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Investigation into Multi-Tools

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Investigation Existing Products Product Description Tools Materials Source 1 Motrax 24,7 Multi Tool �19.97 Ideal size for under seat storage, protective carry pouch with belt hook. Pliers Flathead Crosshead Bottle opener Large blade Tool adapter File Tools: Steel Case: Steel, paint Adapter case: Plastic Inter-Bike 2 Leatherman Fuse �43.99 Locking blade system, durable grip, slim chassis Needle nose Pliers Regular Pliers Wire Cutters Hard-Wire Cutters Scissors Ruler Wire Stripper Clip-Point Knife Small Screwdriver Large Screwdriver Tools: Stainless steel Chassis: Stainless steel/ Rubber Motorcycle-UK 3 Bell Powersports �29.99 Durable carry pouch, with belt attachment. Sized to fit most motorcycles. Set of Allen keys Set of sockets Set of spanners Flathead Crosshead Tools: Steel Case: Plastic Pouch: Nylon Amazon 4 Moto-Detail Tool Kit �34.99 Water + Dirt proof cover, 51 tools, developed by bikers. 7 Spanners 9-part Allen-key set 1 Sparkplug socket 1 Check lamp 1 Torch incl. batteries 5 Wire connectors 14-part Bowden cable /cable ends repair set 1 Roll isolating tape 2m Binding wire 2m Electric wire 1 connector terminal Tools: Steel, miscellaneous Case: Nylon GetGeared 5 Sealey spark plug tool �2.50 Cheap Feeler gauges Gap adjusting tool File Wire Brush Tools: Steel Case: Steel Spark-plugs 6 Victorinox Handyman �23.99 Lightweight, locking tools. ...read more.

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Many mass-produced tools or cheap tool cases would be manufactured from plastics such as polycarbonate or polypropylene. Plastics would be used because they are cheap and f they are merely being used as a case they do not need great strength they just need to protect the tools within. Many multi tools require their cases to act as handles and they therefore add rubber to outer sections of their cases to give more grips to the user. Nylon is used not specifically in a case put on a carry pouch or bag for a multi tool that does not have a case. The manufacturing process for these would typically be sewing. Tools The most important area of a multi tool is the tools this is because the main function of a motorcycle multi tool is to allow the user to repair and fix basic problems on a motorcycle and to do this the correct tools are required! The function of the tools on a multi tool is therefore just to be able to deal with most basic repair jobs that would need to be carried out on a motorcycle. ...read more.

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Smaller sizes are usually used on fairings and larger sizes can be used on a large variety of bolts. Typical fairing sizes are 4, 5 and 6 mm. Allen keys are made simply by milling or forging. Allen key bolt heads are popularly featured on motorcycles. Many of the Allen key bolts are done up tightly therefore Allen keys should feature one large handle and a shorter one such as in the picture. Furthermore because they can be located in difficult areas a ball end would be useful to undo bolts at an angle. Sockets Hex bolt heads are the primary fastener used on a motorcycle. Hex bolts are located on the brakes, they are using to hold both wheels on, and they are used all around the engine and frame and hold on many other miscellaneous objects. Sockets are made by machining and forging. Due to the fact that hex bolts are the main fastener used on a motorcycle this makes sockets one of the main tools which should be used. Sockets are a good alternative to a spanner because they take up much less room and you can come from above the bolt or nut. However for sockets to be effective the multi tool will need a handle that sockets can adapt onto. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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