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Whether you’re just getting into wrenching on your bike or you’re an established motorcycle mechanic, you need to have tools. Fortunately, we’ve got something for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re picking up your first set of wrenches or looking for a specialized tool, we’ve got what you’re looking for.
If you’re just beginning, don’t get too eager by dreaming of fancy tools you see your friends working with. Instead, focus on the basics, things like wrenches and screwdrivers. There are a couple of other general tools that will come in handy as well, like socket wrenches or impact drivers. Your toolset should begin with the basics like these.
One of the most important things you need if you’re going to be working on your bike is the service manual. It discusses what you need to know to wrench on your particular motorcycle, like your torque specs. But that’s not all it tells you – it also indicates if any specialty tools are required for a job. Specialized tools are necessary to complete certain jobs.
Finally, there are also tools which are designed for a specific purpose and which add an extra layer of convenience to the process. These aren’t always required to complete a certain task per se, but they sure make it a lot easier to get the job done right. In the beginning, you probably won’t have any of these, and that’s okay. But if you’re looking to expand your existing toolset, you’ll love it when you get a tool that makes your life easier. Suddenly, a job that used to take 60 minutes might only take 10.
Naturally, there are a couple of additional things that you might want to keep around as well, like a parts dish, zip ties or gloves. These aren’t tools by definition, but you’ll still want them around your garage. They come in handy.
This motorcycle tools page is divided into several categories, as you can see above. Some of these sections are for general tools or tools for working on a specific section of your bike (like the engine or the tires). However, others aren’t tools at all but rather things that will make it easier to work on your bike, like hardware kits and shopwear. If you’re serious about working on your motorcycle, you might also want to check out our lift stands. They make working on your bike much easier (and less strenuous).
Wrenching on your own motorcycle is something that every rider can do to some extent – you just need the right tools. You can find what you need at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, whether you’re just getting started, looking to upgrade, or trying to find a specialty tool. Check out our selection now!
Steven in TX
I used to compress the stock rear shock on 2015 KLR. That worked fine. When I needed to then compress the yellow Top Gun shock it took many attempts with the compressors sliding off or pinching together. 3 stars because they worked (barely) but I won’t try them again in that spring. One of slipped completely off while compressed which made removing the remaining one a chore. If they were a few inche# taller they would probably be perfect.Read All Reviews