What are the Must-Have Bike Mechanics Tool Kits If You Own an Ebike?
Tools aren’t just made for professionals even then many of us don’t even keep the most basic tools that can come in handy in many situations. However, there is another breed of people that buy & store tools just as a hobby even though they don't need them. Nevertheless, one certainly needs some tools to deal with the repairs and this is particularly true for people who own an ebike, motorcycle, or car.
Speaking of repairs relevant to ebikes, you don’t really need an arsenal of fancy tools. In fact, you can perform all kinds of ebike maintenance & repair procedures just with the tools included in the bike mechanics tools kit.
Ebike Essential Repair Kit You Need:
As the name suggests, the essential repair kit contains only the basic tools that are almost always enough to perform any kind of repair job on ebikes. The essential repair kit contains:
The multitool kit contains an array of handy tools that are basically intended to be used in case of an emergency. The tools included vary from brand to brand, but a multitool kit generally includes screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, a plier, and an open wrench. All these tools can prove to be essential in a tricky situation, but wrenches and pliers are the most important components, therefore, try to get your hands on a toolkit that contains wrenches & pliers.
Puncture Repair Kit:
A good puncture repair kit is as important for an ebike as it is for a car. Before putting your money on any puncture repair kit, look for its contents. Make sure it contains vulcanizing patches/bike patches, tire glue, plastic levers, and a sealant. Also, watch some tutorials or read instructions on how to repair a bike puncture so you can use the puncture repair kit without any hesitation.
While puncture repair kit and multitool kit would be sufficient for most people, it is nonetheless important to be prepared for the worst. Repairing a puncture is one thing and reinflating the tire is another. Therefore, don’t forget to keep portable inflators with yourself especially on camping trips, CO2 inflators would also serve as a good backup.
Advance Tools that We Keep in Garage:
The aforementioned tools would be sufficient for dealing with emergencies on short tours, but for long tours, you will need some extra goodies that are sometimes also referred to as must-have garage tools. Thankfully, these extra goodies are quite compact, so you won't have any difficulty packing them with your luggage.
Duct tape is often touted as the remedy for all the man's repair woes. Carrying duct tape on a bike trip may sound a bit unnecessary but you never know when you will need one.
Although ebikes are ridable without any charge it is a wise decision to keep a backup battery charger just in case you don't have the energy or will to ride it without any electric assistance. However, a battery charger should always be kept as a secondary option or a last resort.
Many of us have only seen zip ties in movies where they are used to tie down a person, but their usage extends far beyond that and thus they are a good item to keep with yourself on long tours. Zip ties, in some ways, can also be used as a replacement for duct tape which is great since duct tape occupies a significant portion of your limited luggage space.
Spare Inner Tube:
There is a limit to which an inner tube can accommodate repairs after which it essentially becomes irreparable or unsafe to be repaired. Therefore, a spare inner tube is a must if your ebike’s tires have already been patched up several times.
Advance Tools to Keep When You are on the Road:
Garage tools have their importance that can't be neglected, but there are some tools that should be readily available to you when you are on the road. Such tools are thus called on-road tools and they are just as important for bicycle riders as they are for car users.
Electronic parts have always been the weakest component in any machine, and, to some extent, this can also be said for headlamps. Riding blindly can present grave consequences especially when you are out in the wilderness, therefore, portable headlamps can prove to be extremely beneficial in such situations.
Basic First Aid Kit:
Cyclists are prone to injuries since there are no walls to protect them in case of a crash. The importance of a first aid kit is often underplayed by many of us but it provides crucial assistance to someone before an ambulance arrives.
A portable pump may occupy some of your already limited luggage space on a long tour, but you will thank yourself for packing it in case you have to deal with a flat tire.
Advance Mechanic Tool Kit You Will Need:
The following tools are somewhat more technical than the ones we have already discussed which is why they are used for specific purposes.
Like many tools & accessories, an ebike stand isn't compulsory for every ebike user. However, having one in your garage greatly alleviates the effort you've to put into a maintenance procedure.
A pedal wrench, as the name suggests, is used to install & remove a pedal. A simple wrench can also be used for this, but a pedal wrench is great for people who don’t want to constantly adjust the wrench.
Cable cutters are specifically made to cut through steel & aluminum wires and are a better choice than pliers in that regard. Just make sure that you aren’t investing in the cheapest cable cutter since it would be good for nothing.
There is a good chance that you will rarely need a masterlink tool, but it will help break the chain without getting your hands covered in grime. Moreover, it can also be used to link together the chain.
Socket sets are available in several configurations, but an entry-level or a basic socket set would work just fine for ebike maintenance procedures.
The above-mentioned tools & emergency equipment should be more than enough for you to do routine maintenance & tackle emergencies quite easily. However, if you aren’t sure whether you will be able to properly perform a procedure then visit a bike garage or a repair shop. The folks there would charge you for their services, but you will be satisfied that your ebike is in capable hands.