There are times when you need some tools with you on a ride. It might be a day out or a long tour but somewhere along the line you might need to do a little fettling.
We’re not talking about a full-on service or repair here but perhaps you need to pop one or two bits of bodywork off to check a level or re-route some wiring.
Maybe you need to connect or disconnect an accessory from the battery. Perhaps you need to make some repairs to your camping gear. Something that will mean more than your bike’s original tool kit can offer.
In any of these cases, a small tool kit or a multi-tool will be invaluable. You won’t be able to remove the rear wheel or change a spare plug, for example but you will be able to undo screws or the battery terminals. You’ll also be able to trim guy ropes or get boy scouts out of horses hooves...
Whether you’re after an all-in-one multi tool or a more conventional – yet small and portable – toolkit, here are some good options to take with you.
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This handy toolkit from motorcycle kit giants Oxford has all the basics you're likely to need
This kit may have limited abilities but in an emergency, you may just find it sorts you out. It
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This kit from Sealey is pretty similar to that from Oxford and is made by the renowned tool
So this kit from Hi-Spec might be a little bulky to keep with you on a day-to-day ride but you
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