What Tools Should I Carry?

Metric or SAE Tools

Most of the guys I know that ride motorcycles are also good with tools. I am not one of them. It’s one of those things I was challenged with early in life. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, (ASVAB) showed me what I already knew. I don’t know a hex wrench from a star bit. I actually joined the Marines hoping that I could become a mechanic. In my family, most of the men enjoyed racing, admiring engines and could replace a car motor like it was a theme on a word press site. Well, the Marines had enough mechanics so they put me in heavy equipment school. I can operate bulldozers and road graders but still cannot fix anything.

For us mechanically challenged folks what would be a good tool kit or combination of tools that we all should have at the ready? I need your help on this one. I have seen some ready made tool kits and wonder if they are worth their chrome plate. Anybody familiar with CruzTools?

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  1. CruzTools are excellent for the money which can cover most basic repairs to get you to a shop. You should also supplement it with a package of zip ties. Can’t tell you how many time I’ve seen people have to repair broken shifter links and kickstands on the road and tent work great. If you go long distance a tire plug kit and an inflator wouldn’t be bad either.

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