The Union Garage Deluxe Tool Roll is a comprehensive motorcycle maintenance kit designed to handle emergency repairs on the road and regular service in the shop. The roll itself is built from durable 10.10-ounce waxed cotton and reinforced with leather. And the 50-piece premium tool complement has been carefully chosen and painstakingly sourced to help keep your steed running strong, yet still pack down small enough to comfortably carry on a motorcycle.
We unapologetically modeled our tool roll after the best example we know of: the complete BMW factory toolkit that came with the company’s iconic air-cooled twins produced from the mid 1960s through 1995. The legendary reliability of these bikes owes no small favor to their original kits, which came with everything an owner would need to complete regular maintenance tasks like oil changes and valve adjustments.
But for as good as those originals were, it’s been nearly 20 years since the last airhead rolled off the production line and the plastic material most were made began disintegrating long before the turn of the century. Even those kits that have survived are often ratty, tattered and missing tools after decades of service.
We saw an opportunity to introduce a product that not only serves as a direct replacement for the classic BMW kit, but also improves upon it. Our tool roll provides all the same functionality or the original, and then some. It even fits into the same under-seat tool tray on most airheads, and also has built-in brass grommets for hanging on a pegboard. And while it works especially well with vintage European bikes, it’s universal enough to make a great base for owners of a wide range of vintages and breeds.
* Note: Tool rolls now ship with a 15-piece Chapman bit kit with a Topeak micro ratchet, Chapman screwdriver handle and extension with set-screw. The bit kit is available separately in confiulations ranging from $25 to $45 at this link.