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post #1 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Head bearing lock nuts

Cant seem to find a spanner wrench in the strom tool bag. DOes suzuki sell one? I have some spanners for a few other motorcycles but they dont seem fit.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 12:35 AM
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Suzuki sells a pair of special tools for that job.

09940-14911: Steering stem nut wrench
09940-14960: Steering stem nut wrench socket

They allow the use of a torque wrench to supply the needed 58lb-ft but go for around $140 for the pair. A pin wrench is cheap but inaccurate.

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Here is a home made version;

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 AM
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I tried getting that damn lock-nut loose using a hammer and drift, and then using a spanner wrench, but it wouldn't budge.

I finally broke down and ordered the socket from a guy in Great Britain. Cheaper than anything else I could find and really well made. I figured that way I could torque it back down properly.

He's on ebay as turbosuzukis. Cost me about $61 shipped and he shipped it very quickly.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-03-2009, 05:11 PM
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I used a piece of 1/4" steel rod I had laying around, about 16" long. I sharpened one end to resemble a dull screwdriver so that it caught itself on the nut notches. Then I whacked the opposite end with a hammer. Crude, but worked.

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Did you make an extra????????????
I need to make one of these

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Here is a home made version;

2007 Blue DL650 V-Strom - running out of farkle's to do so bought the VEE
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