DIY Swing arm tool


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DIY Swing arm tool

Postby wevans422 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:10 am



When mounting the swing arm on a 1200, a special tool is called for to torque the lock nut. (specifically tool # H/C 1093608, P/N KS-HBA-08-469) Outside the dealerships, this tool is as rare as chicken lips. I made my own by matching the outer diameter of the nut with a 1/2" drive socket (in my case it was an 11/16" socket) and cutting notches to match the nut. You can use a die grinder or Dremel, but I just used a good file. Then I bought an oxygen sensor socket (7/8" here but whatever works for you) and had them welded together. The 10mm hex wrench will fit neatly down the 1/2" drive hole and the offset on the oxygen sensor socket will fit to the torque wrench.
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this is how it stacks up
this is how it stacks up
here is the finished tool
here is the finished tool



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Re: DIY Swing arm tool

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:37 am

Excellent! I've seen another example where the socket was welded to a flat piece of welding stock steel, so that the steel covered the bottom of the socket, and went off to one side a couple of inches. The steel piece had a hole drilled in it to allow the allen key through the socket, and then had a small hole drilled off to the one side which was then filed out to be a square, capable of accepting a socket (torque wrench) drive.

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Re: DIY Swing arm tool

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:12 pm

I like your idea, I would never want to one up anyone and that's not my intention but this is how I did mine without welding anything.. :D
cut a window in the impact socket 27mm or 28mm
cut a window in the impact socket 27mm or 28mm

wevans422
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Re: DIY Swing arm tool

Postby wevans422 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:16 pm

Cool tool !! Why didn't I think of that?

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Re: DIY Swing arm tool

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:24 pm

wevans422 wrote:Cool tool !! Why didn't I think of that?

I'm kinda weird this way, I don't know but I'm not normal, I'm the guy that uses J B Weld on everything ha ha, I just thought about it a while back but never posted a photo..just torque it first, the Allen is just to hold it while your torquing the outer bolt, WingAdmin just marks it and said it didn't move off the mark when tightening and I'm sure it didn't.. :D




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