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Old August 11th, 2016, 01:32 AM   #31
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Default Re: Last tool you got?

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter View Post
To remove the front fork caps on Sherrie's '90 Virago a 17mm Allen wrench is required. Not having one that size, I dug into my bolt collection until I found one with a 17mm head, ran a nut down, then ran a quick bead with my MIG to keep the nut from backing off. Dropped the bolt head into the cap and with a 17mm deep socket & ratchet, threaded it out. This saved me a trip to the hardware store and the cost of a wrench.
a few years back I did something similar for a 22mm hex sleeve around the bike's spark plugs..

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