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April 10, 2017, 07:30:22 PM on

Offline Timbox2 (OP)

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£34 in fact, 46mm for rear wheel removal. Could have saved a few quid online with a Laser one, but went with BETA, Snap-On type quality and guarantee.





Needed the wheel out of the way so I could get to the 2 screws on top of the inner face of the swingarm there. They hold the Hugger on which Ive bought an extension for.

Aint it clean :icon_biggrin: And yes, before anybody says anything, Ive cleaned the chain properly since, using Chris C's find, WD40 chain cleaner, £2.99 a pop in Aldi's, brilliant stuff, theyve also got nice little cans of WD40 chain wax, ideal for a tank bag.
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April 10, 2017, 09:19:11 PMReply #1 on

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Kin Ell, I thought French Citroen shit was bad enough needing 44mm for the rear hubs, 42for the fan on the GS, but even I haven't got a 46
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Kin Ell, I thought French Citroen shit was bad enough needing 44mm for the rear hubs, 42for the fan on the GS, but even I haven't got a 46

Dont start me on Citroens, I used to work on DS's.
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April 19, 2017, 03:18:45 PMReply #3 on

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Citroen!! I had an XM once. Lovely ride and handling....when it worked! I remember once,all 4 corners of the car 'raised' up,due to some malfunction with that 'hydrogas'suspension. I then noticed Smoke from the front,and peeing on some connector to put it out! :icon_wink:
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Just bought another hydraulic Cit, missed my old BX so much that when one came up in very nice nick, I couldn't resist it
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I had my socket machined down to the minimum depth to grab the nut only. I took it with me when I rode form LA to Chicago. Need to keep the weight down. Machined the socket end as well as the 1/2" drive end.