Tools You Have Made to Maintain your Norton

Fast Eddie

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That petrol tap tool is a thing of beauty. SO MUCH more elegant than the smooth jaw adjustable spanner that I use !

(I can’t be the only one who gets irritated when I see incorrectly positioned petrol taps surely …?)
 
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That petrol tap tool is a thing of beauty. SO MUCH more elegant than the smooth jaw adjustable spanner that I use !

(I can’t be the only one who gets irritated when I see incorrectly positioned petrol taps surely …?)
Petrol taps,ill fitting mudguards, commando seat frame droops, misaligned silencers etc etc all anoy the hell out of me
 
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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
forgot to mention...the tool is $25 includes shipping.
 

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If you are happy to send to New Zealand then count me in, no doubt there will be additional shipping cost.
 

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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
Unfortunately, it would not work on the converted household 1/4" ball gas taps I use on all my bikes....

You need to hold those taps when tightenening the fuel line, I usually use a 9/16" AF spanner, but the tap (mis-) alignment (which would drive FE nuts) isn't always the same, and you can't get at it on very tank, or tap location.

And before someone says (I know they will anyway) use a washer to set alignment, there isn't enough thread for such niceties!
 
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No problem shipping to NZ. It will be a couple of weeks, I have to order the steel and get to work. I made a jig for the whole operation.
If you are happy to send to New Zealand then count me in, no doubt there will be additional shipping cost.
I am happy to ship to NZ
 

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The picture is of a tool that I wish I had for the last 53 years! I didn't make it - an ingenious forum member did. Any guesses what it's for? If your lucky enough that he gave you one don't tell. It is not obvious and at first I couldn't tell how to use it, but it's WAY better than any of the various methods I've used over the years to get the job done. Yes, it's made form stainless. After a few guesses, I'll show it in action.

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Is it a hash pipe?
 

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If they ship easily to Canada, I would like 2 please.
Thank you.
 

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Not really a tool, but a 1/4 UNC bolt ( here a lower engine case bolt) :



Screw it in the drain plug hole of the fork slider to stop the damper tube from spinning,
when tightening/untightening the lower damper bolt.

as usual, a simple solution to an annoying problem. Kudos Jan!
 

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If you are happy to send to New Zealand then count me in, no doubt there will be additional shipping cost
No problem shipping to NZ. It will be a couple of weeks, I have to order the steel and get to work. I made a jig for the whole operation.

I am happy to ship to NZ
I'll take one in NZ too. You can ship them together and we can split the shipping up. Will be cheaper to ship domestically here. ok Iain? @ntst8
 
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