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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Argh bit of an annoying one, was attempting to undo one of the bolts underneath the rear light that bolts the under tray to the frame and the socket bit fell off and actually went into the end of the frame. I could hear it roll right down to the centre too!

Now my initial plan was to push the front of the bike up something steep so it rolls back out (would have to be quite steep), but i don't seem to have anything at my disposable that would suit.

I need to Macgyver this! any suggestions?


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:14 pm 
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magnet on the end of a straightened wire coathanger 8o
been there done that :D

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:13 pm 
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370steve wrote:
magnet on the end of a straightened wire coathanger 8o
been there done that :D


That was my first thought but couldn't find a magnet! tried making a loop with some wire and trying to hook it out but no joy. Also made a massive ramp in my garage out of everything i could find stacked up. It was pretty impressive and i got the bike on a right ole angle but it wasn't enough for gravity to do its thing!

Where do magnets even come from? haha. Will hunt one down tomorrow!


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:52 am 
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Steves idea sounds good

I have noticed this open end frame issue on my 900 also , thinking , hmmm dont want to drop nothing down there :angel



When I had the end cans off once though , I dropped a socket down the exhaust , it rolled right down to the middle :Bang


So I thought how do I get that out ,, 8o


I know ,,, Start the engine rev it and blow it out :evil but as I worried about it flying out and smacking the rear shock,,, I placed a piece of wood close to the end , started the engine , revved it , and SMACK !!!

Socket fell to the floor and the wood had a dent in it :rollin

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:55 pm 
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Phil D wrote:
370steve wrote:
Where do magnets even come from? haha. Will hunt one down tomorrow!



Halfords do one on the end of a telescopic rod - not sure if itll be long enough but you will have a magnet to try out - not expensive (hopefully)

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:01 pm 
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Steve's right get yourself a small round magnet that will fit in the frame tube the wrap as much insulation tape round at the same time attaching a long length or wire/string and then pass it down and fingers crossed. oldgit919


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Also bare in mind the frame is also magnetic , so make sure you attach the magnet well to the wire , or you will end up with x2 items stuck in there !! 8o

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Oh god the story continues.

Found a surprisingly strong magnet off the back of a name badge, it was only small but seriously strong! I don't have any wire coat hangers in the house so decided to use a relatively thin flexible bit of bamboo. I used electrical tape and taped that magnet on tight so it wasn't going to come away (or so i thought!)

Had a few goes sticking it down there but couldn't quite reach it, on my third or fourth go the magnet was stuck to the frame quite hard and when i pulled back it actually snapped the end off!!

So now theres a socket but plus a magnet with a small piece of bamboo attached to it stuck in there!!!
ARGHH!

I genuinely don't see how i can get it out without getting the bike almost vertical? At least the magnet won't roll about i suppose

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:35 pm 
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paulh0rnet wrote:
Also bare in mind the frame is also magnetic , so make sure you attach the magnet well to the wire , or you will end up with x2 items stuck in there !! 8o


Phil D wrote:
Oh god the story continues.

Found a surprisingly strong magnet off the back of a name badge, it was only small but seriously strong! I don't have any wire coat hangers in the house so decided to use a relatively thin flexible bit of bamboo. I used electrical tape and taped that magnet on tight so it wasn't going to come away (or so i thought!)

Had a few goes sticking it down there but couldn't quite reach it, on my third or fourth go the magnet was stuck to the frame quite hard and when i pulled back it actually snapped the end off!!

So now theres a socket but plus a magnet with a small piece of bamboo attached to it stuck in there!!!
ARGHH!

I genuinely don't see how i can get it out without getting the bike almost vertical? At least the magnet won't roll about i suppose

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oops !!! :Bang

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sovrec wrote:
Phil D wrote:
370steve wrote:
Where do magnets even come from? haha. Will hunt one down tomorrow!



Halfords do one on the end of a telescopic rod - not sure if itll be long enough but you will have a magnet to try out - not expensive (hopefully)


:clap :clap

got one of them now :)

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:07 pm 
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370steve wrote:
sovrec wrote:


Halfords do one on the end of a telescopic rod - not sure if itll be long enough but you will have a magnet to try out - not expensive (hopefully)


:clap :clap

got one of them now :)


Would it happen to reach around the curve of the frame to where my elusive socket bit is hiding do you think?


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Phil D wrote:

Would it happen to reach around the curve of the frame to where my elusive socket bit is hiding do you think?


How big is the magnet you lost in there too ?? chances are you have blocked the exit now with the magnet

you need the long reach flexi claw tool ,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-2434-Pick-up-magnetic-flexi/dp/B003AMUC3U

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:54 pm 
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paulh0rnet wrote:
Phil D wrote:

Would it happen to reach around the curve of the frame to where my elusive socket bit is hiding do you think?


How big is the magnet you lost in there too ?? chances are you have blocked the exit now with the magnet

you need the long reach flexi claw tool ,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-2434-Pick-up-magnetic-flexi/dp/B003AMUC3U


Nah defo won't have blocked it, the magnet was probably 5cm long, 1cm wide and 1 deep.

Thanks for the link to that tool though will give it a bash!


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:10 pm 
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paulh0rnet wrote:
Phil D wrote:

Would it happen to reach around the curve of the frame to where my elusive socket bit is hiding do you think?


How big is the magnet you lost in there too ?? chances are you have blocked the exit now with the magnet

you need the long reach flexi claw tool ,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-2434-Pick-up-magnetic-flexi/dp/B003AMUC3U



Good link - I've had one of those for donkeys and they are INDISPENSABLE !

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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:38 pm 
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Went to halfords first thing this morning and picked up one of these babies:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/garage ... ck-up-tool

Fished out the socket bit first time! Then went back in with the claw and got the magnet out as well!!

Literally so happy!!


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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Phil D wrote:
Went to halfords first thing this morning and picked up one of these babies:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/garage ... ck-up-tool

Fished out the socket bit first time! Then went back in with the claw and got the magnet out as well!!

Literally so happy!!



Superb ! glad you got a result ! :thumbup

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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:19 pm 
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Phil D wrote:
Went to halfords first thing this morning and picked up one of these babies:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/garage ... ck-up-tool

Fished out the socket bit first time! Then went back in with the claw and got the magnet out as well!!

Literally so happy!!


great job :clap

that's the exact same thing as per my link , nice that Halfords do them also :hat

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