Tools / Accessories

No matter the length or duration of your ride, you should always carry tools and spare parts with you when you go out riding your Can-am Defender. In addition to the tool kit that comes from the dealership, there are other tools and accessories that could save your hide should things go awry on the trail. For example, a full 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive set is good to have along with adjustable wrenches, zip ties, duct tape, a hammer, and ratchet straps. And because almost everything on the Defender is put on with a TORX-style bit, make sure you have a TORX set of screwdrivers or bits. Bringing along extra electrical gear like wires, wire crimpers, and fuses is also smart, especially on overnight camping / hunting trips. The last thing you need is to be stranded at your deer camp because mice chewed through your Can-am wiring. If you don’t carry a spare tire with you when you ride, bringing slime, an air compressor / air pump, and tire plugs is a smart thing to do.


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And what about small parts, should you bring some of those along as well? Short answer, yes. A belt is good to have on the machine at all times, and having an axle in the bike or at the very least the truck is also good. It’s hard to know exactly where to draw the line with what to bring, but you definitely need to have room for a cooler full of beverages no matter what. And don’t forget to bring a clutch tool for changing the belt, electrical tape, crescent wrenches, and hose clamps.

Regarding at-home Can-am Defender tools, a grease gun is a must for greasing up wheel bearings. If you’re doing any work on the clutch, be it either the primary or secondary, you’re going to need a special CVT clutch tool if you want to do it right. This tool loosens the belt up by spreading the secondary sheaves, making it so that when you put it all back together, you can do so much easier and, more importantly, correctly. Your Can-Am Defender clutch isn’t something you want to cut corners on, especially since it is your main source to make a machine move. Of course there are ways around using specialized UTV tools, but for what they cost we would without a doubt just recommend buying the right tools to get the job done right the first time.