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Tool kit
#763278 01/23/19 1:14 pm
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Hi can anyone help i am trying to put together a tool kit for my 1962 Ducati Elite .

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rocketgoldie #763626 01/26/19 8:34 pm
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Well, no replies, probably very few Italian bike owners and fewer with a specific year/model. BUT, I do at least have a suggestion. Some of the Yahoo groups have a good following and they post a lot of files including parts books, service manuals and such. And you can ask the group if they have such knowledge. Give them a try. Go to "groups.yahoo.com" and search for "Ducati singles". Hope it works for you.
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I do have an Italian bike, although not a Ducati, so I unfortunately can not offer much help here.
At the risk of teling you something you may be already aware of : check out the website www.bevelheaven, they stock several special tools for Ducati singles.
Also www.stein-dinse in Germany stocks special tools for Ducati singles.
Hope this helps.

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... and maybe try the vintage section of ducati.ms

https://www.ducati.ms/forums/14-vintage/


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rocketgoldie #763636 01/27/19 12:04 am
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I have a bevel SS twin and Mark 3 single, and have put lots of miles on them, especially my twin. For my twin to replace the original useless OEM tool kit I bought an air cooled BMW tool kit, one of the best carry along sets, very complete and reasonable quality.

Not sure what you mean by tool kit. Something to carry along on rides? If so, you can accumulate your own if you go over the bike to locate all the wrench sizes including front and rear axles and allens, phillips and slot head screwdrivers, pliers, valve adjusters, carburetor jets, spoke wrench, and buy good quality wrenches, and a chain tool and spare master link and inner link. There isn’t enough room to stow a complete tool kit set on a single so you will have to carry it in a fanny pack or day pack or add a stash pack to the bike somewhere.

If you mean shop tools, same process but will also include ratchets, sockets, and two of every end wrench. That help? If not, try the various Ducati single websites. Some are hard to find. The vintage section of the Ducati ms forums tends to favor the 70’s and early 80’s bevel twins

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Re: Tool kit
rocketgoldie #763646 01/27/19 7:38 am
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Regardless of what you ride, your tool kit depends on how far and where you ride.

If you tour, then anything minor that is fixable on the road needs to be in the tool kit. You don't need to be packing for major issues because you are likely to be near civilisation. The credit card and cell phone will cover most problems. If too far away from help then you have a tent and sleeping gear etc. Just wait for the next vehicle.

If you ride adventure bikes and ride off the beaten track, you need tools that will get you home again, or at least closer to the beaten track. Tyre repair stuff, zip ties, wire and fuses, and anything that will get you home.

If you ride weekend classic rides with a few likely friends then there'll be a back up vehicle or others with tools. Just take the basics and anything bike specific.

I ride my '51 BSA with a screwdriver or two, a whitworth combination spanner or two, some electrical tape, wire and fuses and zip ties. If that doesn't fix it then I use the credit card and cell phone.

I adventure tour on my '70 Triumph with a whole heap more, including tyre changing gear/ puncture repair kit, a very large adjustable spanner, spare plugs and leads, muesli bars, water plus my camping gear.

Horses for courses.

I have a couple of lists stapled to the inside of the "bike gear" cupboard door to prompt me when I pack.


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Re: Tool kit
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you know, i have a technique that i use to make up tool kits that i use for my race bike.

everytime i use a singular tool for something, i paint it blue. the wrench for the rear axle, is painted blue. the special 19/32-inch wrench for the petcock gland nuts is painted blue. the half-dozen essential allen keys for the carbs, cases, handlebars, and ignition-- all blue. gear pullers and special bolts, chain breakers, pipe wrench, mole wrench, specialty screwdrivers, all blue.

when i put the tool box together for a trip, i put in the no-brainer tools--wrenches, sockets, and so on, and then go through the drawers and pick out all the blue tools and put them in as well. i don't forget anything that way.

if you're setting up a toolkit to carry on the bike, just make a list of every task you are willing to perform on the side of the road, and carry the correct tools to do it. i commuted on my 72 T120 for many years, and the tank bag always held just enough tools to get me home.


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Hi and thanks for all your help.

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And I thought all Ducati owners only carried a toothbrush, mobile/cell phone, and a credit card...its about all you can carry isn't it smile

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something like Kevin

In my tool chest, I have a drawer that is just for " Triumph tools " and the wrenches are taped and marked what they are for. If going for a long ride, I select the tools that I think I might need on such a trip and, to date, I have never needed them. As soon as I don't take them in the tank bag, I'll get a break down...….I also carry a spare set of points, a condenser, a spare coil and cables, a spare tube, irons and a pump ( both Triumphs have only 18 inch wheels ) among other bits and the same applies.

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FWIW I carry quite a few tools in the kits of each of my bikes. Mostly just what would be needed to get the bike home. (knock on wood) The tools are mostly, if not entirely, used on the bikes of the people I ride with. When I had a Ural/sidecar outfit I carried a fuel can onboard. It came in very handy when stopping to help out other "bikers" with peanut tanks!


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I regularly ride my 250 M3 for 10 long days in the IOM and do a days thrash at the Jurby track. I carry a few tools in the small boxes. Problems are usually ,sooty plug, closed up points or a broken wire connection, An allen key,a screwdriver, plug and spanner,small adjustable for the carb. I keep meaning to find a spare cable nipple .


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