Steering Stem Socket Tool


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Steering Stem Socket Tool

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Does anyone know where to purchase the Steering Stem socket tool to tighten the adjustment nut for the 2001-2017 Goldwings?
Honda part number is 07916-3710101. But they want $175 for it. On Fred Harmons video he makes mention he paid about $25 but where did he get it?


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Lots of people have made their own tool starting with a plain socket and an angle grinder. If you search here, you will find more details.
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Try DHS Racing in San Diego, CA.
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On your tool, I made my own using a socket from harbor freight and 1/4 inch bar stock form home depot.
I think I find it on this forum on how to make it.
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check this link and I will try and find the one used.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/threads/d ... ool.24282/
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You can see the steps most of us use to make one here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23661
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I ordered one from Honda-Classics in England. It will be here, tomorrow. $34 was my cost. There is a company that makes them in England and Honda-Classics stocks them. Motion Pro makes a lot of different sizes but not for the 1800 Goldwing. DHS may make them but they don't confirm the fit after I sent an email asking. The top nut is 30mm which I have 2 regular sockets for that nut. But the two adjustment nuts are 36mm and takes the Spanner Socket unless you want to use a spanner wrench like that used to adjust shocks. That works, too. But you have to recalculate the torque settings which depends on the length of the spanner wrench. Usually a socket would require 20 foot pounds and the spanner wrench approximately 16 foot pounds. Anyway, I watched how the tool is made by many of you and seems easy enough. But, I decided to get one made by a manufacturer. Thanks. Terry
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Re: Steering Stem Socket Tool

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Terry D wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:09 pm Does anyone know where to purchase the Steering Stem socket tool to tighten the adjustment nut for the 2001-2017 Goldwings?
Honda part number is 07916-3710101. But they want $175 for it. On Fred Harmons video he makes mention he paid about $25 but where did he get it?
Havce you tried eBay ???

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... l&_sacat=0
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Yes, I checked ebay and there is no guarantee that the spanner socket fits the GL1800. And if you notice it comes from Honda-Classics and that is who I ordered my tool from, finally. Not off Ebay.
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It appears Traxxion makes one $32.95
https://traxxion.com/product/goldwing-s ... ut-socket/

It also appears GB motorycle makes for all/most bikes and there can only be a few sizes.
I am sure this is the same company I purchased one off Ebay for a different bike many years ago and paid about $30 something bucks with shipping.
https://www.gbmotorcycleproducts.com/in ... m%20socket

IMO from past experience, I prefer to spend a few more bucks and save my time making my own tool as the time saved offsets monies spent.
Here is a pictures of mine for a Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 and believe it's a 36mm socket which is the same size as a Goldwing 1800 cross-referencing forums.
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I got my socket from Honda Classics, finally and it's inside diameter between the points is 42.7mm. The outside diameter is 49.93mm. I used my digital micrometer. What I don't quite understand is many of you said you made your own using a 36mm cheap socket. Even Lumberjack said the same. But his meaurements show over 50mm outside diameter and about 43mm inside diameter. Those measurements are close to what I received from Honda Classic which is the same as GB sells. I think many who said 36mm is talking about the older wings and not the 1800s.


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