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Holiday Wish List of Tools

02 Dec 2020 11:00
BubbaSendsIt
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Holiday Wish List of Tools #1
Season's Greetings!

All I want for Christmas is a 3/8ths square drive torque wrench, a flywheel puller, and a Japanese Industrial Standard screwdriver set in my stocking. Are there other specialized tools I might consider to get my maintenance shop up and running? These will likely be gifts to myself so any buying advice is appreciated.

My usual approach to tool buying is get the cheapest Harbor Freight version the first time I need a tool, and if it breaks from using it so much replace with the quality version. Any problems going the cheap route to start for bike tools?

Thanks and happy holidays to all!

1972 Yamaha DT2 250
1965 Ducati Monza 250 (legacy project not running yet)
1966 Ducati Monza 250 (legacy project not running yet)
Hunting: parts/part bikes for above + any 60's-early 70's 250 singles

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02 Dec 2020 11:27
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Holiday Wish List of Tools #2
I bought the flywheel puller that Mark T recommended, and I don't regret it. Don't remember the manufacturer.
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02 Dec 2020 11:34
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Motion Pro 08-0026 is the puller I like.... fits all enduros with magnetos

I'd recommend Vessel brand screwdrivers and a hand (hammer operated) impact driver... #3 is the size of the case screws, not #2.

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02 Dec 2020 12:10 02 Dec 2020 13:08 by RT360Fan.
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Yes, hand impact driver with GOOD bits...



The bits that come with hand impact drivers are typically short, but you can get longer ones from Ko-ken. Vessel also makes Impacta drivers in #2 & #3 cross point, which give you length but they don't have the muscle of a proper hand impact like he Attack driver. The Impacta' drivers are weight heavy in the handle though, so not good for an everyday screwdriver IMO. Vessel makes good hand impact drivers too. Best to get both kinds :cheer:

You can source Vessel tools here: www.vesseltools.com/handtools

And Ko-ken here: palmac.net/shop-by-brand/koken-usa/
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02 Dec 2020 12:39 02 Dec 2020 12:47 by RT360Fan.
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Vessel Megadora screwdrivers are great but other brands to consider would be Sunflag and Anex. Hozan are available too, they are rebranded Vessels "economy" line.

For torque wrenches, I use Precision Instruments split beams, they run about $150 ea. For a lower cost but decent option, Tekton offers some clickers. They run about $40 and I recommend getting a 1/4" in addition to 3/8". Tekton has excellent customer service too.

www.tekton.com/wrenches/torque-wrenches
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02 Dec 2020 12:52
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Im getting an early xmas, this is a cool all-in-one, For Honda though.


Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'06 GL1800
'98 KDX220
'75 Norton
'73 CB500K
'01 Honda CT110
'87 PW50
'64 McClane Edger
'02 Honda XR80R
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02 Dec 2020 12:56
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You say you are getting yourself a maintenance shop setup?

Yes to all the comments about the hand tools, but........... Get yourself a PARTS WASHER. Even one of the small 3 gallon ones that can sit on a bench (or the floor under the bench once done).

You will find you can do so much better work with clean parts. Believe me!:Buds

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02 Dec 2020 13:02 02 Dec 2020 13:13 by RT360Fan.
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Another "tool" to consider is a thread restorer kit. I bought one over 20 years ago and am thankful every time I use it (which is fairly often). Work on old stuff, you really should get one. Basically you have two choices in rethreading or thread restore kits, Lang and Jawco. I have both, Lang is rebranded by just about everyone, from Sears to Snap-on. But Jawco is the original (still family owned), and I think they are higher quality than Lang, especially their files.

jawco.com/collections/rethreading-tap-di...ing-tap-die-file-set

You can get individual pieces from Jawco too, you'll use M6x1.0 & M8x1.25 much more often than other sizes.
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02 Dec 2020 13:16
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Oh yeah, and one of these...

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02 Dec 2020 13:18 02 Dec 2020 13:19 by RT360Fan.
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