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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Feb 20, 2004.
i use the two tyre iron wrenches from motion pro in 32 and 27
+1 to this and add this:
and remove the need to carry a 3/8" drive.
This is in my toolkit, and clamps tighter than sh**. Better than the bendy stock tools, but the motion pro tire tools are great as they are two in one. I have this wrench and two skinny little regular Motion pro levers.
Knipex. You can get them online, or your friendly Snap On truck.
I kinda like those, and no teeth so they wont chew the crap out of the nut.
They are used heavily in aviation maintenance. They use them for large air, hydraulic and fuel couplings. They are a cam design, so they hold very tight, and I have never even felt then come close to losing grip or rounding corners. Do not think of these as or similar in any way to channel locks, other than range of adjustability. They came highly recommended by the engineers where I work. I bet there isn't a day that goes by that they don't use them.
good idea, gotta look at them in shop
thanks for that tip, I wonder who might carry them in NL as we don't have Snap On?
Just ordered a pair
Can you order from Amazon up there? They have a pretty good price on them.
Drooling over the whole Knipex catalog yesteday, I've actually always thought I should get some knipex alligator pliers, these plier wrenches weren't on my radar.
you talking like Amazon books?
The tool section: http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=knipex
Not cheap though, like this $123 10" Plier Wrench
This would be a better place than Amazon to buy from: National Tool Warehouse.
Man, Amazon CA has high prices! same pliers are around $50 US. Here's another place I like for tools, not sure about shipping to canada:
They say they ship all over the world, their price is as good as anyone's.
I was just going to say the same thing...$122 CDN+shipping!!! :eek1
$48.49 + $10 shipping to Canada on ebay, better hurry, he only has 77 left...
Where, pray tell?
It's actually not the 10". The 7.25" one opens to 34mm or something like that. Check the part number on the set in my hand. This eBay link is the one.
winter here so no time for riding, but its good time to wrench and farkle.
I finally got the KTM panniers, pricey but should do the job:
Next up will be the high fender kit, some engine crash bars and a tourtech GPS mount.
I envy the neatness of your workshop!
About 3 weeks ago i bought an '03 and then promptly left for china 4 days later. So i have put ~30 miles so far. Apperently these things vibrate bad but I bet its not as bad as a BSA or a XTZ 750.
This is how I bought it.
Apperently the tank is cracked but it was fixed. I would like to buy a new/used one. Do fork seals, fix a few other issues and head south this winter.