Tools You Have Made to Maintain your Norton

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as usual, a simple solution to an annoying problem. Kudos Jan!
This tool just solved my spinning damper tube situation as I am working on the front end today . Thanks , so obvious I had to try it. Duh.
BTW what tool do people use to remove / tighten the lower fork collars.
 

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This tool just solved my spinning damper tube situation as I am working on the front end today . Thanks , so obvious I had to try it. Duh.
BTW what tool do people use to remove / tighten the lower fork collars.
I have used a heat gun to warm the aluminum stanchion, followed by some penetrating oil and then a plumbing strap wrench with some emery cloth wrapped around the steel collar for grip.
 

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This tool just solved my spinning damper tube situation as I am working on the front end today . Thanks , so obvious I had to try it. Duh.
BTW what tool do people use to remove / tighten the lower fork collars.
I have this set: Amazon product I clean well so there's no oil, heat the aluminum a little and use the strap wrench - works every time.
 
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A turn of masking tape arpund the collar/seal retainer, I then simple tighten a worm drive hose clip against it..... you can then use stilsons, pipe pliers or gently held within vice jaws to loosen or tighten without marking the collar
 

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Just put a band of rubber inner tube on the collar , then I use an oil filter tool (the cheap band screw one), I use that band for the rotor as well to unscrew/screw the rotor nut with the same filter tool..........
 
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BACK TO THE PETCOCK HOLDING TOOL......

I took one to the post office and to UPS to compare cheapest shipping prices to NZ and England.
USPS...approx $20 to ship
UPS...an astonishing $127 to both countries. They assured me the quote was accurate.
 

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Thanks for the options, shipping to NZ is usually a pain in the wallet. I’m ok with USPS.
 

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Some of that difference MIGHT be becasue one includes all import duties, taxes, handling charges etc and one doesn’t. Still doesn’t seem to add up to account for the whole difference though given the low value of the part being shipped.

I‘m still happy to have one and go with USPS.
 

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BACK TO THE PETCOCK HOLDING TOOL......

I took one to the post office and to UPS to compare cheapest shipping prices to NZ and England.
USPS...approx $20 to ship
UPS...an astonishing $127 to both countries. They assured me the quote was accurate.
I'd still like one - to Australia.
 
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I didn't make it but it works a treat on a Norton. Just ignore the H word.
 

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More so as a tip than a tool. I used double sided tape to secure this water tight food bag underneath my seat. Holds my registration and insurance card. I'm sure others have something similar.
 

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This suggstion is more about identifying "Special Norton" tolls so they're easier to find.
I use white self-amalgamating tape - and only on Norton tools - stops them getting lost among other tools.
Here's:
1. 11/64" drill bit for adjusting vernier iso's
2. 9/16" slim pushbike spanner for that "difficult" LH lower rear shock bolt head.
3. Shortened allen key for tensioning screws holding Comstock/cNw rear reed breather (close to gearbox)
Cheers
Rob
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