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where can I find a locknut socket to remove the pinion bearing on a 99 400 foreman 4x4 front drive
I don't know where you could buy one, but you can make one yourself if you have a welder and can weld. Just find a large fitting with an outer hex shape. Cut the hex shaped part off and weld it to the end of an impact socket. I don't know for sure where you can find the right fitting. I already had one laying around. I have no ideal where it even came from or what it went to.

Here is a link I found that shows how to make the tool. They used a large nut instead of a large fitting like I used. Either one will work, but the nut might be easier to find.

ATV Nation - General Tips - Honda Lock Nut Tool

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You might also be interested in this information I found on the High Lifter website. Honda Mechanic posted this:

These are the Honda rear end tools ..
This is the rear end with ring gear removed..
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Pop out the seal..
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Remove the large retainer nut..
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Using the holder remove the pinion nut ..
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Then pull the pinion ..
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The small pinion bearing comes out by working the retainer ring to the hole
and bending the tip up and pulling it out with needle nose plyers or needle
nose vice grips..The hole can be just seen thru the dirt..
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This rear end had All Balls rear end kit installed..
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and if you can't find any..and don't have a welder..a peice of 1 1/2x 1 1/2 square tubbing and a pipe wrench with flat jaws will work just as good.
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