|10-04-2009, 01:03 AM||#1|
Air Force Desk Jockie
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Clearfield, UT
$1 fork damper tool for GS500
This is a cheap way to hold your fork damper on probably quite a few smaller suzuki bikes.
I didn't feel like spending 30 bucks on a fork damper tool and I don't have easy access to a welder right now so here is what I did.
3" 5/8"($1.04 at Lowes) bolt threads ground to about 1/2" square to fit into the drive side of a 1/2" drive socket.
Bolt with 9/16" head and two nuts jammed together to lock them in place.
1/2" drive 9/16" socket and a 3/8" drive deep well 9/16" socket.
All put together without tape.
I kinda wish I had gotten a 10" long bolt then I wouldn't have had to use two extensions to reach but it got the job done cheap. Like I said I will get a steel rod long enough and make a T-handle to weld the bolt to when I get around to it, since I don't have a welder it will have to wait until I get over to my buddies house to get it done. Maybe this will help some other people save themselves the 30 bucks I didn't want to spend.
Also if you have a long 1/2" extension with a 10" bolt it would be quite a bit simpler. I have quite a few tools and this was the best way for me to get it done since I only have a short 1/2" extension but plent of longer 3/8" drive extensions.
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