Garage & Shop Essentials For Motorcycle Enthusiasts

These 5 killer products will help you get the job done

Some riders simply cover and stash their bike in a dark corner for the next few months, while others keep busy doing important maintenance so their rides keep running.

We’re in the second category because winter is the perfect time of year to work on and/or modify your motorcycle for the next riding season. Yeah, you may have tools and accessories already, but it doesn’t hurt to invest in a few more so you can get the job done right. From handy work lights to diagnostic tools to full-on kits, we show you everything you need to transform your home garage into a professional-grade motorcycle workspace. They’ll be sure to entice you into the garage for regular winter wrenching sessions.

1. Rage Powersports Black Widow Essential Motorcycle Shop Kit

Rage Powersports Black Widow Essential Motorcycle Shop Kit

If you have room for a lift table and other helpful accessories, and want to transform your garage into more of a shop, this kit from Rage Powersports is for you. This package has been specifically bundled to give wrenchers the convenience of a lift table and packs in some other goods to help get the job done.

Rage Powersports

Maintain and modify your motorcycle with the included 24-inch loading ramp, hand-operated tire bead breaker for quick tire changes, wheel balancer, a 1,100-pound motorcycle jack, a stool with built-in tray, and a whole load of accessories that will come in handy when you get your or your buddy’s bike on the table. All these components are delivered on a shrink-wrapped pallet for added convenience and savings on individual item shipping costs. If this kit from Rage isn’t enough for what you had in mind, check out its other motorcycle shop bundles.

2. Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt LED Work Light

Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt LED Work Light

Wires and cords are some of the most annoying things to deal with in an active workspace. Get yourself a new batch of tools without strings attached for a more flexible and productive work environment. The Craftsman C3 LED work light is just one tool that will better shed light on the area you’re wrenching on.


The Craftsman C3 work light features 24 LED bulbs—more than enough to brighten up any dark corner in the garage or shop. The head pivots from 0–200 degrees, and features complete hands-free operation. To power this ingenious work light, a Craftsman 19.2-volt Li-ion or nicad rechargeable battery and charger are required. If you already have a charger that works for the rest of your Craftsman C3 lineup of cordless tools, you’re ready to rock.

3. Vance & Hines Code: REaD Diagnostic Tool

Vance & Hines Code: REaD Diagnostic Tool

Keep better tabs on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle with the Code: REaD diagnostic tool from Vance & Hines. Quickly and easily diagnose trouble codes and check-engine lights that pop up from time to time. Understand what keeps your bike running smoothly and make the sometimes-hard process of navigating through the electrical system a breeze.

Vance & Hines

The Code: REaD allows you to view live sensor data in real time through your iOS or Android smartphone, which adds to the convenience of this highly effective diagnostic tool. Plug-and-play installation and Bluetooth communication make for an even easier and quicker way to tap into your motorcycle’s brain. Check on rpm info, cylinder head temps, voltage, gear selection, and more info that will not only help get your bike up and running better again, but will keep it operating to its full potential for the many miles ahead.

4. Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer

Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer

Don’t fall prey to the old “out of sight, out of mind” saying. Keep all of your important tools out in the open, right in front of your face. Wall Control’s galvanized steel pegboard is magnetic, and accepts traditional pegboard pegs as well as Wall Control’s own slotted hooks, brackets, and shelves to better store and organize your tools and accessories.

Wall Control

This kit includes two galvanized combo pegboard panels (a total of 32 x 32 inches of wall coverage), a 6-inch-deep shelf assembly, three plastic bins with bin hanger, a screwdriver and hammer holder, 15 assorted hooks and brackets, and mounting hardware to transform your boring wall into an organized masterpiece. Invest your hard-earned bucks in these American-made panels that have been engineered to last a lifetime.

5. DeLonghi Comfort Temp Full Room Radiant Heater

DeLonghi Comfort Temp Full Room Radiant Heater

Winters in the garage can be rough, especially if you don’t have a heating source. For easy, portable warmth, check out the DeLonghi Comfort Temp heater. It’s got a ton of features to not only heat up your garage, but keep it warm with a built-in energy-efficient thermostat (that’ll also help cut down your energy bills). And there’s more.


The DeLonghi Comfort Temp heater also boasts a thermal shut-off mode that prevents overheating, which means you can leave it running unattended to keep your workspace heated while taking a break from the job. The control panel also features three heat settings to better customize your actual heating needs.