I want to start working on my Speed Twin. No mechanical experience and not sure where to start with which tools to buy. Preferable I want to get sets which I can use in other domains (my car possibly stuff around the house) so future investment. Hoping to get a few questions answered:
Are SAE*tool sizes interchangeable with metric tools? In other words, will I have to buy both sets of tools? Am I safe with all metric tools these days?
primary goals:decat, oil change, camshaft (in the next year or two).
These sets I’ve compiled (searching this forum) cover all the sizes I need? Are the sets missing anything? I have 0 tools right now except a good quality Torque wrench (random, yes)
Socket and Rachet set
These are the sizes available
45-pc 1/4-3/8-inch Drive
47-pc 3/8-inch Drive
55-pc. 1/4 inch Drive
58-pc 1/2-inch Drive
84-pc 1/2-inch Drive
Which drive size should I get. Should I get the biggest size then use an adapter? Is it useless to go with the 84-pc 1/2-inch Drive or is the 45 pc enough for the triumph.
I also found this for extra bits
TEKTON 2840 Everybit Ratchet Screwdriver and Bit Set, 105-Piece
This one has a swing arm. Is this a gimmick that will break or something standard/useful?
(1) 1/4, (1) 5/16, (1) 3/8, (1) 7/16, (1) 1/2, (1) 9/16, (1) 5/8, (1) 11/16, (1) 3/4, (1) 13/16, (1) 7/8, (1) 15/16, (1) 1 inch, (1) Roll-up storage pouch
Allen Keys Sets
These are allen keys. Should I consider getting the allen bits too? Or are the keys usually fine.
Oil Filter Wrench
uxcellŽ 65mm Dia Oil Filter Socket Wrench 14 Flutes. I found this size for another Triumph on the forum. Are they all the same?
Any tools I will need from the dealer?
Any adapters required with above tools?
Comes with the 8mm spools (used on Speed Twin)
You see a lot of Tekton above. Did some research and it appears good value i.e low price decent quality for hand tools from what I’ve read.