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Mine has got to be " the spring installation tool" , just purchased from AVC..

Years a go I set out to install a center stand on my BMW 650 Dakar, followed the directions to a T.. Every thing going according to plan until it came to installing the double spring.

Prying, cursing, prying, cursing, blood from my knuckles , more cursing, having now taken most of the paint off the stand because I was using it for leverage.

Finally I got it .. after 20 plus minutes .... Touched up the paint ..almost good as new.

The skin finally grew back on my knuckles...

Fast forward 2014 ... Winter, new strom, new center stand, followed the directions ..once again to a T... Came time to install the spring.. With the spring installation tool in hand I hooked it into the sping , positioned it in line with the tab on the stand... In a nano second the spring was pulled into place...amazing

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Gary
 

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I've always just shoved nickles between the coil stacks when stand springs are recalcitrant. That and installing the pivot bolt after the spring is hooked at both ends keeps the knuckles pristine.

Favorite tool acquisition has to be a 3/8ths t-handle socket driver with a roller barrel on the shaft. Its more fun to use than my model t crank looking speed wrench. I liked it so much I added a 1/4 inch version as well.

 

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Mine would be the Hex Pro Allens.
Hex-Pro Wrench Sets | Motion Pro
You can locate them a lot cheaper on Epay under Hex Pro in the black color.
Love mine.
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For me, it wasn't a tool I bought but one that was given to me by a local mechanic - it makes removing and refitting those spring clamps on coolant hoses dead easy.





 

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I tell ya I bought a cordless lithium powered Dremel about 6 months ago and I love it. Makes tedious jobs easy and I pretty much find excuses to use the damn thing. :yesnod:
 

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The Cool'ist tool has to be the "Cool Tools" web site:
Cool Tools :hurray:

I follow it via RSS and continually learn of neat stuff when folks post their favorite widget of the day. Lots of cool tools; I've bought several of them for myself.
 

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10" Knipex parallel jaws pliers. Push the button to lock the size, like having a pliers AND 13 open end wrenches,
up to 1 3/4". Made tough enough to use with a "persuader" over the handles for more torque. Brown Aviation Tool
aka, browntool.com. Axle nut, fork caps, most bolts, crimptool, etc.



I got one of the old fashioned "Ford" monkey wrenches from them too. Very handy for square plumbing fixtures
or working stuck fasteners in skinny places with a persuader pipe over the handle. :yesnod:
 

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Not really a tool but a pair of safety glasses that my boss gave me at work. They have movable lights on each temple and bifocals as well. They work great for detail work or reading prints. Besides that, my wife bought me the Dewalt 20V drill and impact driver kit. I can damn near take apart the entire bike with them.
 

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For me it's got to be a Mighty Vac brake bleeder. Makes bleeding brakes a snap!


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I bought myself this for xmas:


I'm renovating my house and am slowly building up a massive collection of power tools to save me from tedious jobs. I am surprised by how handy this thing actually is.
 

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renovating your house?

I bought myself this for xmas:


I'm renovating my house and am slowly building up a massive collection of power tools to save me from tedious jobs. I am surprised by how handy this thing actually is.
do yourself a favor

buy reconditioned (or new) BOSCH tools

I did - far too late in life
 
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