A Tool for Every Occasion
Your bike gives you a lot, doesn’t it? It gets you from point A to point B, it turns heads on the streets, and it is a topic of discussion at get-togethers. But it’s not just an all-give, no-take relationship. Even your bike has needs, and sooner or later you’ll find that your American-made chopper needs to be serviced.
Before starting up your bike for a leisurely ride, give it a quick but thorough look around for any signs of disrepair or maintenance needs. Should you find that there may be an issue, it might be time to schedule an appointment to see the dealer. But what if the problems aren’t big enough that dealer service is necessary? Or what if you are in a bind, stranded in the middle of nowhere? In such cases, you’ll wish you always had a handy repair kit with you.
It’s never too late to spend that little bit of money to get everything in order. Purchase one that is small enough for your bike to carry yet comprehensive enough to span a relatively wide variety of tools from ratchets to sparkplug sockets. And remember: These tool kits can also be used outside of emergencies, like for the occasional at-home tinkering and maintenance, assuming your garage does not already have the necessary tools. If you already have a tire repair kit, a smaller tool repair kit might be in order.
Check out some of our suggestions for versatile kits.
Apollo Tools DT9774 Auto Tool Kit
The 56 pieces in the DT9774 hold in place with elastic straps making them easy to store, and the case is small enough to fit in a saddle bag. Included are 1/4″ and 3/8″ sockets, hex keys, tire gauge, slip joint pliers, cable ties, and a bit driver.
Item Weight: 3 pounds
Product Dimensions: 7.01 x 2.6 x 10.04 inches
Item Model Number: DT9774
WORKPRO 52-Piece Hand Tool & Socket Set
Despite all appearances, WORKPRO’s kit is in a lightweight case, making it easily portable.
Item Weight: 4.3 pounds
Product Dimensions: 11.42 x 1.97 x 8.66 inches
Item Model Number: W003020A
Performance Tool W1197 38-Piece Compact Tool Set
This set includes bit driver and bits, sockets and accessories, adjustable wrench, and pliers. Also included is a compact flashlight and tire gauge.
Brand: Performance Tool
Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions: 9 x 2 x 7 inches
Item Model Number: W1197
Manufacturer Part Number: W1197
Pit Posse Motorcycle Roll Up Repair Tool Bag Kit
Designed with Harley-Davidson motorcycles in mind, this tool kit from Pit Posse consists of 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, and 10mm wrenches, 6-in-1 screwdriver, 10-piece SAE hex set, 2-in-1 spark plug socket, and more.
Brand: Pit Posse
Item Weight: 3.29 pounds
Product Dimensions: 10.12 x 5.51 x 2.8 inches
Manufacturer Part Number: PP2880
Pit Posse PP2828H Harley-Davidson Folding Tool Set
Compact, lightweight, and shockingly comprehensive, this tool set can fit in your pocket and is sure to help fix most problems in your H-D bike. It includes: 5/32″, 3/16″, and 1/4″ hex keys, T25 and T27 Torx keys, and 1/4″ driver with 3/8″, 7/16″, and, 1/2″ sockets. It also includes a 10mm box and 9/16″ open-end wrenches, a spoke wrench, and a slotted and Phillips screwdriver.
Brand: Pit Posse
Item Weight: 10.5 ounces
Product Dimensions: 7.01 x 6.38 x 0.55 inches
Manufacturer Part Number: PP2828H