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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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spannaer wrench

where can I buy a decent spanner wrench for the Versys rear shock.....the stock one is a piece of crap and I am tired of trying to make it work...

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 04:56 PM
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there is one in your tool bag.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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The stock one has bitten me several times.... LOL

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 11:54 PM
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I think an adjustable pin spanner would work, but you'd need to find one that fit the right size range. It's probably best to buy one at a local store where you can take the stock wrench for comparison.

I got lucky, in that I had a spanner for the shocks on a different bike that happened to work. It's not an exact fit, but it's just close enough. And I agree, the stock piece is just that, a piece...

The downside of going with adjustable pin spanner is that it appears that they cost at least $30. Kind of expensive. If you know someone with a welder, it might be possible to put a dab on the hook end of the stock wrench to keep it from slipping off the shock. It might also help to cut a little V groove that will allow it to engage with the shock's adjustment collar without slipping.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 05:03 AM
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I spray around and on the shock adjuster before using the spanner. I put spark plug wrench over the handle for comfort and leverage.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 05:05 AM
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Too early! I use a silicone spay lube on the adjuster.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 07:31 AM
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The stock spanner works fine, if you grind the inside a bit to fit better (so it won't rock off the nut).
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 08:22 AM
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I had the same problem with the "Busted Knuckles" factory POS. I did a little checking and found the body of the shock is 2.5" and the spanner is 3". Needless to say that's NOT going to work real well. I found a 2.5" flat spanner at Granger, M.S.I. and other places for anywhere from $15.00 to $45.00. HOWEVER being cheap and having to be at work next week on shut down I drew up what I wanted in Pro-E and made a CNC program to cut one on the laser at work, 8g SS should work nicely.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 07:48 PM
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Talking

A dollar screwdriver and grind the end so it does not slip

It lives under the seat for

9, ooo miles.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 09:16 PM
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look for motion-pro brand at your local bike shop

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