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20mm Hex Key? Holy Hell!

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Ok, so update time. Since it was only -11 today (without windchill), I decided to do some work on the bike. And the weekend is supposed to be around zero too, so should get some shit done!

Today I put on my clip-on handle bars, and the chrome headlight brackets. Very sexy. Ran into a problem though...

When I was putting on the left bar, I had to take off the left fork cap and bung the thing on with a hammer and wood block. Well it's on fine now, but I have no idea how to put the cap back on the fork, as it's pretty hard to compress the spring and turn the cap at the same time. The hex socket in the cap is 20mm, but I looked around town and no one seems to carry a 20mm hex wrench or anything!

I tried fashioning one out of an old hockey stick, and it works for fitting in the socket, but it's still very hard to get it to go in the fork.

I feel like the hugest noob in the world here :p

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Man I know what you mean about the cold. I haven't touched my bike all week. It's still sitting in the garage with the carbs off. Too cold to put them back on. So now I'm just working on the tank in my nice toasty workshop.
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