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I am trying to complete the tool kit that came with my bike. It only has a pliers, a 14/15 crescent wrench, a spark plug remover with the torque rod, and a dual socket-type thing. What is standard with these and does anyone have pictures to share?
 

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The tools can bee seen on bikebandit.



Joel has many of these tools in that lot of bike stuff he picked up recently.



 

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My newest GL500 came with a complete factory tool kit and tire gauge. The spark plug wrench and spanner wrench are handy but the other tools are poor quality. I wouldn't dare use the Phillips screwdriver for instance for fear of bunging up a screw. So I've built my own tool kit similar to the factory kit but with better quality tools. Yes I still have the factory stuff so if I sell the bike, the next owner will get a complete tool kit.
 

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Thanks guys. I had considered the second tool set in Sidecar's post, but I was not sure of its completeness. Since it is missing only the poor quality screwdrivers I may buy it. And Dash you are SO right about the poor quality of these tools. I do not understand that because Japanese products are some of the best quality that are made.
 

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My newest GL500 came with a complete factory tool kit and tire gauge. The spark plug wrench and spanner wrench are handy but the other tools are poor quality. I wouldn't dare use the Phillips screwdriver for instance for fear of bunging up a screw. So I've built my own tool kit similar to the factory kit but with better quality tools. Yes I still have the factory stuff so if I sell the bike, the next owner will get a complete tool kit.


I can't help but to agree, it would just be a contest to see who could fit the most in the alloted space.



I can't say that I've ever seen a factory tool kit that looked like it was meant to be used to any extent. On my dirt bikes I often used the plug wrench but the wrenches requred to adjust the chain were replaced with Craftsman in shor order. Added a chain link tool and link repair kit as well, that saved me more than once.
 

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The tools that come with most bikes are intended only for emergencies.



The tools that came with my '82 Dnepr were intended for performing basic maintenance & fixing whatever left you stranded by the side of the road in the middle of Siberia. I still use some of them pretty regularly.
 

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I bought the second set of tools in the above post. They have arrived are are quite nice! I had to make the holes ever-so-slightly larger in the spark plug remover to fit my torque rod, but it works! Curiously there is NO torque rod shown in the above picture (if I missed it forgive me for not wearing my reading glasses). And marshall is correct about me wanting to get the most tools within the small space allotted in the cycle.
 
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