Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: 9000 ft. ASL in Colorado, USA
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The so-called tool kit as supplied with the CBR300R & CB300F in some markets is really nothing more than a hold over from a bygone era when motorcycles were simpler and less advanced. Take a close at the fasteners used on the 300R & F.... how often would you have use for the flat or phillips head screwdriver? Same question for the pliers? I will say that the factory Honda spark plug socket is well worth having, as there are relatively few standard deep spark plug sockets that will reach down to the spark plug hex and at the same time have clearance with the cylinder head wall.
To gain access to the battery and fuses, all you need is the supplied hex key (or "allen wrench"). On an EFI bike, if it suddenly dies out on the road and after checking the fuses, and it's not a simple blown fuse issue, what sort of repair do you think you could undertake on the side of the road? Change the spark plug on the side of the road?... if you think so, you obviously have never attempted to access the spark plug on the CBR300R/CB300F. And if the problem lies with the fuel injection system, needless to say that there is nothing in that factory tool kit that is going to help you diagnose an EFI issue.
Like I said, the "tool kit" that some of you got with your non-US CBR300R's & CB300F's is for the most part from a bygone era, when motorcycles were carbureted and didn't require much more than simple tools and some knowhow to effect a repair.
“Machines never lie.
Success will always come if they’re really good.
So let’s show the world what we’ve done.
Then they can see the real Honda!”
- Founder Soichiro Honda at the inception of the Honda Collection Hall.
Former Factory Test Rider/Technician