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Old 06-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #60211
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I bought a new 2013 XR650L and was looking for the tool kit... I figured it was stashed in the battery compartment/box because it wasn't in the little red bag on the back of the fender.

Do you not get a Tool Kit with a new XR?

Not that I'm real upset about not getting one as the tool kits that I've gotten in the past weren't anything special but the larger box end spanners with the flattened tube extension worked to loosen the axle nut. The two piece design wasn't bad.

Honda quit adding the tool kit back about 2007 or 2008. I don't remember for sure which. It is still available, you just have to buy it separately. I recommend buying the spark plug wrench, and then making up the rest of your tool kit yourself.

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:05 AM   #60212
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I bought a new 2013 XR650L and was looking for the tool kit... I figured it was stashed in the battery compartment/box because it wasn't in the little red bag on the back of the fender.

Do you not get a Tool Kit with a new XR?

Not that I'm real upset about not getting one as the tool kits that I've gotten in the past weren't anything special but the larger box end spanners with the flattened tube extension worked to loosen the axle nut. The two piece design wasn't bad.
That's not right. My '06 came with one. It was in the pouch with the owners manuals. I sometimes suspect dealers keep them to sell later, but if they don't come with anymore, that's just not right.

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Old 06-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #60213
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That's not right. My '06 came with one. It was in the pouch with the owners manuals. I sometimes suspect dealers keep them to sell later, but if they don't come with anymore, that's just not right.

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Yea, that's a shame. Maybe I'll write a letter to Honda.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:24 AM   #60214
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So is the owner......









Get that air filter yet






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Old 06-23-2013, 06:32 AM   #60215
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I bought a new 2013 XR650L and was looking for the tool kit... I figured it was stashed in the battery compartment/box because it wasn't in the little red bag on the back of the fender.

Do you not get a Tool Kit with a new XR?

Not that I'm real upset about not getting one as the tool kits that I've gotten in the past weren't anything special but the larger box end spanners with the flattened tube extension worked to loosen the axle nut. The two piece design wasn't bad.
Honda or course does sell a tool kit.

Here's mine. The 6" Crescent ( adjustable spanner ) opens to 24MM for the axle. The Vice grip is a do all tool and can be a shifter in a pinch. The Motion Pro spark plug socket used with 3/8 to 1/4 drive adaptor gets the plug out and doubles as a screw driver handle with a custom made bit adaptor. I carry a lot more than I need for my bike so that I can lend assistances to lees well prepared Adventurers I may encounter on my journeys.











And you need these. Best channel lock type tool ever made. Knipex brand.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #60216
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No, did you remember to send it?
Yup........but it takes about 6 friggin weeks to get to the other side of the world i guess

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Old 06-23-2013, 06:47 AM   #60217
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Yup........but it takes about 6 friggin weeks to get to the other side of the world i guess

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Old 06-23-2013, 06:53 AM   #60218
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Honda or course does sell a tool kit.

Here's mine. The 6" Crescent ( adjustable spanner ) opens to 24MM for the axle. The Vee jaw Vice grip is a do all tool and can be a shifter in a pinch. The Motion Pro spark plug socket used with 3/8 to 1/4 drive adaptor gets the plug out and doubles as a screw driver handle with a custom made bit adaptor.







And you need these. Best channel lock type tool ever made. Knipex brand.
That's a nice set. Knipex tools are excellent and you get what you pay for...

Is the Motion Pro socket the 18mm?

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the nice tool roll?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #60219
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thanks for reminding me; that was a great post. i bookmarked it this time.

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How are you "Bookmarking" post Spud?
I just made an Excel Spreadsheet.
If anybody wants a copy just PM me or is there a way to post a link to an Excel file?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:14 AM   #60220
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That's a nice set. Knipex tools are excellent and you get what you pay for...

Is the Motion Pro socket the 18mm?

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the nice tool roll?
Yes, spot on. 18mm. If you use a Champion plug ( RA6HC 5/8" hex) you can use a standard plug socket and extension.

The tool wrap is from Northern Tool wrench set. I cut it down and added snaps where needed.

I lucked out on the Knipex tools. Our Lowes Store had a half priced introductory sale so I bought a complete set then ditched all my old stuff.



Also very useful tools are the 6" Ridge pipe wrench and 3" adjustable spanner. You can sure tell the ones that get the use!

The Knipex mini bolt cutter made quick work of spokes during a re-lace project.

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #60221
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The 6" Crescent ( adjustable spanner ) opens to 24MM for the axle. The Vice grip is a do all tool and can be a shifter in a pinch.
Definitely a couple must haves. My baby Vice Grips saved my ass on my first wilderness "flat" experience. It was the only tool strong enough to get the back axle loose.

This trip taught me the tools are brought along for a purpose. Pack like your life may depend on it (it did), but don't over pack (I did). Bring what you need, and not what you don't. Seems logical. These are words to live by - literally.

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #60222
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Too bad you live on that side.
Hey Fritz....i just flushed my toilet.did the water level go up down there..




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Old 06-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #60223
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How are you "Bookmarking" post Spud?
I just made an Excel Spreadsheet.
If anybody wants a copy just PM me or is there a way to post a link to an Excel file?
www.postmycrap.com












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Old 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #60224
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #60225
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Not XR related, but there are gear heads on here who will appreciate it
This "thing" lives about a half mile from my house... right between me and Lowe's so I see it sitting in the driveway all the time. I am wondering how it would do with off-road tires? Couldn't be that bad

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/3839680324.html
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