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The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Durham, NC
    I've just gone through my toolkit yet again, and trimmed down even more stuff out of it. It's an ongoing process. For instance, I replaced a large 3/8" ratchet with a j-shaped extension. It's an extension that is male on both sides, and one side curves 90 degrees at the end. So, it's shaped like a ratchet, without the ratchet. because it has a male socket drive on both ends, I can use it to put torqe on a bolt, or flip it over and turn it out like a screwdriver. I can also add an extension to the long end and create a breaker bar to get the rear axle off. It's slimmer and saves space.

    Got rid of an extra screwdriver and a few other bits and pieces as well.

    Charles.
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  2. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    Interesting . Any idea of where it stands? Or do I have to watch the video?
  3. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    450
    7 inch one.
    I can remove the axle nut on my KTM with the 7 inch one (55 foot pounds torque).
    I have them all from the 6 inch to the 12 inch sizes.
  4. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    259
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI and San Miguel de Allende MX
    Here's the final update on my caliper bolt issue:

    Success! or, since it's normally my Mexico bike, ¡Exito! Bolt is removed and replaced.

    I ordered a DeWalt compact 3/8 chucked impact wrench kit . This thing is spec'd to deliver 200 ft lbs, but I don't think so. It didn't budge the bolt, even with a substantial amount of heat applied. (That's okay, I think I'll get a lot of use out of this thing spinning bolts in and out in normal situations.) But -- good news -- the bolt extractor socket just bit into the bolt head with the impact wrench and didn't budge. So, I went back to basics. Dug out the breaker bar, put some more heat on the caliper, leaned on the bar, and "crack!!" it was free. New bolt, decent amount of antiseize, and >torque wrench!< so I don't have this issue again and all's right with the bike. BTW, there's no evidence that the penetrating oil got anywhere inside. Also, a visual of the tools involved and the bolt when I was done...

    Thanks to all who made suggestions.

    Vinnie


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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
  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :clap

    Good job Vinnie, thanks so much for reporting back - I think it really helps others who end up in this situation knowing what worked and what didn't.
  6. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    My serch ability has failed me once again...
    I'm looking for FORGED aluminum wrenches. I remember there was an inmate who made them...?
  7. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Wet side of WA.
  8. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Nope. Was specifically looking for forged (hardened) aluminum, or maybe 7068.
  9. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    THE 949 Cancer Sucks!!!!!
    King racing products but I don’t think they are forged
  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    THE 949 Cancer Sucks!!!!!
    Aluminium was so last year
    Look up carbonlite wrenches one wrench any size insert
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  11. Trixie

    Trixie Adventurer in my own mind

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    you're not talking about those hollowed-out Japanese wrenches?
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  12. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    How dare you mention something without posting a link...that can be considered elder abuse :)
    whatupdud?
  13. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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  14. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Asahi Lightool.
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  15. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Brilliant! I'll be ordering asap
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  16. blender

    blender Just another rider

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  17. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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  18. Freakmag

    Freakmag Livin the dream

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    Don’t do it i happened to get a prototype and it’s super light yet totally impractical. The Asahi shortys are wayyy better

    Attached Files:

  19. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter Supporter

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    Yup. Those carbon tools look useless for so many situations. No thanks. The Asahi's look very nice and seem reasonably priced
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  20. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP . Supporter

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    Asahi catalog: https://www.asahi-tool.co.jp/img/catalog/catalog192_english.pdf
    The chart on page 22 breaks out the entire Lightool selection.

    The 6pc shorty set looks interesting (pg. 25). At Frank's: https://www.frankstools.com/asmiwrselc1.html
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    Alternatively: https://www.frankstools.com/asli6pwrselc.html
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    The shorty set, along with a separate 22mm/32mm axle wrench, will take care of my Honda. If Asahi sold an extension for use with the short wrenches, they'd sell even more of them. They're quite precious.

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