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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did anyone recently purchase a socket or spark plug tool that definitely works for our bikes, and if so could you post me a link. I Just got my second one that I'm not able to use. Bought two already, one was too thick walled, one was too short to use a ratchet. Thanks much.
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craftsmen 18mm...look for the thin walled

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Killian, but I got that one from sears, after searching on here...it's not long enough for the ratchet to turn it at all. i feel like it needs to be longer so it clears the cam covers and i can get leverage.

This is the one i bought.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-18mm-...2&blockType=G2
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Killian, but I got that one from sears, after searching on here...it's not long enough for the ratchet to turn it at all. i feel like it needs to be longer so it clears the cam covers and i can get leverage.

This is the one i bought.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-18mm-...2&blockType=G2
Perhaps you just need an extension to get up past the cam cover.

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extension! that's what i need. thank you.
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They come in different lengths. Maybe by a set. You never know when you may have to combine more than one to give you the length that you need.
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If you're willing to pay a bit more for a really nice tool, you can't go wrong with this:

http://www.amotostuff.com/product/MP08-0175.html

Can be found discounted for less if you look around.
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I bought an 18mm box spanner and cut it down to just fit under the tank then cross drilled it for the tommy bar and a piece of washing machine hose to grip the insulator...They dont need much leverage as they should be done up tight enough to crush the washer.....
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