The Essential Motorcycle Tool Kit
No matter the brand or model of your motorcycle, one thing is for sure: sooner or later it’s going to need some work. Sometimes bikes can break down in the most inconvenient of places, far from expert or affordable help. To get through these times, it’s best that you know the basics and have a motorcycle tool kit that can handle common problems. We’ve listed some of the must-have tools for your motorcycle tool bag below.
To avoid breakdowns get your bike serviced regularly. At the Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson® service department in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we offer free pick-up and delivery (within our service area), 31 point safety inspection, H-D® diagnostics, authorized records (that hike up the value of your bike during trades), and a free bike wash with any service. It’s pretty great, just ask our customers in Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and Glenpool, Oklahoma.
Flat Head Screwdriver
When picking one out, try to get one that is thin and narrow. This will help you to work on areas that are tight. Some of these screwdrivers come with a magnet on the handle; this can be really helpful if you drop any fasteners when the light is dim or your hands are cold.
Fold-up Allen Wrench
This tool is used to remove and tighten fasteners on your bike. Before buying one, make sure you know the size of your fasteners. These wrenches come in many sizes and will be of no use if you get one that’s too big or too small.
These will help you straighten, loosen or tighten parts and fasteners. Pliers are easier to grip so you can use them on cold, wet days when your hands may shake, slip or not be able to handle smaller parts.
Multipurpose Pocket Knife
This is a vital part of any motorcycle mechanic’s tool set. It can be used for a variety of purposes yet it hardly takes up any space in your kit. It has many resources in one compact body.
Common battery problems can come up unexpectedly and carrying battery cables can get you out of a jam. There are many lightweight options that can be rolled up tightly and stored compactly. These can be real lifesavers so they should definitely be part of your tool kit.
Before you buy these, look up your owner’s manual for the specs. As long as you have the right sizes, fuses are rather easy to replace. You should stock up on these powerful and small items in case of an emergency.
This is a necessity not only for when the light is dim but also for working on or examining parts that are in nooks and crannies of your motorcycle. With its myriad uses, a flashlight is an essential part of your tool bag.
Since all these tools are unique and shaped differently, we suggest that you get a bag that accommodates them properly. Also make sure that your kit is waterproof and able to be tightly sealed. There is no point in having a tool set only to discover that the tools are rusty or aren’t usable when the need arises.
At our Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson® dealership we cater to the needs of the good people of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Glenpool and Oklahoma statewide. We have a variety of offers and options when it comes to servicing your motorcycle. Our master trained technicians always look forward to keeping your bikes in top shape so be sure to call or come on down to get the best deals for you and your motorcycle.