Do you have the right tools?

I am the kind of person who likes to get his motorcycle serviced by an experienced mechanic. However there are times when you have to work on your own motorcycle, it might be due to the fact that your trusted mechanic isn’t available or you just want to adjust that chain slack yourself or just want to have fun working on your machine.

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However before you think of getting your hands dirty, make sure you have the right kind of hand tools to get the job done efficiently. Because the last thing you want is to ruin the grip of the bolt by using a wrong sized spanner!

So what should a basic toolkit comprise of? (Apart from the OEM tool kit that came with your motorcycle)

For starters you need different sized spanners and wrenches (depending on your motorcycle), screwdriver sets (or better yet a multipurpose screwdriver set) and various sized allen keys.

These tools should ensure that you have at least the basic stuff to adjust chain slack, tighten various nuts and bolts and even perform an oil change if the need be. Also these tools should come in handy when you go for a long motorcycle tour, where finding a mechanic could be next to impossible.

So make sure you buy tools that are light yet sturdy enough to be carried on tour and actually be useful in the unfortunate event your motorcycle breaks down.


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