If you're planning any serious work on classic Triumph motorcycles, you'll need a set of BS wrenches as well as a few specialized tools to begin with. Jobs like adjusting the primary chain tension, or the clutch pressure plates cannot be done practically without a couple of inexpensive specialized tools. As other jobs arise, more tools can be acquired. Aren't tools wonderful?
Using the correct special tool makes things so much easier - take it from someone who's disassembled and re-assembled the Bonnie's front forks with and without the specialized tools. It also avoids damaging the precious motorbike. Or yourself. (ouch!)
This first list is an ad-hoc selection of nearly all the tools needed to perform minor and major work on the engine, transmission and clutch, gearbox, brakes, and suspension. (If the cases are to be split and the crank removed, a few extra tools are required). Tools are photo-illustrated and labeled with descriptions and, if available, Triumph part numbers.List 2. Comprehensive Tool List w Workshop Manual references
This second list is more comphrehensive and includes references to pertinent pages and figures in the Triumph Workshop Manual, as well as hyperlinks to photos of tools for which they are available. Click on blue hyperlinks for photos. Photos are available for MOST links, but not all.