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I don't know if anyone is interested but I have a friend that just made me a /2 swing arm pivot pin tool. If enough folks are interested in a couple I may be able to talk him into a couple more. Let me know.
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I haven't gotten around to

I haven't gotten around to making any adjustments or tearing things apart, but it might be nice to have the tool for that point in the future. I checked my tool kit and I have a hook wrench with pins that appear to be for this purpose. I'm not sure of the torques needed to set up the swing arm...not sure if the hook wrench has the stout for that.

Any idea what the cost will eventually be? The total number will bear on that. But count me as being interested once you have a better idea of the cost.

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I sent him a message in regards to the interest. I will let you know what he says.

Barrington suggest 15'lbs to set the bearings then re-torque to 7-8' lbs.

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Just curious .....
What do you think is a fair price for this tool? I have no idea or how much it cost to make one. He's an old retired machinist who likes to work out in his shop.

I know the things are hard to find. I searched everywhere.
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I took the opportunity to

I took the opportunity to check the Cycleworks website...they make tools for various tasks. Turns out they have a swingarm pin wrench available...no picture of what it looks like. They're asking $21.

https://www.cycleworks.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=28_2_16&zenid...

So my guess is that your friend can do something for this price...or maybe a little less(!!)...then it might be worthwhile. I have no clue as to how long it would take to make one. If he were working for minimum wage, say $15/hour, could he make one in an hour?? Seems difficult. But if he were making 10-20, then he could break the job down into separate tasks to avoid repeating efforts. Maybe he already has the hex bar and it's just a matter of cutting off to make the individual tools then chuck them up in a milling machine to remove all but the two pins.

Anyway, that's a price point to consider.

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Thanks Kurt.
Not having a photo to compare the two makes it kind of difficult to see what they have. There are several different types of the same tool.

When I originally talked to him the price of $25 shipped (US) was tossed around so I think it would be close. I will let you know what he comes back with. He has made several custom pieces for my bikes and I have been very happy with his quality, precision and cost.

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I would think that you would just drill two deep holes in the end of the hex material and then press two good steel pins into the holes. You could even use the shank from a drill for the pins or just buy the pins at a good hardware store. Just look for a dowel pin. Only 15 lbs of torque so not much stress on them.

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Ok ..... My friend made a couple more tools if anyone is interested. $25 OBO shipped CONUS. I have dubs on one of them. Smile. If your interested in one let me know. thanks
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If your interested his email is gbyoung2@gmail.com. His name is Guy Young. Retired engineer. He is in Richmond vA. The tool fits a 13/16 socket perfectly. I used it on my R60/2 and worked very well. Old tools like these are becoming harder and harder to find.
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Works great!

I got mine in the mail and it worked great!!! Fair price too! Thanks.

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Thanks. He was surprised how many orders he received. Everyone so far has been very happy.

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