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Thumbs up Great tools to work on the RC51, or any bike.

I'm starting this thread to help self mechanics work on their own bike. Let's post helpful tools needed to work on bikes, and why/where they are needed. I'll start with a few.

Long flat and philips screwdrivers. Sounds unnecessary, but you'll need them in so many cases. For example, if you ever need to adjust the rear shock rebound (flat screwdriver), or need to pull the stock airbox off the RC51 (small philips), you'll be cursing or SOL without a long set of screwdrivers.

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This little guy helped me out......it is for the Swing arm lock nuts/engine mount lock nuts on the RC51, not sure if it works on others?????

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Harbor freights, for the budget racer mechs in mind, lifetime warranty on Pittsburg tools such as a nice torque wrench starting at 19.99? Don't forget loctite or thread seal...

You should probably just edit the first post and add or list off from there.


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Hand impacted driver...

http://toolmonger.com/2009/01/30/cra...impact-driver/

Just like this but go to Sears, Home Depot, Snap On, MAC tools or Canadian Tire for the Canucks and buy some #2 and #3 phillips bits with the 3/8th drive on the end for a ratchet.

Those are all guaranteed for life and you can also use Allen sockets and Torx head bits for a rachet also.

This tool is absolutely indispensable for the true handyman.




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Harbor freights, for the budget racer mechs in mind, lifetime warranty on Pittsburg tools such as a nice torque wrench starting at 19.99? Don't forget loctite or thread seal...

You should probably just edit the first post and add or list off from there.
Post a link or two.

Explain your edit comment please too...
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I know they are expensive but a Snap On #2 and #3 phillips screw driver are a must as those screws are so easy to strip that good quality is a must in this situation.



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For all fasteners on one's bike. You need three torque wrenches.
A large one with 1/2" drives for the big torque needed for axle nuts and bolts.
A medium one (the real workhorse) with 3/8" drive for the bulk majority of nuts and bolts on any bike.
A small one with 1/4" drive for the light duty. Such as bolts less than 8mm, such as case bolts, clutch pressure plate bolts, etc.
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A complete set of metric Snap-on long spanners are well worth investing in, if you do your own mechanical work. I never realised how great they were till I got a set. The other spanners are just used mostly as spares now.

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A complete set of metric Snap-on long spanners are well worth investing in, if you do your own mechanical work. I never realised how great they were till I got a set. The other spanners are just used mostly as spares now.
There are somethings that are a must...



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Some good info here....sticky bound.
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