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Title: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Wilde on June 19, 2018, 12:28:20 AM
I'm trying to put together a small but complete toolkit that I can carry on the bike and has all the tools I could need for repairs on the road. I'm trying to eliminate things I won't need. Has anyone made a list of socket sizes or allen key sizes that the X uses?

I think the toolkit will consist of a 3/8" socket wrench, sockets, hex (allen) sockets, two socket extensions, wrenches, tire irons, screwdrivers, tire patch kit, tire pressure gauge, pliers, zip ties, quiksteel, electrical tape, duct tape, fuses, baling wire & electrical wire.

Sockets: So far I've used 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm & 17mm. I know the rear wheel axle requires 19mm and 24mm. That's only missing 15mm, 16mm, and 18mm... so I'm debating just including those too. Looking at these: http://a.co/ddtQf6c

Hex drive (allen): for sure 5mm, 6mm and 8mm. Front axle is a 17mm hex, and I'm thinking about getting one of these and just putting it in the 17mm socket: http://a.co/fgIu1W8 I haven't found any other needed sizes yet.

Wrenches: I'm debating between a set of double headed metric wrenches like this:  http://a.co/7PbWaLT or just one adjustable wrench (which would open wide enough for the 24mm axle bolt like this one: http://a.co/fc2ZCL6). I think just one adjustable wrench makes the most sense.

Tire Irons: I'm not sure what to get. I've heard good things about these: http://a.co/jjjfmPG Or maybe this set: http://a.co/eb7XWmx Anyone have opinions on a good tire iron set?

Screwdriver (JIS): I'm thinking about this one: http://a.co/9zONdcr I'd just take the bit with the flat head and the #2.

Pliers: I'm thinking a needlenose and a 6" Channellock plier. Lots of kits include locking pliers (vice grips) but I think they'd be redundant.

I'd appreciate any criticism, insight or advice.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Celeste1178 on June 19, 2018, 12:38:27 AM
I don't have any advice but I appreciate the post... I'm eager to see the replies.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: CB-500-X on June 19, 2018, 02:08:46 AM
CB500x's don't break. I have never needed tools in 3 1/2 years if ownership. I carry basic tools - a few wrenchs, a screw driver, pliers, a pocket knife, zip ties, and tape. I do carry a small compressor and tire plug kit. And finally, a spare clutch and brake lever. Spare nuts  and bolts. All fit in one tool tube. The other tool tube has rain gear, small light weight backpack and a few rags.
Keep the good tools at home  :169:

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/110ea13ad600a34541.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/12ae4b4087b60859ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Wilde on June 19, 2018, 02:45:51 AM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
CB500x's don't break. I have never needed tools in 3 1/2 years if ownership. I carry basic tools - a few wrenchs, a screw driver, pliers, a pocket knife, zip ties, and tape. I do carry a small compressor and tire plug kit. And finally, a spare clutch and brake lever. Spare nuts  and bolts. All fit in one tool tube. The other tool tube has rain gear, small light weight backpack and a few rags.
Keep the good tools at home  :169:

You're probably right, but blame it on an experience I had one Saturday afternoon driving solo through Utah on an empty stretch of road when my tire semi-disintegrated and destroyed a bunch of stuff in the wheel well before I could pull over. By sheer coincidence I happened to have an extensive toolkit with me (including a butane soldering iron) and it saved me from being stranded for a couple days.

Plus, I have the Rally Raid conversion and I plan to be off-road in the middle of nowhere at times.

I hope you're right and I'll never use the tools... but I'll feel better having them with me.

Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on June 19, 2018, 08:06:47 AM
Hi Wilde - you may have seen this already, but this is what I carry when travelling and it all fits under the seat of my CB - if you pause the slides you'll see a list of all the tools with sizes etc.


Hope that helps...

Jenny x

ps. You can stash a spare inner-tube inside the front fairing sides.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Wilde on June 19, 2018, 03:45:16 PM
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
Hi Wilde - you may have seen this already, but this is what I carry when travelling and it all fits under the seat of my CB - if you pause the slides you'll see a list of all the tools with sizes etc.


Hope that helps...

Jenny x

ps. You can stash a spare inner-tube inside the front fairing sides.

Hey Jenny, I did see it last night. I was looking at what you had that I didn't and vice versa.

