Tools You Have Made to Maintain your Norton

texasSlick

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In another thread Rob (robs ss) gave us a new tool .....

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Show us what special tools you have made. Show me yours, and I'll show you mine.

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Rocker spindle extradition tool and magneto disc mount made on Boxford lathe , but no pics.
 

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Clutch spring compressor. Cast iron pipe cap, made this 40+ years ago.

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I also have a home made exhaust ring spanner, but no photo.
Looks more durable than t he ABS drain pipe version detailed in the Haynes manual!
 

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I didn't have to make this, but back in the day it helped me maintain my sanity while I slogged along trying to maintain my Norton...

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Best.
 

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Stubborn engine sprocket: I took a hockey puck,drilled a 3/4" hole in the center with a flat spade bit with points. Then drilled clearance holes for the offset puller bolts. Then froze it. Then heated the sprocket, slipped on the cold puck,assembled the puller,snugged it up good,rapped the center bolt and it popped off. Canadian Tire has a good tool section eh?
 
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Short length of pipe with notches for use with a large C-clamp as a valve spring compressor. The notches are for collet retrieval/placement with a magnet. Rocker shaft puller-allthread, a piece of tube and some nuts and washers. Valve lapper-length of broom handle with suction cups on either end.
 

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Oh yes! Make mine out of kitchen towel tubes some quick scissor work and toss when finished.
 

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Obviously not nearly as cool as the frozen hockey puck but I thought I'd try. We are locked in after all.
 
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It was your method of celebration I was referring to :)
Whilst not exactly 'made', a bit of grinding and bending on this pushbike spanner allows adjustment of the Mk3 suspensory spring, which isn't the easiest nut to access....
 
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And in the true spirit of Blue Peter, on the odd occasions that oil needs to go sideways (chaincase), a butchered milk carton can be of use (but always ask a grown up to help with any cutting :) )

And here's one I made earlier!
 
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texasSlick

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Here's some of mine, in no particular order.

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Atlas/ Dommie Dipstick

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AMC Clutch Center Body Rubber Install/Removal Tool

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I replaced center studs and nuts on my dual Monobloc carbs with socket head cap screws. Then to make access to the SHCS easier, I made this tool. I can remove/install the screws from behind the fuel tank, as below.

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Float level manometer for Monobloc carbs. Simply a spare pilot jet cap, drilled and tapped 10-32, fitted with a miniature hose barb.

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For that PITA lower magneto nut, I cut off a worn 7/16 ring spanner to a length that allows enough swing to get a second bite.

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And to torque the cylinder base bolts, the open end spanner on left; to torque the inaccessible head nuts, the ring spanner on right ... that is a 1/2 inch nut welded in the lower ring.

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Pry tool for removing the chrome instrument bezels:

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Made this about 40 yrs ago. I can't recommend doing this job yourself. My re-fold looked "unprofessional" = terrible, but hidden when mounted in the cup. That speedo died later on so had it rebuilt nicely.
 

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Keeps oil off your Series 2 commando frame rails Z-plates and pipes, just a little aluminum flashing with a few stratigic sissor cuts:
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on bike:


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Does it collect leaves in the fall and need hosing out? :)
 
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