Promach Dual Tool and Seat Space Saver for BMW R1200GS
Every once in a while you find a product that makes you think, “Why haven’t I seen this before?” Promach, a boutique company in Montana, only offers a few products but each is unique, high quality and practical. If you own a BMW, like to travel light, and do a lot of trailside maintenance you’re going to love these tools.
Promach Dual Tool
The Dual Tool is made up a front spindle tool and spark plug cap removal tool, both machined from 7075-T6 aircraft grade aluminum. The spindle tool snaps inside of the spark plug tool and stays put with an O-ring. Together, they measure only 1.5" x 1.25" and weigh only 1.8 ounces.
The spindle tool has a 19mm hex end and a 22mm hex end making this even more multi-purpose than advertised. The 22mm end will remove axles on R1200GS (up to 2014) and K-bikes, while the 19mm end will work on F800 series front axles. Simply insert a 3/8-inch ratchet or use a wrench to turn it for either function.
The spark plug cap removal tool is simple but very effective. If you’ve ever had to pull plugs on the trail you’ll appreciate this tool. Simply snap it on to the spark plug cap and pull straight out with your fingers. There are also holes to insert a screwdriver for more pulling power and the R1200GS stock toolkit screwdriver fits perfectly. No more pliers or searching for non-marring tools or sticks to pry the boots out on the trail. Genius!
The Dual Tool Plus kit includes an aluminum oil cap that uses the 19mm end of the spindle tool. Having the kit eliminates both the plastic stock cap and the need to carry the plastic tool in your bag, saving even more space. This is also another measure of protection for your engine.
GS Seat Space Saver
On long trips or when you’re riding light on trails, space is precious on a GS. This simple kit replaces the stock seat rod, opening up space above your battery. The gained space can be used to store bike recovery gear, a tire repair kit or to allow a bigger rat’s nest of wiring for another set of auxiliary lights. Installation takes less than a minute on stock or aftermarket seats and there is no change to the functionality or durability of your seat.
MSRP: Seat Saver—$12.50 | Dual Tool—$35 for Dual Tool or $55 for kit with oil cap
|▲ Multiple purpose tools||▼ Spindle tool sometimes sticks on 3/8 ratchet|
|▲ Lighter and smaller than factory tools|
|▲ Frees-up space in tool kit and under seat|