Welcome to my toolbox page. Here are a videos of tools that I use and recommend. You should be able to find some things on here in my shop
Motion Pro Bearing Driver set
Wheel bearing Extractor
Mityvac brake bleeding kit
This video explains what this section is going to be about. If you have any questions about equipment I use just leave a comment on the video and I’ll try and get a video up about it.
Great videos! Congratulations on the fine work.
I’m trying to assemble a mobile toolbox for my Tiger that contains everything I need to get out of trouble should something happen in the middle of nowhere.
Do you have a list of required tools for the bike? This would really help as I only know some of the required tools (I learn as I use them), but I’m sure I don’t have anything as I haven’t had to work a lot on my bike.
Hi. I always carry my motion pro trail tool, you can add a few sockets to it for the extra things the bike needs and a leatherman. Is it the XC you have? puncture repair kit, tyre levers, tools to get wheels off and pump to blow tyres back up if it is. Or just a plug kit and something to blow tyres back up if its the road version. That should be able to cover most things that can happen out on the road. What i did was the same as what you said. Take things off and keep out what tools I used.
Your YouTube videos are superlative. You have provided me with the confidence to tackle many maintenance items myself.
I note that you use a much smaller torque wrench than my large cumbersome one that even then only adjusts from 4½ Nm – 29½ Nm. Does yours cover all the requirements for the 800XC or do you have two? I would appreciate it if you would let me know what you have so I can find it here in Canada.
Thanks very much.
Tofino, B.C. Canada
Hi, I’ve got 3 different torque wrenches. I could get away with 2 for general servicing since the highest thing you are mainly going to tighten is the rear axle nut at 110Nm. The red ones you’ve seen in the videos are 1/4″ & 3/8″ Teng tools torque wrenches. Then Ive got a 1/2″ one from halfords, a kind of autoshop over here, that goes from 60 – 300Nm
Hi, Great videos, they are all very useful. A video on your thoughts or Ideas on all the essential tools to carry on a big trip would be great. ie All size sockets needed, leavers, etc.
I’ve still got videos to make about the tools I use. I’m thinking about selling stuff now too, not sure how to work it yet though cause it could end up costing me more to get them and post them out again
Yes I use Moton Pro, Trail Tool when away touring.
Saveing up for tyre leaver and socket moton pro
Its the tools I’ve always carried on my bikes. Work really well
I have just watched some of your videos and they are great. Could you recommend a good puncture repair kit for a 800 roadie.?
With the road models having cast wheel, tubeless tyres you can just get any tubeless tyre plug kit. They come with everything in you need. Plugs, glue and tools to get them in. Theres no need to remove tyres or wheels for those. Would recommend carrying a little 12v tyre compressor too cause you’ll be there a while using a hand pump
I carry a dynaplug kit for tubeless tyres. Used it on my last bike (ZRX1100) and it’s so easy. Tyre is still plugged and losing no air. No glue to mess around with and takes seconds to use.