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Offline TheMaddSquirrel

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Suggestions on tools.
« on: May 09, 2021, 01:33:57 PM »
Anyone have a link for suggested tools for the 800?
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Offline Londonglide

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 02:18:19 PM »
Low profile sockets that does the swing arm, and top yolk nut on the 800. Cheap n cheerful

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324497829360?ViewItem=&item=324497829360

Offline awjdthumper

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 03:32:19 PM »
For working on the engine, a good 1/4" 4-20 Nm torque wrench and bits is a must in addition to more meaty torque wrenches to cope with up to 110 Nm.
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Offline TheMaddSquirrel

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 03:33:56 PM »
Yeeess,  give us more!

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 03:37:02 PM »
As mine was going to be a keeper. I purchased a dedicated oil filter socket early. Makes removal a doddle.

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Offline sprucetiger

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 07:50:05 PM »
Utah ADV has a great list on his site when he was packing. 

https://utadvmoto.com/2020/07/20/the-15-tool-roll/

I had added some Torx bits (25,30,50) for my Tiger 900.  And I am still working on my list for the new bike.

Offline UncleGary

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2021, 09:21:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
For working on the engine, a good 1/4" 4-20 Nm torque wrench and bits is a must in addition to more meaty torque wrenches to cope with up to 110 Nm.
Emphasis on the word "good". Professional mechanics are particularly careful picking out a low range torque wrench. If you ruin something on the engine with a bargain torque wrench, you will not be a happy guy. Also a pro quality wrench can be tested and adjusted over the years. We all learn from our mistakes so I'm just relaying some learning that came my way  :006:

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 06:53:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by UncleGary [+]
Emphasis on the word "good". Professional mechanics are particularly careful picking out a low range torque wrench. If you ruin something on the engine with a bargain torque wrench, you will not be a happy guy. Also a pro quality wrench can be tested and adjusted over the years. We all learn from our mistakes so I'm just relaying some learning that came my way  :006:

Ditto.
If you have a torque wrench that works by tightening up the end cap always, always, always leave the cap in the loosest position when the wrench is stored otherwise you screw up the tension rating on the internal spring.

As to the original request. If I am working on the bike doing things that I might need to do on the road (adjust the chain, remove or refit wheels, etc) I use the tools I carry on the road. There is no point in using a super duper wrench at home then being unable to do something on the road with the stamped metal thing that is stored under the seat.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2021, 06:55:51 AM by K1W1 »

Offline hawkbox

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Re: Suggestions on tools.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 07:09:41 PM »
So many things that require in/lbs or small amounts of torque tend to be hex bolts too so I end up just using a "feels right" level of torque since I couldn't get the wrench in there anyway. 

 


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