When you having a date with a biker girl on the road or having a motorcycle journey to some remote areas, you wouldn’t want to be disturbed by the little problems of your motorcycle. If you have your bike checked before riding out, then the probability of big problems that require professionals are small. Most of the time, you can handle with your bike with a little direction and some common sense. Of course, if you have the necessary tools at hand, things will be a lot easier to be done. So, before riding out, single bikers or motorcycle partners should know what basic tools they should carry with.
- Cable luber
To keep the engine running smoothly, motorcycle riders need to keep it lubricated. You can do the same for the throttle and clutch cables. The cable luber will make it easier for you to do the job instead using your hands. And you should remember to wrap a useless cloth or a rag around the bottom to avoid the lube getting to your floor or the road.
When you are going to repair your motorcycle, plier is a must-have tool if you want to get the job done. Although regular pliers are great, different pairs are better suited depending on what you are trying to do. So, it is suggested to bring several different types of pliers with you even if you will not use them at all.
Wrenches are much like the pliers, single bikers need to prepare a full set of wrenches for kinds of maintenance of your bikes. Except for buying a full set of wrenches, you’d better to buy another full set of with different lengths. The chances are that you may need a longer one, or a short one, or two of the same size.
- Torque wrench
When you are tightening a bolt, you will want to make sure it is tight enough, but not so tight to strip it. At that time, you will need a torque wrench to do you a favor. There are standards of torque wrenches for each size bolt.
- Chain breaker and riveter
If something happens to your chains and sprockets, you can replace it by your own with a quality chain breaker and riveter. It will help you press that master link into place just in a few minutes.
- Service manual
Although you can find nearly any repair job you can think of on the internet, such as YouTube or the forums of biker dating sites, you may have no access to the internet when you are riding on the road. So, having a service manual at hand with all the information and ways to repair nearly all maintenance job on is a better way to ensure you will solve the problem.