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I need to remove the castle nuts I think they are called but don't have the tool. Is it ok to hit them with a brass rod to get them off? I realize it will do a little damage to the nut but does a little damage to the nuts really cause any problems?

Do I even reuse those nuts when swapping out for a gsxr front end? It doesn't come with its own nuts does it.

Basic question I know but I figure Its best to ask. Thanks!
 

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Hammer and drift would be fine. To get the torque properly (well, as close to properly set as you can), get a spring scale (fish scale). Suzuki has a force spec for the steering in the service manual.
 

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:dontknow: I've never used one and I've replaced/adjusted front ends many times without an issue... I've never had a nut back off, always been inside the force spec and never caused harm to my beaings... So..I guess...YMMV. :p
No, what I am saying is that if you want to torque it to spec - it is my understanding that you need the tool.

I am not saying that you cant reinstall with a hammer and drift method.
 

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Thanks for the imput guys.

I got a spanner wrench and hooked it into one of the castle nut holes. Then dad banged on the spanner wrench with a hammer and chisel..that got it off with no damage to the nut.

Do I reuse my steering stem bearings for the gsxr front end or does that come with its own stuff?
 
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