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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tool Kit?

I am not a mechanic and I am not very fix it like, but, that being said, I need to start to put together a set of tools to do basic maintenance/etc on my T100.

Is there a good KIT out there that would be a good fit for my Bonneville (2012)? Like, something in the $100-$200 price range that comes with just about any tool I would need to work on this particular bike?

Also, being that it's a British bike, are all the nuts and bolts on it Metric, or is there some standard stuff (American) on it as well?

Thanks for any info and advice...

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Get yourself a set of quality spanners, Allan keys, and a good set of sockets. Everything else, buy it when you need it. I've got boxes full of tools that I will never, ever use...
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything's metric. It will probably work out cheaper to build your own tool kit instead of buying a ready made one.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As above and get a manual
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...and get a manual

This being the most valuable tool.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is the Haynes Manual pretty tiptop?

http://newbonneville.com/html/haynes_manual.html

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Haynes manuals are a "must have" tool for anyone wanting to service, maintain and repair their bike or car.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Groovy...
Thanks for the tips ya'll.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tools you should have for starters.
Set of Allen keys
Combination wrench set from 6 - 19 mm
Socket set 6 - 19mm plus additional sockets to fit the countershaft nut and one for the rear wheel spindle nut...I think they're 24 and 34 mm, not sure.
Long nosed pliers and ordinary ones.
Good quality screwdriver and bit set.
Torque wrench.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What everyone else said...I'd add a few larger sockets like 24, 36mm. Also, larger Wrenches too...18, 22, 24mm are helpful.

despite being made in china, I love these sets
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-7-pie...3&blockType=G3

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-19-pi...1&blockType=G1
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