I can envision it all now—the angry e-mails, the threatening phone calls, the snail hate mail, all of it accusing me of being firmly ensconced in the pocket of one tool provider: Motion Pro. It has happened before, and after this, it probably will happen again.
Why? Because both of the tools I have for you this month are from that company, and so were some of those covered in the past three issues. But for good reason: Motion Pro (www.motionpro.com) is far and away the industry’s most prolific manufacturer and distributor of motorcycle-specific tools, so no one should be surprised that I often include several of them over a short period. But, if you’ve already put the postage on your letter bombs, go ahead and mail them. I have tools—from Motion Pro, incidentally—that will disarm them.
On a more serious note, the first item is MP’s 3⁄8-Inch-Drive T-Handle Ratchet (part #08-0226; $15.99). Really, this tool is little more than a stubby ratchet with two handles instead of one. But it can prove handy when you want to quickly remove or install a fastener that offers too much resistance or is in a space too confined to be spun with a conventional T-handle. The two-handle design also makes it easier to break stubborn fasteners loose by allowing you to use both hands. It’s one of those tools that, at first, looks like it’s unnecesary; but if you’re anything like me, the more you use it, the more you’ll want to use it.