Workshop tools for MT maintenance

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EDDY

Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by EDDY » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:36 am

Coil spring compressors.
To really clean your rear shocks you will need coil spring compressors to dismantle them. While the springs are out you might think about getting them blasted and powder/plastic coated. Fresh looking springs revamps the look of your whole bike and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Wirralman » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:20 am

To really clean your rear shocks you will need coil spring compressors to dismantle them
Rachet straps do the job very well and are do not damage paint- a far better solution than spring compressors in my opinion.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by HaChayalBoded » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:33 pm

Bunker wrote: Set of metric spanners - 8, 10, 13, 17mm minimum or up to 30 ideally. Useful to have 2 of each.
I found the MT has a few 7 and 9mm nuts and bolts. Possibly 11 as well.

Here's my old tool list. Missing sockets required for the MT have since been added.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost ... tcount=132" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by CRASHER » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:26 pm

new right foot for the kick start :lol:
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by CRASHER » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:31 pm

bible to pray it will start
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Franc » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:46 am

CRASHER wrote:bible to pray it will start
Sledge hammer for when it wont! :(
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by appyarry » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:05 pm

The best thing I've bought in years is a Hydraulic Motorbike lift. I use it all the time, it also comes in handy as a worktop if I'm stripping something big, I put Banquet roll over it and a bit of masking tape to hold it down. I got it off a MTRC Member and is a really useful addition to the garage if you have the room.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by mattnatogreen » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:45 pm

Just purchased to clutch adjustment tool from force motorcycle ,worth every penny ,amazing how much slack cable disappeared after what seemed like very little adjustment, my mt500 is over 30 years old you do wonder when the last time it was adjusted possibly in the 1990s
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Wirralman » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:36 pm

mattnatogreen wrote:Just purchased to clutch adjustment tool from force motorcycle ,worth every penny ,amazing how much slack cable disappeared after what seemed like very little adjustment, my mt500 is over 30 years old you do wonder when the last time it was adjusted possibly in the 1990s
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You should have posted a Wanted advert, i have a few brand new HD clutch adjusters , cheaper than commercial suppliers..
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