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steer tube questions

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mtbfreerider19, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. mtbfreerider19

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    Dose anybody know how to inltall the star nut into the steer tube. Do i need any sertain tools? If not how do i do it.
     
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  2. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    I highly recommend going to your LBS so they can get it in straight and at the right depth. Yes there is a special tool, but you can do it without, it just probably won't be straight and work like crap.
     
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    skurfer333 Monkey

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    I know all the mechanics are going to cringe when they hear this, but I installed one with a hammer and a hex wrench. Works fine, I've never had a problem with it.
     
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  5. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    don't pinch your fingers either.
     
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    i use a 12 inch screw and attatch the star nut and hammer the screw in and then unscrew the bolt and you are done. Sometimes I have pre-bent the initial flanges to set it in the right angle. I use a mallet so I don't ham fiat the nut/bolt assembly.
     
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