97% of People Can't Name All of These Motorcycle Tools from an Image. Can You?

By: Robin Tyloer
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About This Quiz

There is nothing like the thrill of getting on a motorbike and going for a ride on those long winding back roads outside the city limits. 

A motorcycle is one of the greatest expressions of freedom and a thrilling way to spend your free time. Just you, the open road and your motorcycle. But when things go wrong, it can cost a pretty penny to fix our beloved machines. That's why getting your hands dirty and doing it yourself will not only save you money, it will also ensure that the bond between you and your bike gets even stronger.

Of course, you should only tackle mechanical tasks that you know you can complete (and fix correctly for that matter).

In this quiz, we are not going to test you on your knowledge of various bikes but on the tools that are used to keep them running in the best way possible. 

Although many of them are fairly obvious, a few are sure to have you stumped and wracking your brain for the correct answer. A single image is all you will have to base your decision on, as well as four answers, only one which is correct. If you need further help, we have also provided a clue.

So what are you waiting for? Twist that throttle and give it a go!

There are times when working on your motorcycle that wearing gloves is important. Not only are heavy duty nitrile gloves tough, they allow feel thanks to their thinness. They will keep your hands free from dirt and oil and can be discarded after use.

A set of wrenches is essential when working on a motorcycle. If you are unsure which sizes to get and your budget limits you, ask the dealer what sizes are needed for your model.

The easiest way to take out a spark plug is to use one of these sockets. They are inexpensive and will save you plenty of time.

Every toolbox should have a set of pliers. When working on a motorcycle, needlenose pliers can be used in many ways.

This should always be kept in a plastic sleeve and stored with your tools. It is filled with essential information that you need to know about your motorcycle and its parts.

A toolbox without a torque wrench is a no-no. This wrench is the perfect tool to ensure that you tighten sockets to the correct tension.

When using a regular socket wrench, extensions are often necessary to help reach nuts and other fasteners that are tucked away in hard-to-reach places. Your toolbox should have a few different length extensions.

The good old adjustable wrench is not ready to be thrown away just yet. These can be used to loosen or tighten easy-to-reach nuts.

​A decent screwdriver set is a must in any toolbox, not just one for a motorcycle. Be sure you have different flat head as well as Phillips screwdrivers.

An impact driver, although not a toolbox essential, is the perfect way to release nuts that have been overtightened.

You never want to ride your motorcycle on tires without enough air in them. Even if they look inflated, always check them with a tire pressure gauge. Some are small enough to pack into your onboard toolbox.

If your motorcycle is suffering from electrical problems, an electrical continuity tester is a must. It will help determine if an electrical current is getting from one point to another, which can then isolate a damaged wire, for example.

Working on a motorcycle is far easier when the bike is standing upright and not on a side stand. A bike stand will ensure this.

A feeler gauge is essential to ensure that the gap in the spark plug is set at the right amount to make it fire properly. This inexpensive tool should be part of your motorcycle toolkit.

The most efficient way to remove an oil filter is by using an oil filter wrench. They are also relatively inexpensive.

When draining oil or any other liquids from your motorcycle, a draining pan is the easiest way to capture it and discard once you are finished.

A hammer to work on a motorcycle? Yes, a hammer can come in handy for sure. Sometimes difficult to loosen nuts just need a small, friendly tap to start turning.

Sometimes you may need to cut a wire that needs replacing. In this instance, a wire cutter is your best bet.

Putting various liquids into a motorcycle can be a messy affair as inlets are generally pretty small. A funnel solves that problem quickly and without hitting your wallet.

Need to test how much charge your battery is holding? A battery hydrometer will tell you. Although certainly not a necessity, it is a nice addition to your motorcycle toolbox.

While working within the confines of a motorcycle engine, you will sometimes drop little objects, such as screws and small nuts. A telescopic magnetic pick-up can get into hard-to-reach places and pick them up.

Replacing gaskets can sometimes be difficult, especially if parts of the gasket don't come off the metal properly. A gasket scraper can ensure that surfaces are scrapped clean, ready to receive a new gasket and make a perfect seal.

Motorcycles often use nuts, bolts, screws, and hex-headed bits throughout components. Having a selection of hex driver bits means you won't get caught off guard if you come across one of these.

Replacing the chain on your motorcycle is something you will do at some point during its lifetime. If the chain cannot be used again, simply use a chain breaker tool to remove it easily.

An essential part of your on-bike tool kit, chain lube keeps the chain in tip-top condition.

Zip ties are the perfect way to keep a bunch of wires or rubber pipes together. They keep everything looking neat and tidy.

A blowtorch? Yes, a blowtorch is perfect for heating up hard-to-loosen nuts. Obviously, make sure you steer clear of anything it may damage, such as rubber pipes or wires.

A tire plug should be something you keep in your on-bike toolkit. It is a useful way to do running repairs when out on the road.

Instead of keeping multiple Allen keys in your toolbox, a 6-in-1 Allen key should be able to fit anything you come across.

An air compressor is useful for cleaning hard-to-reach​ places in the engine where dirt and grime might accumulate, for instance, the carburetor.

An impact gun can save a lot of time in a work environment and is the perfect tool to loosen hard-to-turn nuts and bolts.

Lubrication inside an engine and on other moving parts is essential. A can of WD-40 should always be in your toolbox.

Working on an engine means oil, dirt, and grime. Having an array of cleaning rags keeps you and your motorcycle clean while you are working on it.

Keeping a few fuses handy as part of your on-board toolkit is a great idea, especially for turn indicators or brake lights.

Every toolkit should have a utility knife. A motorcycle toolkit is no exception.

This brush has a three-sided head for keeping the chain clean. Use it together with chain lube to ensure the entire chain receives lubrication.​

Bending down or sitting on your haunches is a great way to destroy your back while working on a motorcycle. Use a small stool or chair with wheels to make it easier to work on your bike.

A great piece of equipment for helping to keep the metal parts on your motorcycle clean.

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