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Valve adj tool 57001-113 28 Sep 2023 14:02 #889870

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Has anyone bought and used the knockoff valve adjustment tool? Is it exactly like factory tool functionally? When searching I came across it on eBay it looks the same about 25 bucks less.
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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 09:15 #889881

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Ya get what ya pay for! I wouldn’t buy the aftermarket. I personally have not used one but have heard the lip that holds the bucket down is not correct and causes issues. 
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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 10:09 #889887

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I think I paid about $60 bucks for my factory tool. That lip barely grabs the bucket. Anything less and I think you’ll regret trying to save a few bucks.
The factory tool looks like it’ll last forever.
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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 11:20 #889894

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Another vote for the factory tool.  The people who made the engines developed the tool. 
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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 13:47 #889900

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Thank you all that’s what I needed to know, ordered factory one from dealer today.

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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 17:05 #889902

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That's a $100 tool, man.  I'd take a hard pass on that.  

Motion Pro is $10?  And there is always the zip-tie method.  Lots of guys swear by that.  

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Valve adj tool 57001-113 29 Sep 2023 20:26 #889906

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Wish I'd known about that method 30 years ago before I bought the factory tool !  

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Valve adj tool 57001-113 30 Sep 2023 00:32 #889910

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That's a $100 tool, man.  I'd take a hard pass on that.  

Motion Pro is $10?  And there is always the zip-tie method.  Lots of guys swear by that.  

gsarchive.bwringer.com/bikecliff/images/valve_tool_zip_tie.pdf
Having spent thousands of pounds on tools when I was spannering for a living I'm a little more pragmatic these days. Factory tools are nice, and an essential for a professional shop where they are used frequently but for things used "once a year" there are usually alternatives (not always) to do the job right for a fraction of the cost. Some factory tools are ludicrously expensive (I had to go factory for the head bolt tool on my Jaguar as the bolts are unique to Jaguar and the demand isn't high enough for somebody else to make them. It's a 12.5mm six point ribe bit and the 1/2 inch drive socket was $120)

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Valve adj tool 57001-113 30 Sep 2023 09:34 #889922

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IMO, that's what Harbor Freight is all about. I have many "once a year" tools now, that I otherwise would never own. 
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