Enduro Toolkit

Thursday, February 25, 2021

With all the snow we've had this winter, I've been so damn bored I cleaned up my tool pack and wrote down some notes. I mainly use this for trail riding. For a dual sport/multi-day trip, I'd add a few more tools/spares and throw everything a backpack.

I've tried a few waist packs and this Zac Speed Matrix is my favorite. It's made of heavy-duty material, uses large zippers, and keeps its contents dry. The design is simple: a single, large main compartment with a few mesh organizers and a clear, quick-access "tail". It comes with a tool roll as well, but it's pretty bulky. I don't use it. I keep a microfiber cloth in the tail to wipe goggles and phone/GPS screens. I'll also throw a snack or sandwich in there while riding.

I stash most stuff in the main compartment:

  • tool roll
  • hand pump
  • tow strap
  • 2 oz premix 💨 (wrapped in nitrile gloves)
  • zip ties, various sizes
  • Voile straps (sometimes)

I use a Dirt Bike Gear tool roll. It's perfect. All their gear is great, go buy it. I only wish they made a fanny pack. I'm sure it'd be perfect as well. I run tubliss/bibs and do not carry tire irons, tubes, &c. so it's not stuffed. Here's what's in there:

  • KTM axle/spark plug tool (wrapped with duct and electrical tape)
  • Knipex 8" pliers wrench 🤑
  • Leatherman Wingman
  • 8, 10, 13 mm wrenches
  • small flashlight
  • tire plug tools

The small pocket of the tool roll holds:

  • Prestacycle ratchet wrench
  • 6, 8, 10 mm sockets w/ adapter
  • 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50 Torx bits
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 mm hex bits
  • Phillips + flat bits
  • cutting tool

A few small containers and plastic baggies get stuffed in the mesh pockets on the fanny pack. These hold spares and (super) basic first aid:

  • baggie w/ TP, band aids, ibuprofen, couple o-rings (fit KTM fuel quick disconnect, water bladder, other stuff probably...)
  • quiksteel
  • spare spark plug

Container (right)

  • 10 amp fuse (2)
  • safety wire
  • shift lever bolt, washer, and pair of nordlock washers
  • small zip ties
  • spare master link
  • various bolts, washers, etc

Container (left)

  • tire plugs
  • rubber cement
  • sandpaper
  • patches

I keep a spare shift lever and brake lever ziptied to the frame in the air box. That's it.