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Author Topic: Ideas for tool improvising?  (Read 193 times)

potboiler

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Ideas for tool improvising?
« on: October 27, 2013, 04:47:48 PM »
Does anyone have a method for unscrewing the fork leg valve port ( I want to fit a new spring) without buying the rather expensive service tool -( 25 in the UK)?

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Re: Ideas for tool improvising?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 09:52:02 PM »
Put a hex wrench in it or pull your footpegs and use the hex rod they are bolted to.  ERC
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potboiler

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Re: Ideas for tool improvising?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 07:58:44 AM »
Sorry, ERC - I meant the threaded spring retainer on the other end of the fork tube ( inside the slider). It has 4 little square indents that really needs a correct tool for unscrewing it. I might try to make something up.