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Has anyone found a good place to purchase the sockets for rear wheel on a 748, think its a 41mm and a 46mm. I have not been able to find these at any auto parts stores or sears. Does anyone know of an online store that might have them? Thanks!
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (Mental998)

i know a toolshop up here in the bay area that stocks these for $15-20 each and I get a pretty good discount since I buy from them often. They are S&K brand. Send me an email [email protected] - I can help you get them and ship it to you.

You can also use standard sockets from Sears. They will work fine as long as you get the 12 point ones.
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (duc_748)

Sears.

The sprocket side socket is a six-point 41 mm (1-5/8-inch.)

For the wheel side you'll need a six-point 46 mm (1-13/16-inch) socket and a torque wrench with a handle extension. Most sockets this size are 3/4-inch drives so you also may need a 3/4-to-1/2-inch drive adapter. A 12-point socket will work too, of course.

Check your socket’s construction. You may need to machine down the hex end of the socket if it has recessed flats. Otherwise, you'll only get partial engagement of the socket flats on the comparatively thin nut. There's high torque involved here so you'll want to anticipate slipping and damaging the nut.
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (Shazaam!)

Come on you guys. You'll spend $400+ on boots but buy cheap, crap tools....BUY SNAP ON!!!
 
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You can also get the big metric sizes from most industrial supply houses in the Proto brand. Mine came from MSC
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (ducman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ducman »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Come on you guys. You'll spend $400+ on boots but buy cheap, crap tools....BUY SNAP ON!!!
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If I made my living removing and installing wheels on a Ducati... that would make sence to me.
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (Mental998)

thanks for all the info! I orded them online from the link listed(cbperf.) and it was only something like $12 bucks each, which seems pretty fair. But of course they sent me an email saying they are a week behind shipping
and now it looks like I am going to have to try to borrow some from someone (anyone?) to get my new sprocket and chain mounted up before my track day next week.
Anyway thanks again!
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (duc_748)

Try Sears again and ask for a 1 13/16. Of course it only comes in 1/2'' drive. Good luck. MH
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (akduc)

Yeah the big socket from Snap-On I got i 1 inch drive, But with enough reducers I got it down to fit my 1/4 inch thumbwheel ratchet.
 
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I ordered the 46mm from cbperf as well and got the same email about them being behind on processing orders. Got the socket two days later though!
 
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mine came yesterday from cb! pretty good deal, though I am not sure about them saying there shipping is behind, it came in 2 days!
 
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Re: where to buy rear wheel sockets? (Shazaam!)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Shazaam! »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sears.

You may need to machine down the hex end of the socket if it has recessed flats. Otherwise, you'll only get partial engagement of the socket flats on the comparatively thin nut. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Yet another pearl of wisdom from Shazaam that is easily overlooked. The bigger the socket, the larger the radius on the end of the socket, and with a very thin nut you will really increase the amount of contact you get if you face off that big radius.

Now who do I know that has a surface grinder ........

(this will certainly help if that mother scratchin nut is locked up on there like mine was once.)

 
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I bought a 46mm 1/2 drive off the Snap On truck for about 50 bucks. They are pricy but well worth the investment when you think about how often you adjust the chain and do really want to chance ruining that nice billet axle nut.
 
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