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As a minimum, these include:
Combination wrenches
Plastic mallet
Small hammer
Impact driver
Snap ring pliers
Gas pliers
Phillips screwdrivers
Slot (common) screwdrivers
Feeler gauges
Spark plug gauge
Spark plug wrench
Special tools required are shown in the
chapters covering the particular repair in which
they are used.
Engine tune-up and troubleshooting pro-
cedures require other special tools and equip-
ment. These are described in detail in the
following sections.
A small emergency tool kit kept on the bike is
handy for road emergencies which otherwise
could leave you stranded. The tools and spares
listed below and shown in Figure 2 will let you
handle most roadside repairs.
a. Motorcycle tool kit (original equipment)
b. Impact driver
c. Silver waterproof sealing tape (duct tape)
d. H o s e d a m p s (3 sizes)
e. Silicone sealer
f. Lock ' N ' Seal
g. Flashlight
h. Tire patch kit
i. Tire irons
j. Plastic pint bottle (for oil)
k. Waterless hand cleaner
Rags for clean u p
A few simple tools and aids carried on the
motorcycle can mean the difference between
walking or riding back to camp or to where
repairs can be made. See Figure 3.
A few essential spare parts carried in your
truck o r van can prevent a day or weekend of
trail riding from being spoiled. See Figure 4.
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