A couple questions: I definitely need to add a spoke wrench. Why do you have multiple sized bits for that? Also, I just watched your tire change video and I think I want a bead buddy as well. Breaking the bead seemed like the hardest part, so do you think the bead breaking tire irons I linked would be a good idea?
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Oyabun on June 19, 2018, 06:35:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Wilde [+]
A couple questions: I definitely need to add a spoke wrench. Why do you have multiple sized bits for that? Also, I just watched your tire change video and I think I want a bead buddy as well. Breaking the bead seemed like the hardest part, so do you think the bead breaking tire irons I linked would be a good idea?

Jenny's kit is exceptionally well thought - but as it is indivdual to it's rider. I think all have our own prefeences.
If I'm not mistaken, the RR special axle tool has an appropriate sized spoke wrench cutted to it.

I use the later type "spoon wrenches" from Motion pro. (In fact I've bought it from the original asian manufacturer), ad have one size  from Motion Pro as the other set had not that size. I love them, as they are surprisingly light for their utility and strength. I believe the 24 size has the largest torque rating. I also have one of those MOTION PRO T-6 Combo Lever Adapters in size 24 which is used to double the tire wrench as a 3/4 drive, and also works as a 1/4-3/4 adaptor so you can use 3/4 drive sockets.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: bullroarer on June 19, 2018, 07:58:42 PM
Co2 cannisters for inflating tyres.
Also the puncture repair kit that you can use if say a nail or screw enters the tyre.   You take out item from tyre, use a rasp type thing to slide in and out of hole of tyre, then put tyre glue oo and in hole with rasp. Then put this sticky cord type thing with a bit of glue on the pronged inserting tool, push 1/2 way into hole. Wait 5 mins, cut off excess...inflate.
Brilliant.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/A4E10759-44AB-45E8-882A-9378B4223551.png)
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on June 19, 2018, 08:59:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Wilde [+]
Hey Jenny, I did see it last night. I was looking at what you had that I didn't and vice versa.

A couple questions: I definitely need to add a spoke wrench. Why do you have multiple sized bits for that? Also, I just watched your tire change video and I think I want a bead buddy as well. Breaking the bead seemed like the hardest part, so do you think the bead breaking tire irons I linked would be a good idea?

The DRC spoke wrench comes with multiple bits, so you just choose the one you need for the Rally-Raid spokes (6.4 as I recall), but I also like to carry the 6.0 and 7.0mm size, as they double up as small open ended wrenches of course.

I've not used the black Bead-breaker style MotionPro tyre levers myself, but have friends who say they work well - so I'd say give them a go... However, be aware than braking a bead on a tubeless tyre (like a TKC80), even if you're running tubes inside them can be a bitch with whatever trail-side tools you have...

Personally I try to ride on a flat tyre until one of the beads unseats, then change the tube from there.

Jx
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: bullroarer on June 19, 2018, 09:02:58 PM
*Originally Posted by bullroarer [+]
Co2 cannisters for inflating tyres.
Also the puncture repair kit that you can use if say a nail or screw enters the tyre.   You take out item from tyre, use a rasp type thing to slide in and out of hole of tyre, then put tyre glue oo and in hole with rasp. Then put this sticky cord type thing with a bit of glue on the pronged inserting tool, push 1/2 way into hole. Wait 5 mins, cut off excess...inflate.
Brilliant.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/A4E10759-44AB-45E8-882A-9378B4223551.png)
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Ahhh , this wonít work with spokes.... :005: but the co2 cannisters will get you air
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on June 19, 2018, 09:06:04 PM
*Originally Posted by bullroarer [+]
Co2 cannisters for inflating tyres.
Also the puncture repair kit that you can use if say a nail or screw enters the tyre.   You take out item from tyre, use a rasp type thing to slide in and out of hole of tyre, then put tyre glue oo and in hole with rasp. Then put this sticky cord type thing with a bit of glue on the pronged inserting tool, push 1/2 way into hole. Wait 5 mins, cut off excess...inflate.
Brilliant.

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/A4E10759-44AB-45E8-882A-9378B4223551.png)

These only work for tubeless tyres of course - but yes, a plug kit is a great idea if you're running  the stock wheels, or the tubeless version of the Rally-Raid spoked wheels. Dynaplug (https://www.cyclegear.com/dynaplug) is another compact tool which is very easy to plug small nail-sized holes with.

As for CO2 cartridges, in my experience they work ok on a front dirt-bike tyre (21"), but trying to fill a 150/70x17 dual-sport tyre will take a handful. They are very small though, so might be an idea to keep a couple to help re-seat a tyre initially - but I would always use a 12v compressor (as per the one in my video) for actual full inflation.

