Top 10 Tools For Working On Your Motorcycle

  • Published on May 23, 2019
  • 1. Ratchets $79
    2. Hex Keys $26
    3. Adjustable Wrench 4 pack $20
    4. Torque Wrench $23
    5. Screwdriver Bit Set $12
    6. 20 pc. Ratcheting Wrench Set $70
    7. 4 pc Precision Picks $6
    8. 5 pc Pliers $15
    9. Diagonal Electrical Pliers $8
    10. Tap and Die Set $28

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Comments • 37

  • FXFBS Low Bob 'S'
    FXFBS Low Bob 'S' 19 days ago +1

    Keep up the great work man.
    Enjoy the content that you put out.

  • Latino Rider
    Latino Rider 24 days ago +1

    Great topic!

  • Eric Flynn
    Eric Flynn 26 days ago +1

    Always store a torque wrench at its lowest value.

  • Zachary Fett
    Zachary Fett 26 days ago +2

    It’s, CraftsMA’AM!

    • Uncle Ken
      Uncle Ken 26 days ago +1

      Well done. Well, done.

  • pwntpwnt
    pwntpwnt 26 days ago

    Totally agree with buying Harbor Freight (or Princess Auto here in Canada), but I wouldn't trust their torque wrench. I have the same one as you and know for a fact it isn't calibrated well. #1 on my tool buying list is a good one.

  • Clint Roberts
    Clint Roberts 27 days ago +2

    I too am a Craftsman man, but slowly switching to Husky 100pt. ratchets and tool line... and Tekton.

  • BrewCityRider
    BrewCityRider 27 days ago

    Good list, except I wasn't expecting that last one. I guess I've been lucky never to have needed a tap & die set. If I ever do need one I will just run down the street to HF and grab that one...I'm a big fan of HF too.

  • gvente87
    gvente87 27 days ago

    And I’ll add, based on my 7 years as a Toyota dealer tech; it’s worth spending the money on Snap-On precision picks... or at least a USA made set. (No I’m not a tool snob) Every import mini pick I’ve used was junk.

  • gvente87
    gvente87 27 days ago

    Not to sound like a snob, but the proper term for those “safety” bits is tamper resistant hex/torx. Otherwise very good video.

  • Zeeshan Diwan
    Zeeshan Diwan 27 days ago

    The best video from a motovlogger ever!

  • Eric Rusch Sr
    Eric Rusch Sr 27 days ago

    Agree in every respect. You need Metric and Imperial.
    Especially in Harbor Freight as inexpensive tools that have come up in quality over the past few years and the lower price allows me to get different sets.
    And remember, Harbor Freight and I believe Craftsman are guaranteed for LIFE if you hold on to the receipt.
    (I have one small drawer dedicated to just receipts.)
    I would add a magnet super-glued on to the end of a skinny stick to retrieve the nut or screw that falls into spaces where you can't get your fingers.
    Nice video and keep it up brother.

  • Justin Meyer
    Justin Meyer 27 days ago

    Calibrated elbows are cheaper then a torque wrench

  • Hobo Slim
    Hobo Slim 27 days ago

    WD-40 is a must have along with a funnel and drain pan. I got an entire tool set at a benefit ride and use them all the time.

  • Hobo Slim
    Hobo Slim 27 days ago

    Craftsman is the best hand tool in my book. They don't cost and arm and leg like those you get off the tool truck. Also Lowes now carries Craftsman. Of course Huskey and Kobalt is great and low priced. Harbor Freight has great torq wrenches. 10mm, 11mm, 9/16 inch, 1/2 inch, 7/16 inch, 1/4 inch allen, 3/16 inch allen, 5/16 inch allen, T25 and T27 for Torx is almost all you need for sockets and combination wrench. Torx bits and allen key bits are great, but also get them in the T handle.

  • Unruly Biker
    Unruly Biker 27 days ago +1

    Awesome video Justin! My personal experience with the Harbor Freight T-Handles... they didn't make it through their first use, many of the tiny/smaller ones rounded due to the metal being cheap and inferior.

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  26 days ago +1

      Thata actually very surprising to me. I've put those t handles through some pretty tough stuff (including the small ones) and have never had any sign of rounding. My guess is that their quality control isn't the best so it wouldn't surprise me that one batch be much stronger/weaker than another

  • Dave Howard
    Dave Howard 27 days ago

    Not even a minute, thirty in and I’m dead 😂

  • Larry Saar
    Larry Saar 27 days ago

    Great video. Back in your wheelhouse!

