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#4510436 - 09/07/17 09:20 PM Composite socket for fork suspension nuts
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4110
Loc: Midwest USA
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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#4510447 - 09/07/17 09:29 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3034
Loc: USA
I just put some masking tape between the nut and the socket to protect from marring. But good point nonetheless!

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#4510454 - 09/07/17 09:36 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: Reddy45]
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Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Glock sockets...seen 'em on Amazon.

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#4510467 - 09/07/17 10:03 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
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#4510468 - 09/07/17 10:05 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
SnowDrifter Offline


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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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#4510519 - 09/08/17 12:26 AM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
02SE Offline


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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.

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#4510583 - 09/08/17 06:25 AM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: SnowDrifter]
LoneRanger Offline


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Ah HA !! That is the search term necessary to unlock the secret! Non-marring. Thank you.
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#4510586 - 09/08/17 06:31 AM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: Kira]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
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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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#4510840 - 09/08/17 12:39 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
ZeeOSix Offline


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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.

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#4510976 - 09/08/17 03:28 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
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Yeah, my 22 is a 6 point hex. Went ahead and used it, did okay.
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#4511234 - 09/08/17 11:19 PM Re: Composite socket for fork suspension nuts [Re: 02SE]
Surestick Offline


Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 204
Loc: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
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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