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Author Topic: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕  (Read 592 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2015, 05:09:33 PM »
No bike?  Or no Enfield? ;)

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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2015, 06:12:18 PM »
no enfield  ;)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2015, 06:17:28 PM »
Some assembly required.

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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 12:06:34 AM »
Even Japanese bikes do not come with tool kits. They used to, but the tools were junk. Now they come with a screwdriver and spark plug socket, still junk. I must have 50 pounds of Japanese tools in a bucket. There are a couple of usable items. The spark plug socket usually works. But the big deal is the screwdriver bits. Japanese bikes do not use Phillips screws, they use JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) screws, that LOOK like Phillips. But using an American Phillips screwdriver will usually strip them out. Good quality JIS screwdrivers are very expensive in the U.S.
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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 08:04:07 PM »
Now that you've mentioned the JIS screws, here is a good link that describes them.

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/300

The main difference between the Phillips and the JIS screwdrivers is the Phillips has a fairly sharp point.  Grinding this back a bit will allow it to be used on a JIS screw without stripping it.

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/300
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Re: I'm now a 'real' Enfield owner 😕
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2015, 01:49:00 AM »
Now that you've mentioned the JIS screws, here is a good link that describes them.

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/300

The main difference between the Phillips and the JIS screwdrivers is the Phillips has a fairly sharp point.  Grinding this back a bit will allow it to be used on a JIS screw without stripping it.

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/300

Sometimes. I have still stripped out JIS screws even after grinding the point off a Phillips screwdriver. JIS screws seem to have wider slots in them. I prefer either Torx or Allen screws.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2015, 01:56:25 AM by suitcasejefferson »
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