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Where can I get a cylinder head wrench (15mm) w/o paying the $350 for the "real" tool? If you have the wherewithall to make one (I don't), I'd be willing to buy one from you. Thanks. :p
 

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The "real tool" is $350? Ouch! :eek:

I got one from BCM. It's a shop-welded tool and I think it cost me $48.

They had it in stock. Suzie didn't think they did, but Bruce corrected her so they may just have had one around. Don't know where they get them made.

www.bcmducati.com
 

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The "C" shaped tool can be purchased from any Ducati parts source for $350 +/-. The flat old style wrench is hard to find, but europeancycle.com can get them for $300+. I about choked. Anyway, I can have one fabricated at a local welding shop as a last resort, but I thought if some enterprising person wanted to fill the void by building one (or some), I and others would probably be willing to pay a fair price.

If someone wants to loan or rent me one, I'd go for that as well. All Ducati pilots are trustworthy, right? ;)
 

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i sold those c shaped wrenches for $150, so something is "up" with them prices. perhaps you asked during DNA's parts system upset? ???

i've got to take pics of Pongo's ass tonight, so i should get one or two of my homemade head nut tool, too.
 
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Pics of an ass and head nut??? thanks for the warning......

(Sorry, needed something for my 100th post!!!)
 

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Has someone got a pic of the homemade version?
;D

i went to used tool store and bought cheapest 15mm 3/8" socket and cheapest 15mm combo wrench. i actually searched for this combo wrench because it was the flattest.

note the 3" spacing... this makes the torque conversion easier if i want to "go straight" instead of making 90 degree angle between wrench and torque wrench.


 

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chris said:
note the 3" spacing... this makes the torque conversion easier if i want to "go straight" instead of making 90 degree angle between wrench and torque wrench.



Chris,
I'm planning on making one/some of these.
How does this torque conversion work? I get the basic idea in terms of leverage but I'm sure there's a very specific ratio here?

And what does this 90 degree angle between the wrench and the torque wrench do?

Thanks in advance,
 

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I use a 15 mm wrench and place the square end of the torque wrench in the other end of the wrench. It just fits in and wont slip. If you keep the angle of the torque wrench 90 degrees to the 15 mm wrench, you torque the bolt to the required settings and read it directly off of the torque wrench. This is so because at 90 degrees you are not adding any leverage to the 15 mm wrench and just transmitting the torque generated by the torque wrench.

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I have the same setup as Chris does in his picture. I could make a few more, would anyone be interested?
 
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