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So I just got a 2007 Yamaha V star 1300. I would like to do a good amout on the maintenance work myself, such as changing the spark plugs, changing the oil and filter, installing my own accessories, and any needed tune ups. My first question is, what kind of tool should I get, I was seeing Motorcycle toolkits online, but they're like $80 and I could just get a 200pc Craftmans set for just a little bit more.

Also What special tools will I need? I've seen Torq screwdrivers, spark plug sockets and gaps, as well as some other specifics. What would you recommend to starting? Would the 200pc sets include some of this, or would I need to grab these individually. I know I can do a lot of basics with just a few tools, however I'd rather spend the slightly more money now and get the tools I will use, them spend more buying them individually over time.
 

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A basic set of metric sockets and end wrenches will get you started.

I would recommend a quality set of torx sockets to add on to that, or at least the individual sizes that are used on the motorcycle.

A standard and phillips screwdriver set is handy.

A good torque wrench is needed when you are checking the critical fasteners as part of the maintenance schedule. If you ever have to remove a critical fastener such as an axle bolt, they are used to check for the proper tightness on assembly. The beam type are reasonably priced and work well. You don't really need to drop a fortune on a digital model.

A service manual for the motorcycle should always be part of the tool kit.
 

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Also, a set of Japanese standard, Phillips-style, screwdrivers, as they are slightly different from the US standard, and can/will strip using US screwdrivers.

You may also need a set of metric hex wrenches that fit your socket wrench.

A good hammer-driver for stubborn screws is also handy.
 
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