Jx
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Wilde on June 19, 2018, 10:07:04 PM
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
The DRC spoke wrench comes with multiple bits, so you just choose the one you need for the Rally-Raid spokes (6.4 as I recall), but I also like to carry the 6.0 and 7.0mm size, as they double up as small open ended wrenches of course.

I've not used the black Bead-breaker style MotionPro tyre levers myself, but have friends who say they work well - so I'd say give them a go... However, be aware than braking a bead on a tubeless tyre (like a TKC80), even if you're running tubes inside them can be a bitch with whatever trail-side tools you have...

Personally I try to ride on a flat tyre until one of the beads unseats, then change the tube from there.

Jx

Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Oldhorse on June 19, 2018, 10:35:36 PM
Hi JMo,
You previously mentioned carrying a single 18" tube to handle both front and rear tire flats for the RR 17/19 wheel combo.
Has that worked well or did it prove to be " a great idea that wasn't worth a darn"?
Some riders have reported the wrong size tubes blow out way too easy.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on June 20, 2018, 10:34:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Oldhorse [+]
Hi JMo,
You previously mentioned carrying a single 18" tube to handle both front and rear tire flats for the RR 17/19 wheel combo.
Has that worked well or did it prove to be " a great idea that wasn't worth a darn"?
Some riders have reported the wrong size tubes blow out way too easy.
Thanks.

Hi Oldhorse - don't worry, I never have ideas that aren't worth a darn ;o)

To recap - I elected/continue to carry an 18" x 120-ish size rear tube as a spare on my CB, as it will fit inside the front 110/80x19 front tyre, plus is just large enough to fill the [much larger] volume of a 150/70x17 rear.

both times I've had to use it, it's been in the rear tyre, and I would say that size tube should only be used as a temporary measure (although in one instance I did continue for another 1500 miles on it before swapping to a new tyre and correct size rear tube), so yes - it works as a spare to keep you going, but ideally you'd fit the correct size replacement tube once you get to a tyre shop.

For info. based on my ongoing feedback with both the CB500X and now the G310GS with the Rally-Raid spoked wheels fitted, John [at Rally-Raid] has now decided to specify/sell the slightly narrower 140/80x17 rear TKC80 for both bikes as their recommended tyre of choice.

You can still fit a 150/70x17 if you wish of course (other brands don't necessarily have a 140 width 17" rear tyre), but we feel this is the best size rear tyre for either bike if you want a high-quality 50/50 tyre.

note. In relation to carrying a single spare tube, this also means that an 18"x120 tube doesn't have to stretch quite so much either.

Hope that helps!

Jenny x
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: BobbyLee666 on June 20, 2018, 06:42:37 PM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
CB500x's don't break. I have never needed tools in 3 1/2 years if ownership. I carry basic tools - a few wrenchs, a screw driver, pliers, a pocket knife, zip ties, and tape. I do carry a small compressor and tire plug kit. And finally, a spare clutch and brake lever. Spare nuts  and bolts. All fit in one tool tube. The other tool tube has rain gear, small light weight backpack and a few rags.
Keep the good tools at home  :169:

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/110ea13ad600a34541.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/12ae4b4087b60859ae.jpg)
Not to hijack the thread, but how did you attach the tool tubes? I looked over the pictures in your gallery and saw they were initially held on by multiple tie wraps.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: CB-500-X on September 29, 2018, 07:23:28 PM
sorry for the late response - still zip tied on one end and bolted to the luggage rack on the rear
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/IMG_0869.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/IMG_0872.jpg)
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: slowrider on September 30, 2018, 10:43:57 AM
Hi JMo,

*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
The DRC spoke wrench comes with multiple bits, so you just choose the one you need for the Rally-Raid spokes (6.4 as I recall), but I also like to carry the 6.0 and 7.0mm size, as they double up as small open ended wrenches of course.


My other bike, a BMW R1200C, has spoked wheels and I have never adjusted the spokes in 20 years of ownership.   That's not saying they don't need maintenance, its because I never thought to check further than just tapping them to make sure they all sound the same.   The last time I tried to tighten spokes was on a push bike when I was about 15 and ended up with a twisted wheel.

