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I don't know the name of the socket needed for this damn nut or where to find it. It's the double nut that holds the yoke on the front end.

Is ordering from Yamaha or a dealer my only option?

thanks for your help guys

 

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Stunt Rider
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Just use a flat head and hammer?
 

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Official Noob Greeter
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I used channel locks
 

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Find a deepwell socket that will fit over the steering stem. Put the nut over the end of socket and use a sharpie to mark the areas 'not to cut'. Take a grinder or dremel and cut the socket to fit the nut.
 

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UR B-hind Da 8 Ball
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Thedub has shown you the correct tool, and I like pseager's suggestion, but I have never found the time when I needed the tool to modify a socket. Plus, a socket that size is usually too expensive for my cheap ass, tight wad butt to sacrifice.

I wouldn't use a flat screwdriver and hammer on it, myself, because it will gall it up. I would use a brass drift punch and hammer, though. It won't harm the alloy nut.
 

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iRun
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Spanner wrench. They're cheap too.
 

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I use a couple of lock ring spanners. They are made for bicycle bottom brackets and headsets. I have them leftover from my days as a professional bicycle mechanic. They look like this and are made by Park, Sugino and Hozan.


Your bike tool kit has a large one (to adjust your rear shock)


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I enjoy hitting it with a hammer.
 

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UR B-hind Da 8 Ball
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The spanner for the shock is too large to work, very well.
 
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