With trackday season in full swing we are getting lots of questions about the type of tools we always bring to the track, so here you go. This is a list that includes items we have in our toolboxes at all times. Whether you are riding a sportbike, dirt bike, flat-tracker or supermoto, you will need these tools at the very least.

Motion Pro Tire Pressure Gauge
Motion Pro Tire Pressure Gauge
It doesn’t matter if you are riding street or dirt, the tire pressure is the adjustments that can make the biggest difference in how your bike handles.Motion Pro

Obviously, suspension, gearing and all that other stuff is vitally important but this is the aspect that makes it all work together. For that reason, a good tire gauge is vital. Look inside our tool box and you will find a liquid-filled Motion Pro gauge.

“The tire pressure gauge is the one tool I can’t leave home without. Tire pressure is the most critical aspect when setting up and riding a motorcycle, so everywhere I go I gotta have it. I prefer to have analog versus digital style too.”

- Adam Waheed

DieHard Power Source
DieHard Power Source
Having the ability to adjust your tire pressure requires both the gauge and a pump.DieHard

In many cases you will have access to a tire vendor's air supply but it is much more convenient to have control over it yourself. For that reason we suggest an affordable air compressor of some type. You can use a contractor-grade compressor with tanks or one of the portable stations with power plugs, jumper cables, and in some cases even a USB port. Portable air tanks are a great option too, but once the air is used up…it's gone.

Long Flathead Screwdriver
Long Flathead Screwdriver
Make sure to always have a nice, long medium-head screwdriver so you can easily adjust your suspension.Steel Workers

Every bike is different and we ride lots of them, so we like to have these long ones, just to be on the safe side.

Motion Pro Hex Axle Tool
Motion Pro Hex Axle Tool
You will need a good set of metric sockets, drivers, and wrenches if you hope to get anything done on a modern motorcycle.Motion Pro

Having a couple of options for the elusive 8mm and 10mm is always good, but you'll also need 11mm through 15mm wrenches and sockets at some point as well. Front axles often require specialized tools so make sure you have a hex axle tool if you plan to swap a front wheel. The rear axle nut is usually pretty big too, so unless you have a crescent wrench, make sure you have the correct size socket with you.

Crescent Adjustable Wrench
Crescent Adjustable Wrench
Ah yes, the ugly equivalent of duct tape of the tool community.Crescent

It's always a good idea to carry a large crescent wrench in your kit because they serve as everything from a breaker bar, hammer, or even a personal protection device if you happen to be riding on a track in the shady side of town.

Mechanix Wear Original Gloves
Mechanix Wear Original Gloves
You can always justify a good pair of Mechanix Gloves when you are wrenching on your own bike.Mechanix Wear

Parts get hot and inevitably dirty so these guys will keep your hands clean and safe when you swapping tires between sessions. We also keep a few latex gloves in a baggie so we can clean or swap out air filters at the MX track without getting goop all over the place. If you've ever done this without rubber gloves, you know what we're talking about.

Motion Pro Folding Sag Scale
Motion Pro Folding Sag Scale
We all fashion ourselves aspiring suspension technicians so without a sag tool you are nothing.Motion Pro

Motion Pro has been building some of the best in the industry so we feel comfortable guiding you this way. If you have any hope of getting set up just right, you have to begin by setting sag.

Pit Posse Motorcycle Shock Preload Spanner Tool
Pit Posse Motorcycle Shock Preload Spanner Tool
If you are serious about bike setup, you will need a spanner wrench.Pit Posse

Having the ability to adjust preload is essential to getting your bike-sag setup perfect. This goes hand in hand with the sag tool. Many bikes come with a spanner in the OEM tool kit, but they are often made to be small and compact so they are not always as easy to get leverage with. A good spanner is worth it.

EPAuto Torque Wrench
EPAuto Torque Wrench
Last but not least is the torque wrench.EPAuto

This vital piece of equipment will ensure that you aren't stripping bolts or squeezing fork tubes when you're making your trackside adjustments and repairs. Did you know that most triple clamps only need to be torqued to roughly 15–16 pound-feet? Otherwise it can bind up your fork internals and make setup more difficult. Just saying…

I’m sure there’s a specialized tool or some critical one that might have slipped through the cracks while we were putting this together, so feel free to add your two cents in the comment section below. We’re always looking for good reader feedback so here’s your chance.