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Tools you'll need
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The ferret Online
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Post: #1
Tools you'll need
Front Fork preload.....large flat blade screwdriver

Rear Shock preload.....shock spanner wrench

Front wheel :
axle pinch bolts...... 6 mm allen
r/s axle nut ..... 22 mm
l/s axle head..... 17 mm allen
Wooden mallet
Small phillips screwdriver or rod to fit hole

Rear wheel :
r/s axle nut..... 32 mm. ( 1 1/4" will fit)
l/s axle nut .... 27 mm
Chain adjuster bolts......8 mm

front brake calipers..... 12 mm

Clutch and brake lever clamps..... 8 mm

Handlebar clamps bolts....6 mm allen

Headlight bucket..... 6 mm allen

front fork triple tree clamps upper ..... 12 mm
Lower ..... 14 mm

Side covers .... 5 mm allen (in tool kit)

Battery ..... medium phillips or 10 mm socket

Oil drain bolt ... 17 mm socket

Motor mount bolts ...the ones I could get to were.... 17 mm and.... 14 mm

If I think of anything else, I'll add it later

Whenever possible use 6 point instead of 12 point tools.

Pick up a tube of permatech "Anti- seize" to use on most of your pinch type bolts

And a tube of multi purpose lithium grease or a tub of wheel bearing grease for greasing axles

And a tub of citrus cleaner for your hands. If you are going to work on the bike yourself, you're going to get a little greasy

At Harbor Freight you can pick up a bundle of 50 shop rags for like $7. If one gets really greasy, don't bother washing it, just throw it away.

A roll of paper towels comes in real handy.

I also keep a box of latex gloves on the tool box which helps some, but you are still going to get greasy lol
(This post was last modified: 06-05-2013 04:32 PM by The ferret.)
06-05-2013 04:22 PM
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HikerToo Offline
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Delaware
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RE: Tools you'll need
Nice..so to summarize:
06-05-2013 04:56 PM
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redReno Offline
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Fallbrook, CA
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RE: Tools you'll need
Awesome thanks!!! I was actually thinking about going to get some tools this weekend so I won't have to borrow again in the future ha!
06-05-2013 08:07 PM
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The ferret Online
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RE: Tools you'll need
For anyone needing to buy tools I would suggest getting a set of metric box wrenches 8 mm to 19 mm, a set of metric 6 point sockets same sizes, 5 and 6 mm allen sockets, a swivel ratchet, a 3" and a 6" socket extensions, a medium phillips screwdrive, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers and then individually buy your specialty sockets and/ or box end wrenches
22mm, 27mm, 32 mm ( or 1 1/4") and the 17 mm allen socket and a torque wrench ( if you are not confident on tightening fasteners)

I buy most of my stuff at Sears, or Harbor Freight but some specialty stuff I order from mcmaster-Carr.

http://www.mcmaster.com/
06-06-2013 05:12 AM
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ridesalot Offline
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Lake Placid, Florida
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RE: Tools you'll need
I have one suggestion to add to ferret's list. If you are buying tools, consider JIS screw drivers instead of Phillips for working on the CB11 or any Japanese products. They work better and will not slip. These screw drivers are hard to find at the usual tool stores but are available on-line. You can do a search for JIS screw drivers for sources. I ordered mine here. http://www.rjrcooltools.com/shop_item_de...cat_ID=138
I ordered #8971 which gives you two different lengths of the #2 driver. I find that I rarely need a size other than #2.
06-06-2013 06:01 AM
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The ferret Online
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RE: Tools you'll need
Well learn something new everyday....jis stands for Japanese Industrial Standard and apparently Japanes screws are not really phillips head but JIS head. Interesting. Apparently if you grind .020 to .030 off the end of a phillips it will do a better job on Japanese screw by going deeper into the slot.

Thanks for the education ridesalot!
06-06-2013 08:49 AM
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popgun Online
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Tools you'll need
I had heard that someplace, but didn't know if was really true. I looked at the rjr site and am going to order a set of these today!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
06-06-2013 09:14 AM
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The ferret Online
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RE: Tools you'll need
Not a lot of screws on our bikes. I don't even use a phillips on a battery (I use a socket instead) but I would recommend having a phillips or JIS handy for removing caps on mater cylinders etc.
06-06-2013 11:50 AM
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HikerToo Offline
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32mm combo
Geez a 32mm combo wrench is hefty!─░mage
06-10-2013 04:47 PM
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meowguy Offline
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Saco, ME USA
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RE: Tools you'll need
A great thread and thanks to the ferret for giving us this.

One thing I am a stickler on is the proverbial torque wrench. You really need to include two of them in your list. You will need one that goes from from 0 to 250 inch pounds and another to take you up to at least 80 foot pounds. That's a nice looking 32mm above, but what's missing?

You just cannot do the job properly without knowing you are torqued correctly.

If you would put your head in a helmet it wouldn't be empty.
(This post was last modified: 06-12-2013 07:32 AM by meowguy.)
06-11-2013 01:31 PM
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