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    Gerrys Valve Adjustment Tool

    Your valve tool works great! I used it on Purples bike last weekend and it make the process enjoyable. Its one of those must have tool in my box. Thanks for your innovation.

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    Thanks Ron. What you got was an idea that became something real. The first of the first, a few days after it fell from the spindle of my lathe.

    This is part of the evolution; a bit shorter so it can be used with the tank still in place. Gerry

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    It really is a sweet tool, Gerry is a creative genius.
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    Thanks Fred.

    Friendly Fred gave me this idea. High power magnet inset into the business end of the tool to minimize fumbling. This particular tool has been sent off to the upcoming 2015 Russ Memorial Rally. You don't want to drop this puppy in the dirt.
    Wiping off all the micro particles will take some time. Gerry

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    Gerry,

    Now you need to invent an add-on tool that will find the missing nut when it falls inside the engine.

    I suppose that's what the magnet is to prevent from happening.

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    Try taping a small rare earth magnet to a zip tie to fish around. I have one made from a magnet the size of a aspirin but half as thin.
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    I was looking to get something.

    How much?

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    I haave not used this tool yet, but it doesn't take any imagination to know this tool is great.
    Thanks Gerry,
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    The non magnetic tool price was set by a forum member at $20 shipped. I was happy with that. The magnetic version requires a bit more tooling so I would think $25 shipped would be fair. Send me a personal message instead of posting in this thread. Thanks. Gerry
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    Gerry,

    I was getting ready to use your non-magnetic version when this went missing.



    I tried using a dental mirror and a magnetic probe (in the photo) to no avail.

    Here's how I finally found it:



    This was not the way I wanted to spend the day before the Turtlepalooza.

    I looked for a nylock replacement for the nut but could not find one in local hardware stores.

    It's a M6 but with a fine thread pitch...less than 1.0

    ...while I was in the deconstruction mode, I decided that I would finally replace my stock sprockets and chain.

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