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Offline ThirtyOne

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #20 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:

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 09:48:29 PM »
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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.


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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #24 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 dont expect will be a trailside repair. Still, its nice to have the whole set from 5mm to 13 or 14mm. Annoyingly my kit skipped 9mm for some reason.

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #25 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 dont expect will be a trailside repair. Still, its 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?

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #26 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...

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #27 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:

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #28 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:

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #29 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

 


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