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« on: January 04, 2022, 10:19:30 PM »

Not really an AK 550 specific tool but...
Wanted to be certain I could remove the windshield and front cover under that to be able to get to the battery and/or fuse block while on the road. The battery is in front of the dash displays and the fuse block sits on top the battery.

The AK 550 tool kit does include a 10 mm and 12 mm open ended wrench that fits the bolts holding the shield and shield brackets respectively. It also includes the proper Allen wrench to pop off the plastic rivets for the shield trim strips. BUT those 12 mm bolts for the shield brackets are recessed so that the open ended wrench cannot get in there to even touch those bolts. I could have just included a 12 mm socket that fits a 1/2 inch square drive since one of the tool kit tools has that kind of drive end but I wanted something a little more. I also have already added a small sized Allen set (for the small hex bolts on the sides of the front cover) and a multi-tool that includes pliers to the storage box but those also don't reach deep enough into the recess to grab the bolts without really damaging the bolt heads and scratching up the brackets.

So I bought this from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WJ6ZJE/?coliid=I2FT774JQXBR6A&colid=18TV0X8O5SQLR&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
I figured a 1/4 inch drive set would be plenty. This tool set includes both the 10 mm and 12 mm sockets and a few others.

It arrived today so I tried it out. Works great. Those bolts, for both the shield and shield bracket, are easily accessed and removed with this and being a T-handle makes the job easy. I'm certain this will come in handy doing other maintenance on the AK. And it's small so doesn't take up a lot of precious space.

I don't really get into carrying a lot of tools on the road, but I do like to take some basic tools.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 12:01:25 AM »

Just added another tool for the AK 550. This one is for helping with the oil filter changes. I was just watching the price on Amazon to see if it would drop any but decided since the lowest it's been priced is only a little more than 50 cents less I'd go for it now. This one goes in the cabinet in my garage along with the oil filters I have waiting to be used. I checked the fit and it is perfect for the HF-164 filters. Slim enough that I can get my 3/8 drive socket handle to it while on the filter without much hassle.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZGDV6G/?coliid=I1OT6UYYR2T4YU&colid=18TV0X8O5SQLR&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2022, 05:38:42 AM »

Had a tool pouch from another bike that was bigger than the tool bag on the AK 550. Almost twice as big. I was formerly using it for my tire plug kit with gummy worms and t-handles but decided to slim the tire plug kit down and replace the gummy worms since they were getting old. I bought straight handle tire plug tools and new gummy worms and put that in the AK 550 tool bag and put the tools that came with the AK as well as the extra tools I added into the larger pouch. It worked out much better. Even the tool set I linked to in the first post above fits in there. I removed the clip that holds the socket rib to the handle since that was just taking up extra room and put all in to the larger pouch. I even have room now for a few more extra tools if I find I need to have them along. It really doesn't seem to take up much, if any, extra storage space. I know it does but it fits as if it doesn't. I'll try to remember to take a pic of it later.
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