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Learn why screwdrivers are different lengths. It affects the torque. Also, some screwdrivers have a square area up by the handle. You can slip a wrench or even vice grips on this square part to give you leverage for more torque.

Also, a headlamp can make a big difference. Even in a well lit shop there are dim areas on your bike. A bright headlamp will light up your specific work area while leaving both hands free to work.

Penny Daniels
Randleman, NC
Saturday, October 27, 2018
A hollow bar ("Cheater Bar") is usually a length of pipe. They can shatter when being used. Wear goggles to stay safe.

Ace
Arlington, VA
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Breaker bars, lubes for loosening things, for snugging things, and permanently tightening things. Learn how to use a torque wrench. Can't afford nice flooring? Use inexpensive exercise mats. Get a motorcycle jack. Have a service manual, good lighting, and a couple good mobile shop lights (LED daylight). Maybe a hands free magnifying glass. Youtube AND don't be afraid to ask questions! Most guys will be glad to help out and show off their knowledge.

Cindy H
Lapeer, MI
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Great article on tips!
I never work on any motorcycle without the service manual or electrical manual specific for that bike, year, make, and model. Another great tip you had mentioned in your article. Keep the tips coming!

Nettie Harper
Smithfield, VA
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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