So, now, seeing this post I think, right, I need a spoke wrench for my RR Spoked Wheels.   Then I think, ok, so what do I do with it............   So do some research and see that some spoked wheels need regular maintenance and have torque settings.  I read that tapping is a crude way to understand if they need tightening and checking the torque of each one should be part of the service (this was on a HD site).   Reading elsewhere I see that 10% can be out of tolerance before you have problems and then I read more and they say critical to maintaining corning ability, and another site says 10% can be out without problems.   Ahhhhhhhhhhh.............. my head hurts....................

Added to this I have the BART tubless system fitted, if I tighten the spokes will it affect the polymer seal?

You know how people have irrational fears of spiders, or treading on the cracks in the pavement?  well, I am developing a fear of spokes, lying awake at night thinking I have done over  10,000 miles on and off road, they all sound fine, but are they.....  I now have very nice spoke wrenches, all nice and shiny.   Now what????????????????????????
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on September 30, 2018, 07:22:28 PM
*Originally Posted by slowrider [+]
Hi JMo,

My other bike, a BMW R1200C, has spoked wheels and I have never adjusted the spokes in 20 years of ownership.   That's not saying they don't need maintenance, its because I never thought to check further than just tapping them to make sure they all sound the same.   The last time I tried to tighten spokes was on a push bike when I was about 15 and ended up with a twisted wheel.

So, now, seeing this post I think, right, I need a spoke wrench for my RR Spoked Wheels.   Then I think, ok, so what do I do with it............   So do some research and see that some spoked wheels need regular maintenance and have torque settings.  I read that tapping is a crude way to understand if they need tightening and checking the torque of each one should be part of the service (this was on a HD site).   Reading elsewhere I see that 10% can be out of tolerance before you have problems and then I read more and they say critical to maintaining corning ability, and another site says 10% can be out without problems.   Ahhhhhhhhhhh.............. my head hurts....................

Added to this I have the BART tubless system fitted, if I tighten the spokes will it affect the polymer seal?

You know how people have irrational fears of spiders, or treading on the cracks in the pavement?  well, I am developing a fear of spokes, lying awake at night thinking I have done over  10,000 miles on and off road, they all sound fine, but are they.....  I now have very nice spoke wrenches, all nice and shiny.   Now what????????????????????????

Hi Slow'  - really, I wouldn't worry too much about it... I've had a set of RR spoked wheels on my bike for 30,000 pretty hard miles now, and they've never gone out of true, or even loose - that is kind of what you pay for with a robust, high-quality wheel-set.

for info. you can test if any spokes are loose by running the wrench around them like a harp (either in a continuous motion or individually) - they should make a ting sound. If you get a duller or donk sound, that one needs tightening slightly, but only ever about a quarter turn should be ample to get it tinging again.

No problem doing it with the BARTubeless fitted, that is the whole point of having the vulcanised thick polymer band, so you can adjust (and even replace) the spokes as necessary without that affecting the integrity of the seal.

So just continue to check them every so often to make sure they are all still tinging, and you're good to go.

Jx
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: slowrider on September 30, 2018, 08:41:35 PM

Cool, many thanks.  I can sleep easy now.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on October 01, 2018, 02:54:40 PM
good info and advice on the tools needed

when the toolkit is not handy
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on October 01, 2018, 03:56:53 PM
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]
good info and advice on the tools needed

when the toolkit is not handy

Just make sure it's your own butter knife and not borrowed. They'll bend pretty easily! Don't ask how's I know.  :008:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 02, 2018, 07:39:54 PM
Going through the bike and making a list of tool as well. Will be posting up my toolkit towards the end of the month. Are there any torx on this bike? I haven't seen any yet.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Oyabun on December 07, 2018, 12:06:48 PM
No torx heads afaik. I don't really see them used extensively on Jap bikes. Even though it would be better for torqueing down stuff.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 07, 2018, 09:48:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
No torx heads afaik. I don't really see them used extensively on Jap bikes. Even though it would be better for torqueing down stuff.

All is not lost. Apparently Wera got clever with their hex tools and fear of stripping hex bolts is slightly less concerning thanks to the research of this guy. I had bought a Wera hex-plus set years ago and never realized the advantages.

Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 24, 2018, 02:09:55 PM
Putting the final finishing touches on my tool kit. I think I got almost everything covered. I went through the shop manual and got most of the sizes. Still deciding if I need 9mm and 14mm sockets. Anyone find a use for these sizes on the bike? I found 9mm is for the cylinder head fasteners, which I donít expect will be a trailside repair. Still, itís nice to have the whole set from 5mm to 13 or 14mm. Annoyingly my kit skipped 9mm for some reason.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on December 24, 2018, 03:07:46 PM
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Putting the final finishing touches on my tool kit. I think I got almost everything covered. I went through the shop manual and got most of the sizes. Still deciding if I need 9mm and 14mm sockets. Anyone find a use for these sizes on the bike? I found 9mm is for the cylinder head fasteners, which I donít expect will be a trailside repair. Still, itís nice to have the whole set from 5mm to 13 or 14mm. Annoyingly my kit skipped 9mm for some reason.



have used a 14 somewhere
never used a 13, I don't think Honda uses13mm at all


you realize you only have 6 days left to complete this?
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Jonathan on December 24, 2018, 03:22:51 PM
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Putting the final finishing touches on my tool kit. I think I got almost everything covered. I went through the shop manual and got most of the sizes. Still deciding if I need 9mm and 14mm sockets. Anyone find a use for these sizes on the bike? I found 9mm is for the cylinder head fasteners, which I don’t expect will be a trailside repair. Still, it’s nice to have the whole set from 5mm to 13 or 14mm. Annoyingly my kit skipped 9mm for some reason.

For what it costs for a 9mm, it'd be rude not to....I usually go through the bike gradually and try to replace everything with A2 or A4 socket caps (allen) where appropriate (based on torque yields), then carry hex sockets with a ratchet and different extensions. Some fasteners are specific or 'one shot'  (like the front caliper bolts) so these remain...
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 24, 2018, 06:15:35 PM
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]


have used a 14 somewhere
never used a 13, I don't think Honda uses13mm at all


you realize you only have 6 days left to complete this?

What happens after 6 days? Bike turns into a pumpkin?  :008:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on December 24, 2018, 07:08:41 PM
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
What happens after 6 days? Bike turns into a pumpkin?  :008:


from you on 12/02
"Going through the bike and making a list of tool as well. Will be posting up my toolkit towards the end of the month."

hoping you feel the pressure to finish the list.

So many are patiently waiting (or not). :002:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Oyabun on December 24, 2018, 08:46:01 PM
Japanese are very superstitious, so they'd never use a 13 size socket. In general, I believe that most sizes they use are even N mbers.
I remember that I had to use 14 quite a lot disassembling the X, but cannot remember where exactly.
Never seen a size 9 bolt on the x so far
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 24, 2018, 10:30:26 PM
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]

from you on 12/02
"Going through the bike and making a list of tool as well. Will be posting up my toolkit towards the end of the month."

hoping you feel the pressure to finish the list.

So many are patiently waiting (or not). :002:

Haha. Ahhhh. Well I bought a Wera mini 1/4Ē metric drive set that covers most sizes (save for 9mm/ 14mm): Knipex pliers, some quick steel, radiator fix and a few wrenches. Got the factory tools for the axle nuts and am working out a clever fix for the front axle hex. Have a mini compressor, mini-volt meter,  tubeless tire puncture kit and Iím hoping thatís a wrap. The goal is to have it all fit under the seat. I think itíll work. I also have a chain tool, and my chain snapped in Mexico once, so regardless of how unlikely the recurrence, Iíll mosy likely find a corner for it. The front cowls on the tank have a lot of inner space for lightweight stuff. I may make a false door for each side.

*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
Japanese are very superstitious, so they'd never use a 13 size socket. In general, I believe that most sizes they use are even N mbers.
I remember that I had to use 14 quite a lot disassembling the X, but cannot remember where exactly.
Never seen a size 9 bolt on the x so far

I didnít know that about the culture. Very cool. Iím pretty sure there were 9mm bolts for the head studs. I could be wrong. Will have to add a 14mm to the baggie. Thanks for the input.

Ideally the kit would allow me to do mostly everything on a RTW trip.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: SnowOwl on December 24, 2018, 11:30:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
Japanese are very superstitious, so they'd never use a 13 size socket.
Well, they could just use a 1/2Ē socket to avoid the dreaded number 13.

  :164: :179:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: ThirtyOne on December 25, 2018, 05:08:08 AM
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
Well, they could just use a 1/2Ē socket to avoid the dreaded number 13.

  :164: :179:

Itís always interesting to me how superstitious people can be. Even here in Honduras they make skyscrapers without a 13th floor.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Jonathan on December 26, 2018, 06:00:23 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
Japanese are very superstitious, so they'd never use a 13 size socket...

