Jamie, this can end up being quite a big job as if the holder has not been off for a long time they can be really hard to remove. I usually put the axle in and stand on it then drop the tool into the forks and rotate while pressing down very hard. Two people are a real boost as one can push down while the other applies some gentle persuasion to the tool with a big hammer. lots of penetrating oil and heat is also a good idea. If you can come to this months meeting, I will bring mine along for you to use.
Jamie, got one of those as well. There is a member of the BSAOC SA that makes really good tools I will see if I can dig out his info. I have 7 different BSA clutch tools that have been used ( & abused ) by members for years with no ill effects.
Jamie, not sure what nut you're referring to, but the nut on the pipe is just part of union with the rest cut off. All pretty standard Home Depot stuff, but you do need a hacksaw and a file.
The fork tube installation tool uses an old fork cap nut with the hex filed off so it can be drawn through the upper triple tree. It has also been drilled and tapped to accept the 5/16" all-thread. The socket is a 1-1/2" deep socket from auto zone that's just used as a spacer to allow the dummy top nut to be drawn through. There are also two 5/16" nuts on the all-thread, one tightened hard against the dummy top nut and the other on top of a fender washer is used to draw the rod and, hence the fork tube through the triple trees.
Hope that helps.
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I have one question concerning A65 shuttle valve front end. I've rebuilded it 2 times already, but the main problem are worn out sliders. After using new bushes everything feels dandy on the begining and and of the slider stroke, unfortunatly in the middle they are pretty loose. Finding new sliders is nearly impossible, anybody has a solution to this problem ?