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steering head bearing socket

I need to replace the steering head bearings on my '01 929 and i know honda makes a special socket for the nut that holds them in. Does anyone know if theres a certain size of regular socket i can modify to do this job so i dont have to spend big money on the special honda tool?
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Re: steering head bearing socket

I think its a spanner wrench you want like the one to adjust the shock. I just use a hammer and a flat head screwdriver.
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Re: steering head bearing socket

You can buy adjustable C-spanners for it although I simply cut my own out of 5mm aluminium plate.
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Re: steering head bearing socket

yeah i heard i could use those, my only concern was not under or over torqing the bearings. but i could give that spanner a try
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Re: steering head bearing socket

You torque the steering head bearings by feel so it's hard to go wrong.

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