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Hand tool school

6 Modules 25 Lessons Easy

About this course

Get aquainted with the essential tools you’ll need for any motorcycle maintenance or custom work!

I’ll tell you exactly which ones you need to buy – and why – so you’re ready to tackle your next job.

Course Structure

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3 Lessons

Price versus quality

Hand tools are the basis for any maintenance and customising tasks, and we’ll talk about them in detail in later articles, but first I just wanted to talk quickly about price and quality.

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6 Lessons

Wrenches

Since our motorcycles are mostly bolted together, various wrenches are needed to disassemble them. There are many different types, but we’ll only discuss those wrenches that give you the most ability at the lowest cost.

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7 Lessons

Screwdrivers and screw types

Often smaller fasteners on motorcycles will have screw heads, rather than hexagon heads. You’ll need a set of screwdrivers to remove these fasteners.

There are a great number of different screw heads, but we’ll focus on the most common...

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7 Lessons

Pliers

Pliers are multipurpose tools that let you apply great force at the tip due to leverage when you squeeze the handles. Pliers are generally considered a first class lever. The longer the handles, the more leverage you have.

Quality of pliers is important. Cheaper versions will be softer and prone to damage when used on harder items. Again, this is dependent on the steel alloy and heat treatment used by the manufacturer. You might find a kit containing the four common types mentioned below. These will be used many times, so purchase the best ones you an afford.

There are a few different styles that are useful for motorcycle maintenance.

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1 Lesson

Care

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