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I looked in the dark blue vinyl bag that looked like a tool kit, located behind the right side panel with the key lock under the panel. This bag contained only l tool an allen wrench. Am I missing somethine or this this what is now concidered a tool kit?
 

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Not exactly sure how to explain it. maybe that is the only tool you need in order to make repairs to the Valkyrie. My guess is as good as yours.
 

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dont have one but not sure

they usually dont come with much

just one or two wrenches and a screwdriver and a few allen keys.
 

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Looks like we better ask the dealers for the tool kits, thanks for the fiche link linkdead. Let me know what kind of response your dealers give you.
 

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American Honda hasn't shipped a bike with a toolkit for a couple of years. There are tons of threads about this weirdness on other forums.

The prices they want for their pot metal tools is crazy, too.

Two of my Hondas had adjustable rear suspension that required a weird shaped spanner. Of course, it wasn't included and I had to buy it separately.
 

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Mine has the blue bag with one allen wrench. To me, that's perfect. It fits most of the allen head screws you normally would ever need to touch. Anything more than that and I go my personal tools anyway. It's not like you are likely to need more tools when you are away from home. I have had many Honda tool kits that I never opened. I take them out, put them in a drawer and put them back in when I sell the bike.
 

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All I got was that plastic strap with the metal loops on each end. What is it for?

The ONE tool you really need is a wrench to tighten your mirrors if they come loose during a ride.
 

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Here is what I found in the right side panel
What the hey. All I got was the helmet lock cable and the hex wrench for the seat in a little plastic sleeve. I wonder if this tool kit is available anywhere for purchase.

All I got was that plastic strap with the metal loops on each end. What is it for?
That looped cable is for locking your helmet. You run it through the D rings on your helmet then secure the two looped ends in the helmet lock on the bike (on the left side grab rail).
 

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Thanks. I tried hooking my helmet for the first time last week and was wondering how the heck it was supposed to fit. But having to remove the side panel to get to that would be too much of a pain for me to ever use it.
 

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Thanks. I tried hooking my helmet for the first time last week and was wondering how the heck it was supposed to fit. But having to remove the side panel to get to that would be too much of a pain for me to ever use it.
Honda has been using that set up for a helmet lock for as long as I can remember. If they can designated bike like this one, you'd think they'd be able to come up with a more convenient and user-friendly system for locking up your lid.

As for retrieving the cable itself, if you're going to be using it regularly, I'd suggest just stuffing it in a jacket pocket.
 

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My 2013 CB1100 doesn't work that way, nor did my 1999 Nighthawk 750.

And, that's the thing, I don't normally stop anywhere on my rides, and when I do, it is usually a spontaneous thought, so it isn't going to work for me -- oh well.
 

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My 2006 ST1300 anfd the 2011 also had a Hex wrench but they also had the magic piece of foam to keep it from banging around.
No tool kit standard with the Valkyrie , yes Honda has been saving that $9 for years on more and more models
 

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Hmm. I just hook my D-ring on the helmet directly to the helmet lock - no need for the loop. I use a full-face helmet, so can't imagine the scenario where this wouldn't work. I suppose if you don't want your helmet hanging from the side...
 
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