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Why do maufacturers do it

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So bloody annoyed need a new tyre went to get front wheel off and carnt must have a 22mm hex drive socket fgs who the hell has one of them ?
just another scam to make you spend money sick of it

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:18  

At least Ebay is a good source of 'non-genuine' special tools...rear hub socket (46mm) for my Speed Triple from Triumph around £65....Ebay high tensile £ can get 4 way adapters for front wheel from M&P as well as Ebay

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jinx57 @ 02/08/2017 18:25 can get hex drives / sockets much larger than that

If you hunt around, you'll find sets that carry larger sizes, which will probably save you money if you're interested in buying your own.

Not sure what your budget end Snap-on or mid range Kohn...
Here's a link to one supplier for a single hex drive..

But...if you look around, there are some excellent german kits that come in a case too.

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nickscafe @ 02/08/2017 18:29  

yes Ive orderd one today Jinx, but its so annoying whats wrong with a nut theyve managed for over a hundred years with a bloody nut lol

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:31  

Thanks nickscafe but ordered on e from ebay this morning its one in four four sizes and £13.00 so not bad but why ?????

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:32  

looked at those items nick they look quality gear .
Just when you need a tyre change last thing is waiting for delivery of socket to take your wheel off . YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:35  

I do know what you mean.
Try keeping sets for diesel and petrol cars, bikes in metric and British bikes in imperial.

And then add impact tools for air compressor.

And then...add tools for electric / hybrids...

Wonder why some service Tecs don't have the tools, or it costs a lot for the work to be done?

The list goes on

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nickscafe @ 02/08/2017 18:41  

Nick I have more tools than toolstation but find one now that's another story lol

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:42  

waahey what a find the other end of a spark plug socket fits lol just poke your bar through the other end hey presto

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:44  

Think I bought mine from Machine Mart as part of a set.

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Deleted Member @ 02/08/2017 18:45  

sounds like everbodys got one except me

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 18:47  

Should have given me a shout, I imagine Stuie will have one ... He has a well stocked tool chest... Oo-err missus

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Lindsay @ 02/08/2017 21:18  

I've got one

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feistygirl @ 02/08/2017 21:24  

well Ill have one on Saturday lol . never thought to ask Lindsay and you know how it is when you want something you want it NOW lol

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 21:44  

the correct tool description is " Front wheel spindle Allen key socket " ffs if I went to a shop fand asked for that god knows what I would come out with lmao

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 21:46  

I WANT never gets, that's what I was allus told when I was a nipper!

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Lindsay @ 02/08/2017 21:47  

Ha ha me too but times have moved on he he

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 21:47  

I thought every biker had one

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Ragnar @ 02/08/2017 21:49  

They will have on sat Ragnar lol astepped one with four sizes for £5.60 lol

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dennyboo @ 02/08/2017 21:53  

Hope it's shiny rather than black......but that could be said of so many things in life...

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jinx57 @ 03/08/2017 21:40  

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