Itâ€™s almost comical when we look at the tool kits that come with a brand new sled that costs somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 these days. The wrenches are cheap, inadequate, and many times yanked out of the sled and forgotten.
Experienced riders know the importance of having a select set of tools with them, but a tool kit specifically designed for snowmobiles? For real?
Cruz Tools is probably best known for their excellent assortment of motorcycle tool kits, and now you can get one specifically for sleds. The Cruz Snow Kit sells for $46.95 and is designed to address the most common fastener needs on all brands of snowmobiles. Five combination wrenches and an adjustable wrench are included, plus a locking pliers, two hex keys, two Torx keys, a spark plug socket, 6-in-1 screwdriver, cable ties, mechanics safety wire, and a shop towel. These are not quite professional mechanic name-brand quality tools, but theyâ€™re far better quality than the cheap-O stuff that came with your sled. The 6-in-1 screwdriver provides, in addition to four screwdriver tips, two nut driver sizes; 1/4â€ and 5/16â€ (or 6mm and 8mm).
You can always carry a huge pouch and never have everything youâ€™ll need, but with this carefully prepared tool kit youâ€™ll be ready for most service situations with the most commonly needed tools. A heavy-duty Cordura Plus pouch cuts no corners and keeps your tools safe and secure. Small and light enough to fit into the storage compartment of most every sled, but no so heavy that you have to go on a diet to be able to carry it.
You can order the Cruz Snow Tool Kit (#725-025) from High Performance Engineering at 800-451-5268 (218-681-2396) or visit www.hiperf.com