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  • Adam76
    Adam76
    11 days ago
    Hey guys, 
    Anyone know where I can buy a decent quality set of circlip pliers that actually fit the tiny snap rings found all over the bike? 
    Doing a cam change right now and this job requires a good set.... the cheap set I have just isn't cutting it. 
    Problem is not that I can't find a good set - it's finding one that is small enough for the tiny circlips HDs have. 

    Thanks in advance

  • binnsy
    binnsy
    11 days ago
    Where are you? I would have thought any decent tool on seller would  have those pliers at any price you were willing to pay ?? ie shit or good quality.?
  • Hoodeng
    Hoodeng
    11 days ago
    Get these, they will cover all HD internal circlips.
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    11 days ago
    Quoting Hoodeng on 05 Jun 2021 01:02 AM

    Get these, they will cover all HD internal circlips.

    I take it the Part No.s are on the handles - you may need let the camera focus a little before pressing the button.
  • Adam76
    Adam76
    11 days ago
    Quoting Hoodeng on 05 Jun 2021 01:02 AM

    Get these, they will cover all HD internal circlips.

    Thanks Hoodeng. What tool shops stock  the right seize KNIPEX ?
    Found these, but doubt they're small enough. 

    Cheers
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    11 days ago
    Quoting Hoodeng on 05 Jun 2021 01:02 AM

    Get these, they will cover all HD internal circlips.

    As Wg said its not a great photo. 
    Looks like  Bluepoint and Knipex and maybe another brand? 
    Both of those brands are good quality gear and will do the job. 
    I bought a cheap and nasty " universal "
     set back in the  day, probably made in China. It was shit. I think Bluepoint  is American and Knipex is German. 
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    11 days ago
    the amount of times I have a circlip to remove, I never have a tool.
    I will get on the Blackwoods catalogue and see what work will order for me
  • Hoodeng
    Hoodeng
    11 days ago
    Blue Point PR1245A, Knipex 46 11 AO, Knipex 49 11 AO. Can't get RJ anymore. Tips on Knipex have to be ground to get the best fit with Anderton supplied clips.
    Trans snap rings, Dowidat 172.  Pinion snap rings, Hagerty HRL-1.

    I am an machinist not a photographer.
  • magnum54
    magnum54
    11 days ago
    'I am an machinist not a photographer.'

    Thank you
    Appreciate the input
  • magnum54
    magnum54
    11 days ago
    These are good value for the DIY'er
    I got a set of Powerbuilt made in US, a lot of years ago. I have seen Kingcrome which are not as good, and a lot of chinese shit.
    Pic is of combination set from UK with 3 year warranty. They look ok. You may be able to get them locally.
    These are good for everything except the clip on the end of the pivot pin for brake and clutch levers. I modified another pair for them.



  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    11 days ago
    Quoting Adam76 on 05 Jun 2021 12:05 AM

    Hey guys, 

    Anyone know where I can buy a decent quality set of circlip pliers that actually fit the tiny snap rings found all over the bike? 
    Doing a cam change right now and this job requires a good set.... the cheap set I have just isn't cutting it. 
    Problem is not that I can't find a good set - it's finding one that is small enough for the tiny circlips HDs have. 

    Thanks in advance

    I have seen good quality ones for sale at shops that sell bearings and seals etc.
    At least that way you can see them in the flesh before you buy.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    10 days ago
    milbar make excellent circlip pliers,each one interchanges between internal and external.for the very small clips on clutch/brake lever pivots you might need a speacalist tool store for them.
  • robnicko
    robnicko
    10 days ago
    Quoting magnum54 on 05 Jun 2021 07:38 AM

    These are good value for the DIY'er
    I got a set of Powerbuilt made in US, a lot of years ago. I have seen Kingcrome which are not as good, and a lot of chinese shit.
    Pic is of combination set from UK with 3 year warranty. They look ok. You may be able to get them locally.
    These are good for everything except the clip on the end of the pivot pin for brake and clutch levers. I modified another pair for them.



    agree on the Kinchrome ones, bought them when I had to remove the circlips for the footpegs and one of the pins broke on the pliers instantly. and they are tiny circlips on the pegs too.
    took em straight back to the big green shed bought the powerbuilt ones from OS