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What size nut is this steering nut...19 is 2 small...i need to find a spark plug type wrench to do this.
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When you take the shock loose it will move far enough to be out of the way.
Can I just remove the shock from the bottom without touching the adjuster?
Then after i have it on the bench I'll remove the adjuster, is that doable?

I am in Orange county, Southern California.

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Been a few years since I have done one… Try a common 13/16" I think that is what I used. But like I said that was several years ago.. I don't remember.
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Can I just remove the shock from the bottom without touching the adjuster?
Then after i have it on the bench I'll remove the adjuster, is that doable?

I am in Orange county, Southern California.

Thanks so much for all your and others help on this thread. It is much appreciated!
You probably can, but will eventually need to remove it from the broken frame anyhow… When removing the knob from the top lay a rag around the area to catch the little detent bb that falls out.
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Been a few years since I have done one… Try a common 13/16" I think that is what I used. But like I said that was several years ago.. I don't remember.
You were spot on...now need to go find the right tool so I can do this. Once this comes off, rest would be straight forward i hope. Need to completey remove the front fairing bracket to have better access to this nut. I probably should look for a short 13/16 because otherwise I'll need a very long Allen driver.
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Pretty sure the hole in the end of the stud is actually a torx bit…. but I think a 7mm allen fits… put the long end of the allen wrench in and slide a small pipe over the short end to give yourself some leverage.. Or a deep socket that fits the allen wrench with an extension to use as a handle.

Remember to heat the nut to kill the locktite.. and it is still a bear to get off as they use a really strong locktite.
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Yes, it's torx.

Basically holding the torx screw and undoing the nut,right?
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yes I have a long deep offset box end works best, you can use a shorter torx to hold the center,
I think the nuts are 22mm which is probably large enough for a standard size sub.
Honestly I don't heat these. I do heat other parts with a heat gun.
bmw says to replace the nuts but I haven't,
yes you will need to fully remove the fairing stay and shock absorber to move the lower
A arm up enough to clear the nuts for the lower mounting,
put a block under the front wheel with a jack under the motor on the center stand.
you don't need to remove the fork uppers or controls just lift them up out of the way with the
top triple,
when you take the shock adjuster nut off, use a good philips of the correct size or you will strip the head.
and don't loose the detent ball and spring I think the valve won't fall out,
all as Bill said.
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Gents, I'm going to take the drive and buy the frame from salvage yard today.with your help in answering my questions, i have no doubt i can do this.

I really do appreciate your help!!
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Just FYI...I have such great respect for people that help strangers on these forums by dedicating their own time so selflessly...over the years I learned so much and on variety of subjects on the internet. I als made a commitment to myself to help others as much as I can by sharing what I learned from fine people such as yourselves.

I made number of how to videos on personal watercraft and model airplanes...

I will document everything I'm learning from you gents and post all the pictures after this project is done just so it's easier for the next guy in my shoes...

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You are correct. It's been a real challenge for a right handed guy to even get to this point with the hand in the cast from the crash. Simple things been very difficult to do...good news is hand is coming off the cast today.

Where can I find a spark plug like socket for this nut? Do you have a link by any chance. Not sure what it's exactly called to search.
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This job is going to require some strength.. I see your hand in a cast in one of those images… would be good to let it heal before putting lots of force which is going to be required to get that nut from the underside of the frame loose.
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bill is sujesting using a 13/16 spark plug socket with a external hex cast in the end of the
socket, use a box end on the socket part and reach through the center of the socket
with a long torx on a driver. any auto part store will have this kind of socket.
like this
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Grade-13253-8-Inch-16-Inch-Socket/dp/B000V4E8AS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1424877272&sr=8-3&keywords=13+16+spark+plug+socket
I use this
http://www.amazon.com/KT-Pro-Tools-19702224-12-Point/dp/B00G6KJOK0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424877317&sr=8-2&keywords=22mm+deep+offset+box
a pipe will help for the initial break.

but check the size 13/16 approx 21mm could be what i have I am not at the shop.
use locktite when re assembling.
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Awesome!!
Thank you!
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The offset box wrench looks to be the ticket...i think the nut is 21mm...I'll look for one.
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Gents,

Went to salvage yard and picked up the neck frame...and found a front fairing bracket that looks damn close to straight ..took a chance and bought that too!

Can't wait to start wrenching on the bike. I'm crossing my finger on the front fairing bracket....
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I think i may have scored on this fairing bracket...sorry but looks straight enough..

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You'll know when you start connecting plastic to it.
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Man what's the trick of putting the front frame bracket back...i can't pass it through these boxes...just want to quickly see if the center strut lines up with the neck..

What a tight fit!
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Looks like the strut fits right where it should...
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