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Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:43:27 pm »
What are the essential tools required that are not included in the OE  tool kit? I am not referring to items like tyre levers, etc. I have in mind items that are required to remove for instance a wheel ,etc.
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 01:44:44 pm »
a great start is the COMPREHENSIVE Overland Pro toolkit, which just allows you to take the bike apart, and are BIKE-SPECIFIC, so we have one for the Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin... (see pic...)


then, a valve puller serves a few purposes (not included in the toolkit):
super handy to pull the valve stem back through the rim...
and it includes a valve CORE remover.


If your Africa Twin DOES NOT have a center-stand (some dont), then we would recommend a SNAP JACK, or else a Bike Prop, to aid removal of rear wheel, and / or lube the chain. Usually just ONE of these devices can be SHARED amongst multiple riders, etc...


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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 01:46:30 pm »
I believe a size 12 spanner is most important as it is not included and one cannot remove the front axle without it. :deal:
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 01:50:43 pm »
Tools ... for a Honda ???
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 02:22:37 pm »
Chris L is correct - so this tool - pictured, is very useful for front axle removal, but ANY 12mm tool will do...


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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 03:49:36 pm »
I believe a size 12 spanner is most important as it is not included and one cannot remove the front axle without it. :deal:
I am replacing those bolts on mine with allen caps this weekend ... and the  brake caliper bolts. Bugs me to have to carry extra spanners that only get used for a front puncture
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 03:53:18 pm »
I believe a size 12 spanner is most important as it is not included and one cannot remove the front axle without it. :deal:
I am replacing those bolts on mine with allen caps this weekend ... and the  brake caliper bolts. Bugs me to have to carry extra spanners that only get used for a front puncture

Maybe a good idea, I bought the combined tyre lever spanner from Flying Brick but no 12mm
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 06:14:22 pm »
Chris L is correct - so this tool - pictured, is very useful for front axle removal, but ANY 12mm tool will do...


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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 03:32:58 pm »
you will also need a piece of thin hard-ish plastic shaped like this to clean out your leaking forkseals if you ride in some mud

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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 03:35:12 pm »
it also looks like THIS...
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 11:33:31 am »
it also looks like THIS...
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2018, 11:51:42 am »
I have the Desert Fox Trail Enduro compact motorcycle tool kit. Works really well and so far impressed with the quality of the tools.
Contains just enough for what I need
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2018, 01:17:06 pm »
Sorry I am a tight wad so did this on the cheap. First a main stand is needed.(Expensive)
Then take out your tools from home and one by one remove and replace the  front then back wheels.
Put all tools used to one side and make a list, so you can go to Midas and buy cheapies of everything. For the wheel spanners I bought the Tusk ones with the tyre spoon on the other side.
Valve puller. plus cheap 1/4 drive handle drive socket set, cutters and long nose pliers. Gas bombs and puncture kit.

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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2018, 01:32:46 pm »
since you mention the center-stand is expensive, then a relatively inexpensive center-stand 'substitute' would be:


1. the Bike Prop, at R249 - just jams under rear swing-arm, and uses side-stand of bike to lift rear of the ground...
2. the Snap Jack, at R995 incl, same concept, but way more stable, since both the 'foot' and the 'head' are articulated, and the 'foot' is serated from grabbing down into loose dirt, etc.


the Snap Jack is more stable due to more width, the serated foot, AND the front brake is then 'grabbed' with a supplied, purpose designed strap. Around R995 incl for snap jack, and if riding wit h a GROUP, then you only need ONE!


1st one (old design shown!) is around 10% of the price of a center-stand, 2nd one (the shocking pink was a one off for a famous SA lady biker!) is around 35-40% of a center-stand.


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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2018, 04:01:45 pm »
What is that with the "BIGHORN" tyre..... 14 inch rim.....?
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 07:29:24 pm »
What is that with the "BIGHORN" tyre..... 14 inch rim.....?
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 02:58:21 pm »
Sorry I am a tight wad so did this on the cheap. First a main stand is needed.(Expensive)
Then take out your tools from home and one by one remove and replace the  front then back wheels.
Put all tools used to one side and make a list, so you can go to Midas and buy cheapies of everything. For the wheel spanners I bought the Tusk ones with the tyre spoon on the other side.
Valve puller. plus cheap 1/4 drive handle drive socket set, cutters and long nose pliers. Gas bombs and puncture kit.

Take Honda tool kit and put it in  a cupboard somewhere for when you sell the bike

Dieseldawie, where did you get the wheel spanners with tyre spoons that fit the AT?  I've been looking all over for a set but none of the bike shops could get me a set.
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2018, 03:50:39 pm »
Sorry I am a tight wad so did this on the cheap. First a main stand is needed.(Expensive)
Then take out your tools from home and one by one remove and replace the  front then back wheels.
Put all tools used to one side and make a list, so you can go to Midas and buy cheapies of everything. For the wheel spanners I bought the Tusk ones with the tyre spoon on the other side.
Valve puller. plus cheap 1/4 drive handle drive socket set, cutters and long nose pliers. Gas bombs and puncture kit.

Take Honda tool kit and put it in  a cupboard somewhere for when you sell the bike

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Dieseldawie, where did you get the wheel spanners with tyre spoons that fit the AT?  I've been looking all over for a set but none of the bike shops could get me a set.
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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2018, 03:55:57 pm »
Sorry I am a tight wad so did this on the cheap. First a main stand is needed.(Expensive)
Then take out your tools from home and one by one remove and replace the  front then back wheels.
Put all tools used to one side and make a list, so you can go to Midas and buy cheapies of everything. For the wheel spanners I bought the Tusk ones with the tyre spoon on the other side.
Valve puller. plus cheap 1/4 drive handle drive socket set, cutters and long nose pliers. Gas bombs and puncture kit.

Take Honda tool kit and put it in  a cupboard somewhere for when you sell the bike

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Dieseldawie, where did you get the wheel spanners with tyre spoons that fit the AT?  I've been looking all over for a set but none of the bike shops could get me a set.

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Re: Essential additional tools required for Honda AT
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2018, 07:19:26 pm »
Well, I didn't even get an original toolkit with my purchased from new  :xxbah: so i have just found out today,

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