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Offline Tracker1

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Primary locking tool?
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
I see two kinds of primary locking tools for removing the inner primary. One is just a plastic bar you put between both gears ( I used a wooden one years ago) and a block that you stick between the gear and chain, is one better than the other?

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 11:20:35 AM »
Use the bar.
I feel the need... for twisties with speed.

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 12:20:49 PM »
 :agree:  The manual tells you to use the bar. The bar distibutes the load between the crank output and the transmission drive shafts. Less risk of bending a shaft IMO.
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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 02:11:13 PM »
Again with the bar, but I've never seen a plastic one before.  But then again I have not seen everything yet.

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 02:11:31 PM »
If you have a six speed you should not use the stair step wedge.  The bar is better and you can make one from a piece of steel stock commonly available at Home Depot etc.  Usually where the threaded rod is.

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 02:13:57 PM »
At the suggestion of FSG, I made mine from an old lawnmower blade :idea:

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 02:56:28 PM »
At the suggestion of FSG, I made mine from an old lawnmower blade :idea:


That doesn’t surprise me, he’s partial to lawnmowers  :hyst:

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 06:39:52 PM »
I'll go with the bar. I never seen the blocks years ago.

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 05:49:26 AM »
I used an old wooden handle from a shovel i broke. the hickory wood is pretty hard so i just cut it to the length needed to wedge it in there. worked fine, didn't splinter, and could handle the force.

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Re: Primary locking tool?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 11:45:28 AM »
In days of old when knights were bold and ..................... no, no, that's wrong

In days past Screwdriver Handles, Rags, PickAxes, near on anything was jammed into the Compensator Sprocket to stop things turning so that the Comp Nut and/or the Clutch Nut could be removed/installed.

The MoCo came out with the Squirrel Steps and they were widely used and copied, lots of different colours(s) as well.

Then around 2005/6 they started f@@king with the locating dowels on the Dynas and they found that with fewer/no dowels the inner primaries were moving slightly and creating leaks when the Squirrel Steps were used, so they then advised the use of the locking bar only.