AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Technical Tip (27) Special Spanner for Fork Nuts

Adjusting Teledraulic forks needs a big fat spanner to tighten the head nut and another to tighten the locknut against it. On 1¼in forks, using a standard spanner on the head nut leaves restricted space for getting to the locknut without scuffing the chrome.  A tool intended for car fans, (“Draper” brand,
ref  FHW36) if opened out slightly to suit, makes an ideal slim spanner for the head nut.