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Offline ThirtyOne

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 10:24:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
I have had my bike torn all the way down to the engine in frame setting on my lift jack. I've done valve adjuments and replaced the water pump on my bike. I have yet to use any special tools except a quality set of JIS screwdrivers. Those aren't Philips head screws on Japanse products. The rest of my tools are basic, but quality, metric mechanic's toolset. Nothing really special. I do have some specialty tools I use but not required.

First time hearing about JIS screwdrivers. Interesting. I never knew.

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 10:30:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
First time hearing about JIS screwdrivers. Interesting. I never knew.

It's a good idea to get some JIS screwdrivers. While Phillips heads look similar, using them on JIS screws can easily strip the head.
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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 11:49:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by uku383 [+]
It's a good idea to get some JIS screwdrivers. While Phillips heads look similar, using them on JIS screws can easily strip the head.

That's a good point. Plus I'm always looking for a reason to justify buying more tools. Generally, I will swap out any fastener that's a phillips style head for a hex or a torx for that very reason. I have to get to the hardware store this weekend for a few things anyway. Done deal.

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 11:51:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Plus I'm always looking for a reason to justify buying more tools.

 :008: I think that this might be common for people on this site.  :821:
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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2018, 01:33:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
First time hearing about JIS screwdrivers. Interesting. I never knew.

It's usually brought up on Japanese moto forums from time to time. There are many different screw drives out there that are similar to Philips but are very different.

http://jisscrewdriver.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

I have this set.

https://www.amazon.com/Hozan-JIS-4-JIS-Screwdriver-3rd/dp/B00A7WAHTU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&linkCode=ll1&tag=manicycl-20&linkId=f8f96ff9cd221e6ff2a825391a329028&language=en_US

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 02:57:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by uku383 [+]
:008: I think that this might be common for people on this site.  :821:

Spent a minute drooling over a 1/4" drive Wera mini-tool kit last week.  :008:

*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]

After seeing it here earlier I did a quick Google Images dive. There are a bunch of comparison photos. I've noticed the differences in the tips of some screwdrivers over the years, but never knew that it was JIS. I just figured it was a brand's way of doing the screwdriver.  :821:

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 07:12:31 AM »
Like many I suspect, I too had never heard of the JIS screws. A quick look shows these are readily available on Amazon in the uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Screwdriver-Sets/Laser-7036-JIS-Screwdriver-Set/B07CT3BTM4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1541488146&sr=8-4&keywords=Jis+screwdriver

Guess Ill get some, but also agree that swapping these out as the need arises for hex key replacements many be sensible (and easier to carry on the bike!)

Thanks for the tip
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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 09:11:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by BikerBill [+]
Like many I suspect, I too had never heard of the JIS screws. A quick look shows these are readily available on Amazon in the uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Screwdriver-Sets/Laser-7036-JIS-Screwdriver-Set/B07CT3BTM4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1541488146&sr=8-4&keywords=Jis+screwdriver

Guess Ill get some, but also agree that swapping these out as the need arises for hex key replacements many be sensible (and easier to carry on the bike!)

Thanks for the tip
Just bought the same set from Fleabay in the UK and it was 17.95 inc delivery - cheaper than Amazon.

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 11:58:14 AM »
You guys need to be careful buying tools. You'll be up there wrench on bikes like the pros.  :062:

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Re: Becoming a Honda Mechanic (Or is that maniac?)
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 12:05:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
You guys need to be careful buying tools. You'll be up there wrench on bikes like the pros.  :062:

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