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Jis screwdrivers

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I am wondering if the oem tool kit from my gl1800 contains the jis driver or is it just a regular philips. Bike is 5 hours away so I can’t check it.



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IIRC,
the OEM kit is Phillips

I bought a full JIS screwdriver set from Amazon

comes in a plastic case with fold over cover

https://www.amazon.com/Bessel-Vessel-Di ... 225&sr=8-4
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The 1500 tool kit is less than adequate for anything other than weight - just saying. I have an '85 LTD that has a tool pouch that is better outfitted for emergency repairs. I had a friend's wife duplicate the tool pouch and I am populating it with tools that I know I would need for a roadside fix. The basis for tool selection is what I use to do maintenance on the bike, and what Honda included in the '85 tool kit. JIS screw driver - bits or otherwise are good, but the tool kit is for emergencies only and standard SAE type will fit the bill. This is a good alternative:


Have the JIS screwdrivers for work in the garage. Good luck.
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Thanks for the info.

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AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:08 am
IIRC,
the OEM kit is Phillips

I bought a full JIS screwdriver set from Amazon

comes in a plastic case with fold over cover

https://www.amazon.com/Bessel-Vessel-Di ... 225&sr=8-4
Looking at the product in the link and I noticed the markings on the bits. Isn't "PZ" the designation for Pozidriv?
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Fiberthree wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:16 pm
AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:08 am
IIRC,
the OEM kit is Phillips

I bought a full JIS screwdriver set from Amazon

comes in a plastic case with fold over cover

https://www.amazon.com/Bessel-Vessel-Di ... 225&sr=8-4
Looking at the product in the link and I noticed the markings on the bits. Isn't "PZ" the designation for Pozidriv?
you are correct,
I did not even pay any attention to that, just pulled out the #2 bit and used it and called it Job 1 done.
so, that little set covers a lot of ground.
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I had never even heard of JIS until I was at Cyclemax and was introduced to it. Crazily enough SEVERAL car mechanics I know had never heard of it either! I bought the Vessel ball grip and LOVE it...use it on Phillips screws as well. Also bought the Vessel hammer model for impacted screws...works well. I always grab the JIS first now...



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