Workshop tools for MT maintenance

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Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Bunker » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:37 pm

This probably belongs in 'Workshop Banter' but Im running it here as its a good general MT related discussion:

Quite a few of us are fairly handy on the bikes and benefit from years of collecting appropriate tools. A huge amount of members are new to the idea of 'self service'. When I got my first MT, I didnt know one end of a wheel to the other, yet alone cam belts, brakes and clutches etc. We have a number of excellent tutorials (more please....) so lets help the newbies to get self sufficient and gain confidence....

What basic tools would someone new to this need (ideally alongside the OEM kit which could stay on the bike)?

Ill start and edit the list as we go:

Set of metric spanners - 8, 10, 13, 17mm minimum or up to 30 ideally. Useful to have 2 of each.
Metric sockets, as above, 1 set including 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2".
1/2" breaker bar
Metric hex (allen key) sockets
Metric long allen keys with ball end
Set of HSS drill bits
Set of good screwdrivers (including No.1 Philips)
Good set of files
Set of feeler guages
Set of drifts
Centre punch
12" steel rule
Small jemmy/ crow bar

Latex type gloves
Bag of rags

Soft headed hammer
Grease gun
Long tyre levers
Assorted zip ties

Can of WD40
Can of carb cleaner
Tin of copper slip

Pliers
Needle nose pliers
Side cutters
Multimeter

Box of assorted metric nuts and bolts mainly M5, M6 and M8

Luxury but HUGELY useful items:
Compressor
Pillar drill
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Minter » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:31 pm

Some tools needed when you get a bit more adventurous!

Crank locking bolt

Fly wheel puller

Bottom (crank) pully puller

Clutch locking tool

Slide hammer - for cam removal

Valve spring compressor

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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Franc » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:56 pm

AA/RAC/Green Flag membership card. :lol:
Bike trailer. :D
Mate with a garage (to hide you extra MT projects). :roll:
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by ERNIE » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:34 pm

And plenty of Patients :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Barrie » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:06 am

The tool I have found the most beneficial having, when tinkering with my new to me MT500, Molegrips!
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by ellrider » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:58 am

Ratchet straps/tie downs. :D

Torque wrench, socket extension bars, ratchet to fit sockets.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Wirralman » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:14 am

Not an implement, but an invaluable tool nevertheless- the Commercial Parts List will tell you what parts should be there and also their names, part numbers and often sizes. locitite required or not. Downloadable from forum files, print off the relevant sheets as and when you need them.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by worz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:37 am

Stress ball & spare cash
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by ellrider » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:42 am

Don't forget the amafor.
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Re: Workshop tools for MT maintenance

Post by Wirralman » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:22 am

Don't forget the amafor.
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