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steering adjuster tool.
« on: 16.08. 2021 19:24 »
is there a special tool for the steering head bearing adjuster sleeve nut ?
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #1 on: 16.08. 2021 20:56 »
This is the original BSA tool, but just a bit too bulky in use and only fits if you take the handlebar off!

You will find new ones to a different design available on ebay.


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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #2 on: 16.08. 2021 21:22 »
I had a look on e.bay but couldn't find one ?
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #3 on: 16.08. 2021 21:30 »
Hand tight is about all you need. Maybe a gentle nudge with waterpump pliers if a touch more is required.
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #5 on: 17.08. 2021 08:07 »
 You might find the side of a pressed steel type angle grinder wrench will do the job, or any suitable length of flat strip. All depends on ease of access. Tight sleeve will move if the top yoke pinchbolt is slackened off and the top yoke spread slightly with a wedge. Simple job without the top yoke in place, service tool best used to cope with in-service adjustment without the need for major dismantling.

 That angle grinder wrench can also save the day on car rear disc brakes. Mine had pins just the right size apart for winding the pistons back into the calipers........

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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #6 on: 20.08. 2021 19:17 »
Like this. Not tried one myself.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114603594156?hash=item1aaee811ac:g:DisAAOSwlRVflsEF

Bought this tool and used it today, 10 minute job - fantastic - quick and accurate and no need to remove the handlebars
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #7 on: 31.08. 2022 19:12 »
I Just bought that tool too.
Being stupid i wonder how to use it.
Is it Just slackening the pinch bolts nr. 32 and slightly titen the steering stem ?

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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #8 on: 31.08. 2022 19:33 »
Remove the steering damper (if you have one)
Remove the nut to reveal the adjuster sleeve nut.
Slacken the pinchbolt.
Tighten the castleated nut with the tool with the front wheel off the ground until the steering can still flop from side to side under it's own weight with no tight spots. - job done.
Tighten pinch bolt and top nut  and refit damper.
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #9 on: 31.08. 2022 19:39 »
Interweb makes life so much easyer.
Tnx.
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #10 on: 31.08. 2022 19:43 »
Remove the steering damper (if you have one)
Remove the nut to reveal the adjuster sleeve nut.
Slacken the pinchbolt.
Tighten the castleated nut with the tool with the front wheel off the ground until the steering can still flop from side to side under it's own weight with no tight spots. - job done.
Tighten pinch bolt and top nut  and refit damper.

Just the pinchbolt in the topyoke you mean wright ?
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #11 on: 31.08. 2022 19:46 »
One on top yoke -Two on bottom yoke
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Re: steering adjuster tool.
« Reply #12 on: 31.08. 2022 20:00 »
Yes, that's what I thought allright,  thanks again.
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