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Wheel hub locknut socket

Postby lukemclaughlin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:06 pm

I’m after a socket used to tension the wheel hub locknut for the front wheel bearings on a bighorn. It has 2 prongs that connect into the locknut. Any parts stores in Christchurch that sell this?
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Re: Wheel hub locknut socket

Postby Chchbiggie » Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:34 am

never seen one, i have always used a flat head screwdriver and hammer
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Re: Wheel hub locknut socket

Postby geeves » Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:18 pm

I use a nail punch and hammer
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Wheel hub locknut socket

Postby lukemclaughlin » Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:31 pm

Found this on Trademe, it’s on various other US and australian websites but shipping works to be more expensive so I went through Trademe. The diameter between the two pins is only slightly too small, less than 1mm. I sanded the inside edge of both pins with 80 grit and it fit the locknut perfectly. This now lets me torque the locknut to 30nm to seat the bearings and then helps set the required preload.
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