Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Triumph tool

Whatever the plan really is for the Triumph, I would have to be able to remove the top yoke one day or another. The main issue is that I had never looked at the headstok nut before with the idea of having to remove it, so never come to the conclusion it needed a special tool. Moreover, over the almost 20 bikes I've owned, none ever required anything but a monkey wrench for their headstock nut to be removed.

Looks like it's already been removed or more likely butchered in the past.
Ok, so if this Triumph needs one, then let's try to find one somewhere. Spending a bit of time on eBay might sometimes prove be a successful approach, and for a short time I had one of these tools for me, but was outbid in the last minutes. Nevermind, the second chance came to the form of the Triumph online parts specialist World of Triumph. Most parts for 955i models can still be had new from them (apart from options of the likes of faux-carbon protectors and fly screens which seems to have disappeared off the surface.)

The tool has been delivered within 3 days and its only 2 teeth are now ready for action.

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