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I have used the socket idea also. It works well if the forks are out of the bike, but when we did Showmedudes forks a couple of months ago, the socket wouldn't remain square to the cap. The sloped ridge for the air fitting caused the socket to seat at a angle. And on his 650's there was other crap in the way so we couldn't get a good angle on it.



I found a piece of 1-1/4" (?) EMT conduit, about a foot long laying around and slotted a 3/4" section the width of the cap's ridge. Then bent the slotted part in to conform to the angle of the ridge. Now the pipe remains straight up and aligned, and you have a very thin walled tool to get into tighter configurations.



I didn't take a picture, Showmedude probably still has it in his safety deposit box and could probably remove it for a photo if the need arose.
 
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