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I made one from galvanized and the teeth were not strong enough.

I did put the socket inside the pipe, then drilled a hole through the socket and pipe and put a nut and bolt on it, worked fine, till the teeth broke.

You can try to harden the black pipe once completed by heating it up (red hot) and quickly dipping it in oil (Used motor oil is fine).

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I made one from galvanized and the teeth were not strong enough.

I did put the socket inside the pipe, then drilled a hole through the socket and pipe and put a nut and bolt on it, worked fine, till the teeth broke.

You can try to harden the black pipe once completed by heating it up (red hot) and quickly dipping it in oil (Used motor oil is fine).
I swear I was just thinking about the teeth breaking. Must be esp,,,lol.

Maybe I should just make it out of a 36mm socket. Nut man. They aint cheap.


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I made one from galvanized and the teeth were not strong enough.

I did put the socket inside the pipe, then drilled a hole through the socket and pipe and put a nut and bolt on it, worked fine, till the teeth broke.

You can try to harden the black pipe once completed by heating it up (red hot) and quickly dipping it in oil (Used motor oil is fine).

I wonder if the galv would break easier than the black.


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I swear I was just thinking about the teeth breaking. Must be esp,,,lol.

Maybe I should just make it out of a 36mm socket. Nut man. They aint cheap.
I'm telling ya, hit a pawn shop for a used one since you're going to grind on it anyway.
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Don't forget, we do have a tool loaner program, and we have 2 sockets available, or for $35 you can get one off EBay........

I understand it's not as much fun as making your own...... been there, done that....

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Might have a snag.

I just talked to a guy in welding school. He says you may not be able to weld the hardened socket to the washer. Any ideas on that??

I'll have to ask my regular welding expert.

If that won't work I'll have to start from scratch. Dam!!
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Can you elaborate on how you made yours.
Just used black pipe and welded keystock onto it.Welded a cap on the top and then welded an old 3/8" 3 " extention into it.There's no real torque where this is used,so it really doesn't need to be all that strong.The other short socket was just an old socket that I had around.Cut the slots in with a die grinder with a cut-off wheel in it.

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I made one from galvanized and the teeth were not strong enough.

I did put the socket inside the pipe, then drilled a hole through the socket and pipe and put a nut and bolt on it, worked fine, till the teeth broke.

You can try to harden the black pipe once completed by heating it up (red hot) and quickly dipping it in oil (Used motor oil is fine).
How'd you break the teeth off when the spec is only 14 to 20 ft. lbs. for the preload and then basically finger tight on the top castle nut?The nut on top of the bridge is the only one that has any real torque on it.

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Anyone know if the upper steering stem nut that goes above the bridge is the same thread for the 1200 and the 1500.

The 1200 uses a washer and a 4 slotted nut that requires the special tool. And that gets torqued to 70 ft lbs. So those teeth might break with a home made tool.

The 1500 uses a flanged nut that you can put a socket on.

If I could use a 1500 nut on my 1200 I would only have to make one tool.


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BTW. I googled about welding black pipe. Turns out it is not "Black Iron" pipe at all. It was just called that at some point in time and the name stuck. It is not iron. You can weld the crap out of it. It's just mild steel.

I may not make the upper tool out of it since it is mild steel and the teeth make break as mentioned above. Besides. I do have a junk 1" impact socket that I think will work for the upper tool. Unless I find out that a 1500 stem nut will work, I'll just use the socket.

Can't remember what kind of tool I made out of this socket before. Must have worked,,,,lol.
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