I've heard it said that the factory tool kits are somewhat of a farce. I've also heard the US kits are different from the Canadian ones, and actually contain less "tools" for some reason. (can this be true?) As my new CB500FA remains in winter storage at the dealership hundreds of kms away until spring, I have no idea what is included in my kit, but I'm fairly certain that it's lacking some goodies. So I thought it might be interesting to comprise a list of items that would make for a nice tool kit for these bikes; everything one may require, without being too bulky to fit in the compartment, nor enough to break the bank. So let's see what kind of list we can come up with!