1. Factory Service Manual

factory service manuals

While some might argue that the factory service manual is not a tool at all, it is actually the most important tool used in any maintenance or repair you may perform on your bike. Yeah, you can get away with simple things, like oil changes or hydraulic fluid replacement without a manual, but the service manual has descriptions of all disassembly techniques and how to test or measure parts to see if they need replacement. It’ll tell you how to adjust your valves or when your brake discs have reached their minimum thickness. You can use it to trace the wiring diagram for adding accessories or solve an intermittent electrical issue. Or you can just use it to educate yourself about the inner workings of your motorcycle.