Gregory Bender

Fork bottom bushing from fork tube removal tool

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

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Stephen Brenton's purpose made tool

Stephen Brenton is kind enough to manufacture this tool. Contact him directly for price and availability. View all of the tools that Stephen Brenton makes.

Tool is shown attached to 12 inch breaker bar, fork and bushing are shown on right. MG# 12525900 T1

Moto Guzzi special tool for the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.
Moto Guzzi special tool for the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Brenton.

Moto Guzzi special tool for the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.
Moto Guzzi special tool for the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Brenton.

Marc Schneider's technique

Thank to Marc Schneider for sending me this information via email. In Marc's own words:

You and several others list a special tool to remove the lock nut holding the bottom fork bushing to the fork tube. Instead of going through the process of manufacturing a special tool you can just use a hook wrench with the appropriate size (pin max 5 mm × 5 mm or 5 mm diameter), diameter of the tool ~36 mm. I use an adjustable hook wrench (35 mm - 60 mm) with a 4 mm round pin and it worked perfectly. Just make sure you rest the tool on the nut and not the slightly larger shim between the nut and the bushing. Might not work if the nut is seized and rusted in place.

Adjustable hook wrench for removing the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.
Adjustable hook wrench for removing the bottom fork bushing on the fork tube.

Photo courtesy of Marc Schneider.