Must have tools?


I plan on continuing being a low budget racer.
Havent had no problems yet. But what are somemust have tools, other than the wrenches/rachets set up?

Wanna make sure im not missing anything.


New member
Tools to remove the flywheel. Correct socket, impact wrench, hammer, large screwdriver, keyways.


Mohawk Dawg
An impact , stagger tape, durometer, scales and caster/camber and toe gauges. Also never hurts to have vice grips lol.

Biggest, cheapest, most helpful tool I think would be a notebook so you can keep track of everything your doing.

alvin l nunley

Site Supporter
You say you're a budget racer, I can understand that, been there done that. Still, I found the air density gauge to be very useful, if not essential. Air density and getting the right jet for the ambient conditions go hand-in-hand. People will tell you that these small engines don't respond to air density, trust me, they don't know what they're talking about. In my 50+ years in and around karting, I made a lot of mistakes, I did a few things right, and buying an air density gauge was one of the things I did right. Longacre, on the net, they sell the gauge, has some articles you might find interesting.

Brown Racing 15

One Eye Dawg
Just make sure you have every tool to take off and tighten every nut/bolt
Chain break, tire gauge, tire band (not a bucket), tire duro., Allen wrenches, screw driver/Phillips, snap ring pliers, socket for spark plug, zip ties, hammer
Extra nuts and bolts, wheel studs and wheel nuts, extra chain, batteries for tach



To Add "Good" snap ring pliers .
They are not all the same . I do not care for the removable tip type at all .
Yes i made this mistake already this year. On top of removable tip. Got them on sale at harbor freight. Thru them away.

Thanks everyone for input.


Dawg 89
So what brand is "Good" for snap ring pliers? I wrastled mine last night for 30min and finally gave up.
Channel lock , snap on , mac , klien. Otc , husky , craftsman , s-k .
Others im sure , nappa could have a good set , just gotta lookem over .
Piston circlips are the worst . Definatly need high quality there .