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On another bike forum one of the mods had an essental tools to get started thread, and it was basically everything you could imagine. Maybe a good place to start for a commercial enterprise.

Here is what I think is essential to have on hand.

Service manual- There is one by Yamaha and one by Haynes.  The Yamaha one is easy enough to get your hands on for free if you have yar har har tendencies.   

Metric sockets and socket wrenches 3/8 drive will handle most home jobs, but 1/2 inch drive set is good to have too and is not expensive. 

Metric hex wrenches T-handles preferred

Lube- You will need chain lube, and white lithium grease 

JIS-screw drivers those are not philips heads! A philips head will usually work because it's close but the screws on our bikes are Japanese industrial standard. Using the correct tool will help ensure you don't strip the heads.

A nice metal ruler- with both inches and metric graduation check that chain slack boy-o!

Digital tire gague and inflater- You gotta be able to check this at home because you want cold readings, if you gotta ride to another location your tires are not cold anymore.

Nice to have but not as essential

Oil filter wrench- very helpful but it is only to remove the oil filter, just use your hands to put the new one on.

Paddock stand- So many jobs are easier without the tires on the ground, also good if you have to put the bike in storage for awhile.

 

So I know a lot of you guys know waay more than I do.  let me know what I  missed, or you feel needs more explanation, or share your own getting started kit. 

 

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Liquidmetal

Bad list, no beer (cold) on it...

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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rider

Maybe a set of combination wrenches, 6mm to 17mm or so?  Not sure exactly what sizes are needed on this bike, but that should get most of them.

A pair of slip joint and a pair of needle nose pliers for cotter pins and such.

A 1/4" flatblade screwdriver.  No screws like that on this bike, but it's got a gazillion other uses.

If you have zero tools and start buying them now, you will find that you will need more and more tools and bigger and bigger toolboxes.  It doesn't stop (at least it hasn't with me).

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Zephyr
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torque wrench & rear axle socket (27mm); magnetic parts tray; telescoping magnet picker upper doo-dad thingy; I also have a few neodymium magnets on hand that I'll place on my screwdrivers, etc to help any item that I loose not fall into the abyss once off.

 

also make sure to get the ball end hex wrenches

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DewMan

As stated above you'll need the basic metric hand tools including hex wrenches/sockets, wrenches & sockets with ratchet(s).

Other basic tools such as hammer, standard & needle-nose pliers, assorted screwdrivers, Adjustable wrench. Torque Wrenches, air pressure gauge.

Don't forget the thin walled sparkplug socket (14mm for MT/FZ-07) and wobble (optional but recommended)  socket extensions of various lengths I would also consider essential.

Handy to have after you acquire all the above would include punches & drift pins, wire strippers, soldering iron, set of picks, flashlight & digital multi-meter.

After all that the sky's the limit.

Lesson learned over the years:  Quality tools will last you a life time. Cheap tools will last until the most inconvenient and possibly painful  time.

MOST VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: GET A TOOL BOX THREE TIMES LARGER THAN YOU THINK YOU'LL EVER NEED.  Because it'll quickly be too small. I started with a totable toolbox, migrated up to a small (28" wide 12" deep 4' tall) roll-around and now have a larger (42"wide 18"deep 6' tall) roll-around.

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Just shut up and ride.

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rider
4 hours ago, Zephyr said:

telescoping magnet picker upper doo-dad thingy

One of the most accurate names I've ever heard a tool called.

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mossrider
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Shop towels, hand cleaner, rags, drain pans, funnels, torch, sawzall, drill press, grinder, sorry got carried away. 

 

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norcal616
5 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Shop towels, hand cleaner, rags, drain pans, funnels, torch, sawzall, drill press, grinder, sorry got carried away. 

 

Field drill press: 

Bar clamp with T-Handle

Square aluminum tube

Drill with extra handle

Ratchet strap


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mossrider
1 minute ago, norcal616 said:

Field drill press: 

Bar clamp with T-Handle

Square aluminum tube

Drill with extra handle

Ratchet strap

37 partial sets of drill bits because the 1/4" bit is missing from every fricken set...

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Just now, mossrider said:

37 partial sets of drill bits because the 1/4" bit is missing from every fricken set...

Buy them bits in bulk 😅...no need for 100+ boxes of samples you don't need 


2015 fz-07- Hordpower Edition...2015 fj-09- 120whp- Graves Exhaust w/Woolich Race Kit- tuned by 2WDW
 

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mossrider
7 minutes ago, norcal616 said:

Buy them bits in bulk <img src=">...no need for 100+ boxes of samples you don't need 

Ha,

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sorkyah
6 hours ago, DewMan said:

As stated above you'll need the basic metric hand tools including hex wrenches/sockets, wrenches & sockets with ratchet(s).

