Sorry to drag up an old thread but did you use these homemade tools to torque the nuts back up, just wondering because in the manual it shows a tool with an offset 1/2" drive and to go through the centre of this socket to hold the pivot bolt whilst torqueing the nut. Is there a way round this with your homemade tools?
I used it to torque the swingarm nut back up using the proper tool but the person i bought mine off said he usually sells the socket type tool similar to those above, which he makes himself on a lathe and they are a proper piece of kit as ive had a few off him for different bikes in the past
I bought this socket off ebay, (1st pic) it was fine for disassembly but according to the service manual is not right for assembly as you cant hold the pivot bolt/adjusting bolt whilst torqueing the lock nut.:frown2:
I have since found this other one. (2nd pic)
I think I will weld a piece of steel to the one I bought to make it the same.:wink2:
it was my own fault didn't search ebay well enough and bought it before I had even looked at the service manual.
You couldn't do me a favour could you and measure the distance from centre of the socket to the centre of the 1/2" drive hole so I can get it the same. Would be very much appreciated.
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