Jeff has found himself a new kit to take with him on those remote rides. The Motohansa Tool Bag has just about everything you'll need to make simple repairs on the side of the road! Check it out...
I recently shared a pit garage at SMSP with Rob Dunston, founder of the famed BMW workshop Motohansa that was in Rydalmere, NSW, for decades. We discussed the T-Rex Harris Honda he now owns, and he told me about his neat Tool Bags. I left with one, and I’ve been using it…
When I was a young apprentice mechanic at Len Willing M/C and Parry’s Kawasaki, tools were my life. Those years and into my earlier racing years in the mid 1990s on the Proddies and 600s, I reckon I spent just as much time cleaning and organising my toolbox and tools as I did preparing my bikes! I really love tools to this day and appreciate quality and a good design. One thing I didn’t have in my kit, and just about the only thing missing, is a good tool bag, so now I do.
Check out Jeff’s test of Rob’s Harris Honda here…
The Motohansa Triple Black Pro Adventure Tool Kit I got off Rob is a bit of a bitsa as it was his personal bag he was using on the day, thus doesn’t reflect exactly what you get in the kit. However, it has been really handy for when I take my kids dirt bike riding and when I go to track days. It easily fits in a gear bag, has pretty much everything you need to get out of trouble on the day all in one handy package.
I’ve added a 14mm, 19mm and 22mm 3/4 drive socket, replacing a few I don’t need for my Japanese bikes, and a 6mm spanner and a small shifter. I’ve also replaced a couple of larger Torx bits with 5mm, 6mm and 8mm Allen 3/4 bits. Like I said though, this kit was a bitsa. I’m not using the kit for its intended purpose as an Adventure Bag, specific in this instance to EU bikes, but I am still taking full advantage of it. The actual bag is super strong, well designed and rolls tight with a large velcro securing strap.
There are some great features in the kit. Starting with the spanners they feature a slim shaft, reducing weight and aiding the bag roll’s small pack size I would imagine, yet still shaped in a way that allows strong use without hurting your palms. The fit is tight in the open end, while the profile has minimal play and a good angle too for accessing those tricky bolts and nuts. Great. lightweight spanners.
The ratchet has a solid feel yet a comfortable handle, and is fully extendable too, which is trick, while the head is solid but has a slim profile housing the pawl and round gear and the ball lock on the square head is solid and locks and unlocks via a central button thumb push, you can’t pop sockets on and off without pushing the button. This stops you losing sockets in the bush! Scrolling manually with thumb and forefinger is smooth but a bit solid, while there is a nifty pin lock mechanism than turns the ratchet into a solid tool for when you do not want a ratchet action.
The sockets are decent quality and a good fit, while the various hex drive bits are also good quality and range from flat sided, Phillips head, Torx and Allen bits. There are larger Torx bits for 3/4-drive use, and there is an extension bar, vice grips, and a very nifty multi-purpose T-bar/driver handle as well. I highly recommend Motohansa Tool Bags, there are a variety and there should be something for you…
There’s no such thing as “overprepared”. If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the road or out the bush with an easy repair and no tools, you know just how frustrating it is. The new Motohansa Tool Bag has just about everything you need to make those simple repairs a breeze, all packed into a compact bag that’ll fit under your seat or seamlessly strapped to the back of your bike!
Grab your tool bag here…
Included in the Pro Series Tool Kit is:
- 12 PCS Bits (SL5.5, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40)
- 11 PCS Bits (PH2, H1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8)
- High Torque Ratchet with Adjustable Length Handle & Bit Holder
- Multi Function T-Bar bit driver
- 3/8″ x 150mm Locking Extension
- 3/8″ x 1/4″ Adaptor Bit Holder
- 3/8″ Socket 5 PCS : E8, E10, E12, & 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 15mm, 17mm
- 3/8″ Bit Socket T45, T50, T55
- 3/8″ x 16mm Spark Plug Removal Tool
- 3/8″ x 14mm Spark Plug Removal Tool
- Aluminium CNC Coil Remover / Front Wheel Removal Tool
- Wrenches – 7 PCS – 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm
- 24mm x 3/8″ Drive Socket (For rear axle nut)
The new Pro series tool kit suitable are now available from Motohansa. These new tool kits are professional quality tools with lifetime guarantee. These quality kits give you all the tools required for routine servicing, front & rear wheel removal, spark plug removal & adjustment of levers, handlebars and more. Invaluable for the serious rider and the home service guy.
Head here to pick up your kit for an RRP of $330 (without the supersocket, sizes can be added on depending on what you need) and save yourself the pain of being stuck out in the middle of nowhere with something you could fix if you “only had the right tools”.
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