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jeffinpittsburgh
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christmas

Post by 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.
many blessings
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Re: christmas

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by goldtr6c » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:56 pm

Don't forget a good first aid kit!

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Re: christmas

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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