Important Tools

Tool Kits

 

Things To Know

One of the most inconvenient events a biker can face is to have their vehicle fail while out on the road. There are several faults that can occur to make this happen. When faced with this scenario it is useful to have a tool kit on hand to fix the problem.

It also helps if the rider has a rudimentary knowledge of mechanics. A tool kit is of no use to someone who does not know how to fix the problem. If someone has the knowledge and equipment to mend their bike then a breakdown will not be such a time wasting issue.

The typical tool kit for a bike contains items that are specific to that vehicle type. The number of elements within them can range considerably. The tools found in these kits can include:

  • Screwdrivers
  • Spanners
  • Bars
  • Hex keys
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Ratchets
  • Cable ties
  • Sockets

Emergency Kits And More

Small emergency tool kits are ideal for breakdowns. They are small enough to carry around and have tools that are designed to deal with mechanical faults. Other kits are larger and not convenient to travel with. These will contain more items and are best kept in a garage.

Kits are not just for emergencies. They can also be used for general maintenance of the motorbike. A lot of bikers prefer to take their vehicle to a mechanic when there is an issue with it. In recent years there has been a growing number of DIY enthusiasts who prefer to fix the problem themselves. Armed with the right tools they can bypass the need for a mechanic and save a significant amount of money.