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Composite socket for fork suspension nuts #4510436
09/07/17 08:20 PM
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LoneRanger Offline OP
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As I was using my 22mm hex 3/8 drive socket to adjust preload on the forks today I thought to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be nice if someone made a socket this size in composite poly or something so you wouldn't tink up your brand new virgin looking pre-load nuts ... "

Alas. But no. Not that I can find.





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Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510447
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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I just put some masking tape between the nut and the socket to protect from marring. But good point nonetheless!

Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: Reddy45] #4510454
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Glock sockets...seen 'em on Amazon.

Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510467
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Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510468
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Alternatively if you have access to a 3d printer you can make your own sized to your needs. Or there are places where you can send them a model and they'll print it for you


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Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510519
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If you have an old t-shirt, bed sheet, or whatever that's thin fabric, you can put that over the adjuster, and still fit a socket on. Except now the you won't damage the adjuster, or other nuts/bolts you don't want to mar.

If you were doing this all the time, I'd invest in socket inserts, etc.

Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: SnowDrifter] #4510583
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Ah HA !! That is the search term necessary to unlock the secret! Non-marring. Thank you.



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Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: Kira] #4510586
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Glock sockets...seen 'em on Amazon.



Amazon search on this turns up nothing. whistle



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'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510840
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger

Ah HA !! That is the search term necessary to unlock the secret! Non-marring. Thank you.

Doesn't look like they have an insert for 22 mm.

Put some electrical tape on the hex flats and use a 6-point socket.

Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger] #4510976
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Yeah, my 22 is a 6 point hex. Went ahead and used it, did okay.



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Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: 02SE] #4511234
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Originally Posted By: 02SE
If you have an old t-shirt, bed sheet, or whatever that's thin fabric, you can put that over the adjuster, and still fit a socket on. Except now the you won't damage the adjuster, or other nuts/bolts you don't want to mar.

If you were doing this all the time, I'd invest in socket inserts, etc.


A paper towel works too.


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