CruzTools RTB1 RoadTech BMW Tool Kit
quality exceeded my expectations
I had some Zillacash to burn and thought that having an emergency tool set on board my GS would be a good idea for longer treks. For the price, I was expecting something better than throw away OEM junk that comes with bikes but the Cruz tools are every bit as good as my Craftsman garage tools. Everything I need to cover the "special" BMW fasteners in a compact, well designed kit.
October 31, 2015
Relevant Tool Kit
Fortunately, I haven’t had to personally use this kit on my bike. Although it ended up being very useful to a fellow rider during a break down.
CruzTools seems to have done a good job making sure the most relevant tools are included in this kit. To give you an idea of how compact it is, I previously had this kit nestled in the small storage pod underneath my K1200RS seat. Was happy that it was able to sit neatly there.
This kit participated in helping out a fellow rider during a 1K mile trip. Even though the kit was for a different manufacturer, it ended up having a lot of items needed with some useful extras (e.g., electrical tape, zip ties).
June 29, 2015
Tools that really do work
I used the Cruz tools for my BMW rt just as soon as I got them. I did an oil change and air filter service so removing the faring was essential, and I also had to remove the fuel tank to relocate some wiring the previous owner had place on the bike. I used wrenches and torxs keys as well as a few allen wrenchs. The lock tight and zip ties that came in the kit were also handy. I was immpressed by the quality and organization of the tool kit itself. The only thing I didn't get in the kit that is a spark plug socket but I am not sure i would ever use it any way on this bike. Do not hesitate order one today.
May 18, 2015
I agree the tools provided could sure be useful in many circumstances and the roll-up package is nice and compact, but the tools don't seem to be of particularly high quality (average) and I am wondering just how much I could have put this kit together for myself if I bought the pieces individually at the local hardware store. It's by no means a complete tool kit if you want to be prepared for most contingencies on a long trip.
May 11, 2015
Got this for my R1200 GSA. Just fitted a lot of accessories including new panniers which required the original racks to be removed. The Torx wrenches were up to the job even with an extra length of tubing added for leverage. Every tool I needed was in the kit. Very well made and great selection.
April 23, 2015
High quality, just wish it had the spark plug wrench included.
March 29, 2015
the most relevant tools/kit for the money I could find.
The one thing most of these aftermarket roll-up tools/pouches won't do is fit in the tool tray beneath the seat of a GS. With some creative rearranging I got the RTB1 to fit flat in the tray. I took out four of the bulkiest items--crescent wrench, screwdriver handle, tape roll, 22MM wheel adapter. I bent the tape roll slightly and stowed everything but the crescent wrench in the deep well of the tool tray. It allowed folding the pouch flat (in approx. 4 flaps) then rolling the top edge over slightly and tying together. It fits in the tray and does not interfere with the seat being latched even in the low position which I ride in. I do have to stow the crescent wrench separately in a little hold-down in the topcase.
March 16, 2015
Pricey but Necessary
BMW's don't come with tool kits. I guess we just don't pay enough for them. ;-) This is the tool kit BMW should have provided. Everything you need is here and they are high quality pieces.
December 22, 2014