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Offline mike667

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Front brake Question
« on: 30.05. 2009 15:08 »
Hey gang
 hey anyone know (or can easily determine) the size of the nut that retains the front brake cover on the axle of their A10 (swing arm- 61)? Mine is stuck on there and my adjustable pliers are surely going to trash it trying to remove it so thinking i need the proper socket/wrench to get it off and don't like the thought of carrying the tire around the local tool barn (esp if it's shitworth) (just got relined shoes back from SRM- dying to see if they will make a difference once fitted etc.)
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mike

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Re: Front brake Question
« Reply #1 on: 30.05. 2009 18:16 »
Its 3/4 BFS - 11/16 Whitworth and it will be king tight. I trawled ebay for weeks and found a 2 foot long ring spanner and a nice box spanner which drops into the recess.
If you don't tighten it with something hefty, it will work loose and rattle the backplate.

Good luck with you new brake!
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Andy

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Re: Front brake Question
« Reply #2 on: 30.05. 2009 18:51 »
Awesome thx Andy!

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Re: Front brake Question
« Reply #3 on: 30.05. 2009 23:03 »
BTW, the Calor gas spanner is the same size although its usually an open ender.
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Andy

1960 A10 - Black Golden Flash
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1974 Kawasaki Z1a
Yam XJR 1300