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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

I know this adjustment isn't too hard, but I found something that looks like it'll make the job even easier. Snap On used to make an 11/16" spark plug socket with a hex on the other end that should be perfect for adjusting the clutch basket. This socket's been discontinued, and I'm told that they are difficult to find.

In any case, I found a guy on ebay who has a few, and is selling them for $11.50. I bought one, and I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on them: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Snap-on-...#ht_918wt_1165

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Hey all,

I know this adjustment isn't too hard, but I found something that looks like it'll make the job even easier. Snap On used to make an 11/16" spark plug socket with a hex on the other end that should be perfect for adjusting the clutch basket. This socket's been discontinued, and I'm told that they are difficult to find.

In any case, I found a guy on ebay who has a few, and is selling them for $11.50. I bought one, and I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on them: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Snap-on-...#ht_918wt_1165

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i just welded a nut on the end of an old socket and it works great.

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Or you could use an offset boxend wrench.
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Yeah, yeah. I'm not saying it's a must have for for everybody. Just saying it's going to make it very easy for me, and it's cheap enough.


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Nice find, Jay! Didn't even know they ever existed. But yeah, I just use an offset 11/16th box wrench.

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from what i understand, you can use an 18mm spark plug socket too.....

definitely much cheaper than this one: http://lockitsocket.com/index.php?page=harley

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from what i understand, you can use an 18mm spark plug socket too.....

definitely much cheaper than this one: http://lockitsocket.com/index.php?page=harley
You can and i have but it is a tad loose and rounds the edges off
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agreed ...not too much of a expense>>>>easy is good >>>
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Thanks for posting that. I bought one. I like doing my own clutch work and this will come in handy.

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You can and i have but it is a tad loose and rounds the edges off
i haven't used one, but the torque spec calls for 12ft/lbs of torque on the nut. it's loose enough to round the edges at that spec?

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