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Old 06-06-2011, 06:32 PM
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After living with the infamous rattle for a thousand kilometers, I purchased an APE CCT and managed to install it with no major issues in a few hours.

I installed and adjusted it as per the instructions found on the CBR World forum but I am nervous to ride because I can't tighten the locking nut very easily. I am using a closed 16mm wrench that I sawed in half so that I can get a decent stroke, but it is so short that it doesn't provide a lot of leverage. I tried longer wrenches with no success.

Anyone have any tips? I can go buy another wrench if someone will tell me what I need.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:21 PM
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after I got mine adjusted I pulled the fuel rail off and then was able to get my hand and wrench in to tighten the jam nut.
 
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:07 PM
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Have you tried a ratcheting wrench? I have yet to attempt anything to do with the CCT
and it's infamously tight placement but I know my set of ratcheting wrenches have saved me numerous times on my car.
 
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+1 for ratcheting wrench. wish I had one when I was doing mine
 
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by fourxchevy View Post
after I got mine adjusted I pulled the fuel rail off and then was able to get my hand and wrench in to tighten the jam nut.
I would happily just pull the fuel rail, but I was hoping to find a less painful method. Apparently this CCT may need adjustments every so often and I would rather find a good combination of tools to avoid having to tear the bike apart to reach it.

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Have you tried a ratcheting wrench? I have yet to attempt anything to do with the CCT
and it's infamously tight placement but I know my set of ratcheting wrenches have saved me numerous times on my car.
Good idea. I'll have to head to the tool store and see if I can pick up a ratcheting wrench. I seem to remember ratcheting wrenches that had an aggressively angled head, which would be useful in this application.

Thanks for the tips guys.
 
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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make sure you get a ratcheting wrench that has a short throw, I have a off brand set and there wasn't enough room in there to make it grab the next tooth.
 
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I have a craftsman flex head ratchet set, i couldnt imagine getting to it without one of these......
 
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I have a craftsman flex head ratchet set, i couldnt imagine getting to it without one of these......
Sick, are you still able to get enough of a stroke out of one of those to properly tighten the nut?

I was searching around another forum and a crowfoot was suggested. Snap-on sells single crowfoots (crowfeet?) in 16mm varieties but the smallest drive available is 3/8, which is quite a large tool.

I'll take a look at the Craftman set, if they don't work I can always take them back.
 
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There's not much room to work in for sure. The handle of the ratchet only moves about an inch back and forth, but it's just enough to get another "click" out of the ratchet each time for another stroke.

If you remove the air box and/or the fuel rail it would obviously open up alot of space but really isnt neccessary.
 
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