$2.00 well spent
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By old white truck

Thread: $2.00 well spent

  1. #1
    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Northwestern Oregon
    Posts
    1,092
    I usually loosen up my turn signal stalks when I am going to be trail riding in the hope that they will be less likely to break when the bike decides to take a dirt nap.



    Getting a 17mm wrench or a Crescent on the stalk nut can be a pain because of the way the nut is set into the well in the fender plastic. I got to wondering about an easier way to adjust the nut. It seemed like a flare nut wrench might not fit and an offset box end would fit but would require removing the wires first.



    The next day I was at the nearby mom & pop tool store in town. I found the perfect wrench in the half-off bin of miscellaneous tools. For a grand total of $2 I got a Facom (made in France) 16 and 17mm offset ring wrench. I got the grinder out and cut a slot in the 17mm ring and now it works great! I think I’ll cut the 16mm end off and put the wrench in my travel tool bag.
























  2. #2
    Member Lonesome Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Black Hills, South Dakota
    Posts
    41
    Thats a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
    Senior Member RainWillFall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Niagara ON.CA
    Posts
    127
    Can I borrow it! I'll be on the look out for one of those!
    '09 TW200 - Black Jimbo Shield - Custom Oversize Foot Pegs - Tusk T-10 ATV Sport Bend Bars - Hammer Black Cycle Rack - Tool Tube (Muffler Style Mount) - 15/50 Sprocket - HID Headlight - Custom Mount Ducati Monster LED Tail Light - LED Turn Signals - Eagle Eye Running Lights - OURY Road Grips - Shinko 700 Trailmaster Front Tire.





  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member r80rt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,431
    Good thinking, I may have to add one to my kit.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

  6. #5
    Senior Member scotti158's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Groton, NY
    Posts
    2,663
    My link



    Tubing wrenches work good also.
    2013 Yamaha TW200

    1996 Yamaha TW200

    1995 Kawasaki KLR650

    2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar

  7. #6
    Senior Member patrick007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta Canada
    Posts
    112
    Very good idea props to you !!

  8. #7
    Senior Member frog13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SW, Ohio
    Posts
    2,518
    Good thinking.

  9. #8
    Senior Member mattmus4357's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    NW Arkansas
    Posts
    250
    Just ordered mine off Amazon for $6.47 shipped. Not quiet as good as your $2 deal but much better than the $15 Craftsman version at Sears.

  10. #9
    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Northwestern Oregon
    Posts
    1,092
    Quote Originally Posted by r80rt View Post
    Good thinking, I may have to add one to my kit.

    r80rt, I went back again and the store had another one. It was a no-name Chinese brand instead of a Facom but it is the same design. If you want it, PM me your address and I will send it to you for free just cause your avatar is so darn goofy. I can also slot the box end and cut the other end off it you want?

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. I might have spent too much time on here..
    By PalmStateCrawler in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-09-2012, 10:06 PM