View Full Version : Pliers for hose clamps

06-18-2011, 08:10 PM
I just ordered a set of SS hose clamps for the scooter from AF1 but I'm not too motivated to also buy the Oetiker Pliers since once I switch out the clamps I'll never need the pliers again.

So just wondering if any here have found other tools and/or developed any techniques that can be used to remove the OEM hose clamps? I think I remember someone posting they had success with hooked needle nose pliers but I couldn't find that thread with a search.

06-18-2011, 09:32 PM
i know its not the proper tool but i went to harbor freight, 6.99 for a tool that is used to cut off nail heads and such... took a clamp in with me and tried it out did no cut ears or anything check their website:peace:

06-19-2011, 01:04 AM
the tool AF-1 sells is the Oetiker tool for eared hose clamps

this is not the correct tool, the one below is the tool for real Clic-R clamps is here, it installs and removes them;

unfortunately, Aprilia uses bogus copies of Clic-R clamps

what can i say:rolleyes: