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I'm looking for gift ideas for Moto Enthusiasts who ride street bikes and off-road bikes. I'd like to get tools that are unique to motorcycle repair/maintenance because they are both well equipped with all the conventional tools. What is a "must have" tool when it comes to your bikes in the price ranges I have noted below?

Two price ranges:
$50
$100

My wife just suggested I buy them whatever tool of mine they borrow the most. (compression tester......)
 

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Outside of the set of useful-for-most-people-without-motorcycles tools... I think the things I use the most are all consumables like heat shrink tubing, loctite, lube, brake cleaner, etc...

Which gives me some ideas:

You'll have to do some recon on brand, but for the guy who has everything, I put forth this suggestion: new rechargeable batteries. The batteries for my cordless drill tend to go to crap in the span of about two years. Even better: look for one that comes with a two-slot charger.

For a guy who has that covered, my next idea is coveralls. You get down on the pavement enough times, you wear a hole in a knee or the seat in one of those things.
 

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For a guy who has that covered, my next idea is coveralls. You get down on the pavement enough times, you wear a hole in a knee or the seat in one of those things.
Get some Kneepads!! I finally got a decent pair that don’t move, fall off/down etc (I await @Burke ‘s comment on this......:grin2: )

For proper bike tools tho - bike lift? Bike dryer? (If they’re fastidious about cleaning like me, they’re invaluable). Torque wrenches? Vacuum gauges? Laser alignment tool for belt/chain? That’s a great little tool...... Belt tension gauge? Battery tender? Decent bolt size/thread pitch measurement tools? Multimeter? Dremel?

A nice garage stool, on wheels......?! I’m all tapped out.
Ben
 

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Laser alignment tool!
That's the kind of unique tool idea I needed.
And then I can borrow it!

Knee pads?
My youngest boy is a heavy eguipment technician who currently works as a rigger. He wears out a good pair of knee pads in less than a year.
 
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Laser alignment tool!
That's the kind of unique tool idea I needed.
And then I can borrow it!
Make sure it’s one that can do belts too. Mine is a German one (and anyone who has the Fehling rack knows how good they are, right.....?! :laugh: )

Those little card inserts you see? They insert in the teeth on the belt. Then offer the tool up to the rear pulley, shine it towards to front pulley, and ensure it lines up on the cards.

They might all include those cards, I don’t know, but worth a check.
Ben
 
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