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swing arm castle nut tool

Post by Mikeanthony » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:40 am



Does anyone know how to remove the swing arm castle nut without betting a special tool? If there is not practical way to do it, does anyone know where to get the tool that can remove the nut?
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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:56 am

You can use a ParkTool FR-6 that can be bought at a bicycle shop for about $15.00. Works a treat.

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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by Mikeanthony » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:33 am

Earnest,
Thanks for the information. You made my day.

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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:15 pm

What a great find! I wish I had known this ages ago. You can get them on Amazon for $14, which is a steal compared to the price Honda charges for a similar tool:

https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Freewh ... ingdocs-20



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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by FM-USA » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:04 am

There a chance I can get these 2 measurements on this nut?
The OD and just the width of one Dog/Tang.
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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by offcenter » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:56 pm

Does this tool fit 1500s too?
Or is it just for the older bikes?
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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:20 pm

When I bought mine, the shop let me use one of theirs to test it. Fit great. Don't know about 1500s, or 1000/1100s. Fits 1200s just fine.

Park Tool FR-6 Dimensions:

Tang: 7.89 mm/0.312 inch
OD: 39.7 mm/1.562 inch
ID: 30.69 mm/1.208 inch

16.65 mm/0.656 inch spacing (on the ID) between tangs

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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by DangerMouse » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:38 pm

So, if anyone tunes in this much later, this tool is also said to remove the retaining nut on early GL1100s. What I want to know is how it compares to the tool to remove the top nut from the fork. Gonna be up against that one soon. And as always, does the same tool for that castle nut work on each of 1000/1100/1200?

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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by DangerMouse » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:40 pm

OOPS! Also the retaining nut on wheel bearings.

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Re: swing arm castle nut tool

Post by Good Hondog » Mon May 15, 2017 1:13 am

This tool does not fit the retaining nut for the wheel bearings.



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