Trevor D. writes: “This tool is one of my essentials. As a motorcycle technician, I’m always adjusting air/fuel screws on carbs (mostly Triumphs). This right angle driver makes it a cinch — it comes with 5 different bits, the bit is gear driven, and the tool is constructed of beautifully machined blue-anodized aluminum (handle, knob, and gear housing at the driven end) and stainless steel (shaft). The knob has a spring and ball bearing inside it so it will ‘ratchet’ according to the degree marks on the knob — a nice feature, but I decided I’d rather have a smooth turning action instead, so I just removed the spring and ball bearing. It’s a little steep at $90 if all you need to do is adjust your carbs once, but in my line of work its worth every cent!”
The one pictured is from motorcycle-superstore.com at $109, but it looks like it comes as a set, whereas the MotionPro direct offers the parts individually. Froogle turned up some other options (as low as $78) as well.
This is another section of tools, by the way, that Toolmonger’s been a bit short on. If any of you are also ‘cycle mechanics, we’d love to see what kind of specialty tools are in your ‘kit. Drop us a line using the Submit a Tool form!