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Old August 6th, 2011   #1
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Default CruzTools quality

Just acquired a used ST1300 with no tool kit. Has any one used the CruzTools Kits are they good quality?
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Old August 6th, 2011   #2
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With these tools you will be able to: Remove both wheels, remove all the plastic, check under the tank cover, replace the fuel filter, change out the battery, repair a flat, change oil, adjust anything adjustable, replace brakes pad’s, tighten almost anything on the bike, replace the front forks….etc….
Screw driver’s;
Phillips #2 bit (magnetized) (2) 1-small, one larger.
The shaft should fit in the small hole’s in the front axle.
Flat blade #2
Wrenches: (open/box end)
6mm – Can be used on a #6 Allen wrench for extra leverage.
8mm
10mm - (2)
12mm – Right rear exhaust pipe.
14mm – Rear brake
17mm – Oil drain plug. (oil filter remover for long trips)
Sockets:
3/8 ratchet
3” extension (2)
Drive reducer 1/2” to 3/8” drive, and 3/8” drive to 1/4”
6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm – rear brake, 22mm – front axle (1/2 drive), 27mm rear axle (1/2 drive)
Spark plug socket – need to make sure it fit’s the hole – standard Honda unit
works well.
6mm (front axle, brakes, all plastic), Allen wrench socket (nice to have)
Allen wrenches:
6mm, Plus a 7.5 (about) - take a old (cheap new) 8mm and grind it down to fit the rear axle
20mm Star for the gas cover.
Pliers;
Small needle nose, with a 45 degree bent tip – great for removing/installing
the small plastic pins.
Standard pliers
Magnetic pickup (looks like a pen) that extends to about 16”.
Paint brush;
Short handle 1 Ĺ - 2” wide paint brush. (Great for cleaning areas before getting dirt in your oil,
under the seat, gas tank, etc.)
Tire repair kit.
Flashlight
Tie’s, tape and some short wire.
PLUS; any tools needed to cover your “Farkles”
You should always learn how to remove your wheels, someone may come along and offer help but they are unable to transport the bike. Most likely you could put the wheel in the truck. Just to make it more real, remove the wheel in the dark with only a flash light and have the water sprinkler covering the whole area you are working in….
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Old August 6th, 2011   #3
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I have a couple pieces, quality seems decent enough.
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Old August 7th, 2011   #4
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Screw driverís;
Phillips #2 bit (magnetized) (2) 1-small, one larger.
However, there are no Phillips-head screws on the ST1300.

They are, actually, Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) cross-head screws, which work much better with a JIS cross-head screwdriver! Although even tool specialists will give you a blank look if you ask about this, fortunately McMaster-Carr imports the excellent Vessel brand screwdrivers from Japan (they don't say what they are, but I have purchased them from McMaster). Use a JIS screwdriver on your JIS screws and you won't go back to head-destroying Phillips screwdrivers ever again...

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Old August 7th, 2011   #5
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Default Re: CruzTools quality

I have this CT. Its a 22 and 27 mm wrench (and 14mm) which removes the front and rear axle bolts/nuts and should be part of every STs toolkit.

Oh and I dont torque the rear axle nut to 100 jillion gigawatt footpounds either.

A little pressure on the wrench with the foot should do it.

But you do as you see fit.
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Has anyone ever found a stubby JIS #2 screwdriver? I consider a stubby a key part of any tool set, but have never found one with a JIS tip.
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Whats JIS tip mean?
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JIS: Japanese Industrial Standard. And, yes, a set will be a very worthwhile addition to your tool kit.

Until Honda starts using all Torx fasteners like BMW, Triumph and others.

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JIS: Japanese Industrial Standard. And, yes, a set will be a very worthwhile addition to your tool kit.

Until Honda starts using all Torx fasteners like BMW, Triumph and others.

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Torx fasteners....phooey! I replaced the 15 or so of them that held the faux gas tank together on my F650 with philips screws and was much happier.

They add needless complexity to the bike and the tasks that must be done.

I prefer to belive Honda is too smart to incorporate them.

Classic solution in search of a problem already solved.
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I don't see the issue with Torx. Unlike Philips head screws, they never slip, and (unless you're really ham-handed) you'll never strip out the head.
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