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    Do I need JIS screwdriver to open the pretty stuck front master cylinder screws? Is there a good quality one or set to purchase?
    ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

  • #2
    Purchased Vessel brand impact jis screwdrivers and they are great. Amazon was were I got them and would recommend. Check them out.

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    • DEEPHATE
      DEEPHATE commented
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      I had something like that back when I was about 22 years old working on a wrecked Honda 450 I bought for $50.00. I'm not sure if it was JIS but it worked!

    • DEEPHATE
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      Ordered! Thank you.

  • #3
    do you have a factory tool kit on the bike? If so there is 1 in there. You shouldn't really need it for the master cylinder but the is one there.

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    • DEEPHATE
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      No I don't.

  • #4
    You did good, Grasshopper.

    I’ve never used Phillips screwdrivers on Japanese bikes since my first Honda back in the ‘60’s when I cammed all the screws out on a carb. A mechanic turned me on to JIS screwdrivers.

    The impact style that shocks the (corroded) threads on aluminum screws and loosen without much effort.

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    • DEEPHATE
      DEEPHATE commented
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      That's not what I found. In that brand I found in that brand was an actual impact driver with replaceable bits. I can't find the ones you pictured.

  • #5
    I found them separately but I don't know what size I need.
    ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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  • #6
    Wow, that's cool I just ordered one too $15.00 on Amazon for those wondering.

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    • #7
      I have the number 2 and 3. 3 mainly use on my classic bike. I also have this one. I couldnt find a #1 so just bought this. Not too often you would need a #1 impact anyways. They are great screwdrivers. Was recommended on the XS 650 forum.

      Bessel (Vessel) Ball Grip... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00E55DL4I?...p_mob_ap_share

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      • #8
        i got a question for daveJ ,and you guys that do or did mechanics for a living. i have owned and impact set for decades, and i use it for stuck or questionable screws. Are the 12v impact guns by ryobi, etc, suitable for the same task?

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        • Jclevesque
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          I would say not for high torque or stuck on bolts. We have 18v impacts at work used to bolt on fittings on pipe and have used once in a while. I am contemplating buying a corded impact that does 200-250ft/lbs. They go on sale periodically for $50 so if it sits in my garage for a while no big expense.

        • davej
          davej commented
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          I use a 110v 1/2 drive impact for big stuff. I don't use any of my air tools anymore. I also use a 20v dewalt impact driver and a 1/4 drive Milwaukee cordless ratchet.

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