  • scott peters
    scott peters 27 days ago

    Great suggestions...However...I do not recommend the tools from HF that are critical. For instance a torque wrench, tap and die set, sockets of any kind etc. These require quality steel and accurate sizing. Over size or under size can give you a bad day. Trust me a under size Torx bit will ruin a fastener quickly. And that T-Handle set you refer to look closely, I bet its missing a few very important sized wrenches. Now, hammers of all kinds, pry bars etc yeah go ahead. But go to LOwes and buy the pick set from Craftsman for $6.99 far better quality! I do like the recommended shopping of flea markets and garage sales. Some great used or not used Craftsman, Matco, Snap-on, Klein, Channel Lock companies (made in USA) bargains can be had. Also many bike manufacturers particularly Japanese use what looks like a Philips head screw but its NOT and you will strip the head out of it. Spend the $40. for the 3 piece set and get a set of screwdrivers for them. You will thank me later.

  • rubberlover666
    rubberlover666 27 days ago

    You forgot a hammer and a mallet. A 1lb ball peen hammer is hefty enough to knock out busted/rusted pins and bolts. A mallet will be gentle on your bike's plastic parts and forgiving enough when you start wailing on your bike with it out of frustration.

  • James FXDF
    James FXDF 27 days ago +1

    Great video and I also agree on Harbor Freight. I use their tools and haven't had any major issues. With that being said, I would say investing in a quality torque wrench is worth it. I don't trust the cheaper Harbor Freight products for something that needs to be calibrated.

  • Chris Bruno
    Chris Bruno 27 days ago +1

    nothin better then a 20 piece rachett

  • Bradley Alexander
    Bradley Alexander 27 days ago

    Good list, can’t think of much else. Harbor Freight is the answer to my low budget and ya just take care and don’t LOSE it. I do need to get a couple off your list but I was +/- 8 out of 10.

  • Don Lucero
    Don Lucero 27 days ago

    Add a flashlight to the list! Harbor freight has a bad ass magnetic base usb rechargeable LED that is one of the best values in the place when it goes on sale and it is on sale a lot. it is spendy on regular price 39.99 but when it is on sale it is about 25 bucks! I have 4 of them now...

  • Jeremy Long
    Jeremy Long 27 days ago +2

    Friends don't let friends use cheap torque wrenches

    • Jeremy Long
      Jeremy Long 26 days ago

      D Cobb you don't need snap on or matco..

    • D Cobb
      D Cobb 27 days ago

      That's cool that your friends buy you snap-on or matco.

    • Jeremy Long
      Jeremy Long 27 days ago

      Don Lucero my guess is the cheap torque wrench is what lead him to needing the tap and die set more times than not.. I've learned that lesson the hard way enough times till I finally through my cheap torque wrench in the woods and spent the money to get a good one

    • Don Lucero
      Don Lucero 27 days ago

      I won't use a cheap torque wrench or harbor Freight Tap & Die set "you have not had hell until you break a tap off in a steel case and need to drill it out!" Been there, never again!!. I will use much of the hand tools and the driver bits etc...

  • Rich Canfield
    Rich Canfield 27 days ago

    Appreciate your tips Justin. I agree on the Harbor Freight tool recommendation. It is always a cost saving move, and the HF tool often performs quite well. Craftsman has always been the first choice for me when you can get a good sale. Craftsman which is now available in Lowes and Ace hardware stores...very convenient. Thanks for all you do...We love it!

  • SkidPig
    SkidPig 27 days ago +7

    Where is the beer???

  • FranBunnyFFXII
    FranBunnyFFXII 27 days ago

    I have never heard of a spanner wrench being refered to as a monkey wrench. We've always called the big ass gripped pipe wrenches a monkey wrench.

  • Clifton Bassett
    Clifton Bassett 28 days ago +1

    Great vid man

  • Mystery Macaroni
    Mystery Macaroni 28 days ago +4

    Great video! I agree 100% with Harbor freight tools. Great tools for the price. And you can take them back if they break.

  • Tyler Fair
    Tyler Fair 28 days ago +22

    Ladies, if you walk into the garage and see your man pulling out the tap and die set, just close the door and walk away.