CruzTOOLS and Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals

| 8/7/2020 1:21:00 PM



Fitted neatly together in a roll-up portable pouch, CruzTOOLS’ RoadTech M3 Metric Tool Kit packs many tools that Japanese motorcycles, old and new, may require on the road. And it’s more complete than a typical stock tool kit, with combination wrenches from 8mm to 14mm, a proper adjustable wrench and vice grips, a spark-plug gap gauge, a pencil-type tire pressure gauge, threadlocker, a 1/4-inch drive ratchet and 8mm, 10mm and 12mm sockets, a 6-in-1 screwdriver, Allen wrenches and more. It’s not a complete kit for Hondas, lacking as it does 14mm and larger sockets and a beefier 3/8-inch drive ratchet, but with careful use this kit could get through most of the CL350 disassembly (see the whole story, Resurrection Road).

Particularly handy was another CruzTOOLS piece, their Sliding T-Driver & Socket Set. Containing a long, nicely finished 3/8-inch drive T-handle, plus a mini-rack of 8mm to 17mm sockets, 5mm and 6mm hex bits and a #2 Phillips bit (perfect for the CL350’s case screws), it nicely supplemented the RoadTech M3 kit. Our only gripes are that the rack holding the sockets and bits seemed flimsy. Making up for this, though, the sliding T-handle made adding leverage easy.

Among CruzTOOLS, one of our most-often used was the PackWrench 3-Way Socket Wrench, which features 8mm, 10mm and 12mm sockets integrated into different arms of a single wrench. For vintage bike use, we’d rather the tool be a 4-way item that included 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, but it’s still quite handy.

Finally, CruzTOOLS’ TirePro Dial Tire Gauge got initially used to bring the CL350 tires up to spec for easily moving the bike around the shop, and then before road testing. But it’s so quickly identifiable and easy to use, that it became nearly a daily-use tool in the shop.

More info: Cruz Tools

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