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post #1 of 43 Old 09-04-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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What tools are in your garage for the bike

Not necessarily the little one you carry on your bike, but what kind of stuff would you want to have on hand to service and work on your bike?
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The tool bag I carry in my luggage weighs about 15 pounds. It has all the tools I need for jobs I'm willing to do on the side of the road.

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I've added a tire repair kit, an air compressor, a piece cut off a 12mm hex key for the front axle and a socket set.

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I guess I'm thinking more in terms of what would I want to keep in the garage
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I guess I'm thinking more in terms of what would I want to keep in the garage
I've changed the thread title to fit that.

A table lift is the main piece.

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Hex head sockets and an air compressor...and a full assortment of metric sockets. And my most recent purchase...a dang filter wrench to fit the small oil filter.

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I guess I'm thinking more in terms of what would I want to keep in the garage
I don't have a garage, but the garage itself would be a great tool. The mechanics bag I carry has all the tools I typically need.

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Along with the afore-mentioned ratchets and metric sockets, etc., I find a good torque wrench indispensable. It'll save a lot of swearing and subsequent additional down-time for your bike!

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The older I get, the more I would like a table lift and a tire changer. Between the 5 bikes, 2 - 1T trucks, an SUV, a 20" boat, a 60' boat, a toy hauler and 2 residences, I already have too many hand tools dispersed.
A built in, flush mount lift would be ideal

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+1 on the table lift.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how nice it is to have a set of t-handle hex wrenches.

I also like the cap-style oil filter wrench I finally purchased which actually fits the oil filters (my old strap style was just a little too big and gave me much frustration).

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