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Offline RichardL

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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #30 on: 12.06. 2010 18:55 »
This is cool, so I took the liberty of copying some of MikeN's text plus the picture of the lever tool here at Home-Made Tools. I trust this is not a policy breach.

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"Ive been running a Tony hayward belt drive kit on  my "A" for the last 5 years....I use the nice SRM crankshaft nut that they sell ( I might have had to modify it a bit on a lathe, I cant remember now). I also made up a long lever type tool that I bandsawed from a bit of 1/4" alloy plate about 450mm long. I unscrewed the belt retaining flange from the crankshaft pulley and screwed my lever on in its place. By pulling on this lever and the ring spanner that fits the SRM nut and making a sort of grrrnnnfff noise I was able to do it up extremely tight with no risk of anything slipping or getting damaged.bI used Loctite thread locker for the nut."

"Here is a pic of the tool I made for tightening up the crankshaft nut. I remove the screwed-on flange from the pulley and bolt on the lever/tool. The small puller is for removing my dynamo pulley. The larger puller is for extracting the crankshaft pulley."
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #31 on: 14.06. 2010 20:29 »
Heres another tool I made to remove the fork seal holders. When I made my first one, the tommy bar handle was too feeble and bent when I tried to undo the extremely tight chrome holders.So i made this stronger one which did the job.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/356/001jah.jpg


The secoond pic shows a box of tools that ive fabricated over the years.Some for bikes so long gone i cant remember what they do now. I usually give them away with a bike when I sell it.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1096/002t.jpg

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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #32 on: 14.06. 2010 20:41 »
Wow! That's a great collection, can we just reach in and borrow what we need?

I think I am correct in noticing the steam engine in one photo. I can't name the type, but I bet Lee (coater87) could. He is a model ship enthusiast in deep (though I'm prettry sure that one is not from a boat or ship).

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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #33 on: 14.06. 2010 21:40 »
Yes, Richard thats the boiler and cylinder block for a 6" to the foot scale steam tractor that im building . Its now about 90% complete now and I will start painting it shortly. When its done i hope to register it for road use.

heres another tool:
http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/1240/013dq.jpg
Its a slide hammer I made for front forks. You can use it for assemling and diassembly depending which way you work the slide.  Different attatchments for different forks screw on the end.
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #34 on: 12.08. 2011 15:54 »
It's nice to carry a select pouch of tools in the toolbox, but a good tool to open and, particularly, close the toolbox seemed a burden to put in the pocket. I came up with this, no biggie, but it has been handy and out of the way (stashed at the headstock). I just wish I had wiped the bike down before taking these embarassing closeups.

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P.S. That's not the right belt color for on the tank sticker for a '55, is it?
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #35 on: 12.08. 2011 17:44 »
Nice to see this thread resuscitated.

Does anyone have the dimensions for the fork oil seal holder tool? Looks as though they start off with a bit of scaffold tube.
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #36 on: 12.08. 2011 20:21 »
The fork seal tool that I made is 1 7/16" ID, 1 5/8" OD and the two spigots are 1/2" wide and protrude out 5/32".
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Re: Home-made tools Cush Nut Tightening
« Reply #37 on: 26.04. 2014 19:18 »
I don't know if this is more technique than tool, but it worked a treat (as some would say). Basically, about $2.00 of 3/32" aircraft cable and clamps from the hardware store. Notice that the cable is wrapped around two chain links, just in case it mattered for distributing the force. Also, notice the wood wedges in the cush spring that keep the cush drive from riding over the lobes while tightening the nut.

I hope others might find this handy.

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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #38 on: 27.04. 2014 05:08 »
hi guys/Richard L, the catch on my toolbox has a neat extra bit that does not need a special tool to undue it, don`t know if it is the original catch but maybe it should have been,cheers
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #39 on: 27.04. 2014 05:37 »
Now that is a very good little modification, something I am definitely going to do to mine.

I always carry a "stubby" screwdriver in my pocket.

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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #40 on: 27.04. 2014 06:04 »
I believe the catch on Kiwipom's tool box is a modern piece from Dzus.
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #41 on: 27.04. 2014 11:07 »
hi guys/ Richard it looks like you are right, well done. Might be a worthwhile upgrade,cheers
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #42 on: 06.02. 2015 14:25 »

 I have a feeling some Notruns used something like that..?
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #43 on: 07.02. 2015 07:15 »
These catches are used on Harley Davidson FLH models to hold the saddle bags on the bike
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Re: Home-made tools
« Reply #44 on: 07.02. 2018 07:11 »
These catches are used on Harley Davidson FLH models to hold the saddle bags on the bike
I have just ordered a couple, will see how good they fit when they arrive.
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