Tools You Have Made to Maintain your Norton

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I did think it could be useful for holding the oil line unions in place whilst tightening the bolts.
 

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I like this, It is giving me ideas for tools I never knew I needed. Without knowing the size, I guess something similar could hold the pet cock in place whilst the lock nut was tightened.
 
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I like this, It is giving me ideas for tools I never knew I needed. Without knowing the size, I guess something similar could hold the pet cock in place whilst the lock nut was tightened.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! It really works great for both the tank nut and the hose nut.

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Very intriguing
It looks like a tool that Ludwig would make?
Looks like it maybe hooks in and depresses/holds something
I keep thinking it's to do with the gear selector rotor
 

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Ah, that's why we struggled, its for a Triumph :)

I like it, i am in the garage now. I may make one, if I have the right diameter tube.
 

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Ah, that's why we struggled, its for a Triumph :)

I like it, i am in the garage now. I may make one, if I have the right diameter tube.
I use those petcocks on all - the picture is of a 1970 Bonneville wait for a new home.
 
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Do you mean to remove the Kickstarter from the spline?
If so you remove the bolt turn it the other way round
Place a shim in the gap
Tighten the bolt until the Kickstarter loosens its grip on the spline and remove
I just stick a large flatblade screwdriver in the gap and tap. This expands the end enough to slide the lever off the splines. If your splines are buggered, any method will not work as well.
 

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I just stick a large flatblade screwdriver in the gap and tap. This expands the end enough to slide the lever off the splines. If your splines are buggered, any method will not work as well.
Yep that's what I do too on any gear lever or Kickstarter etc that isn't threaded
 

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I just stick a large flatblade screwdriver in the gap and tap. This expands the end enough to slide the lever off the splines. If your splines are buggered, any method will not work as well.
Me too, however I understand his desire. It's not nice to pound on the kickstart shaft and a puller that was shaped just right could make it a simple pull. In my experience, it takes more than a few "taps".
 
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I have always used the screwdriver method. It goes like this: remove the bolt entirely...struggle struggle...apply the screwdriver, pound pound...struggle struggle.....pound pound...struggle struggle.....repeat as necessary.

I am the inventor of the petcock tool, after 40 years of aggravation I dreamed up this tool and it works really well. I use it every time I R&R a fuel tank.
If anyone wants them I can order up the stock and make a few more, probably have them ready in a couple of weeks
 
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