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c spanner

Post by scoobie_sore_paws » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:40 pm

Hi all
does anyone know what size c spanner is needed for the standard shock? Its missing from the wee tool kit so am looking to either find one or buy a separate tool but not sure of the size.

If anyone has a spare they would part with for some earth pounds plz say and we can sort something out

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Re: c spanner

Post by Tweety » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:47 pm

It's a "special" one, with a slightly odd bend to the handle on it, making it possible to not skin your knuckles (possibly?), so buying off the shelf won't really work... You can find them on eBay, or by the part no of the local Honda... 89202-KV0-000 for the important part, perhaps you have the extension handle already?
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Re: c spanner

Post by MacV2 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:03 pm

Knock it round with a drift.

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Re: c spanner

Post by VTRDark » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Knock it round with a drift.
That works well when loosening the spring off, ie. going down the ramp on the scale. But as soon as you want to go the other way and go back up, it's not so easy, unless you take the weight of the suspension.

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Re: c spanner

Post by Tweety » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:09 pm

cybercarl wrote:
Knock it round with a drift.
That works well when loosening the spring off, ie. going down the ramp on the scale. But as soon as you want to go the other way and go back up, it's not so easy, unless you take the weight of the suspension.

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It still isn't exactly easy, even with the weight off... I have tried various tools, but in the end, the stock Honda one proved to be the best one for me... Not that expensive if you search eBay, really... And it's the same in a lot of Honda tool bags, so don't need to be Firestorm/Superhawk specific...
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Re: c spanner

Post by VTRDark » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:14 pm

There's a lot to be said for having the right tool for the job sometimes. It just makes life so much easier. :thumbup:

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Re: c spanner

Post by scoobie_sore_paws » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:10 pm

ok cheers guys....fleabay here I come :)

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Re: c spanner

Post by 954luca » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:16 pm

I ended up buying one on eBay, just type in adjustable c spanner, they about £8 if I remember, can also be used on head race bearing as well.

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Re: c spanner

Post by Tweety » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:11 pm

Image
Image

Anyone notice a difference?

Imagine trying to work it in a tight space... Imagine not having to get the adjustable part on the nut, just to slip off... Imagine having the handle at an angle to the c end, so that you can turn it between the frame and other protruding parts, without it hitting things...

I'm done arguing... But to me, it was a lot easier than the adjustable one's... I have about half a dozen of various sizes, and about the same amount of drifts... Still easier with the OEM tool... Sometimes thing are just easier with the right tool, like Carl said...
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Re: c spanner

Post by 954luca » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:31 am

Tweety wrote:Image
Image

Anyone notice a difference?

Imagine trying to work it in a tight space... Imagine not having to get the adjustable part on the nut, just to slip off... Imagine having the handle at an angle to the c end, so that you can turn it between the frame and other protruding parts, without it hitting things...

I'm done arguing... But to me, it was a lot easier than the adjustable one's... I have about half a dozen of various sizes, and about the same amount of drifts... Still easier with the OEM tool... Sometimes thing are just easier with the right tool, like Carl said...

I've never had a problem using the adjustable type c spanner??? Sometimes if you don't have the correct part, you have to use what you have! Hence why people mentioned Drift, adjustable etc etc.

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