Other basic tools such as hammer, standard & needle-nose pliers, assorted screwdrivers, Adjustable wrench. Torque Wrenches, air pressure gauge.

Don't forget the thin walled sparkplug socket (14mm for MT/FZ-07) and wobble (optional but recommended)  socket extensions of various lengths I would also consider essential.

Handy to have after you acquire all the above would include punches & drift pins, wire strippers, soldering iron, set of picks, flashlight & digital multi-meter.

After all that the sky's the limit.

Lesson learned over the years:  Quality tools will last you a life time. Cheap tools will last until the most inconvenient and possibly painful  time.

MOST VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: GET A TOOL BOX THREE TIMES LARGER THAN YOU THINK YOU'LL EVER NEED.  Because it'll quickly be too small. I started with a totable toolbox, migrated up to a small (28" wide 12" deep 4' tall) roll-around and now have a larger (42"wide 18"deep 6' tall) roll-around.

need one of them snapon 4 bay cabs
 

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STORE.SNAPON.COM

<p>• Super Cab Drawer System: extra wide drawers at the top of the roll cab provide access to most often used tools</p><p>• EPIQ Strength: Designed with more load...





 

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DewMan
Just now, sorkyah said:

need one of them snapon 5bay cabs

If only money were no object. 👍

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Just shut up and ride.

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shinyribs

Gas, oil, good tires, crash protection, good gear and a giver 'er hell attitude ;) 

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13 hours ago, shinyribs said:

Gas, oil, good tires, crash protection, good gear and a giver 'er hell attitude ;) 

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Amen to that.

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sorkyah

Did you lay it down again @shinyribs

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ATGATT... ATTATT, two acronyms I live by.
 

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shinyribs
8 hours ago, sorkyah said:

Did you lay it down again @shinyribs

Haha.."again"... yeah....Just a simple lowside. Ran out of lean angle when the footpeg bottomed out and lifted the tires. Zip! I really need rearsets but just hate 'em :D  She's been down three times now, but one wasn't my fault! I gave her a thorough inspection up on the lift this evening. Healthy as  horse.  50 mph lowside and I lost a barend mirror, lightly grazed a front turn signal and scraped up the can a bit. Love my crash cage! Picked her up, wheelied away and drug pegs for another hour or so, taking the scenic route home. 

Man, I love motorcycles!

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mossrider

Shiny proof rib cycle?

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shinyribs

Haha nice.  I'm super particular about maintenance and repairs on my bikes, but I do enjoy riding like a goon. It comes from growing up riding in the dirt. Laying a bike down just does not worry me. I like them isolated backroads where I can let it all hang out...and sometimes it bites me lol. Hazard of the game, but I love game!

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FZ07R WaNaB

I can't believe none of your folks didn't include an air compessor, and all the tools that go with it. While bigger is better, there are a lot of smaller air compressors (cheaper) that work great for wrenching on a bike. I've used an older Craftsman like this for years, and it does everything I need.

 

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timjh

From an old RX7 list topic:

Dremel tool

Selection of bandaids for use after Dremel tool

Superglue for when bandaids fail

Suture set for when Superglue fails

Selection of tourniquets....

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Beemer
On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 12:21 AM, shinyribs said:

Haha.."again"... yeah....Just a simple lowside. Ran out of lean angle when the footpeg bottomed out and lifted the tires. Zip! I really need rearsets but just hate 'em :D  She's been down three times now, but one wasn't my fault! I gave her a thorough inspection up on the lift this evening. Healthy as  horse.  50 mph lowside and I lost a barend mirror, lightly grazed a front turn signal and scraped up the can a bit. Love my crash cage! Picked her up, wheelied away and drug pegs for another hour or so, taking the scenic route home. 

Man, I love motorcycles!

I have to say, I love your dirt bike spirit!

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Beemer

Clint had something to say on this subject and I tend to agree with him.

Anything I don't have I'll just borrow, ha!


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shinyribs
1 hour ago, Beemer said:

I have to say, I love your dirt bike spirit!

Bikes are all about performance to me. Not outright power or speed, but the thrill I can get from them. I just finished building this bike a couple days ago and you can see how my carburetor tuning maiden voyage turned out. I gear up and have absolutely no issues laying a bike down 🤣

 

In interest of staying on topic. The essentials for this ride were plenty of fuel, helmet/boots and my trusty little flat blade carb tuning screwdriver. 

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