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Llewelyn1965
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tool kit

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 12:03 am

I'm looking to set up a touring tool kit full of all the stuff for routine maintenance. Currently I have no toolkit that I carry. What would you recommend?
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Re: tool kit

Post by geewhizz on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 9:00 am

I went round the bike and checked which sockets were needed and put them in a small canvas zipbag, I had to buy an extra 24mm for the axle, all 3/8th and a mini 3/8 ratchet . A pair of parallel plyers, screwdriver with reversible head, cable ties a couple of spark plugs and the kit spark plug tool,spare clutch cable and a few fuses and some tape. That's what I carry daily and all fits easily in the bike. I've only done 1-2 weeks touring so the kit seemed fit for that purpose too. I suspect you could probably buy a purpose made mini kit like that. I think I remember seeing one from Oxford. Come to think of it bacho have a mini socket and ratchet think it's a 1/4 set that I always fancied and it comes in a nice little unit. Bahco sl25.

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Re: tool kit

Post by sullivj on Sat 17 Jan 2015, 8:03 am

Surely the Honda tool kit would be a good place to start. They come up on Ebay every so often.

I would add a puncture kit to that, and perhaps a mini bottle of fuel.
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Llewelyn1965
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Re: tool kit

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 17 Jan 2015, 10:21 am

are the Honda toolkits standard or are they specific to different models?


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Re: tool kit

Post by sullivj on Sat 17 Jan 2015, 11:26 am

They're model specific I believe.

There's a new one on ebay at the moment.
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Llewelyn1965
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Re: tool kit

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 17 Jan 2015, 11:41 am

will go and look now. thanks
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Re: tool kit

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 11:01 am

There is a couple on boonstra parts

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Re: tool kit

Post by muttley1 on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 12:45 pm

Hi,
this has come up on here before so have a look at the older threads. Imo the Honda kit is the "right" thing to have but you'll need better for the cold damp night when the bike has a moment.
Realistically I'd say useful items would be tools to do specific jobs : change a clutch cable, replace a lever, get the fuel tank off, get the rear plastics off, get the sidepanels off, change a bulb. I doubt you'd be having the caliper(s) off or removing a wheel at roadside. Nah, that's what breakdown is for. I doubt you'd be adjusting the chain on a weeks tour either.
Add a few cableties, a hat, latex gloves, mini maglite torch, tyre pressure guage, swiss army knife/multitool, highviz, sidestand puck, spare clutch cable, some tissues and spare earplugs and thats it. 200mil of petrol and the same of oil might be worth it but in the uk.

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Re: tool kit

Post by louis_sutton on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 3:59 pm

Slightly off topic, but I've always fancied the look of the Venhill econokit...

http://www.venhill.co.uk/Motorcycle_Tools/METRIC_TOOL_KITS/CRUZ_TOOLS_ECONOKIT_M2__.html
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Re: tool kit

Post by badseeds on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 10:04 pm

According to the part number the toolkits never changed. I do like the look of that Venhill kit.
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Re: tool kit

Post by skyrider on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 4:40 pm

the Honda tool kit is on fleabay for £65 a bit cheaper than the Honda price which they recon is about £120 affraid
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Re: tool kit

Post by badseeds on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:23 pm

Far canal! £65!?
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Re: tool kit

Post by skyrider on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 7:04 pm

just noticed the kit is for a 500 four Embarassed
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Re: tool kit

Post by badseeds on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 7:09 pm

Ha ha! I get annoyed when ebay alerts me to NOS CB500 parts only to find that they're for the bloody aircooled twins & fours! Boils my piss, in fact.

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