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OfflineJethro66

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    Swingarm socket
    « on: 2016-07-14 16:59:34 »
     Needed to change my swingarm bearings and suddenly realised that I didn't have a 12mm hex key or a 30mm deep socket. So I purchased one of each and locked myself in the garage for an hour with my angle grinder. The result? A socket from Frankenstein's laboratory! But it does the job! I can torque the bearings with the 12mm hex bit that I cut off with a standard 12mm socket and torque wrench. Then I can torque the 30mm locking nut with my cannibalised socket to 145Nm, whilst holding the bearing bolt in place with a spanner or Allen key.
    I have attached a picture of my handy work. It ain't pretty and for those of a precise engineering disposition, I recommend that you look away...

    OfflineT6pilot

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      Re: Swingarm socket
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-07-14 17:20:40 »
      +1 great idea, sure BMW has a similar one for $$$
      One note though lots of rust on frame!
      Jim

      OfflineJethro66

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        Re: Swingarm socket
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-07-15 09:14:28 »
        If you live in a wet, cold country where the authorities throw copious amounts of salt on the road, rust isn't far away  :'(