Swing arm spindle / pivot pin adjustment tool
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
I found a great little tool at Harbor freight that is perfect for adjusting the swing arm pivot pins. It is called an adjustable pin wrench (Harbor Freight item number 36554) and fits the holes in the pivot pins very well. If your pivot pins are frozen in place, this tool will prove entirely inadequate. But, once your pivots pins are free and you've applied anti-seize compound, it works great.
If your pins are stuck, there are a few techniques you can use to remove them:
- Soak with penetrating oil.
- Try turning the pins with a couple of punches, a vice grip, and a lever. I've found that 5⁄32 inch diameter punches fit nicely in the holes.
- Purchase the pro-style tool from somebody like MG Cycle.
- Spot weld something (like the jam nut) onto the end of the pin and then use a wrench to turn it.