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Sprocket news... and a wrench question

I got my 14T countershaft sprocket from Motostrano today, only 59 bones. Installation was a snap. Loosen the rear axle; shove the wheel forward to provide sufficient play in the drive chain; remove the clutch slave; pop the old sprocket off and replace it with the new shiny new chromemoly Renthal; put everything back together. Done in 20 minutes.

Sadly, I've got no time for a shakedown run tonight, but this deepens my gearing by 9.3% across the board - that's alot of cheap horsepower and will make this bike even more powerful everywhere in the rev range. I don't need piles of top end anyway.

Guess what I found when I was working on the bike? I didn't get the ride height adjuster locked down tight with the second set of nuts on either end and it worked itself all the way back to the fully "short" or default factory position. Top one? No problem. The bottom one is very hard to get to though, as it's buried in the swingarm.

What I need is an open end wrench, but with very wispy "shoulders" if you will. I got it snugged up some with needle-nose pliers and Loctite, but a wrench of some sort would be better. I just got home from a stop at Sears and they have nothing...

Any ideas gang?

Edit: Photo added - just for clarity, the ride height adjuster is the rod to the left of the shock. It's got heim joints on the top and bottom. Just wanted to add the photo as a point of reference.

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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

Get one of those open ended crowfoot wrench 'ends' that you use a 3/8" ratchet on.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/Pro.a...e=snapon-store

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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

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Any ideas gang?

Buy a Honda

edit: I really really hope you find just the tool you are looking for and the project goes very nicely....and no dear that uniform doesn't make your ass look fat

better?

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I got my 14T countershaft sprocket from Motostrano today, only 59 bones.
59 "bones" is cheap?! Mine cost me $23.95 for the 954.

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with the second set of nuts ...
Dude, second set of nuts?!?! You are the man!
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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

Bob, the "shoulders" on those are still going to be too thick I'm afraid.

@ fumb. Yes buddy, I appreciate your warm fuzzies.

Baccy, I thought it was a decent deal. Sounds like maybe not. They had some no name brand for something like $30, but this one was a Renthal. Maybe I got jipped. No matter, it's still relatively inexpensive. Have you heard what whipper spent on his full Termi?
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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

Chain, you might give your local bicycle shop a look. Any decent one will carry an assortment of thin-form open-ended wrenches. One of those in the appropriate dimension will probably suit your purpose well enough. Probably around $10-15, I'd guess.

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Baccy, I thought it was a decent deal. Sounds like maybe not. They had some no name brand for something like $30, but this one was a Renthal. Maybe I got jipped. No matter, it's still relatively inexpensive. Have you heard what whipper spent on his full Termi?
Sorry Chain, just giving you chit (as usual). After all, you are riding a Duc now - got to pay the price! I don't even remember who the manufacturer of my sprocket is now, but I know it was a popular (well made) brand.

So, how are the wheelies coming along? You catching up to Christian Pfeiffer yet?

And yes, I read whipper's Termi post. I'd do the same thing if i could afford
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....thin-form open-ended wrenches.
Ragged, you just sparked a GREAT idea with those words.

I'm gonna drop by the hardware store, pick up a cheapo 19mm open end wrench and take my bench grinder to it! I should be able to hog out the shoulders of the wrench enough to allow easy access to that lower nut.

Kick ass idea, thanks!!
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Sorry Chain, just giving you chit (as usual).
I know 'lil buddy, no need to apologize!
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Ragged, you just sparked a GREAT idea with those words.

I'm gonna drop by the hardware store, pick up a cheapo 19mm open end wrench and take my bench grinder to it! I should be able to hog out the shoulders of the wrench enough to allow easy access to that lower nut.

Kick ass idea, thanks!!
Just make sure it's an ACE hardware store flatfoot!...



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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

Exactly where I'm headed in the a.m.
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Exactly where I'm headed in the a.m.


Good Chain...good...
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Re: Sprocket news... and a wrench question

fumb, you have GOT to get rid of that dizzying avatar! Mods, help me here!
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fumb, you have GOT to get rid of that dizzying avatar! Mods, help me here!


Two Words Baccy....Lay Off The Vino......


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I sincerely hope this post does not offend Chain's sesibilities in any way, shape, or form....

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Two Words Baccy....Lay Off The Vino......
Sounds like FOUR words to me bucco!

Who's on the vino?
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