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The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    What size and CO? (Country of Origin?)
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  2. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    I support your goal, but you’re being irritating as fuck about it.
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  3. Oddfellow

    Oddfellow Beasty Rider Supporter

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  4. Got_Carbs?

    Got_Carbs? Been here awhile

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  5. Oddfellow

    Oddfellow Beasty Rider Supporter

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    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!
  6. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    I’m not seeking your permission or acceptance of what I do
  7. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    Who said you needed to?
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  8. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    No, Koken is a Japanese company, and they make excellent tools.
  9. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Yeah apologies I mis read the Koken site
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  10. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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    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.
  11. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    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.

    Thanks,

    Vinnie
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  12. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    I've heard mechanic's talk about the "hot wrench" - might help to apply some heat.
  13. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    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.
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  14. lkraus

    lkraus Long timer

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    I need to find out where he is. Someday there will be one hell of an auction.
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  15. gammel

    gammel Been here awhile

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  16. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    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.

    Vinnie
  17. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    Those numbers have been debunked. It was a typo essentially
  18. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    So do we know what the real numbers are?
  19. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    Here's some testing
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  20. Hukamosh

    Hukamosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've had the best luck with Freeall, usually found in plumbing stores.
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