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fred1diver
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tool kit

Post by fred1diver » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:52 pm



hey everyone, just getting a few things ready before the riding season arrives, I was wondering what you bring in your tool kit, my bike didn't come with one, so I'm going to make one up, but I want to know what to put in it



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Re: tool kit

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:42 pm

Depends on how deep you want to be able to handle problems.

For me, a full set of Metric and SAE combinations wrenches.

Same for 1/4 and 3/8 inch sockets, short and deep for each.

I like to have a Mini-Ratchet, it is about 4 inches long, has 1/4" drive on one side, and 3/8" drive on the backside. The head swivels for getting into very tight places.

a 1/4 ratchet about 8" long, and same for 3/8" ratchet.

Pliers of different types, needle nose, regular, and channel locks, and a 4" clamping pliers that locks.

Screwdrivers of course.... a #2 JIS ( sp ) and Phillips head,
https://www.amazon.com/Hozan-JIS-4-JIS- ... B00A7WAHTU

Flat screwdrivers, 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" wide tips... Length to your liking.

Crescent wrenches of course, 6", 8" and a 12" ( axle nuts? )
Metric combo wrenches to fit the axles nuts, and the rear wheel lug nuts ( 1800 )

roll of #33 elecrtric tape,

fuses that your bike uses.

a small mini sized DVM, el cheapo from HF works fine.

and ??
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Re: tool kit

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:49 pm

~John

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Re: tool kit

Post by brianinpa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:38 am

When I am on a long trip, usually one saddlebag is filled with tools and spare parts.

Spare Key
Socket set
Pliers - Lineman's
Pliers - Needle Nose
Pliers- Vise Grip
Rags
Screwdrivers - Multi
Spare Parts
Bulbs, Fuses, Hardware
Tape - Duct
Tape - Elect.
Tarp
Air Compressor
Tire Plug Kit
Tire Pressure Gage
Tube - Epoxy
Tube - Honda Moly Paste
Tube - RTV Sealant
Wire Strippers/Crimpers
Wrenches – Metric – 8 to 19
Wrenches – Standard
Zip ties
Brushes
Diagonal Cutters
Elect. Connector Box
Elect. Meter
Elect. Wire
First Aid Kit
Flashlight
Allen Wrench Set - Metric
Allen Wrench Set - Standard
Hammer
Knife
Magnet
Mirror
Oil
Pliers - Channel Locks

The thing that takes up the most space is a mini air compressor. When you have a trailer behind you, it's easier to dedicate that much space for tools. When I am close to home, I usually have a few wrenches, socket set, credit card, and telephone. Roadside assistance is a wonderful thing.
Brian

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Re: tool kit

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:36 am

I just have the OEM Tool kit on the 1500, Probably wouldn't hurt to throw in a small multimeter. As to fuses/relays, If one fails and the bike won't run, you can always steal one from something else (air compressor or something) to get you going again. No tools at all on the 1100, the OEM kit and the tray inside the false tank missing when I got her.

On cross-country trips, since I have the camper I have a $35 HF 105 piece tool kit I toss in the camper. Between that and the OEM kit I should be able to handle anything that may come up.

There have been a few times where I started a trip with a tire that wasn't quite ready to be replaced, and simply planned on doing a tire replacement somewhere along the way. On the 1100 on separate trips I have done both a front and rear tire replacement, but this was done at a friend's house at my trip destination. Haven't yet done a mid-trip tire change on the 1500, haven't yet had her a year, the front E3 is still 3/4 life and the rear E4 was brand-new last spring. I oughta check the HF toolkit, I bet it doesn't have a wrench that fits the rear axle nut on the 1500. Never had to do an emergency roadside tire change. I suppose I could get a ride somewhere to get a wrench if needed for the rear axle (lay the 1500 down for a nap) or buy a small scissors jack to lift the front wheel if needed.

