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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Phillips screws not the same as JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)

Bordolover`s thread on the correct screwdrivers for metric cruisers prompted me to make a search on what JIS was, and how it differs from Phillips screws. I found the following link. http://www.instructables.com/id/SAD3S3IFOVXPGXR/ (This is the same link that I put on that thread.)

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Thanks for the info. I cleaned at least 5 carbs in the past couble of weeks, and have to be very carefull whith the bowl screws. I've had to use my impact driver on a couple of them( just tap it hard enough to break em loose). I'm in the market for a set of JIS drivers now. Thanks Hoss.

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I use the Hozan D-155-100 JIS +2 for the carbs.

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A number 2 phillips CAN work, but you have to be careful. COnstant downward pressure to keep it seated. Of course, the OEM tool kit has hte right one if you're lucky enough to have that.

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A number 2 phillips CAN work, but you have to be careful. COnstant downward pressure to keep it seated. Of course, the OEM tool kit has hte right one if you're lucky enough to have that.
I have thought for the past year and a half that the screwdriver bit in the Kawi tool kit was a #3 Phillips. I know it is bigger than a #2. I need to go dig it out and compare the flatness of the tip with a known #3 Phillips. I have made do with Phillips drivers for the little bit of work on the bike so far, but will file the tip of one #2 screwdriver a little bit flat, to see if that improves grip.

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Not sure why there are two posts on this same subject?

But I always thought the hot ticket was to replace all the phillips head (or JIS head) screws on your bike with Allen heads... Never had one of those strip out on me yet........





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Yeah allens are much better. Plus for removing them you can get better leverage.

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Did anybody else see the side bar add on the first page linked on here. The one for the "Trick to white teeth". That pic threw me for a sec

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Thanks for the info OlHossCanada. KM I have had allen head bolts and screws strip the heads before, admittedly not on my bike.

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just ordered a set #8971
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