Halords offer - free screwdriver set with 5l of oil

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by wessie, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. wessie

    wessie Guest

    http://snipurl.com/3kg18 [www_halfords_com] for the 10W/40 semi-synth bike
    specific oil

    There's a wider range available in the car oils, which are fine for BMWs
    etc with dry clutches
    http://snipurl.com/3kg1w [www_halfords_com]

    Prices from £18.99 to £34.99

    A poster on ukgser.com states the screwdriver set is from the
    "professional" range and retails for £19.99
    wessie, Aug 28, 2008
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    Gyp Guest

    I got this set when they did the offer a while back; I needed oil and
    they happened to be throwing in the screwdrivers.

    While I'm quite a fan of the Halfords Professional range, the
    screwdrivers are nothing to write home about and they've remained in
    their cheap plastic and card box while I continue to use my trusty
    Gyp, Aug 28, 2008
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    zymurgy Guest

    CK are the weapon of choice for tool afficianados.



    zymurgy, Aug 28, 2008
  4. wessie

    Lozzo Guest

    Nah, I find that using anything other than Snap-On screwdrivers is a
    proper ball-ache. They feel just right in your hand.
    Lozzo, Aug 28, 2008
  5. wessie

    wessie Guest

    genuine filters aren't usually much more than pattern ones, as far as BMWs
    are concerned anyway.

    I've no idea if Suzuki parts are any better than pattern ones.

    IIRC, Lozzo is quite happy to fit the HG ones to his fleet, which includes
    an SV650 or twelve. If they still do the Motul oil & filter off then this
    might be a cheaper option, unless you really want the screwdrivers.
    wessie, Aug 28, 2008
  6. wessie

    Lozzo Guest

    Lozzo has taken to using genuine filters because they aren't much more
    dosh than pattern and you know it'll be right. Having seen a report
    some engineer bod wrote on oil filters a while ago, most pattern ones
    with an apparently good reputation aren't at all well made or good at
    their job. Besides, genuine ones are easier for me to get because
    no-one round here stocks pattern anything anymore.

    I'd happily use the Halfords oil in an unstressed low revving SV
    engine, but for something revving to 18,000 rpm or my CBR trackbike
    I'll always buy something a bit more well known like Putoline or Fuchs.
    Lozzo, Aug 28, 2008
  7. Ask Krusty.
    GS850x2 XS650 SE6a

    "It's a moron working with power tools.
    How much more suspenseful can you get?"
    - House
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 28, 2008
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    crn Guest

    I prefer my Sykes-Pickavant rachet screwdriver to the SnapOn, it has
    a notch free action and the magnet has not yet fallen out despite
    getting more use. There is also slightly more space in the handle
    for bits. Not cheap though.
    crn, Aug 28, 2008
  9. wessie

    zymurgy Guest

    Yeah, I love my Snap-On too as you know, but an occasional user isn't
    going to go out and lay out £200+ on a set. CK's are very hard

    zymurgy, Aug 29, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    Same here. Just as easy to get genuine Kawasaki filters off the shelf
    for ?5 as send off for patterns. Don't really have the option for the

    SAAB OE is about the same as decent pattern makes so even the 1985 900
    car gets genuine.
    sweller, Aug 31, 2008
  11. wessie

    sweller Guest

    I like my Facom tools.
    sweller, Aug 31, 2008
  12. wessie

    deadmail Guest

    Well, I must admit the Halfords freebie ones aren't that bad. Not my
    favourites (britool) but good enough.

    I've held snap on screwdrivers but didn't think they were that
    remarkable- possibly because I knew they were ****-off expensive so
    was stopping myself finding them desirable.
    deadmail, Aug 31, 2008
  13. wessie

    Lozzo Guest

    They don't feel remarkable until you're using them day in day out, then
    they are just so right. There's never any awkwardness about them.
    Lozzo, Aug 31, 2008
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