Wrenchin' on a bike at home is great. It gives you the opportunity to tinker and fidget on your ride without worrying about anything else in the world. Plus, it keeps you out of trouble, and it's also another great way to intimately bond with your baby-and we're obviously talking about your motorcycle.
If the only tools you've collected over the years are a Philips head screwdriver and a Crescent wrench, then it's time to upgrade. Harbor Freight makes it possible to get the tools needed for working on your motorcycle without breaking the bank. The company offers a huge assortment of tools for all markets, but more importantly, motorcycle- and automotive-specific tools are also available at a very affordable price. And since things aren't really getting any better economy-wise, we felt it necessary to show you a few essentials for wrenchin' at home without taking out a second mortgage. Everything here can be had for less than $1,100, but pricing may vary.
Pittsburgh Professional 301 Piece Mechanic's Took Kit
(PN 45951) $199.99
This is a great toolkit that comes with virtually everything you need to get started. And for less than 200 clams, you get your money's worth. You get 1/4-, 3/8-, and 1/2-inch drive sockets, both standard and metric, square, star, and spark plug sockets, ratchets, breaker bars, extensions, universal joint adapters, combo wrenches, adjustable wrenches, pliers, Philips and flathead screwdrivers, pliers, and much more. You won't need to borrow your buddy's wrenches anymore.
Five Drawer Service Cart
(PN 95272) $199.99
Staying organized is key to a successful garage. You don't want to leave your tools lying around, especially if you have meddling little ones or neighbors with sticky fingers. This service cart measures 37 11/16 inches wide, by 20 11/16 inches deep, and 41 3/8 inches high. It claims to handle up to 700 pounds, and it's easily maneuverable because of the durable casters. Also, the cart has a self-locking mechanism that locks the drawers when the top lid tray is closed and comes with two keys. The drawers are padded to prevent tools from sliding around. Overall, this is a great cart.