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Starter Tool Kit for NewB - February 24, 2011, 01:08 PM

Looked and didn't find this on here so am going to post..

I recently bought a motorcycle (06gix6) and need some tools to get started with. I will be doing regular maintenance/upkeep on the bike, nothing major like rebuilding engine or replacing clutch/tranny, etc. What would you suggest I buy? Keep in mind that I have zero tools other than a hammer, screwdriver, and phillips head. Lame and un-man like, I know..

I welcome suggestions on where to buy local vs. online as well.

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Go to sears.

Buy like a 45-55 piece mechanic's tool set.

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Looked and didn't find this on here so am going to post..

I recently bought a motorcycle (06gix6) and need some tools to get started with. I will be doing regular maintenance/upkeep on the bike, nothing major like rebuilding engine or replacing clutch/tranny, etc. What would you suggest I buy? Keep in mind that I have zero tools other than a hammer, screwdriver, and phillips head. Lame and un-man like, I know..

I welcome suggestions on where to buy local vs. online as well.

Cheers!
Well depending on what you want to be able to do I would at least start with the tools needed to adjust the chain and change the oil and filter. I would check out harbor freight for the tools. If you PM me your email address I can shoot you a few coupons for %20 off at there store in Woodbridge
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February 24, 2011, 01:25 PM

cruztools also makes a nice little kit, has everything you will need in case of emergency for your bike


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I don't know harbor freight (though i get the flyer occasionally...still need to check them out)

Never done cruz tool either Blushin.

I'm sure they are quality...

BUT I DO KNOW CRAFTSMAN...and they carry a GREAT warranty...and that set is only $40 bucks...

oil change
chain tighening
spark plugs
coolant flushes
brakes

all covered with that set....

then you can add sockets/wrenches/hex keys for axles for wheel removal and sprocket replaments. and other speciality tools...

probably want a breaker bar as well....and a flex socket wrench head.


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I agree the craftsman stuff is top notch but depending on what bike you own some of the axle nuts for chain adjustment are 36mm and not very cheap at sears.
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You could spend a bunch of money on tools and not have what you need for the bike.

Allens and find out the size most common on your bike.
Mine are 4, 5, 6 area MM. I just have a whole set.

Sockets like 15 for pinch bolts and 36 for the rear axle.
The front axle you can use a spark plug socket but then they make a specific tool to then fit in the end of it and then you use a socket to turn that.
Sparkplug socket obviously.
My rear end uses a (I think it might be 8 )10 & 12 wrench that adjusts the rear end.
A decent torque wrench. The front and rear on mine are 72.5 and most of the other stuff like pinch bolts, brake caliper mounting bolts etc are down at the other end of the scale like 11, 16 and 26 ft lbs. I use 2 different tq wrenches as they work better when you are (not edit)at the end or beginning of their range. This might be your most expensive investment.
If you are going to change pads I like to tq them back to specs.
Lock Tight and anti-seize.
1/2 " and 3/8" ratchets
adapter to go from 1/2 to 3/8.
wheel stands
air guages
You get the idea, figure out the jobs and get those tools.
While sets are nice you may end up with a bunch of stuff you never use.


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You could spend a bunch of money on tools and not have what you need for the bike.

Allens and find out the size most common on your bike.
Mine are 4, 5, 6 area MM. I just have a whole set.

Sockets like 15 for pinch bolts and 36 for the rear axle.
The front axle you can use a spark plug socket but then they make a specific tool to then fit in the end of it and then you use a socket to turn that.
Sparkplug socket obviously.
My rear end uses a 10 & 12 wrench that adjusts the rear end.
A decent torque wrench. The front and rear on mine are 72.5 and most of the other stuff like pinch bolts, brake caliper mounting bolts etc are down at the other end of the scale like 11, 16 and 26 ft lbs. I use 2 different tq wrenches as they work better when you are at the end or beginning of their range. This might be your most expensive investment.
If you are going to change pads I like to tq them back to specs.
Lock Tight and anti-seize.
wheel stands
air guages
You get the idea, figure out the jobs and get those tools.
While sets are nice you may end up with a bunch of stuff you never use.
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February 24, 2011, 02:59 PM

carefull with craftsmen, don't think they have a lifetime warranty.
Many only have a 1year.
Kobalt has a real lifetime warranty.

If you ride, being able to remove your wheels to take them in to have the tires changed will save you almost the amount of money you spent on tools after maybe 2 times.

Needle Nose Pliers for cotter pins.
get a K&N filter with the nut on the front you can use a wrench on.
Flat head Screw driver for radiator hoses.
get the sockets that have the allens in them so you can use a wrench or torque wrench on them. Extensions for your ratchets.
And of course WD 40 LOL! Good Luck man!


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I'll also thank them for proving that you don't need the force to get a woman to make you a sammich.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
-Benjamin Franklin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYpOF...embedded#at=36
http://www.bachbio.com/gunsavelives.htm

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lol oh damn. im in for a REAL treat. not my forte to say the least. once i get in ill be good. i have an 06 gsxr 600 but not sure yet what size is most common on the bike.

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You could spend a bunch of money on tools and not have what you need for the bike.

Allens and find out the size most common on your bike.
Mine are 4, 5, 6 area MM. I just have a whole set.

Sockets like 15 for pinch bolts and 36 for the rear axle.
The front axle you can use a spark plug socket but then they make a specific tool to then fit in the end of it and then you use a socket to turn that.
Sparkplug socket obviously.
My rear end uses a 10 & 12 wrench that adjusts the rear end.
A decent torque wrench. The front and rear on mine are 72.5 and most of the other stuff like pinch bolts, brake caliper mounting bolts etc are down at the other end of the scale like 11, 16 and 26 ft lbs. I use 2 different tq wrenches as they work better when you are (not edit)at the end or beginning of their range. This might be your most expensive investment.
If you are going to change pads I like to tq them back to specs.
Lock Tight and anti-seize.
1/2 " and 3/8" ratchets
adapter to go from 1/2 to 3/8.
wheel stands
air guages
You get the idea, figure out the jobs and get those tools.
While sets are nice you may end up with a bunch of stuff you never use.
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lol oh damn. im in for a REAL treat. not my forte to say the least. once i get in ill be good. i have an 06 gsxr 600 but not sure yet what size is most common on the bike.
Yea, gsxr.com and you can ask if you don't know what size something is. I have an 03 gsxr 1000 but alot of these are very similar in bolt sizes.

A good set of allens and a few sockets and you can get yourself into alot of trouble on these things lol!


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"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
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I use these probably more than anything. Best $5 ever.

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