Way back when, practically every new motorcycle was delivered with a toolkit packed in a vinyl bag or a cloth pouch and tucked away somewhere—usually under the seat or stuffed into a compartment barely bigger than the kit itself. With the possible exception of the elaborate kits that came with [...]
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If you think you’ve seen this tool here before, that’s because you have—sort of. This is Park Tool’s (www.parktoolmotorcycle.com) AV-5 Aluminum Vise Insert ($34.95), which is a more-versatile variation of the Park AV-4. Both of these tools are designed to securely hold axle, transmission, shock absorber or any other steel [...]
Ignition systems these days are so pointless as to be almost existential. Okay, bad joke, but thanks to the proliferation of electronic engine management, points-switched ignitions are virtually non-existent on modern motorcycles. Lots of us out there still ride old machines that use points, however, either with battery-and-coil ignitions or [...]
Graham Tool Company Tap & Die Vise Block – Tool Time A handy tool to tackle those larger repair and rebuild projects.
When using a tap or die to cut new threads or clean up old ones in certain small components, it sometimes is better to hold the tap or die in a vise instead of the part being threaded. Otherwise, the part might be damaged or distorted if clamped in a [...]