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someone is gonna be upset when their RC car gets stepped on.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:29 PM
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I'm the mechanic...i wish my son had a sense of caring...plays with the toys, breaks them and leaves them in a corner for me to fix it...I grew up dreaming of having these things and cherished anything that I ever had....

Kids these days...my fault mostly
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LOL…. I was joking.
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No luck on finding an offset box wrench locally...
Hitting to home depot hoping to find a 1/2 hex head 21mm or 13/16 socket or else I'm ordering the offset box wrench from Amazon. What degree would work? 70, 75?

Are they long enough for the open wrench to reach the nut?
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Try your local NAPA auto parts store
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No Napa close by...tried pep boys, O'Reilly, ace hardware...can't believe it.
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Just ordered this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008IFWTDU
I hope when I get it, it works.
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Geez..finally found a 13/16 and the offset isn't long enough...
What size are you guys using?
Can i hold the nut in place with vise grip and undo the allen screw?
Second question, can I somehow remove the subframe and remove this nut on the bench?
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obviously mine is deeper, did you look for the spark plug socket, everyone has those.
you will need a mating long 7mm, for the bolt.
you won't be able to turn the hex bolt part without loosening the nut first.
don't even try it, you will damage the hex.
if you do it on the bench you need the same tools and you need t remove everything
from the top triple clamp, I always found using the bike to hold it worked best.
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if you get desperate let me know
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Brent, they didn't have those spark plug sockets with hex head, the ones the had, had small holes in the middle,wouldn't allow the 7mm allen to pass.
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I should have a box of them if you get stuck let me know I can mail you one.
a long 7mm allen should fit no problem through the 3/8 square drive hole.
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if you have a torch you can bend your offset deeper. kind of a kluge
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Thanks Brent!!!
I'll go further tomorrow to see if I'll get lucky.
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Here's what i did to my craftsman socket...i hope it works.
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should work I like the offset box end it gives you a bit more swing without having to move the
hex key, they are stiff all of the way off from the locktite.
also there is a stock volkswagon tool for a shock nut that would work
I am surprised you couldn't find a spark plug socket with the hex on the end they all used to have
it.
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Still the middle screw isn't working. Got the nut to turn but that center screw is super tight or locked.
Im running out of hand too... I have a pipe on the allen key and a pipe on the nut..what a pain
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Got the nut off..
Does that center stud come off?
Can you please give me the steps required to remove the neck.

I can do the buttom of the shock now but do i need to remove anything on the steering to get this off?
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On the way to buy a motorcycle jack.
I almost got the bike go down as i lifted the front forks...

Gents, what after market mirrors can I buy for the bike, any experience with that?

Found the right mirror used for $125, way too much IMO.
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