3. Sockets

sockets

As you can see from the photo, I’m a little obsessive about sockets. At the very least, you need a set of sockets (in both the 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch varieties). Next, step up to some deep sockets. They’re really quite useful. Hex keys for a 3/8 inch ratchet are extremely utilitarian on motorcycles. The universal joint sockets are nice to have on the rare occasions they’re needed. If want to make your most commonly used sizes easier to find, you can use colored electrical tape to differentiate between them. In this photo, the sizes are:  10mm (white), 12mm (green), 14mm (blue), 17mm (red), and 19mm (black).