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post #11 of 36 Old 10-07-2013, 12:36 PM
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Even if your list seems big to some, in this day and age it is not a particularly expensive prospect to get every item on the list.

Real "good" tools will always be expensive. Workable tools that are good enough are cheap enough to get. Even the air compressor can be had for $40 (just look at the Harbor Freight ad in the back of the motorcycle mags).

If you want to just get started with your oil changes, the wrenches, sockets and rags will get you going . . . and the funnel of course.

If you have all the stuff on the list, there is a lot of things you can do and you won't have to stop while you are working to get the tool you are missing.

Something that can't be bought: actual hands-on skill at using these tools. You will have to acquire that from experience.

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If this is in response to my post yesterday thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for!
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Very nice list. Should be helpful to many.

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Heavy Duty Tie Downs, Soft Hooks, & HD Eye Lag Bolts (to suspend front end of bike from garage rafters, for front suspension work)
I'm curious, where are you attaching the straps or hooks to the front end?

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Very nice list. Should be helpful to many.

I'm curious, where are you attaching the straps or hooks to the front end?
I loop the two soft hook straps through the upper frame tubes where they meet at the steering head tube, right in front of the fuel tank.

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I loop the two soft hook straps through the upper frame tubes where they meet at the steering head tube, right in front of the fuel tank.
That makes perfect sense, thank you.

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Here's one more for the list that should go near the top:

Allen Hex bit sockets; 3/8" drive; 4, 5, and 6mm

The regular allen wrenches worked fine when I did my bag support install but these would have been nice to have when breaking the bolts free and retightening them. The 3 1/2 inches of wrench does not give you a whole lot of leverage at that point.

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Those guys at Motion Pro have done it again!
Pliers especially designed for removing a chain master clip.



Pliers, Master Link Clip

Designed to simplify installation and removal of clip-type master links
One tip is shorter and notched to be placed on the pin which allows the longer end to push the clip

Pliers, Master Link Clip | Motion Pro

I guess one or two people out there have modified a pair of pliers for this use?
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Is there a particular size spanner wrench for the rear shock?
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One thing I would add to the list for working on anything that looks like a "Phillips head" screw. On Japanese products, they are not Phillips head screws; they are JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). Attempting to remove a JIS screw with an American Phillips head screwdriver will horribly mangle the screw head, because the Phillips bit is designed to cam out when it reaches a certain torque spec.



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this is awesome thanks motomike

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