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jeffinpittsburgh
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christmas

Postby jeffinpittsburgh » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:08 pm



ok...i am guessing Santa is going to break down & get a set of tools for me ;-) so i can play w/ this new toy...here is my question- What are the most common tools needed for this cycle...what will i use the most of, also what is a must have, and the most uncommon (tell me why i need this 1). i dont drive a car so i want to be prepared for the worst when i strip this bike for a fresh paint job...and i think its a good thing to be prepared.
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Re: christmas

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:55 pm

- GOOD set of screwdrivers
- Metric socket set with both deep and shallow sockets, several different sizes of extensions, and articulating elbow to allow it to be used around corners
- Good set of metric wrenches
- A couple quality adjustable wrenches
- Needle-nose pliers
- Pick-up magnet (for the nuts you will drop)
- Inspection mirror (to look at things deep in the engine without having to take it all apart)
- Torque wrench ("clicker" type is easiest to use)
- A set of metric allen keys, and/or a set of hex head sockets for the socket set (lets your socket set drive allen screws)
- Mity-Vac vacuum brake bleeder

You can take apart (and hopefully put back together) a fair amount of the bike with just those tools.

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:29 pm

WA, you forgot the case of one's favorite frosty cold beverages, to help keep you calm after busted knuckles, stubborn removals, etc., etc. :D
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: christmas

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:51 pm

Don't forget the electrical.Get a good test light and DVM.Next is Mothers aluminum polish,so you can spend quality time with the covers.

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Re: christmas

Postby goldtr6c » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:56 pm

Don't forget a good first aid kit!

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Re: christmas

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:17 am

- An impact driver (the type you hammer on) is good for stuburn bolts & screws.

- When you get wrenches and sockets, look for 6-point rather than 12-point. Not absolutly critical, but may save you from stripping out the heads of stuburn bolts. Kinda pricy though.

- easy outs for when the above fail

- Dental picks for prying out O-rings and seals. Also helpful for cleaning out the slots where said O-ring/seal came from

- flash light & magnifying glasses

- bag-o-rags

- brake cleaner, carb cleaner, fresh oil, auto trans fluid, PB blaster, aircraft remover (AWESOME paint stripper!), DOT3 brake fluid,

- wire & nylon brushes for parts cleaning

- eye protecton & nitrile gloves for when working with nasty chemicals

- digital camera. Take pictures during disassembly for referencec during reassembly. Take PLENTY of pictures as you'll never have enough!

- foil baking pans (I use them to hold tools and parts so they don't roll away, good for parts cleaning too)

- zip-lock baggies, masking tape & markers. When you take a part off and don't plan to put it back on right away, bag it and tag it!

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Re: christmas

Postby thrasherg » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:47 am

And lots of rolls of paper towels to clean up oil spills, wipe down parts, ets.. :D

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Re: christmas

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:02 am

Oh, and a shop manual! The Claymer's is OK, but it is short on some details. An actual Honda shop manual would be best. I've been looking for a downloadable version.

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Re: christmas

Postby dingdong » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:10 am

Whatever you do, don't forget the proverbial "bigger hammer". :D :roll:
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Re: christmas

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:49 am

I find my best tool for my garage is a really good RADIO...I also find a good small swivel seat with casters to roll around on, it's most helpful to have that.. and go out and buy yourself a few good plastic bends to put some of the larger parts in. Tupperware type for smaller parts..Sandpaper, small files, and maybe a dremel to clean up electric connections, that's major important..

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:55 pm

oldschool- I sent you the files. Let me know if they came thru ok

Anyone needing the GL1100I service manual pdf's, let me know. I still have them and will send to your e-mail. Just pm me with the address
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:43 am

cbach1981 wrote:oldschool- I sent you the files. Let me know if they came thru ok

Anyone needing the GL1100I service manual pdf's, let me know. I still have them and will send to your e-mail. Just pm me with the address




Should have mentioned, these files are fairly big. If your email provider sets a file size limit of less than 20MB, I won't be able to send them that way. I am looking for a place to store copies online so that people can just download them. Also, I use a few file sharing programs that we may be able to get the files thru with.
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:07 am

OK, heres the latest. I have uploaded the GL1100 shop manual to my skydrive account. Just send me a pm with your email address and I can send you the link to the folder. You should then be able to download the files right from there. Quick, easy, and no annoying file size limits!!
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: christmas

Postby ekcyclerepair » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:25 pm

-Anti-seize. No more stuck spark plugs :D .

-Loctite for the stuff that you don't want coming unscrewed.

-Di-electric grease to keep the electrical connections corrosion free.

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Re: christmas

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:47 pm

cbach1981 wrote:
cbach1981 wrote:oldschool- I sent you the files. Let me know if they came thru ok

Anyone needing the GL1100I service manual pdf's, let me know. I still have them and will send to your e-mail. Just pm me with the address




Should have mentioned, these files are fairly big. If your email provider sets a file size limit of less than 20MB, I won't be able to send them that way. I am looking for a place to store copies online so that people can just download them. Also, I use a few file sharing programs that we may be able to get the files thru with.



I appreciate the effort cbach! I think my ISP blocked 'em however. Not to worry, I was able to source a book, so I'm set!

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:58 pm

Oldschool- too bad it didn't come thru for you, but I'm sure it was the file size. as I posted earier, I have uploaded the files to my account at skydrive, so if anyone needs a link to the downloadable pdf's just send me an email addy to send the link to.
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: christmas

Postby rartmayer » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:08 pm

Dear Cbach1981,

Thank you for the invitation to acquire the manual - I accept! Please explain how to "pm" you as I am not up on the modern abbreviations.

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Re: christmas

Postby cbach1981 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:28 am

rartmayer wrote:Dear Cbach1981,

Thank you for the invitation to acquire the manual - I accept! Please explain how to "pm" you as I am not up on the modern abbreviations.



Over on the right side of the post, under my name and stats, is a button that says "PM". Click this. It will allow you to send me a private message (PM). send an email address and I will send the link


    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!


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