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cotetoi
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PostSubject: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:55 pm

I read all the oil change topics and heed all the warnings from Dennis re 6 point box wrench for the tappit. I just cannot locate one like it anywhere: I tried searching Ebay, Amazon, Harbour freight...no luck. Maybe I am not doing something right. I have all my other supplies, including a combination 6 point oil socket wrench ( with 8 sizes on it ) from Walmart. I look at the depth of the socket and compare it with the thickness of the Swing tappit and I can see trouble ahead.
So, instead of ruining my bike, I'd prefer your help in locating the right tool; ie 6 point 24mm box wrench as suggested by Dennis.
Thank you, I know someone will come through.
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PostSubject: 24 mm   Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:46 pm

You can use anything that uses 6 points or more with out any problem socket and forget about looking for a box wrench because you will not be able to access the area with a wrench.
Just remember to look for the screen that looks like a cone falling out and dropping into the pan.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Hi cotetoi,

Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/KD-Tools-536124-1-2-Drive-6-pt-Impact-Socket-24mm-USA-/250680285100?pt=US_Hand_Tools&hash=item3a5db597ac

Finding and using the correct tool can save you a lot of money and headaches when working on your scooter. Try looking for a 24mm "IMPACT" socket in either a 3/8" or 1/2" drive. You can always get a small adapter 3/8" to 1/2" if needed. Most of all the impact sockets you will run into will be 6 point.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:15 pm

Hi 'cotetoi'
Dennis is right. The impact socket would be your best bet for a sure grip on that drain plug. Have heard many a horror story about those things. As happenstance would have it though, I went to Harbor Freight (after I first bought my SWing) and bought their iteration of an impact socket set and got set to do battle; I found it actually was not torqued very tight and was a breeze to get out and was never a problem at all. Hope you have the same luck.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:37 am

I got a 24mm, 6 point socket at Auto Zone. Your local auto parts stores should have the same thing.
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PostSubject: six point 24mm socket   Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:36 am

I got a flat six point 'ring' type spanner from e-bay UK. It was intended for the fork nuts on Suzukis (I think!) but it does the job well and no great effort involved.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:00 am

Thank you all, you guys. Saw a 6 point impact wrench on Ebay.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:14 am

The one suggested by Dennis B. is cheaper; that's what I'm getting. Thnks, Dennis.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:49 am

As was stated above you probably will only have a fight the first time. When you replace the tappet it will be on correctly and much easier to get off next time. I bought a set of 6 point sockets (fairly cheap) and it worked fine.
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PostSubject: Socket   Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:25 am

Personalty, I don't know why he needs an impact socket. They are normally used with air tools (impact gun) and cost a bit more.
But again, the forum came to the rescue, for a fellow in need.
I love the see things end will. :lol!: 
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:51 pm

I've always used a 12 point 15/16" box wrench. Actually it was originally a 15/16ths combination box/open end wrench, but I cut the handle in half so that I didn't apply too much torque.

It's always worked well for me. That said, I did eventually purchase a replacement drain plug to have on hand after a few friends managed to strip the drain plugs on their Silverwings.

15/16 = 0.9375 ins = 23.812 mm

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: 6 point 24 mm box wrench   Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:20 pm

The first time I took mine off I used my 6 point Harbor Freight socket attached to a breaker bar that was supported/lifted by my M/C floor jacket - came right off but was too tight. Most tighten it far more than necessary - if you torque it on according to the specs it will come off next time every so easy!
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