Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.


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Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.

Postby jpmurphy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:52 pm



I have to replace the stator on my 86 1200I Wing. Need to drop the swing arm but I don't have the left Pivot Bolt locknut wrench the manual calls for. The local Honda repair shop has gone out of business and I can't move forward without this wrench. ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS THIS ?? :?



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Re: Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.

Postby themainviking » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:08 pm

If you are stuck, take a pipe that would fit the nut and grind it down so it is notched to fit where it needs to go. You may also be able to use a large enough socket, so you would have the hole in the other end for a socket wrench. If you cannot buy a tool, make a tool. If you can. Hope this helps. :mrgreen:
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Re: Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.

Postby jpmurphy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:05 pm

Will see what I can come up with. Thanks...

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Re: Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:47 pm

themainviking wrote:If you are stuck, take a pipe that would fit the nut and grind it down so it is notched to fit where it needs to go. You may also be able to use a large enough socket, so you would have the hole in the other end for a socket wrench. If you cannot buy a tool, make a tool. If you can. Hope this helps. :mrgreen:


That's what I did - took a large deep socket, drilled out the middle of it, and welded a piece of a small crappy stamped 1/2" wrench on the edge, so I could fit a torque wrench into it. Then put a socket extension with the smaller socket on the end in the middle of the big one, and fit the whole thing in place.

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Re: Swing Arm Left Pivot Bolt Locknut Wrench.

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:55 pm

jpmurphy wrote:I have to replace the stator on my 86 1200I Wing. Need to drop the swing arm but I don't have the left Pivot Bolt locknut wrench the manual calls for. The local Honda repair shop has gone out of business and I can't move forward without this wrench. ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS THIS ?? :?

Are you trying to do the stator with the motor in the bike?I didn't think it could be done that way.When I did my 84 Int. I just yanked the motor.If you're pulling the motor you don't need to do touch the swingarm.


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