Chain adjustments C spanner

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by alanm, Mar 28, 2017.

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  1. Joe99

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    Hey
    Looking to order one of these from underboat96. I’m assuming the longer handle doesn’t hit or catch the wheel rim/tyre at all? The C spanner supplied is more likely to do damage due to it slipping around in the handle
     
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  2. Joe99

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    Cheers
    I was thinking that if it were an issue someone would have mentioned it
     
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  3. MattP

    MattP Active Member

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    Have you got a link for this please?
     
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  4. Dawsy

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    I can recommend Underboat96 C spanners highly. Well made and do the job effortlessly :)
     
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  5. MattP

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    #26 MattP, May 23, 2020
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  6. Joe99

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    Just ordered mine from underboat96 as well. :)
     
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  7. Joe99

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    Just ordered mine from underboat96 as well. :)
     
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  8. Ducatitotriumph

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    i"ve got one too and also a chain monkey.
    Chain monkeys are flippin' great so WELL recommended!
    Just set up the "monkey" on notch 2.5 (only do this once on it), slacken the bolt, slacken the chain, insert the monkey, tighten the chain as tight as you can, do up the bolt THEN take off the monkey.
    Chain is perfectly set as the slack is put into the chain when the monkey is removed.
    Perfect every time and takes 3 mins.
     
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  9. Joe99

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    I was given one of these & trying to figure if I should be taking off the plastics dome but cover as this digs into the chain & effects the slack set. It’s an early one just never used. Hmm
     
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  10. Ducatitotriumph

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    Yep, the plastic dome bit comes off and thrown away when you get it/use it. I think it says it on the back of the packet?
    Genuinely, a great bit of kit.
     
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  11. Alan Gilbert

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    I guess I need to learn the lesson that I shouldn't believe everything I read on forums!!! :)
    I bought this item and duly went out to the garage this morning to wield it in anger and the verdict . . . stick with the OEM peeps - it's better!!!!
    The problem with this item is it is sufficiently long so as to clash with the tyre and the 190 section of my Speedy means that the tool can't be mounted straight . . . it has to go on at a slight angle.
    The next point of issue is the heads of the sprocket mounting bolts have very little to no clearance laterally with the chain adjuster wheel. . . . .
    When the tool is mounted and because it can't go on straight, it overlaps the bolt heads and so when turned, it bears down on the heads of the mounting bolts which serve as a fulcrum and simply raise the head of the tool out of the receiving slot in the adjuster.
    This would not be a problem if the handle of the tool was sufficiently short so as to fall inside the wheel itself and thus be capable of mounting square. As it is . . . . .unuseable.
    I don't understand how folks haven't picked up on this but regardless, I have informed the seller so that he can produce them with a shorter handle that remains one-piece and therefore less fiddly than OEM.
    Meanwhile peeps, save your money . . . . .

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  12. Ducatitotriumph

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    I agree with everything you say here.
    I actually take the wheel off now to do it as that handle is crappy and as you say, needs to have a smaller handle and thinner c bit.
     
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  13. dav.a

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    Could you not just cut the handle to make it the correct length ?
     
  14. xorbe

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    Put in vise grip and bend?
     
  15. Col_C

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    That was my first thought, but you turn it over to use in either direction, so better in one direction worse in the other.
     
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