stering stem bolt

7 replies to this topic
  • hourout

Posted February 03, 2003 - 05:47 AM


i am replacing the top triple clamp but i need a socket for the stering stem bolt. what size should i buy. thanks. later :)

  • Rokatt88

Posted February 03, 2003 - 07:33 AM


A 1 1/4" socket did the trick for me. :)

  • hourout

Posted February 03, 2003 - 03:08 PM


thanks i give it a rip unless some knows the metric size.

  • Rokatt88

Posted February 03, 2003 - 03:23 PM


Know what'cha mean! I tried to find a metric that size but my Local Pep Boys didn't have metric sockets that went that big. Any port in storm...know what I mean, Vern? :)

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  • Keo

Posted February 03, 2003 - 03:25 PM


If a 1.25" socket fits, it will be either 31 or 32 mm. I would guess 32, since 1.25" converts to 31.75mm. I used ConvertIt btw. This page is pretty cool since it does all kinds of weights, measures, currency, temperature, etc. Enjoy.

  • jaybert600

Posted February 04, 2003 - 06:21 AM


I am 99% sure it is 30mm. Use a 6-point socket if possible, or it can damage the nut with that much torque (80-90 ft.-lb.s, anyone?).

  • XR650Rrider

Posted February 04, 2003 - 08:21 AM


98 Newton-Meters or 72 ft-lbs. You can buy metric sockets that size at Wal-Mart. Stanley brand, they make Mac tools as well.

  • Rokatt88

Posted February 10, 2003 - 07:43 AM



It is a 1 3/16" Socket!!! Not 1 1/4"!!! Sorry for any confusion or rounded steering stem nuts!! When I went to PEP Boy's I got a few different sizes just to make sure. The 1 3/16 is what I have been using. DOH!! I am so embarassed, but I'll suck it up to make sure none of my Thumper Buds have any problems. :)

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