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Triple Tree question

Hey guys,

Just took the upper triple tree off and noticed some odd looking nuts. Now there must be some sort of fancy tool to use to take these nuts off, but before I do that...

-Is it ok to take them off with channel locks?
-Is there a specific torque/position that these need to be tightened to when replaced?

Thanks dudes!
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Here's the pictures. It's the two notched nuts that have a locking ring on it. Probably to make sure they don't come loose.
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I have used a cold chisel and hammer (lightly) to start getting them loose. Something not as pointed as a cold chisel will work better. You can buy a fancy tool if you want to.
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I'd rather not haha. So they are just to hold the bottom trip tree up right? Tightening them together firm but not over powering should do?
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The first one holds the triple tree and the top one keeps that one from loosening. There's a technical way to determine how "tight" they should be, but I always do them so that slight pressure causes them to shift side-to-side. To loose and you'll have "chatter". Too tight and it will be hard to turn.
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there is an oring in between the bottom nut is torqued then the top one in only snugged up till the lock washer can fit in a slot.the top nut may have to be backed off till it locks in
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Here is the tool for the job if you want to do it right.

http://www.redlinepowersports.net/ca..._Steering_.htm


With that said, us Trogalodytes just use a hammer and screwdriver. But you need to know what the proper tension should feel like for proper adjustment.

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Thanks Mick, I just used Birchy Boy's method but with a flathead and a hammer. Came right off.

NOW, how do I take the column off from the bottom tree? I see a small hole in the backside of the tree, thought it might be some sort of allan bolt lock but I'm not sure.

I really appreciate the feedback guys!
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Thanks Mick, I just used Birchy Boy's method but with a flathead and a hammer. Came right off.

NOW, how do I take the column off from the bottom tree? I see a small hole in the backside of the tree, thought it might be some sort of allan bolt lock but I'm not sure.

I really appreciate the feedback guys!
Just curious why you need to take the stem off the lower tree? Is it damaged? If not....I can;t think of reason why you'd need to disassemble it.

I'm pretty sure that is a roll pin for safety and that the stem is factory press fit into the tree. You may damage the tree in disassembly.

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Ahh I see. Just for powder coating but I suppose they tape that off. Alright dudes, this thread is closed! Thanks for the help all!
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