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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.
What size and CO? (Country of Origin?)
I support your goal, but you’re being irritating as fuck about it.
Pretty sure it’s from Germany.
That is cheap as hell for a German made tool.
Proto (USA made) has a under 5" long sliding T handle.
I actually bought it from a Japanese site and mine is a 3/8” to 1/4” adapter. I carry a Motion Pro combo tire iron/axle wrench also with a 3/8” drive insert and 13mm 3/8” socket. Figure if I ever need extra torque I can use it with the adapter and one of my 1/4” sockets.
Because of this Damned thread most of my tools are now Wera, Knipex or now Proxxon. My kit is tiny but expensive!
I’m not seeking your permission or acceptance of what I do
Who said you needed to?
No, Koken is a Japanese company, and they make excellent tools.
Yeah apologies I mis read the Koken site
Sorry, this is not motorcycle related, but if you are a tool lover you should appreciate this. This guy would probably explode if he had to prune a kit down to carry on a bike, even a really big bike.
Mercury 264 requested that I report back on my efforts to remove a caliper mounting bolt that was over-torqued and rounded off by the previous owner...
Here's progress so far:
The bike arrived in Ann Arbor after being shipped by trailer from San Diego where it was being housed by a friend following my aborted Baja tour in March.
I've been applying Kriol penetrating oil to the recalcitrant bolt for about a week.
Today, I seated a 12mm socket-style bolt extractor onto the stripped bolt head. I first tried a strike-impact tool but the bolt didn't budge. I wasn't too surprised -- It's tough to get a much of a swing on a hammer in there so my strike force was limited. I then went simple, just putting my 3/8 ratchet on bolt through the socket extractor. The handle on the ratchet is about a foot long so I was able to apply a pretty good amount of force but -- bad news -- the bolt didn't move. I could have tried harder but I didn't want to socket to slip and -- good news -- it didn't.
Next step: I'm about to order an electric impact wrench to see if that will break it free. I'll report back.
I've heard mechanic's talk about the "hot wrench" - might help to apply some heat.
Kroil is good, as is heat, but a long time ago, I was told about an even better way to loosen a stuck bolt using a DIY penetrating oil. A 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF. It's worked for me in the past.
I need to find out where he is. Someday there will be one hell of an auction.
Or one of these...
Yes, thanks, I've seen that recipe before too. I was terrible in Chemistry lab, so that will be the last resort don't want to blow the house up on the process of freeing that thing up! I will use some heat when I get the impact wrench in.
Those numbers have been debunked. It was a typo essentially
So do we know what the real numbers are?
Here's some testing
I've had the best luck with Freeall, usually found in plumbing stores.