Upgrading Tool Kit

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  1. dirtdrone

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    #1 dirtdrone, Jul 24, 2017
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    Seems like a lot of riders aren't happy with what Honda has provided in their "tool kit". Wanted to share what I have in my upgraded tool kit for long distant and shorter rides. You can find a lot of these tools in your current tool box or find really cheap alternatives on cragislist or from friends. Below are suggestions on brands and where to purchase. This is a pricey upgrade so please look around!

    Craftsman 8mm ratcheting wrench • Amazon
    Craftsman 10mm ratcheting wrench • Amazon
    Craftsman 11mm ratcheting wrench • Amazon
    Craftsman 12mm ratcheting wrench • Amazon
    Craftsman 15mm ratcheting wrench • Amazon
    Size 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 15mm ratcheting wrench will cover almost everything from adjusting your chain to odd nuts and bolts.

    22mm socket (don't forget the driver) • Amazon
    27mm socket (don't forget the driver) • Amazon
    Don't forget the driver! 22mm and 27mm socket will help you alleviate the rear axle torque

    17mm Axle Key • Amazon
    HW5 Hex Keys (not sure where to buy individual hex keys) • Amazon

    Flat head screw driver • Amazon
    Cross screw driver • Amazon

    Motion Pro 12/13mm tire lever • Revzilla
    Motion Pro 22mm tire lever • Revzilla
    Motion Pro 27mm tire lever • Revzilla
    Tube patches and glue • Revzilla
    Spare tubes (rider preference)
    Cable ties • Amazon
    Wolfman Wolfy Tool Roll Bag • Revzilla

    Please find what works for you and you might be able to pickup some of these tools for free. Every rider is different and has different preferences.
     
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    I carry an adjustable shifter, two motion pro tyre levers and this under the seat:
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    May be a bit hard to see- but its a 1/4" drive socket set with various bits.
     
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    @dirtdrone Took your advice and started to build an upgraded tool kit. Instead of the Wolfman tool bag I decided to go with the Kreiga tool roll. Will keep you updated and might build another one to giveaway to the riders here at africatwin.org!

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    nice!
     
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    @Corki As a matter of fact, africatwin.org will ship internationally. We're planning on giving away a kit in September.
     
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    good list.
    Interestingly you don't need the 17mm hex. When taking the axle off, leave the right pinch bolts as is, and loosen the left.
     
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    Hmm... but you have to be able to put it back together without screwing up the fork alignment. That CAN be done without the 17mm hex but it's simpler if you have one.
     
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    how do you mean? on any dirt bike you should be able to pull the axle by simply taking off the nut that threads in/on the axle.
    Once you re-assemble, slide the whole she bang together, tighten the left pinch bolts, compress the fork a few times (letting the right fork leg settle in the correct position, then tighten the right pinch bolts.
     
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    Sure, tighten the pinch bolts then tighten the axle nut, then loosen the pinch bolts again and bounce the front end around, then tighten the pinch bolts again. I'm just saying it's simpler if you have the 17mm hex.
     
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    I suppose, but it adds weight. I'll do a write up on the ghetto tool kit that I put together from what ever I had kicking around
     
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    Yeah, I have a Motion Pro aluminum tool with 4 hex sizes. It weighs 61 grams.
    I could probably take it to the bandsaw and cut it down to 15 grams if I thought it was that important.
     
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    I forgot to say that if your fork tubes/pinch bolts don't move there shouldn't be issues with the fork alignment.
    When I was scrounging around for tools to fit the kit, I did find a combo allen key, similar to the pictured above, but it was the lack of room on the bike that I ditched the allen key.
     
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    your avatar picture is a strange looking cat.
     
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    well..at least you didn't call it a possum. That is not cat sir!:) It's a sausage dog.
     

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