Our Team Got A Lot Done While Testing The Latest Motorcycle Tools & Tool Kits
Whether you are changing tires, adjusting your valves or installing an aftermarket light, having the right tools is important to success. The right tools make life easier and safer which is why we review tools for our readers. The wrong tools can make jobs take forever and can wreck your bike and your body. Conversely if you have the right tools, tinkering on your bike is fun, relaxing and a big part of motorcycle culture.
We review tools because in our daily life as reviewers of products that need installation we need a solid set of tools around to do our job. We’ve found that we started small with a few tools in a basic kit and then over time we upgraded tools and added more pieces as our projects got more ambitious. We suspect that is the normal journey of a bike tinkerer.
We hope our tool reviews can offer some guidance on what tools and items you need in the garage to get started as well as which units we specifically recommend. You can see we’ve organized things by group below to help you navigate our reviews.
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Best Motorcycle Tools
Some motorcycle riders love reading our in depth reviews while others want to skip the details and get straight to the best. We created our top 10 lists with the goal of helping you quickly find great tools we highly recommend.
Best Motorcycle Tools
Best JIS Screwdriver
Best Electrical System Tools
Best Tool Storage
Best Brake & Tire Repairs
Best Torque & Gear Wrenches
Best Motorcycle Tire Changer
Best Tire Gauge & Air Pump
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Don’t forget to check out our most recent motorcycle tool reviews here.
Motorcycle Tool Reviews
Black & Decker Gyro Screwdriver Review
Big Buddy Propane Heater Review
Wiha Pop-UP Screwdriver Review
Wiha Torx Bits and Drivers Review
Stubby Tire Tools Review
Doc Allen Versatool Versadriver Review
Stubby and Ratcheting Screwdriver Bit Sets Review
Thread File for Thread Repair Review
Harbor Freight Hex Key Set Review
Allen Wrench T-Handle Set Review
Oil Filter Wrenches Review
Sears Extreme Grip Wrenches Review
Nebo Ratcheting Screwdriver Review
Nebo 13-in-1 Screwdriver & 7-in-1 Socket Wrench Review
Handy Motorcycle Tools Review
Alden Wrench Set Review
Motorcycle Rust Treatment Review
Wiha Magic Ring Hex Wrench Set Review
Wiha Screwdrivers Review
Wiha Bit Driver Review
JIS Screwdriver Reviews
Electrical System Tool Reviews
Tool Storage Reviews
Brake Bleeding and Tire Repair Reviews
Torque Wrench Reviews
GearWrench Tool Reviews
Motorcycle Tire Changer and Balancer Reviews
Electrical Equipment Reviews
On the wBW Flashlight Reviews Review page
On the Motorcycle Lifts, Stands and Wheel Chock Reviews page
Tire Gauge Reviews
Roadgear Programmable Tire Pressure Gauge Review
TireGard Wireless TPMS Review
Roadgear Accutire Ultra Hi-Tec Gauge Review
Oxford Digi Gauge Motorcycle Tire Pressure Gauge Review
Griot’s Garage Compact Tire Pressure Gauge Review
Craftsman “Programmable” Digital Tire Gauge Review
Roadgear Talking Digital Tire Pressure Gauge Review
Roadgear Digital Tire Pressure Gauge Review
Roadgear Old Style Digital Pressure Gauge Review
Air Pump Reviews
wBW Flashlight Reviews Review for information and reviews of LED and incandescent flashlights, head lights and more
More Specialized Motorcycle Tools
Specialized, Unique and Interesting Tools
Ducati and Norton exhaust nut wrenches – spanners available from Machinery Cleanery; they also have all sorts of small brushes that can be used to clean and detail engine parts. Very high quality butane torches for soldering; made in the U.S.A. by Solder-It; can be serviced and rebuilt, unlike el Cheapo “throwaway” versions.
Screwgrab Friction Gel is claimed to increase the grip between a screwdriver and the screw by up to 800% to allow removal of screws with stripped heads and “virtually eliminates tool wear and the stripping, rounding or deforming of fasteners”.
Flex head flare nut “line” wrenches by Lock Technologyhave a unique flexible head and highly polished surface.
Motorcycle Chain Breakers and Tools
Here’s our advice: get the biggest, heaviest, most robust tool you can find for breaking a chain. At least two chain breakers we’ve tried have failed the very first time we used them, so don’t try to save money here, buy the best!
J.C. Whitney chain breaker tools and chain alignment tools. YK “heavy duty” chain breaker tool; don’t know about this one…
Motorcycle Brake Bleeders
Waste Oil Heaters
Use discarded motor oil to heat your garage or shop; there are 140,000 BTU’s of heat in one gallon of used oil. Be mindful of local ordinances and safety regulations!
Plans for building your own waste oil heater. Lanair waste oil heaters use discarded motor oil to heat the garage or shop in winter. Clean Burn waste oil heaters. The Freeburn “Baby Burn” is a small garage-sized waste oil heater from Harold Electric Co.
Posi-Locks are the greatest thing since left-side shifting! For fans of our webBikeWorld website you know from our Posi-Lock Connector review the Posi-Lock Mini review and our Posi-Tap Connector review that we use Posi-Locks and we love them. Buy them here.