08 wr450 steering stem nut

5 replies to this topic
  • tylerseehuetter

Posted June 08, 2014 - 03:30 PM


What size socket do i need to remove the upper steering stem nut? Ive already tried a 30mm and this is too small.

  • mch

Posted June 08, 2014 - 07:11 PM



  • fixitandy

Posted June 08, 2014 - 10:22 PM


Mate, just use a big shifter, ROOSTA out!

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 10, 2014 - 06:30 AM


Torque on the crown nut is 105 ft/lb, the nut is aluminum, and the space around it is somewhat limited.  The use of a "shifter" ("Crescent" adjustable wrench) is a really bad idea.

  • tylerseehuetter

Posted June 10, 2014 - 11:19 AM


I agree. I already removed the hadlebars to access the triple clamp, but this is a component of the motorcycle that MUST be torqued properly, not wrenched on with an adjustable wrench.

  • tylerseehuetter

Posted June 10, 2014 - 11:22 AM


32mm it is. Thanks MCH!


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