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throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby SteveBorland » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Just thinking here that it would be good to find a spanner that fits better than what I have been using, but I'm unable to find any info on this.
Other than an adjustable spanner, what are people using for this?

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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby ashman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:01 pm

A 7mm open spanner works good for me not sure what small size fits in AF as I can't find my small AF spanner I know I have one somewhere in my shed but the 7mm fits good.

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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby L.A.B. » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 am

9/32" AF for the carb top adjuster and 5/16" AF for the locknut.

The inline adjusters may not be the same, for instance, my Mk3's inline choke cable adjuster and locknut are both 11/32" AF.
The Venhill cable upper throttle adjuster is 5/16" AF and the locknut seems to be 29/64" [Correction: 25/64"] AF (as I don't have a spanner that size) but I suppose they could be metric?
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby gortnipper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:16 am

L.A.B. wrote:The Venhill cable upper throttle adjuster is 5/16" AF and the locknut seems to be 29/64" AF (as I don't have a spanner that size) but I suppose they could be metric?


I tried a 9mm and 10mm on mine, and neither fit. My nice 3/8 wrench doesnt fit, but a cheap ass Indian spanner is a very snug fit. 23/64 would be too big I think, more like 25/64 since 10mm is too big. But that is a real oddball size. Even for a Norton. None of my WW or BSW wrenches fit either.
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby L.A.B. » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 am

gortnipper wrote:23/64 would be too big I think, more like 25/64 since 10mm is too big. But that is a real oddball size. Even for a Norton. None of my WW or BSW wrenches fit either.


Yes, sorry, 29/64" was a typo, it should be 25/64". 10mm will do, but it is loose.
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby gortnipper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:36 am

L.A.B. wrote:
gortnipper wrote:23/64 would be too big I think, more like 25/64 since 10mm is too big. But that is a real oddball size. Even for a Norton. None of my WW or BSW wrenches fit either.


Yes, sorry, 29/64" was a typo, it should be 25/64". 10mm will do, but it is loose.

LOL Typo central. At least in NZ I can blame it on whiskey at this time of night... :D
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby fiatfan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 am

9/32" = 7.14mm
5/16" = 7.94mm
11/32" = 8,73mm
25/64" = 9,92mm
So since no mm spanners fits properly, we'll just have to buy the correct tools....
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby Dommie Nator » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:46 pm

Grind or file an under size one to fit and keep it just for that purpose.
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Re: throttle cable adjuster spanner size

Postby batrider » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:01 pm

If the locknut is loosened with a 5/16 wrench then it should be possible to twiddle the cable adjuster
with just your fingers. No wrench needed.
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