Many of you, cyclists, love the feeling of riding on a nice, clear day with warm breeze brushing against you You enjoy the energetic freedom you gain from such experiences. Perhaps you have not yet ridden a motorcycle, but are eager to ride one. Though all the aspects of motorcycle riding seem super appealing, you must consider safety first! One of these essential parts of your safety is keeping a toolkit by your side in case of emergency, small repairs, and even putting the motorcycle parts together to save money.
Several tools you will need to possess in order to put the parts together and keep your vehicle safe to use concern the following:
A socket with a six-sided head
A vast number of motorcycles, particularly those of Japanese design, utilize a multitude of six-sided hardware, which requires keys that are particularly six-sided, fitting the fasteners. In order for you to fit all joints, it would be ideal for you to keep a set of six of these sockets of different sizes.
In addition to the sockets, screwdrivers are essential for fastening the components together and adjusting the joints. You may either choose to purchase a package of various-sized screwdrivers, or you may go with a screwdriver that contains several varying tops. The second option may even be better since it is compact and easily transported. Still, as mentioned above, choose a screwdriver, which also contains six-sided tops, as it will be a necessity.
A collection of wrenches
As the tools mentioned above, varying sizes of wrenches are a necessity in order to fasten the parts of the motorcycle that loosen over time A few notes to keep in mind are that there are two types of wrenches that may be purchased- either ones that are standard or ones that are metric. In order to make the right choice, examine the type of fasteners used in your model, then purchase the respective type of wrenches. This will save you money, time and the hassle of figuring out which wrenches fit best.
A socket and ratchet
These tools will oftentimes come in handy when dealing with a rather major operation. In this set of tools, you may choose something as fundamental as a standard or metric set, and purchase the sockets one-by-one as necessary to fit the correct sizes, up to a much more expensive set containing sockets and ratchets of any size you can think of A note to keep in mind: examine the size of the fasteners you will need for the wheels, since those are a lot bigger than most of the other fasteners you will be using.
Set of torque wrenches
This device is truly a necessity for safety reasons. An estimate is usually an inaccurate guess and a huge risk when it concerns putting a gigantic motorcycle together! In order to completely prevent the risk of not tightening the joints enough or tightening them too much together, then a set of torque wrenches will do the job. The way a torque wrench works is that it will display exactly how much you should fasten the components of the cycle together.
Other Essential Tools
Other essential tools needed for motorcycle constructing, maintaining, and using that you may find obvious, include a motorcycle stand, a hammer, a set of pliers, a tire pressure gauge, and, of course, a personal manual. In addition to these tools, a tool not usually so emphasized is a GPS! The last situation you would want to find yourself in is being unable to find your way, in the middle of traffic and in times like this you will need a GPS. If you will be using phone’s GPS, you will need to have a phone mount. If you want to be practical, go for diy motorcycle phone mount instead of buying expensive ones. Put in the time and research to truly get an honest GPS that will take you to your destination with minimal confusions in order to avoid unnecessary disaster.