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I do like that kit of transmission tools.
Santa brought me that last year. It does seem pretty good. Will be trying it out over the holidays this year as I have a new primary chain to fit. Have some reading to do first as it'll be the first time for me
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I used my kit earlier this year, and I was happy with the way everything worked. It was worth the money to me.
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OK, this worked so well for me, I thought I should re-post it here. $10 mainshaft line hone. http://xlforum.net/forums/s....php?t=1996190
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I think TheDoctor71 made one of these, but the pics are missing and it’s back before the Photobucket fiasco.

Took a socket (ID larger than the sliding top hat spacer) and hogged out most of the teeth. Have a box of junk sockets for such purposes.



Cut some slots and made some little ears.

Cut a stepped bar in the lathe to fit the bearings. The big end got pressed into the socket. The step sits 3/16” below the business end of the socket.



Held it together with a hose clamp for welding.

I am not good at tig welding, but trying to use it for everything so I get better, unless I know I can do it better with a different machine.



Anyway, it seems to work.




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Very nice Al, can't beat the homemade!
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Way more elegant than my compensator nut socket!
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Home made polishing compound from Jewellers rouge, Mineral Oil, used soap bars.



Final result in action . Paste is in old cut coffee can



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I have added what I could retrieve from this thread in the Sportsterpedia: http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:ref:tools100
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