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Old May 6th, 2011   #1
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Those of us with ST1300s know that for some unfathomable reason, Honda did not include wrenches of any kind for removing the wheels in the factory tool kit. On later model 13s they didn't include a kit at all. When touring I've taken to carrying both a 22 and 27mm 1/2" drive sockets and a 1/2" breaker bar. As this is a lot of weight and not very compact, I don't routinely carry them for local riding. This caught me out at work last year when my Dumbflop Roaddumb front tire self destructed. I had to borrow a big crescent wrench from the maintenance group to remove the front wheel.

Recently I discovered Cruz Tools has a flat compact and well made combination axle wrench with 22mm on one end and 27mm at the other. Perfect for the ST1300. It might work for some ST1100s but there were a couple of different front axle sizes over the years and the 11s came with axle nut tools anyway. Cost me about $15 and is very compact. It's not real long so It'll take a pretty good grunt to loosen I rear axle nut I suspect, but with a hammer or standing on it it'll do the job I think.
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Thanks for the tip! I have yet to remove the wheels but I know its coming some day.
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What is the 32 mm for? Isnt the front 22 and the rear 27?


Looks very nice.


Where did you get it? Amazon wants $12 + $8 shipping. ripoff.

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What is the 32 mm for? Isnt the front 22 and the rear 27?


Looks very nice.


Where did you get it? Amazon wants $12 + $8 shipping. ripoff.
He said Cruz Tools.
Many dealers- http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHNU_enUS330US330&sourceid=chrome&ie =UTF-8&q=cruz+tools
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What is the 32 mm for? Isnt the front 22 and the rear 27?


Looks very nice.


Where did you get it? Amazon wants $12 + $8 shipping. ripoff.
Obviously the 22/32 combo wrench is intended for a different bike, don't buy that one if you need one for an ST13, they're available individually. When I placed my order directly with CruzTools he asked me what bike it was for and seemed surprised to have attracted a street rider to this tool. I guess this is a common combo (22/27) for a popular dirt bike.
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BTW, thanks, Jeff.
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All part of the regular service!
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I called Cruz directly. The other sources they listed on their site wanted extravagant shipping charges.

That is a very nice tool to have on the bike!

Have to watch you dont break the wrnech in half loosening the 22mm bolt. That 14mm hole weakens that side of the tool considerably.

But alll in all its a find.

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Buy 2 and weld them together?
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