- Nov 23, 2020
That is one very nice tool. Thank you for posting this. I have discovered that there are a few seemingly simple procedures that become a challenge and making a tool to make the task easier is always well worth the effort.I got near berated for it but simply machined the bits to make that job easy with no stress to the gearbox.
Torqueing the nut to the 70 ft/lbs was almost Zen like. (Maybe 'Magic carpet ride was playing at the time )
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A locking split collar that fit over the rotor using the same sprocket holding tool became part of the rotor holding tool that made that 70 ft/lbs easy also.
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Just to make it a little more over the top the M6 locking cap screw turned CCW opens the collar when it hits the small grubscrew for easy fitment then CW to lock the collar.
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Said many times but I will never forget the struggles to do the most simple job (without a bodge or risking breaking something) way back in the beginning. (mid/late 1970's)
Nothing is to much trouble these days having the machine tools to do so.
That bike is coming along nicely to live on for another 40 years.