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swing arm castle nut tool

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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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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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Earnest,
Thanks for the information. You made my day.
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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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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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Does this tool fit 1500s too?
Or is it just for the older bikes?
George in Jersey.
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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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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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OOPS! Also the retaining nut on wheel bearings.
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This tool does not fit the retaining nut for the wheel bearings.
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YOU ARE A FREAKING GENIUS!!!! THANK YOU!!!! :P


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