Are 1200 and 1500/1800 steering stem nuts the same thread.


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Are 1200 and 1500/1800 steering stem nuts the same thread.

Postby Quick Cal » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:35 pm



Anyone know if the upper steering stem nut that goes above the bridge is the same thread for the 1200 and the 1500/1800.

The 1200 uses a washer and a 4 slotted nut that requires the special tool. And that gets torqued to 70 ft lbs. So those teeth might break with a home made tool made out of pipe.

The 1500 uses a flanged nut that you can put a socket on.

If I could use a 1500 nut on my 1200 I would only have to make one tool.



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Re: Are 1200 and 1500/1800 steering stem nuts the same thread.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:36 am

I don't know if the diameter/threads are the same, but the GL1500 has a slotted jam nut UNDER the bridge that needs a special (or homemade) tool to remove and to re-torque during installation:

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Re: Are 1200 and 1500/1800 steering stem nuts the same thread.

Postby Quick Cal » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:06 am

WingAdmin wrote:I don't know if the diameter/threads are the same, but the GL1500 has a slotted jam nut UNDER the bridge that needs a special (or homemade) tool to remove and to re-torque during installation:

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Thanks for the reply. I believe they all take the same tool for the lower nut. I'm all ready making that tool.

My concern is the nut that is above the bridge. The part numbers are different. But maybe Honda just decided to improve on the design on the later models. I'm hoping it's the same thread.


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