The motorbike, as a means of transport, is an ideal partner that will take us wherever we want to go comfortably and as efficiently as possible. However, like any other means of transport, motorbikes need constant maintenance to ensure they are always in top condition. Obviously, the best thing to do is to take your motorbike to the workshop for a service, but sometimes we can fix certain problems ourselves on the spot. To do this, it’s necessary to have a basic motorbike tool kit, to know what each of them is for and how to use them.
In today’s article we are going to list all the items that should be included in your basic motorbike tool kit that can save you from more than one trouble on your journeys.
A flat-blade screwdriver of about 5mm and a number 2 crosshead screwdriver are a must in your basic tool kit, as they will allow you to access some important places such as the fuse box or battery terminals. In addition, the flat screwdriver is a very useful item that can be used to remove flat slotted screws or as a lever or guide on many occasions.
An excellent tool for its versatility. First of all, it’s important to check that it’s the correct size for your wheel axles. The dual spanner will help you to uncouple a wheel in the event of a puncture.
Allen key set
As many of your bike’s components are assembled using Allen bolts, an Allen key set is essential in your bike tool kit. Make sure your Allen keys are of good quality to prevent them from breaking when too much pressure is applied to them.
Spark plug wrench
This tool is a must in your basic kit. You will need to get the specific type of spanner for your bike model, so you can make changes yourself on parts that show specific faults.
Puncture repair kit
If you are travelling long or medium distances on a motorbike, we suggest you carry a puncture repair kit with you, as it can save you in a hurry. These items are easy to handle and have everything you need to continue riding in an emergency.