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Didn't really know where to post this.

Removing the toolkit from the underside box on the '08 SV650 is proving to be really difficult. There's no room to angle/tilt the kit on the way out, and when pulling it straight out it hits the chainguard before it is out far enough.

Clearly the Suzuki engineers didn't intend chainguard removal to get at the tool kit. So, what am I missing here? ???

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Truth is, I got it out once with a lot of twisting and turning. That tookit was really full and really stuffed in there! Had to sort of strongarm/bend the chainguard. It's my wife's new bike, and she had a heck of a time with it. I think she's decided to just keep the kit under the seat where it's easier to access. It just doesn't seem to me that it should take 5 minutes of maneuvering just to remove tools.
 

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It is certainly a pain. I just keep mine under the rear seat.
 

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i like how you need a tool kit to take out the tool kit .... good thing i have not needed it out on the road
 

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The kit definitely works better under the seat and the storage box is a nice undiscovered place for other stuffs.
 

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Am I missing something here? Is the point of this thread to gain access to the tools? Can't the tools be removed w/o puling the whole box?. Mine has a lil pop off door.
 

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I just found out that i had tools yesterday when i took out the battery. Not only is it packed full of everything but the door is defiantly to small for it haha. Oh well just take off the seat and the battery if all else fails, just hope you arent stranded.
 

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Am I missing something here? Is the point of this thread to gain access to the tools? Can't the tools be removed w/o puling the whole box?. Mine has a lil pop off door.
they can't get it though the door.
 

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One thing I'm wondering is if maybe they had added a tool or two. That's all it would take make it a bit too full and leave no wiggle room to get it out. In addition to hitting the chain guard when pulled straight out, it is REALLY stuffed in there - like you need to grab the pouch with pliers to budge it.

Right now the wife is working on moving the tail lights for Givi bags; so she's not to worried about the toolkit. I think it'll just end up under the seat.

I'm still curious to solve the mystery, though...
 

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I took some of the tools out. Things like the 22mm/24mm closed wrenches you shouldn't need while out riding. Same goes for the hinged sockets. Taking these out makes it a little easier to get in/out.
 

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I can get mine in and out unproblematically. Put some talcum powder in there.
 
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