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The Boxo MotoBox toolbox has been in the ol Sprinter van and going to the tracks with the family and I for a few months now. It is basically the first complete toolbox specifically made for us Moto guys. The 103-piece Boxo set comes complete with many of the tools you might need for just about any dirt bike brand. Plus, the tools and the box itself comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
I am not a top mechanic by any means and I am not ripping apart engines at the shop here in the high dez, but growing up, my dad was always either a Craftsman or Snap On guy, so I was a little leary about the Boxo tools up front. Pops always told me “don’t buy shit tools son”! With that being said, I haven’t seen any one tool brand market a toolbox to the moto community, so giving this box a fair shake wasn’t that difficult. Each tool is encased in an EVA foam tool storage solution tray making tools fit securely in drawers to keep organized and no shifting during motion. I was impressed by the laser-cut foam tool cutouts and etched size markings as I didn’t feel embarrassed opening up my toolbox at the track now! Pops would be proud! What matters most is if the tools last and if the complete set was worth the $750.00 price tag.
The things I look to use the most when it comes to working on bikes are T-handles, Torx bits, wrenches/sockets (especially odd sizes like 11mm and 13mm), 30/32mm open end wrenches, screwdrivers, air fork pumps, tire psi gauge, and hammer/punch. The Boxo 97 piece set doesn’t come with a fork pump, t-handles or a punch, but does have almost everything else I need for a day at the track.
The three-drawer toolbox is made from heavy-duty 20-gauge steel. It features ball-bearing drawer sliders and a smooth latch locker drawer system that retails for $160 if you want to buy it without the tools. The Boxo set comes with 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch ratchets and a 1/2-inch breaker bar. There are 24 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch metric drive sockets (with nine extensions and adapters) from size 4 to 32. For KTM/Husqvarna/Gas Gas dudes, Torx sockets from T15 to T55 are included with a set of hex sockets as well. Boxo desn’t quite have the “normal” T-handles that you usually use, they are build your own slide T-handles that you put together with the included extensions and sockets. There are 17 open-end metric wrenches from sizes 6 to 27. With those come a 7-piece foldable hex key wrench, three sets of pliers and six flat/Phillips screwdrivers.
There are also other tools that you may need from time to time like a hammer, scissors, digital tire gauge (which I tested with three other gauges and it’s accurate), safety-wire pliers, spoke wrench, axle step-down tool and two tire irons (that have box-end 32mm and 10mm wrenches on their ends and include 17mm and 27mm inserts.
A couple things that I would have loved to have within the Boxo set is a air fork pump, pipe spring puller, valve stem remover, and yes maybe some standard mini t-handles. The build your own socket T-handles are fine but do take some time to put together instead of just grabbing an 8 T maybe at the bottom of a fourth pull out drawer? What do you say Boxo? The spoke wrench worked on the KX, CRF and RM-Z spokes but wasn’t quite right for the rest of the test fleet. So what did I do with the tools that weren’t inside the Box 103 piece set? I simply just took my FASST Co. Torque spoke wrench set with me, some shorty t-handles, slapped a fork pump inside as well as a punch and valve stem remover. There is some extra room to put some loose tools in without having them slide all over hell so that was a plus!
I mean we are only a few months in so I can’t really talk about how durable this box is, but so far so good! I chose a white box because it looks the cleanest, but Boxo does offer black as well. Boxo offers many different toolsets in all shapes and sizes with prices ranging from as high $9000 for roll-aways if you want to get serious! Boxo also even lets the customer completely customize your toolbox. Boxo will even laser-cut the foam to your custom order. To me, this 750.00 track box has been one of the best investments I have made. If there is one thing I use everyday, it is this box!