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ForedeckYoda

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Hello everyone.

q: do I need to get a ratcheting wrench set that includes the 19mm?   What on the K bikes is more than 18 mm?

    

Point-Seven-five

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I can't think of anything on the bike that takes a 19mm wrench.  The shock mounts are 18mm or 3/4" if that's what you have.  The swing arm and steering head use large wrenches as well as the clutch nut.


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1988 K100RS SE
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Moved from Member's Intro to Special Tools and Jigs, well, just because.


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fishboy316

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Locknut on the swing arm pin is a 27mm I believe. Not sure about 19mm.

Bill

    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have to have a 19mm in my tool kit but can't remember what for. I have 17 and 18mm as well.

Rear shock top mount, sump drain plugs, rear wheel bolts come to mind. I know something uses it.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 54,800 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

fishboy316

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Olaf, I believe you are correct on the shock mount bolt being a 19.

    

Laitch

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A 19mm open-end wrench can be used on the flats of the camshafts to rotate them for checking valve clearances.

A 22mm open-end wrench can be used to grip the flats of the fork tube spring retainer when a stubborn hex head screw is being removed to enable replacement of fork oil.


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Dai

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Yes to both of the above comments on the need for a 19mm spanner. Or socket, if you're sneaking up on the rear shock mount.

Okay, alright, so you need a spanner on the inside if the wheel is still on. Otherwise two sockets will do nicely.

Yes, I've finished. For now  Just bought 85 K100 ' LT '  -tool question 1f606


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Dai wrote:Yes to both of the above comments on the need for a 19mm spanner. Or socket, if you're sneaking up on the rear shock mount.

Okay, alright, so you need a spanner on the inside if the wheel is still on. Otherwise two sockets will do nicely.

Yes, I've finished. For now  Just bought 85 K100 ' LT '  -tool question 1f606
Dai thats it. I have towbars on the Ks but to be fair the wheel comes out quite easily. But to remove the rear shock single handed it is easier to leave the wheel on and wedge it it at the right height and just pull the shock. Hence the 19mm spanner.

You need 2 10mm spanners in the kit too.......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 54,800 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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