I remember taking my Suzuki GS 550 cross-country one time. About Omaha the rear tire was done, I didn't trust it getting me back to Denver, so I found a motorcycle dealership which was happy to sell me a tire, chain and sprocket set (also worn out) and loan me the tools to do the job. Boy, I sure don't miss chain-drive!!!!
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Re: tool kit

Post by minimac » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 am

I've found the factory toolkit to be practically useless for anything but the most elementary fixes. I pack a small set of s.a.e. and metric sockets w/ratchet and extensions from Harbor Freight($4.95), a set of small size metric combination wrenches(no need for s.a.e.),a pair of channel locks, needle nose, roll of electrical tape, spare fuses and a spare relay, a tire plugging kit,and a small first aid kit. It all fits neatly in a small bag (that's similar to a shave kit bag) that hardly takes up any room at all. That will cover almost any repair I need to do roadside. If I need more than that, I don't want to do it on the side of the road.

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Re: tool kit

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:31 pm

I like the way Brian listed out this tool kit, I copied that for future tool list requests. :D
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Re: tool kit

Post by fred1diver » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:15 pm

thanks everyone, I'm waiting on a tool roll to get here and then I'll build my kit

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Re: tool kit

Post by fred1diver » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:24 pm

so I started getting some tools for my kit, so far I got a JIS screwdriver set, found a good deal on a ratchet set, I already have the pliers, allan keys, combination wrenches and I'm waiting on a tool roll from Ebay

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Re: tool kit

Post by Tamredfox » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:04 pm

Ditto on jis impact driver, metric combo wrenchs in needed sizes only, hex wrenches, no 2 straight driver, electrical tape, fuses, extension handle, dowidat tire bars and protective leather patch, tube patch kit,tiny slime compressor, feeler gages for front caliper, and valves, spoke wrench, test light, small wood blocks for under the engine to hold front wheel up, spark plugs,
So far it all fits in the shelter with the owners manual that includes forty years of notes, torques and many service instructions like valve adjustment.
Maybe not all the tools ill ever need on the road but enough to get started i hope.

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Re: tool kit

Post by fred1diver » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:02 pm

ok, so I finally received my tool roll, now the fun part, filling it up :P

what size sockets and combination wrenches should I put in it, I don't want to over fill it with non essential tools
so far I've got my JIS screwdriver set, a ¼ and ⅜ drive ratchets a 3" ⅜ extension for the ratchet, some electrical tape, a monkey wrench, a channel lock plier, some linesman pliers, needle nose pliers, tie wraps, flash light, latex gloves and work gloves, and 2 rags.
what size spark plug socket do I need (the bike is still in storage so I can't check) :x
what size allen keys do I need?
I will get some fuses, am I forgetting anything? I tried putting the kitchen sink but it won't fit lol

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Re: tool kit

Post by jeffcosmo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:16 pm

I have not seen all the OEM 'Wing toolkits. I have, however, some familiarity with my '83 Aspencade toolkit. Which is adequate enough to change a head gasket on the side of the road (I had to add a torque wrench, and the gasket itself). From comments, it seems that not all years got the same toolkit.

My recommendation: follow the '83 Aspy toolkit and you cannot go far wrong. Add a torque wrench, and you can do anything that you might consider on the side of the road.

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Re: tool kit

Post by brianinpa » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:45 pm

fred1diver wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:02 pm
ok, so I finally received my tool roll, now the fun part, filling it up :P

what size sockets and combination wrenches should I put in it, I don't want to over fill it with non essential tools
so far I've got my JIS screwdriver set, a ¼ and ⅜ drive ratchets a 3" ⅜ extension for the ratchet, some electrical tape, a monkey wrench, a channel lock plier, some linesman pliers, needle nose pliers, tie wraps, flash light, latex gloves and work gloves, and 2 rags.
what size spark plug socket do I need (the bike is still in storage so I can't check) :x
what size allen keys do I need?
I will get some fuses, am I forgetting anything? I tried putting the kitchen sink but it won't fit lol
Wrenches and sockets? I take everything from 8mm to 19mm. Oh, and don't forget something that can get to 24mm for the rear axel nut - that's the only reason why I have an adjustable wrench in my bag. If you don't have a spark plug tool from Honda, you will also need an 18mm deep socket.
Brian

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Re: tool kit

Post by fred1diver » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 pm

added a tire plug kit (already have a small compressor), man this thing is starting to get heavy lol

now I understand the reason to have a trailer lol



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