If superstition informed Japanese engineering principles and practices, everything would be held together by 7mm fasteners...or multiples thereof :008: 14 symbolizes 'double togetherness'

twice the torque perhaps? :001:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on December 26, 2018, 06:08:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
If superstition informed Japanese engineering principles and practices, everything would be held together by 7mm fasteners...or multiples thereof :008: 14 symbolizes 'double togetherness'

twice the torque perhaps? :001:


or 3.5mm allen head at one-half the torque?

3.5 symbolizes a misfit and no togetherness? :084:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Jonathan on December 26, 2018, 07:16:21 PM
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]

3.5 symbolizes a misfit and no togetherness? :084:

the BMW thread's that way....

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/g4496.png)
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on December 26, 2018, 07:56:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
the BMW thread's that way....

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/g4496.png)

 :745:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: bones on January 12, 2019, 07:38:54 AM
hi all been reading up on tools for my X does anyone know
were to buy a tool tube? as I cant fit a rear rack because
my foot would catch the rack when getting on and off the
bike as I have short legs and find it hard to get on or off
my bike now. a tool tube would be good to put some bits
in like a tyre repair kit spray can for longer rides.
 
thanks. 
Bones..          :305:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: AJC500 on January 12, 2019, 11:04:51 AM
Someone on here has 'tool tubes' on their bike, may come up with a search.  A small tailpack might be easier to get a hold of, and would fit neatly on the back of the seat.  Again someone posted a picture of a really neat one on their bike.

I just have a set of spanners, some allen keys, a multi tool plus a few zip ties, electrical connectors, wire and insulating tape added to the Honda kit under the seat.  If it needs more than that, the AA can take it away!!   :015:
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: nbsdave on January 12, 2019, 01:19:39 PM
here is where I got mine.
The price is cheap enough but shipping bumps it a bit.
Still worth having to me.
https://www.agrisupply.com/manual-canister-large/p/67670/
Not sure if shipping to Europe would be worth it though.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: denislordm on January 12, 2019, 01:22:40 PM
Put Tool tube into Ebay 12.95 and Free postage easy peasy - have 2 on mine bracketed to front crash bars - no pics as yet will take some and put on here. good luck
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: JMo on January 12, 2019, 09:29:29 PM
You can buy the Tool Tubes from Adventure Spec in the UK - not as cheap as they are in the USA, but they are here, and the shipping is much less...

https://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tools-adventure-spec-tool-tube.html

Jx
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: Herman on January 13, 2019, 04:14:01 PM
I got mine from another forum (ABR) member name 'kitped' he gets batches in from time to time.
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: denislordm on January 28, 2019, 03:12:21 PM
Hi All - I recently put on this post that I would add some pics concerning mounting of tool tube etc.
I used Large exhaust clamps - universal mirror brackets and a length of 25mm x 3mm aluminium angle bracket.
I chose this location in place of putting more and more weight on the rear of bike. I don't do off road just mainly long distance touring so have plenty luggage at rear with adding tool weight!!!
All can be clearly seen in the attached pics.
Another mention in a post was concerning support for soft luggage - have attached pics for my homemade solution, started off with a plate of mild steel cut to my design by local metal shop then powder coated and bolted to inside of rear carrier which topbox fits on. Red strip is a piece of hose split and cable tied to prevent chafing of the bags on the underside.
Not the prettiest solution but works for me. In over 3 years and 1000s of miles across Europe has never become an issue.
Hope this helps someone or gives an idea at least.  :047:

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/100_2144.jpg)

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/100_2145.jpg)

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/100_2146.jpg)

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/100_2149.jpg)

(https://cdn.img.cb500x.com/100_2150.jpg)
Title: Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
Post by: SilverCycle on January 31, 2019, 08:56:31 PM
In the OPs initial list, you had a tyre pressure gauge, but (did I miss it?) nothing to increase pressure with. Seems a bit pointless? Relatedly, I use a gauge at home, but on bicycle I can get, and maintain, sensible pressure using a thumb, and on my van, parked level, I can fairly reliably see by eye if they drop more than about 5psi (out of 45 or so normal). Is there an equivalent way for an experienced motorcyclist to do a rough, fast, toolless, tyre pressure check?

Also, my suggestion for toolkit, (mine 2017 model), is a very short, I think #1 Phillips, for the poxy funny connector thing inside front that holds the fairing outside to the inside. Could be a short hex bit extension if your grip is good. Many short hex drive stubbies are too long to access this little b*gger.

And my other suggestion is to get some light nail varnish and paint the aforementioned and other inside black-on-black fixings, so you can find them (in the dark, without reading glasses).