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  1. #1
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Anything goes. A lot of my tools are nothing special, but I always enjoy seeing what others have and where to get them.

    Lots of talented fabricators here and I'd enjoy seeing what you consider to be some of your unique/most useful tools.

    For aluminum sheet metal work, this vise grip has been modified with a couple rollers that turn the edge of a sheet down slightly as you pull the pliars along the edge. When riveted together, the edge of the sheet stays flush with the slight turndown.





    Cannon plug pliers. Made of aluminum with soft jaws, these are really handy to generate a lot of force without marring the work surface.



    Spring compressor to install my airplane engine pushrod tubes.



    Tungsten bucking bar for riveting. Makes the steel ones feel light!



    Hog ring pliers for upholstery and spring loaded hose clamps.





    Offset wrenches to remove the base nuts off airplane cylinders.



    Doohickey that perfectly marks the center of any hole.





    Spark plug holder for threading them into deep wells (BMW tool, but most just use a piece of small hose)



    Shaviv deburring tool



    Safety wire tool that lets you hand wind wire with precision in tight spots.





    Milbar reversible wire pliers.



    Flexible magnetic drain plug removal tool.



    I'd be remiss not to include my KWICK brake caliper piston pliers and Stites steering stem socket too!



    VW water pump pulley holder



    Dial torque wrenches accurate to 1%





    Motion Pro liquid filled pressure gauge



    Aircraft brake lining press/tool kit



    Contour gauge



    Sheet metal nibbling tool





    Motion Pro 90 degree hex driver for adjusting carb screws on the bike.



    Ghetto axle removal tool. Went through a whole bin of nuts until I found a couple that had threads that let it clock perfectly so all the flats were lined up.



    And lastly, my old bottle and beer can opener. I'm sure some of you guys remember the old oil and beer cans that you pierced open.

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    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Bar is set too high.

    I got a couple tools that have no idea what they are for. Ergo, they are unique.
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  3. #3
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Where do I start?
    My buddy the Prototype Machinist at the GM Proving Grounds...now in Yuma...made this for me from my design:

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  4. #4
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    SnapOn 17mm 3/8" socket for the axle:

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Special Tool for drilling the locator hole...marked so I don't drill another....

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  6. #6
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Nice, that's the stuff I was hoping to see.

    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  7. #7
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Vampliers, for removing stripped Phillips and Allens....they also work spectacularly for something I cannot remember at this time

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  8. #8
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    ...oh yeah, stuck float needle plunger free-ups.

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  9. #9
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Spun on the lathe 12mm socket for removing enrichner plungers from Kaw carbs:

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  10. #10
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Vampliers, for removing stripped Phillips and Allens....they also work spectacularly for something I cannot remember at this time

    Attachment 244562
    I've always debated whether or not to buy these and what they'd be good for. Now I know...
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  11. #11
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Incredibly Rare RaceTech 17mm socket the adjust preload on 1997-2003 forks...discontinued YEARS ago:


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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  12. #12
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Need to disassemble forks, fork cartridges, shocks? Tealdo made this set of hardwood clamps:

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    Pete Aronson
    315 West Elliot Road
    Suites 107-487
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  13. #13
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    This one is not mine, but is on loan from KWICK. It's a super trick tool to remove caliper pistons from Yamaha monoblock calipers.

    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  14. #14
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Incredibly Rare RaceTech 17mm socket the adjust preload on 1997-2003 forks...discontinued YEARS ago:


    Attachment 244564
    Wow, someone here has gotta remake this!!!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  15. #15
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Yoshimura spring tool...I have one put away with the logo also:

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    Pete Aronson
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  16. #16
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    I've always debated whether or not to buy these and what they'd be good for. Now I know...
    Buy them, they are REALLY useful! Really...I even have a spare set....something I have an issue with: duplication.

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  17. #17
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Buy them, they are REALLY useful! Really...I even have a spare set....something I have an issue with: duplication.
    You gotta have doubles so that when they walk away with your "friends" never to return, you aren't high and dry when you need them yourself. :
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  18. #18
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    You gotta have doubles so that when they walk away with your "friends" never to return, you aren't high and dry when you need them yourself. :
    I take a picture of the guy/gal and tool when it goes out the door. And, that is ONLY for VERY good friends!

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    Pete Aronson
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    Tempe, AZ 85284
    602-397-4869.

  19. #19
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Smart...
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Bellville, TX

    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    No fair specializing, I'm taking my ball home now. Oh wait,

    Ford fan clutch tool

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    Polevault screwdrivers.

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    14mm hex key

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  21. #21
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Nice

    You just reminded me I forgot to include the FBDT II bought from the ZRXOA
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  22. #22
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Need to disassemble forks, fork cartridges, shocks? Tealdo made this set of hardwood clamps:

    Attachment 244565
    Is that a Motion Pro 90 degree hex driver I see in that drawer with the clamps?
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  23. #23
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Is that a Motion Pro 90 degree hex driver I see in that drawer with the clamps?
    Yes, what a friggin' POS.
    Anyone want to buy it?

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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
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    West Coast of Scotland

    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    I love this grip guage as it takes the guess work out of meausuring bolt length pitch etc etc
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  25. #25
    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Austin, TX

    Let's see your most unique tools


  26. #26
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Guyton, Georgia

    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    You brought back some fond memories Arash with the reciprocating engine tools!! I have an old gang lock tool somewhere that pushed the locking collars down on to the base nuts of the cylinders on a R1820-82B from my Navy days. Many hours spend spinning safety wire with both of the tools you posted!

  27. #27
    Hooligan
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    my special tool? well sorry lads I'm not taking my pants down for no one! lol

  28. #28
    Slip and Slide
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    Springfield MA

    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Wow, someone here has gotta remake this!!!
    I bought a Honda tool for $5 on EBAY. fits/works perfectly

    banjo bolt tool #648788 ?

    edit: fuel filter banjo tool
    Last edited by salnap; 08-29-2016 at 11:45 AM.

  29. #29
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by johnakay View Post
    my special tool? well sorry lads I'm not taking my pants down for no one! lol
    And it only took 27 posts to get there!!!
    Big Harry

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  30. #30
    Slip and Slide
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    Springfield MA

    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Yes, what a friggin' POS.
    Anyone want to buy it?
    how much of a POS and how much you want for it?


 

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