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 Post subject: Home made tool web site
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:32 am 
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Lots of cool ideas for tools and shop equipment.

Home shop made...http://www.homemadetools.net/site/searc ... es&Search=

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 Post subject: Re: Home made tool web site
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:36 am 
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On the website stands a tool for the installation of the crankshaft in the bearings.

has anyone ever made something? are there some tips or tricks?


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Hi

OtisO thanks for that great link!

Jorisch: no need there, you just use heat as described in the manual.

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 Post subject: Re: Home made tool web site
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:10 pm 
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Everybody tells me that when I just heat the bearings (in the crank cases) and I cool down the crankshaft, they just fits in to each other without the use of a hammer or something

last weekend I gave it a try but still needed to grap a rubber hammer to get it in. the crankshaft was about -20 degree, and the bearings were heated up to about 150 degree

next time I think I spend some money on the assembling tool because I don't like using a hammer on a precise balanced crankshaft

although, the engine is reassembled and almost ready for use


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tool web site
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As requested by Otis on another thread (viewtopic.php?f=95&t=4723&start=10), here's some special tools that I have made:

Speedo drive removal tool for XT500G.

For some reason, I can't remember exactly why, I had to remove the speedo drive from the front wheel brake hub. I think maybe part of the speedo cable was stuck in there.

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Looking into the speedo drive, you can see 4 grooves where a special tool will connect and turn to screw out the bushing.


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So I found a socket that fitted into the hole - a 1/2" - and cut away with a hacksaw and file to make 4 prongs equally distanced apart and to the right size so that they fitted into the grooves of the bushing. All the measurements had to be taken by eye, with many adjustments made after inserting the tool to see if it fitted.


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This is the result after removing the bushing


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And here you can see it was a good fit.

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Nice!

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1979 CB750F2 rear wheel bearing retainer tool

Many moons ago I needed to replace the bearings in the rear wheel of my CB750F2, and the retaining bush holding them in needed either a special tool or a hammer & chisel to remove it.

I choose to make a tool.


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Here's the rear wheel showing the retainer and it's 4 grooves for the tool to locate, just like the speedo drive bushing from the XT500G above.
However, unlike above, this was a lot easier as I could see and measure the retainer.


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Measurements were taken by placing some masking tape over the retainer and making marks with a pen.


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And then transfered to a section of old gas pipe, which happened to have the right inside diameter and was laying around my old workshop.


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A Stanley blade was used to cut through the pen marks on the masking tape and mark the metal pipe underneath, and then these marks were cut with a hacksaw.


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And then cut back with a grinder


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To produce a 4 pronged tool.

I then laid the tool on it's side in a drill vice and drilled a hole right through, near the end opposite to the prongs, so I could put a socket breaker bar through and turn the tool.


:D :th-)

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 Post subject: Re: Home made tool web site
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Fred those look good, I see you put a little effort into making a nice tool. I tend to fab something quickly to get the job at hand done and they usually aren't pretty, nor work more than once before it breaks.
I have honda wheel sl250? four round pins in bearing retainer, I'll want to make one of those.
Thanks for sharing some of your ideas, Otis0

Don't let Knudsen know you have four prong tool....... :tr:


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tool web site
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:26 pm 
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fred wrote:
As requested by Otis on another thread (viewtopic.php?f=95&t=4723&start=10), here's some special tools that I have made:

Speedo drive removal tool for XT500G.

For some reason, I can't remember exactly why, I had to remove the speedo drive from the front wheel brake hub. I think maybe part of the speedo cable was stuck in there.

Image

Looking into the speedo drive, you can see 4 grooves where a special tool will connect and turn to screw out the bushing.


Image

So I found a socket that fitted into the hole - a 1/2" - and cut away with a hacksaw and file to make 4 prongs equally distanced apart and to the right size so that they fitted into the grooves of the bushing. All the measurements had to be taken by eye, with many adjustments made after inserting the tool to see if it fitted.


Image

This is the result after removing the bushing


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And here you can see it was a good fit.

I made one of those too. Great idea.

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Honda SL250? Is that the road version of the XL250? (Same engine, frame, wheels but different suspension and handle bars, like the SR v XT?)

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