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    Motorbike Noob Array JetSpeedJamez's Avatar
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    New Biker Tools

    What are the reccomended tools, oils, sprays, and lubes or any other bike cleaning/fixing stuff i should buy along with my new bike? So far all ive got is a full set of socket wrenches.

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    builder of bikes Array cosworth's Avatar
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    for starters:

    Stands - rear is good start
    Pledge - keeps bugs off
    Windex - washed bugs off
    any metric tool made on the planet - you can never have enough tools
    Plastic X plastic polish - keeps visor and screen pretty
    4 litres of Kerosene - it cleans properly
    chain lube - lube just a little bit


    Keep WD-40 away from your bike. Don't buy cheap tools and RESEARCH stuff instead of using BCSB as a search engine. You will find your best answers come from you when you research on your own.

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    ...WD40 is not only good for lots of stuff on your bike but it can cure the common cold and makes you into a chick magnet. BUT, like anything, it needs to be used where appropriate.
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetSpeedJamez
    What are the reccomended tools, oils, sprays, and lubes or any other bike cleaning/fixing stuff i should buy along with my new bike? So far all ive got is a full set of socket wrenches.
    get yourself a shovel, there's alot of b.s. to deal with when bikes and advice are involved

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    Motorbike Noob Array JetSpeedJamez's Avatar
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    ya i noticed

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    If you go any distance, carry a tire repair kit from Canadian Tire or Wal mart.
    Sure beats having to spend lot$ on the road.

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    Motorbike Noob Array JetSpeedJamez's Avatar
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    nice, didn't think of that one

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    Crabalocker
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    You could probably come up with a list as long as your arm if you really got to thinking about this.

    - Tire pressure gauge.
    - Shop rags.
    - Chamois.
    - Microfibre cloths.
    - Soft-bristled toothbrush.
    - Crushed pop can (or something else similar for your sidestand to rest on)
    - A GOOD MANUAL FOR YOUR BIKE

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    Motorbike Noob Array JetSpeedJamez's Avatar
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    awesome, thanks Crabalocker thats more like what im looking for, not advice on where to look...

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    continuity tester for those nasty electrical problems
    oil drain pan for oil changes
    oil wrench for said oil changes
    small containers to hold your screws and other small bits as you take things apart
    pistol grip clamps for your brake pistons (when changing brake pads)
    strong string and tape for fishing cabling thru your frame
    speed bleeder for brake jobs
    a torque wrench to put it all back together properly

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    Motorbike Noob Array JetSpeedJamez's Avatar
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    heh ill have to work on getting that stuff, sounds like i could build a shop.. thanks doug

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    Oil filter wrench or big cup socket to fit the grip areas on the filter. Which you get depends on your bike and the access to the filter. But they are always in where you can't get a good hand grip and need something.

    A set of allen keys and a couple of GOOD quality phillips screwdrivers. Good as in quality and NOT chromed. Chrome is slippery and leads to ruined screws.
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetSpeedJamez
    heh ill have to work on getting that stuff, sounds like i could build a shop.. thanks doug
    anyone that does most of their own work on a bike pretty much has a shop setup anyways. its not that difficult really. just a few hundred in quality tools, a good manual, and patience. you learn by trial and error. as in what works to wrench your bike, and what doesn't.

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    doug
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    other nice things:

    a work bench, a vise, a small rubber mallet....

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    [QUOTE=TeeTee
    A set of allen keys[/QUOTE]

    With a ball end.

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