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specialeddy
I went down. BENT forks. REPLACED forks... but i have a broken steering stop on lower triple tree. I am ordering new lower triple tree. Anyone know what tool is required to losen lower tree? Any links to any fz07 triple tree videos will be greatly appreciated.

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rick
you will need to replace the inner bearing race that sits at the bottom of the stem (there's no getting the old one off w/o damaging it). I've not touched mine, but can't recall there being a tool needed to unbolt the stem beyond needing a torque wrench.

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specialeddy
you will need to replace the inner bearing race that sits at the bottom of the stem (there's no getting the old one off w/o damaging it). I've not touched mine, but can't recall there being a tool needed to unbolt the stem beyond needing a torque wrench.
 
 
Service manual says a special tool is needed... there is a bolt in the stem that requires a special wrench... but i have watched shade tree mechanics loosen the nut with a mallet and chisel.. which acually damages the nut in most cases.. the tool is about 15 to 30 bucks... i will just buy it as service manual suggested checking steering stem bearings periodically...

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rick
Just had a look at the parts blow-up. The bearing adjuster nut is yer basic castellated thing. It's probably not very tight as it sets the preload on the stem bearings. Any hook spanner will unscrew it. Is there a torque setting for the adjuster in the service manual?
 
My Aprilia "needs" a special (read expensive) tool to do this. It was a lot cheaper just to modify a socket to fit the adjuster.
 
In a pinch, w/o the tool, you can just do this by feel with a small (cheap) hook spanner.

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gregjet
I made a tool from an old bicycle headset G spanner. They are easily available and someone that has had bicycles for years my give you a used one as they pretty much are obsolete ( stems clamp on nowdays). I just resized the nub and re radiused the inner curve. Cheap and only took about 10 minutes.

Go forth and modify my son...go forth and modify...

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