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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Hoss Cartright, Oct 10, 2019.
My 12V DC power supply. I have leads so that I can connect to about anything that I need to test.
My stem bearing remover. (From lower triple clamp)
remove the rollers and let only inner race on stem.
With this tool extemanently hot, grab inner race tight and wait forcing in a twist movement...
After a while, inner race move.
Ingenious. Looks nice too.
Thanks for this thread Hoss!
Lots of good practical solutions being shared.
Couldn't find my exhaust spring tool to use for kickstand spring. Made this out of a screw in hook and vise grips. Much easier to hold onto.
I remember that poster.
Wait, you were saying something about spring loaded vice grips?
Be careful. I lost a front tooth using a similar contraption.
What is my wife doing on your wall ?
A big handful of coins is the best way to do a kickstand spring. Extend the spring a bit and insert a coin to hold a coil open. For a long spring, you may need to alternate from side to side with the coins. If you need to remove the spring, move the kickstand to the point where the spring is the longest. Insert coins in the coils. Then flip the kickstand up. The spring will come right off.
Spring pullers are all of $7.
I've got the MP spring tool....
But I still want to see $7 in Quarters jammed in a kickstand spring sometime!
I have one of those too, some kickstand springs are so stiff that I am dragging the bike across the garage while trying to stretch them.
Quarters! Damn, I am not that baller, I am talking pennies. Maybe nickels if I need a little extra thickness.
Powerbuilt 648411 Drum Brake Return Spring Tool
These have always seem to work for me .
An storage tip.
you just need to bolt (steel) jar lid under shelf. It is a very convenient storage for small items. They keep items visible and save a lot of space
Great diagnostic tools. Amazon has a few 0-10 amp DC variable power supply units for under $60.
Old custom tool time.
This was originally fabbed as a spark plug wrench for my '72 340 Duster, shod with a set of Doug Thorley purple headers, circa 1987 -
Socket was an old NAPA spark plug socket, trimmed down. The handle was a sliver of steel cut off of an Alston race seat bracket that went into a friend's Camaro. It was stick welded (!!) together by his brother, who now owns a welding/fab shop near here. I don't think I could do better today with a MIG -
It had been used on every header-shod Mopar I owned since 1987 (that would be all of them). About 10 years ago, I also discovered it's PERFECT for TY80 spark plug changes. It's been in the Trials box ever since.
Small world! Me and my 1971 340 Duster, photo from 1986.