However, when you are on the side of the road with a bike that just died, it would be nice to have a few tools (like a spark plug wrench), even if they aren't the ones that you would normally use.
This is true, but you'd probably be even better off belonging to a breakdown service. I'm a member of Green Flag over here, and all Honda's get 2 years free breakdown recovery. You're more likely to damage things, than fix things with the tool kit that's supplied with the bike.
He knows not where he's going, for the road it will decide, it's not the destination, but the glory of the ride.
I can recall being very glad that I had a deepwell 8mm socket with the extensive tool kit that I carry on the dirt bike; it made removing the cover over the front sprocket far easier. I'm still not sure how I got a rock up on top of the sprocket, but, that's trail riding.
However, for my street bike, I do use the kit that Honda provided in the fall of 1988, when they shipped my bike to the USA, as my emergency roadside kit.
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can any 1 plz give me online store link where i can buy that missing tool for engine oil change?? ebay link plz
You can buy a 5 mm hex key at almost any hardware store... better yet, just buy a set of metric hex keys (aka "allen wrenches") as you will likely encounter fasteners which will require other sizes... 4 mm, 6 mm, and 8 mm are fairly commonly used sizes.