Himalayan owner suggestions for tools needed for my new bike?


Total noob
Fairfield, IA
Just got a new Himalayan 2020. I know the tool kit that came with the bike is limited. Any suggestions
? Not wanting to reinvent the wheel. Any one have a good list to start with?


Well travelled
If you intend changing your own tyres & tubes out on the trail

Combination 24mm/spoon from Motion Pro


Motion Pro Bead Braker/levers (Get the alloy ones)


Also, carry a small spray bottle of Lens cleaner for your glasses/goggles...also works well for mounting/unmounting a tyre to/from the bead
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Well travelled
10mm open box wrench cut to length to loosen and tighten the lock nut used to adjust valves.
#2 square drive screw driven into small piece of hardwood used to turn the valve adjuster.


Finally made it
In addition to the items already mentioned, these are also useful IMO:
Hex wrench/bits
4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm

8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 18mm
The 18mm is for turning the engine over for valve adjustments. Some folks skip that and use the rear wheel to bump the motor over

Misc Open/Box end Wrenches
10mm, 13mm , 14mm , 17mm

Feeler Gauges:
intake: 0.08 – 0.10mm
exhaust: 0.23 – 0.25mm

I'm adding a smallish adjustable wrench to my kit along with needle-nose pliers. There's really not a huge number tools needed for this bike.


Well travelled
Or just strap this onto the bike View attachment 1300
Not such a bad idea...!!!

I purchased two Bahco kits. Stripped the contents of one and found room for most of the contents in my MoskoMoto toolroll. Put all the "Bits" in a plastic container and stored them my tailbag. Keep the second kit in my garage for use when I don't want to break out my onboard tools.

Whenever I ride in groups, I tend to become "Sweep", as such have to carry enough tools to enable work on most makes of bikes.

It is wise to always use your onboard tools when you work on your bike at home....you will soon discover any shortfalls ....that way any other necessary tools can be added to your kit

After a period of time, you can start deleting unnecessary tools to lighten your load.

Bahco makes quality tools at a reasonable price. I have no hesitation in recommending them.


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