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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Triple tree nut...the 41mm one

Trying to install my Scotts damper and i cant for the life of me muscle the big 41mm nut off the triple tree....and thoughts? do i need to get an airgun/wrench to break this thing loose? help!

(its torqued to 76ft/lbs from the factory)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 03:32 AM
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spray penetrating oil

penetrating oil will work over night being that the corrosion is probably locking the threads then get a bigger handle on the socket
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 04:04 AM
 
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If it's 02+, 100+ ft/lbs is the correct torque. Try placing a socket that is slightly larger than the steering tube and hammer it briskly. That should loosen it, unless it's rusted shut. Also, you need to get a long torque wrench that handles 100+ ft/lbs.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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wow im glad you told me that cause my shop manual is for the 2000-2001 RC's and i didnt think it would be that much of a difference. i guess i should go get the right manual now that i know there are such differences. thanks! im leaving today for a road trip down to Nags Head, so i dont have time to mess with it, however when i get back my buddy offered up his Air gun to break it off. ill give it a whirl.

i did use a 1/2in socket wrench with about a foot long extenion pipe on the handle, but no luck
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I used a 24" breaker bar with a footlong pipe as an extension ... Needless to say, I broke it loose very easily...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone, i actually used an airgun last monday and it came right off. them i used the torque wrench to install the new one from Scotts. Damper is on and im happy
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 04:37 PM
 
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Where did u find a socket that big? A trucker store?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 10:29 PM
 
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This also works. 1 5/8 Craftsman from Sears for about $25.00

It is slightly big but works fine. I would rather have a 41mm but could not find one at the time, unless you count the 41mm Snap-on wrench that I could have bought for $900.00 and no that is not a typo.
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