STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

Woe unto you that bought the first model year of a major remake, perhaps this section can help address any 2014 and later model Ural "imperfections". Here's a special section for folks with the latest rigs to discuss 2014 and later model-related topics such fuel injection, 3-wheel disc brakes, hydraulic steering dampers, spin-on oil filters and other anomalies that don't belong on true Russsian motorcycle ;-P We've gone from using big hammers and greasy wrenches to needing computers and Ouija boards in order to fix our rigs.
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keetmanaa
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STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

Post by keetmanaa » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:41 am

I need to remove the steering stem nut (#40 on the front fork diagram) on my '15 GU and will need to order a new socket.
I can't locate my caliper. Can anyone tell me what size 6-point socket is correct?
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Re: STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

Post by cookiemech » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:26 pm

41 mm. These sockets are cheaper than you think, since that happens to be the same size as some 4WD truck hub nuts.
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Re: STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

Post by redtails » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:43 pm

I just bought one from Sears.com but it was actually a third party: Teng Tools 41mm 3/4 Inch Drive 6 Point Regular Metric Socket. I paid $23.99

The torque on that nut is low, 34nm/25.1ft⋅lb, so I wasn't worried about how stout the socket was.
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Re: STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

Post by cookiemech » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:19 pm

I paid about the same for mine, but it was a Stanley Proto impact socket ordered from amazon, so it was plenty strong. Either way, you're good.
1982 BMW R100T
1994 BMW K75RT
1995 BMW K75/3
2009 Kawasaki KLR 650
2017 Harley-Davidson Road King
2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra
2017 Honda CB1100EX
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