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Does anyone know where I can get the special tool to remove the swingarm nuts? The manual shows a specialty tool for the left side.



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This link may give you an idea to make it by yourself.
https://blacklabadventures.com/2012/04/ ... val-tools/

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I'm told this tool (meant for bicycles) fits, but I haven't tried it: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Freewh ... ingdocs-20

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mtlmn57 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Does anyone know where I can get the special tool to remove the swingarm nuts? The manual shows a specialty tool for the left side.
Did either of the suggestions work?
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WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:27 pm
I'm told this tool (meant for bicycles) fits, but I haven't tried it: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Freewh ... ingdocs-20
That is the tool I used for my 84' GL1200 swingarm. 8-)
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Saw this on ebay so passing it on - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Swinga ... xy4dNSx5XI - hope this helps :D :D :D

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don't buy the tool. all you need is a hacksaw and a Dremel. I just did it. see the link above that shows how to make the tool from a socket. Now... How far do I run the left side allen bolt in before tightening the Castle lock nut?



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BENJEE2112 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:47 pm
don't buy the tool. all you need is a hacksaw and a Dremel. I just did it. see the link above that shows how to make the tool from a socket. Now... How far do I run the left side allen bolt in before tightening the Castle lock nut?
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Here's the torque values:

Swingarm right pivot bolt: 72 ft-lb
Swingarm left pivot bolt: 14 ft-lb
Swingarm left lock castle nut: 72 ft-lb

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Thanks wingadmin. Yesterday when I was cranking on it. It didn't seem to be tightening. just like there was no end. That's when I stopped and checked the play. The play was tight but could now feel not as smooth. so I backed it of. that when the castle nut fell off. Like an Idiot. I didn't take a pic before I started messin with it. Now I'm just not sure if it needs to be at a certain depth or just to 14 ft.pds. I made a castle nut driver from a link earlier. came out pretty nice
















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VICTORY!!!! 72-14-72 PLAY IS GONE. ALL IS TIGHT AND RITE. Wheel spinning true. let the re-assembly commence. (continue)
Thanks AGAIN Wingadmin. Sorry about the BRAIN FART. The ft-pnd numbers are the depth. I think I had to go a little lighter. My torque bar don't go to 14. I got it close and found the HAPPY PLACE for it after tightening the lock bolt. (mY FABRACATED NUT DRIVER worked like a champ) It's all good. However... I will be paying close attention when I start riding again. May end up putting more on it. But next time. I'm going to lift the bags instead of removing all of them. I'm going to set up a full time pully system in "THE BAT CAVE" Tune in Next week. SAME BAT TIME-SAME BAT PLACE.. lol (I'm 57 years old)

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THANK YOU TO .. Erdeniz Umman for posting the link to the guy that showed me how to make that LOCK NUT DRIVER. TOOK ME ABOUT AN HOUR TO DO IT WITH A 1 1/16 SOCKET A HACKSAW AND A DREMEL. oooops caps
https://blacklabadventures.com/2012/04/ ... val-tools/



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