Gregory Bender

Disc brake sleeve nut tool

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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I extracted this recommendation from Carl (carl_wnnr) off of the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group. In Carl's own words:

I use one of these to remove the fork tube top cap sleeve nut: Air cooled Volkswagen oil filter nut removal tool, part number AC000139

Thanks to Ralf Brinkmann for sending me this information in a private e-mail. In Ralf's own words:

Tool is home made by hand with iron saw and a file set.

Parts list:

The two pins at the end of the tube are 4 mm in length

I did file two grooves to fit to a 27 mm wrench.

The bolt is either from one of my VW Bugs or a VW Split Screen Bus. Two of them are bolting the gearbox carrier to the rear end of the chassis.

The sleeve nuts where tightened so strong by a pre owner - I suppose with an air chisel - that I had to extend my 27 mm wrench to double the length.

Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.
Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.

Photo courtesy of Ralf Brinkmann.

Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.
Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.

Photo courtesy of Ralf Brinkmann.

Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.
Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.

Photo courtesy of Ralf Brinkmann.

Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.
Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.

Photo courtesy of Ralf Brinkmann.

Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.
Tool for tightening the sleeve nut.

Photo courtesy of Ralf Brinkmann.

I extracted this recommendation from Leon Karlak off of the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group. In Leon's own words:

A few months ago we had a discussion regarding the best tool to use to screw/unscrew the slotted front fork sleeve that screws into the top of the fork tube and has an O-ring about 40% of the way down from the top.

An air cooled Volkswagen engine tool was recommended. When I showed the one I purchased to my son, he said that he had a Craftsman socket he hadn't used in 20 years that he thought would do a better job. Here it is: Craftsman 1 316 inch Socket, Drag Link, Sears Item# 00944514000 | Model# 44514

I figured you would need something no wider than 30 mm. This tool is 30.1625 mm wide. You can hardly feel the over hang. Just wanted to offer another option to everyone.