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Old 12-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to need to purchase a decent tool kit to do basic maintenance on my bike, and I'll have to be installing a fender eliminator kit soon, could you guys post links on what would be a good tool set or kit for me?
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:29 PM   #3
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Have you managed to find any help with basic maintenance yet?
Unfortunately not :/
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Unfortunately not :/
I'm not working much over the next week. When are you free?
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I'm not working much over the next week. When are you free?
I think I should be free Wednesday.
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Here is a basic tool kit
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:24 PM   #7
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Here is a basic tool kit
Is there a link where I can purchase all of that?
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:31 PM   #8
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You don't need much. So few sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers and some alan wrenches. I can major some time Wednesday if you want to go over some basics.
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This would be a good starter kit. You can get the rest of the tools later when you have some extra cash.
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This here is what you will need for all your basic needs
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Mec...-203541462-_-N
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This would also be a good option. Probably still on sale at Sears.
http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-2...1&blockType=G1

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http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-2...4&blockType=G4
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I have a basic tool kit of tools just for my japanese bikes. Basically, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches and sockets in the most common sizes (8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 mm), an axle tool, a tee handle 8 / 10 / 12 from cycle gear, a metric allen wrench multi tool, duct tape, pliers, wire cutter (), and a pair of adjustable crescent wrenches. I can do 99% of my bike repairs out of this one small dry tackle box. At Harbor Freight, buying cheaper tools, you could replicate my box for around $75 I'd guess. If you are near sugar land swing by my place and take a look, or I can meet you at HF. And of course, never go to HF without a 25% off coupon.

Sure haters are gonna tell me HF tools are china . And yes, they are, but you gotta start somewhere.

I have 5 over/under professional mechanic style Husky and craftsman toolboxes lined up in the garage with untold thousands of $ in hand and power tools of all kinds in them. All perfect, shiny, and ready for action. And day after day I lug my little dry box with me to jobsites, to the races, on vacation, around the house, etc... It's amazing what I can get done with just that box.
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nice starter kit at harbor freight right now.
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Aside from the kit that came with the bike, you should definitely check out harbor freight tool. They have inexpensive and reasonable price tool kits.
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Northern Tool is far better quality than Harbor Freight.

For a couple extra dollars you can afford Craftsman tools
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Just get Craftsman. If and when they break, you can walk into any Sears and replace them with no questions asked. I have a Husky set for my work truck and the ratchets broke within the first six months. I couldn't just walk into Home Depot and replace them, and I needed them for the job. Lesson learned. I'll stick to Craftsman.
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A piece of advice...
Buy a couple JIS screwdrivers. #1 and #2.
They are hard to find, Internet is your best bet.

They are slightly different from Phillips even though at first glance they look the same. If you don't, you'll go through life thinking the Japanese use crappy, soft screws.
The real problem is, Phillips screwdrivers will strip out the type of screws that the Japanese mfr's use.

Do some research, you'll see what I'm saying is true. You'll save yourself a lot of cussing if you pony up for the right tools.
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Just get Craftsman. If and when they break, you can walk into any Sears and replace them with no questions asked. I have a Husky set for my work truck and the ratchets broke within the first six months. I couldn't just walk into Home Depot and replace them, and I needed them for the job. Lesson learned. I'll stick to Craftsman.
I've learned the other day that no "all" craftsman's" are life time anymore :( Now I need to get a new torque tool... WTH?
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I've learned the other day that no "all" craftsman's" are life time anymore :( Now I need to get a new torque tool... WTH?
I found a crappy Craftsman torque wrench at a shop and thought;"Cool! I'll go trade it in!". Found out they only have like a 1 year warranty. Oh well.


I'm a professional tech, use my tools all day, every day. 80% of my stuff is Craftsman; wrenches, 1/4" sockets, 3/8" sockets, ratchet wrenches, etc.

All my 1/2" sockets are harbor freight impact sockets

If stuff breaks I upgrade to Snap On. My power tools, screwdrivers, precision tools, taps, etc

For MOST stuff Craftsman is 90% as good for half the price or less.
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