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    So,



    i was bussy with my forks and bumpt into a problem.. when removing the jokes i ran into these nuts (see image) and figured wrongly when i tried to open it with a normal plumbers wrench.. so here's the question: what kind of tool and what size do I need to buy for this f****** nut, or, is there another way of opening this thing without using a special tool?







    any help would be awesome!

    thanks

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    I'd say a hooked spanner wrench........ The thing is they come in so many different sizes.. Good luck... I use them on adjusting shocks on snowmobiles. OMM.

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    Ideally you need a ring nut wrench. Of course Yamaha makes a special one for a special price (#YU-33975). However, you can also loosen it with a hammer and a flat head screwdriver and then take it the rest of the way off with a pair of Channel Lock pliers.

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    I searched high and low for the "special tool". I couldn't find it stocked anywhere but they could be ordered. I tried a couple shock adjusting wrenches and they wouldn't fit. I also took a huge socket and welded on some square stock to turn it. Turns out, an old flat blade screw driver and a hammer worked wonderfully. You'll scar the ring nut up just a little, but you won't hurt anything and you can't really see it when done. I asked around at some of the local shops and they say they use the screw driver/hammer method. It shouldn't be on there all that tight.



    I like to use the correct tool for the job. When I was told to use the hammer/screw driver method I was skeptical. A couple light taps and the nut was off.



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    I did what Rainman did only I used a round flat tipped punch. Same idea.
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    Some variant of these is always better than a flathead screwdriver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhead View Post




    Some variant of these is always better than a flathead screwdriver.
    The top two are what I was thinking... Only the ones I use have a pivoting joint for a more adjustable range.. OMM.

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    If you guys find a spanner wrench that fits (other than the Yamaha one) please let us know. I tried a Bike Master one and it was close but didn't work.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    screwdriver and hammer method worked like a charm (didn't damage anything)! thanks guys..

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