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Thread repair kits. These have got me out of trouble on a regular basis! Available quite cheaply on eBay.

For the manufacturer's page - see here

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GearJammer (Motion Pro 08-0427) Locks gears in place for easy installation and removal. Allows tightening lock nuts to proper torque setting. Works on virtually any motor. Powerful magnet holds tool in place during use. Billet 6061 T-6 aluminum construction. Blue anodized finish with laser engraved Motion Pro logo.  Not for use with impact guns!

Really useful addition to your toolkit!

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I like the Gear Jammer, very simple. I have a few thread repair kits in different metric sizes. Also done a few spark plug threads for others over the years.
I like this type for spark plug thread repairs
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BGS-Werkzeug-Spark-Plug-Thread-Repair-Kit-M10-x-1-00-Pro-Range-/271452791015
Most folk panic with spark plug thread repairs but there's no need to remove the cylinder head
www.youtube.com/watch

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Nice one Locky! Good video but I can't resist saying that, if I was doing that job on a bike, I would power wash it once the tank was off. Did you see all that mud/grit waiting to drop down the plug hole no

Only ever had one problem where a plug started to cross thread. A simple thread cutter got me out of that one. 

Here is another tool that I bought just to do one job which is to properly torque up the cylinder head nuts that face downwards, one just above the starter motor and the other behind the front frame tube, that you otherwise couldn't get to with a torque wrench.

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Never seen one like that, it amazes me what you can get these days. I have a set of these but not sure if i'll get to the cylider head nuts with them
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bergen-10pc-3-8-Drive-Crowfoot-Wrench-Spanner-Set-10-19mm-1801-/281589723120

Yes i agree that he should have give it a clean with a hose pipe at least.

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Couldn't get the torque wrench on with the crowfoot cry



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Another tool i like is my Mity-Vac
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mityvac-MV8020-Automotive-Test-Tune-up-Brake-Bleeding-Kit-Silverline-Bleeder-NEW-/191417934744
makes brake bleeding a quick faff free job.
www.youtube.com/watch

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The torque wrench adapters just gave me an idea. I could weld something to an old 3/8 inch socket that would slot over a spanner. I'll make one soon and test it when i fit the top end back on the TTR.

Just thought of another tool that i use a lot, a Wera Zyklop. Mines the 3/8 version.
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This could be a long thread, i love my toolsbiggrin



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I like my engine stand! Made from a redundant frame and some box profile and then powder coated. It makes working on engines out of the frame a lot easier biggrin

Not in the picture are a couple of lengths of rod that slot in to the engine bolt locations to hold the engine.

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Possably not everyone idea of essential

But I would be lost with out them....

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I know the lathe is obvious but is the other a "milling" machine Pete? Can't wait for my mate to finish his workshop as he has lots of large "toys for boys" including lathes, presses etc. - and he makes a good brew biggrin

Sometimes the little tools can be invaluable. For getting exhaust studs fully home the stud install tool ticks the box wink

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Piston ring expander - took me a few goes to get the hang of it but it save your finger nails wink

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TTRfan wrote:

I know the lathe is obvious but is the other a "milling" 


 yes... the other is a Mill



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I haven't had much success with electric soldering irons as they don't get hot enough to make the joint quickly and I used to end up melting the insulation on the wires. My son works with electronics professionally so I took his advice and bought a butane powered Weller Pyropen. Brilliant bit of kit that gets heat into the joints quickly and makes the whole job so much quicker and easier.

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Got it yesterday. Hopefully this 3/8" drive torque wrench will help prevent stripping threads on casing bolts!

There is a nice little extra functionality in that the knob on the bottom of the wrench locks the setting so that you can't accidentally turn the handle and change the torque setting when using it.

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Whats the torque range Brian ? I have a few torque wrenches, the one i use for m6 threads is a 1/4 inch drive that starts from 5nm . Most of the time i just do it by hand/feel on m6 threads so it don't get much use, great to have it when it's needed though.

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I suppose the essentials has got to be,

1. Good quality non clunky ratchets, and sockets including oversize and hex ones and extension bars etc
2. Good quality range of pliers including circlips/snips/crimps etc
3. Good quality screwdriver set including magnetic tipped and small 'watch' type etc.

They're the most used in my garage where it is pretty important to have quality.
I like the Draper Expert range and also Halfords Professional, they're good value for the quality you get.



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This is the 1/4 drive torque wrench i use, Lazer 3451 .

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and another workshop essentialbiggrin

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The latest addition to my toolbox - makes gasket scraping a bit safer as I used to hold the Stanley blades in my hand and it only needs a slip to start the red stuff flowing .....

About £2 in a decorating shop.

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Impact driver!

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cheers brian ive got then inc lathe what i mean is what other people carry when out on bike

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On the bike I carry the following tools and equipment:

  • bicycle tyre patch kit with fresh glue wink
  • tyre levers
  • bead buddy and valve puller
  • Assorted spanners
  • axle spanner
  • folding t-handle socket kit
  • phillips and flat head (should have a JIS screwdriver but have managed to get away with not having one for 20 years smile)
  • a rag
  • glasses and lense cleaning stuff (muck off - breaks down the protein from the bug goop left on your goggles/visor and wicked stuff biggrin)
  • Overstocked first aid kit (really should be number one)
  • spare goggle lense
  • neck muff
  • paper map

 

i also sometimes use a gps (car one) and always carry a full 3lt water bladder (my only piece of Klim gear and a bloody ripper)

In the workshop (as per the thread title) my favourite tool is a mityvac  as mentioned above. It makes brake bleeding a breeze.  My other favourite tool is my new 6 sided socket set  I've got two good socket sets already but they are 12 point and always round nuts. Drives me completely insane! furious These new ones also work on an impact driver which I'm yet to purchase....

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I bought one of these kits recently, they were only $25au delivered, a ridiculous price for the quality, I didn't expect to get fantastic tools but they turned out to be exceptional quality.

Since I swap just about every bolt or screw on my bikes for S/S allen heads this kit is used constantly, 4, 5, 6, + 8mm covers everything on the bike

I use the long ones in the workshop constantly, and the short ones I have in my tool bag

it has a 1/2" drive holder which is 10mm inside, all the tools have 10mm shafts so you can use a spanner, your fingers, socket, you name it

it's my favourite tool and after hundreds of uses the surface of the tools are barley marked 

Size 4mm to 12mm in 1/2" drive

 

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i just bought a tool for taking the valves out of my ttr it is universal off ebay costs £7.00 great bit of kit dont know how to out up pics it is in a red plastic box have a look

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Stud puller 

I haven't used this very often but it's invaluable when needed. It gets most studs out without any damage. Here it is being used on the axle cap retaining studs on a scrap fork leg.

Brian

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