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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else not get a complete tool kit?

I've always just grabbed my tool box when I needed to do something... but looking into how to adjust the rear suspension preload, I saw in the manual what appeared to be a pin spanner wrench in the picture of the tool kit beneath the seat.

So I went out to get it, and it's not there. In fact, the ONLY "tool" under my seat is the screwdriver. And technically, the manual bag and rubber strap are part of the kit, and I have those... and the allen key behind the right panel.

But according to the OEM parts list, I'm missing quite a bit, as I only have #s 2-4 and 10.

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I actually was reading the manual today, and in the USA that IS the supplied tool kit.

Canada is supplied a full under seat tool kit, but apparently USA is not?

I have no idea why this is the case. anyone out there have an inkling?


now I feel like I want to collect the Canadian tool kit.
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Likewise, I've only seen the screwdriver under my seat. Didn't even look for the allen key.
Seeing that I have a whole garage full of tools I never really cared to push the issue, but yea, is kind of annoying to see all the tools listed in the manual and realizing you're missing quite a bit.
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Huh, that's strange. Mine came with everything.
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Always thought it was a strange idea.

You need a screwdriver to take out the Allen key from the side panel to unbolt the seat to get the other tools out! :nerd
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Honda USA made the change to "minimal" tool kits in 2006, probably at the request of the stealerships. The tools were "roadside only" quality, so you are not missing much. I have a toolroll that I pack with me when touring or off-road. That gets me to Craftsman grade tools for travel.

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Always thought it was a strange idea.

You need a screwdriver to take out the Allen key from the side panel to unbolt the seat to get the other tools out! :nerd
That screw holding in the allen key is made to come off with a coin.
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That screw holding in the allen key is made to come off with a coin.
What he said.
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Honda USA made the change to "minimal" tool kits in 2006, probably at the request of the stealerships.
Gotta shed that weight, yo!
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I can understand not including common tools like the basic wrenches (and what's the logic of including the screwdriver bit, but not the handle?), but to not include the pin spanner that specifically fits the rear shocks?

Not everyone has a pin spanner, or a fuse puller, or a spark plug wrench...

In the meantime, I need to pick up a pin spanner... anyone know what size I need?
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