motorcycle repair tools

In order to guarantee maximum productivity and allow mechanics to carry out their work in an efficient, high-performance manner, there are some motorcycle repair tools which are essential.

What are these tools?

We take a detailed look in this article.

Essential Types of Motorcycle Repair Tools

In order to guarantee your customers precise work which meets their expectations, your mechanics must be equipped with an appropriate collection of motorcycle repair tools.

There are some tools and components which no modern motorcycle repair shop can do without, as they form the foundations allowing for high performance which satisfies existing customers and lets you acquire new ones.

Let’s take a detailed look at what these types of tools are.

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1. Vehicle lifts

We’ll start with the device which does the heavy lifting – excuse the pun – in any efficient workshop.

Vehicle lifts are the linchpin for all vehicle repair work, and for this reason they must meet precise specifications to ensure optimum results.

The ideal lifting table is made from solid, robust materials which make it a strategic long-term investment, preventing breakage or damage from wear. An Italian-made lift provides peace of mind that this is the case.

Another very important aspect is the nature of the safety system the lift is equipped with: an electrohydraulic system provides greater reliability than a manual one, as it is not subject to human error but rather controlled by a dedicated control unit.

Of equal importance are the minimum and maximum heights the lift can reach, which directly influence the safety at work aspect both in terms of facilitating the loading and unloading of the vehicle onto/from the lift when it comes to the minimum height, and in terms of limiting and preventing back problems for the mechanic when it comes to the maximum height.

Other structural elements which can facilitate the work are: front and rear hatches and a retractable or tilting ramp.


2. Workstations

Positioning the most suitable garage workbench next to the lifting platform is the key to creating a high-performance workstation.

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In this case too, we can identify some key features to look for when choosing the workbench:

  • Solid materials suitable for contact with oils and fluids
  • Perforated panels and soft-close drawers for neat positioning of tools
  • Dedicated compartments for storage of tools like vacuums
  • Perforated drain surface and drip tray to aid with work on suspension

All these elements help keep the workstation clean and tidy, as a consequence facilitating the mechanics’ work and helping make these procedures go more quickly and cleanly.


3. Used oil management systems

Once again in order to ensure that the workspace is kept clean and tidy, it is also important for the motorcycle repair tools dedicated to oil management to be at the cutting edge, and for them to be used in a strategic manner to achieve these goals.

As well as managing unwanted oil leaks thanks to the perforated drain surface on the suspension workbenches, it is important for the shop to be equipped with used oil management systems which allow these fluids to be stored correctly in a dedicated area until collected.

As well as the used fluids collection and storage aspect, it is also key for the workshop's performance for it to be equipped with a dispensing system for the new oil. This allows for:

  • Improved management of stocks
  • Faster filling and topping-up operations
  • Limiting and optimising of costs

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4. Exhaust fumes extraction system

Another important tool for maintaining a healthy environment within the workshop is an exhaust fumes extraction system, as if these fumes are not suitably controlled, they can have serious effects on the mechanics’ health.

First and foremost then, it is important to consider the installation of one or more of these systems, combining it with innovative accessories to get the most out of it, such as magnetic adapters.


We have identified the essential components to create the ideal complement of equipment for your workshop.

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