring 2018-UP | eBay
I aired the front tire down to 20 psi to see how many pumps it would take to get to 36 psi... Using the Topeak mini pump, it took 240ish (IIRC) pumps to back to pressure. Not ideal, but it would be a legitimate option combined with cO2 cartridges. I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment, so YMMV.I ordered a Topeak Mini Morph G (very compact, just over 10" long) to supplement the cO2 cartridges and to adjust pressures while on the road. Once it arrives, I'll let you guys know how it works out.