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How to choose (and use) the right wrenches

How to choose (and use) the right wrenches

How to build a custom motorcycle: Choosing and using wrenches
Nearly every time you’re working on your bike, there are three types of tools that you’ll need: Wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.

Let’s start with wrenches, or spanners as they’re usually called in Britain. Since your motorcycle is mostly bolted together, you’ll need different types of wrenches to take it apart. So I’m going to focus on the wrenches that give you the most ability at the lowest cost.

The Ring-and-Open-End Wrench This is probably the most used tool in my kit. Let’s look at it in more detail.

Not surprisingly, there’s a ‘ring’ end and an ‘open’ end, and you need to select the size that fits over the bolt or nut snugly. Nut and bolt sizes are all standardized, so you will find there is one wrench that fits best.…

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