Tools / Accessories

It is essential to carry tools and spare parts with you when riding your Can-am Defender, regardless of ride length or duration. Along with the tool kit provided by the dealership, additional tools and accessories can be useful in case of emergencies. A full 1/4 and 3/8 drive set, adjustable wrenches, zip ties, duct tape, a hammer, and ratchet straps are good to have. A TORX set of screwdrivers or bits is also essential since most parts on the Defender are put together with a TORX-style bit. Carrying extra electrical gear like wires, wire crimpers, and fuses is also smart, especially on overnight camping or hunting trips. Bringing slime, an air compressor/air pump, and tire plugs, if you don't carry a spare tire, is recommended. It is better to be prepared than to be stranded on the trail or at your destination due to unforeseen circumstances.

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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.