Re: Cleaning steering stem?
Well, since I have alot of time and a little money I spend around an hour tonight making my own steering stem nut socket. I got a 36mm deep socket from the local auto parts store for 5 bucks. I think it's for an axle nut or something, it's one of those bigass black steel solid socket doohickies. Anyways, I used my trusty dremel and cut away the shape of the stem nut so the socket now has 4 posts that fit right into the notches of the nut. I know the nut has 8 notches but I really don't think it'll matter only using 4. The posts that go into the notches are so thick they'll never break or bend.
One last question regarding this. The manual says to tighten to 30lb/ft, rotate back and forth 5 times, loosen and retighten to 13lb/ft. Does this sound right to you guys who have done this or is there a better way?
Last edited by 2k2954; 02-21-2004 at 8:49 PM.
Reason: spelling, I'm a dumbass