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10-12mm span­ners

A full set of met­ric span­ners should be part of any mo­tor­cy­clist’s tool ar­moury but for this job the 10 and 12mm ones will be called on. Al­ways buy the best span­ners you can af­ford.

Allen T-bars 4-5mm

Far bet­ter than the sort of Allen keys that live on a gi­ant keyring, these will give you plenty of con­trol and lessen the risk of dam­ag­ing fas­ten­ers which may have cor­roded and seized up over time and ex­po­sure to weather.

Crosshead screw­drivers

Have a range of sizes to hand so you can be sure of a good grip and plenty of con­trol over the screw, again this is im­por­tant on fas­ten­ers that have been ex­posed to the weather over the years and may be re­luc­tant to budge.


These will come in handy when you need to get a grip on the ca­bles. As with all tools, buy the best you can af­ford and they will do you good ser­vice when it comes to tack­ling other jobs on your ma­chine.

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