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Motorcycle Tool Kits: The Right Tools

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Motorcycle Tool Kit

DO YOU HAVE A CHEAP MOTORCYCLE TOOK KIT?

As any motorcycle owner knows, the MOTORCYCLE TOOL KIT that came with their bike is not exceptional. In fact, that’s being kind. The Motorcycle Tool Kits that come with almost every motorbike are VERY cheap. (BMW’s motorcycle tools are at least “better” than the rest).

Now, unlike the BIG tool sets you can buy for an auto enthusiast, a motorcycle tool kit, out of necessity, must be small enough to carry on a bike – otherwise it defeats the purpose of having one if it end up being kept at home.

Most of the commercially available tool sets, specifically made for motorcycles, do an adequate job of providing a good mix of tools. Even so, for a true mechanically inclined biker, whatever tool kit he or she begins with, will likely be amended, which can include adding a few specialty tools for their particular machine.

So, the difficulty for a manufacturer of motorcycle tool sets is to make one small enough to easily carry, but that also includes the necessary tools for conducting roadside maintenance.

METRIC or SAE TOOLS?

From the perspective of buying a motorcycle tool kit as a gift for someone, the most important factor is to buying the correct measurement standard for the tools, which are these:

  • A METRIC Tool Kit which uses the metric measuring system which is required for most European and Japanese motorcycles. (This includes wrench sizes expressed in millimeters).
  • A Tool Kit using the US MEASURE or SAE Measure (Society of Automotive Engineers), which includes wrench sizes based on inches, such as 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, 7/8 inch, 1 inch, etc). This measure is so thoroughly aligned with Harley Davidson, that many motorcycle tool kits that use SAE measurements simply designate themselves as Harley Davidson tool kits.

Of course the next issue is knowing if the intended recipient knows anything about how to use a tool….

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5 Comments »

  • george a said:

    There are 534 results for “tool kit” on Amazon. A quick check shows the average price is about $70. I like the kit from “cruztools” for about $76. It is a good value because it contains about 2 dozen items.Should be enough.

  • MCg said:

    Yes george a, Cruztools has really become a market leader in terms of motorcycle tool kits.

  • SW said:

    Try one of the TrailToolz toolkits. Great kit at a decent price.

    John

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  • Trent said:

    I think any tool kit is better than the one that comes with a bike.

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