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Author Topic: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!  (Read 2919 times)

WillW

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 07:26:34 AM »
Here's the toolkit from my 2010 G5 DL  (UK)  The big spanner doesn't fit in the toolroll so came separate, with the spare cables etc
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 01:32:55 PM »
I didn't get the big spanner either.  I'm guessing that's the right size for the axle bolts and the large engine mounting bolts.  Oh well, all part of the charm of this bike :)

My Ducati had a spark plug wrench and a bad screwdriver, neither of which I ever used.  It did come in a really nice little nylon bag with the Ducati logo though.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 03:35:30 PM »
ok so your's is a 2010, but a G5. Maybe its just G5's getting the suspension wrenches?

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2010, 04:36:23 PM »
I'm a 2010 C5 US model.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2010, 09:02:26 PM »
Here's the toolkit from my 2010 G5 DL  (UK)  The big spanner doesn't fit in the toolroll so came separate, with the spare cables etc

I have a G5 Classic in US and I got exact same tool kit, except that I did not get a large spanner separately.  

The kit has a small shock wrench (preload adjusting spanner) as shown in WillW's picture.  There were also cables and tube in a large cardboard box.

Most of the motorcycle dealers carry a $15 shock wrench by Motion Pro or another brand that will fit RE.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/205/5006/ITEM/Motion-Pro-Shock-Wrench.aspx

« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 09:25:55 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2010, 09:48:17 PM »
I couldn't find that one in stock anywhere and the only references to sizes it fit was bigger than what I measured.  Hence my diversion to bicycle tools.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2010, 09:58:13 PM »
No shock spanner came in mine.  .............

What is a "Tommy Bar"?

Just a straight bar or rod that fits into the holes of a spark plug wrench, so that when you use it as a lever to turn the wrench the whole thing looks like a 'T'. 
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010, 10:10:46 PM »
Just a straight bar or rod that fits into the holes of a spark plug wrench, so that when you use it as a lever to turn the wrench the whole thing looks like a 'T'. 


Oh, 
Just a straight bar or rod that fits into the holes of a spark plug wrench, so that when you use it as a lever to turn the wrench the whole thing looks like a 'T'. 

OK,  Thanks.  Back in the day  ;)  We called that a "Handle"    I jus' love these new fangled terms!   :D :D :D
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2010, 10:12:36 PM »
Me too!  "Trafficator!"
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2010, 10:37:41 PM »
You guys finally got me curious enough to actually look at my tool kit, no preload spanner in mine either.
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2010, 10:46:46 PM »
You guys finally got me curious enough to actually look at my tool kit, no preload spanner in mine either.

C5 riders are tough guys - they just twist the shock with their hand, just like opening a beer bottle. ;)
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2010, 05:02:05 PM »
BTW, the three point side of the wrench does not fit the shock.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2010, 10:17:21 PM »
C5 riders are tough guys - they just twist the shock with their hand, just like opening a beer bottle. ;)


Twisting the shock with your hand is for wimps - tough riders use their teeth  ;D

There are adjustable hook wrenches, I used them for BMW steering heads. This old thing works fine with the RE shocks.
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2010, 10:34:16 PM »
Twisting the shock with your hand is for wimps - tough riders use their teeth.  ;D

Heh, I'm looking at the dental bill for a new crown after using my teeth "improperly".   :o
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2010, 01:23:26 AM »
There are adjustable hook wrenches, I used them for BMW steering heads. This old thing works fine with the RE shocks.

The ones I saw looked really nice and were pricey!