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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #8 on: Jun 15, 2022, 07.06 pm
    Jun 15, 2022, 07.06 pm
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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #9 on: Jun 15, 2022, 09.16 pm
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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2022, 10.51 pm
    Jun 15, 2022, 10.51 pm
    Kind of like the steering head nut tool.  I just bought a 6 point 34mm socket to remove it, but that was just to drill and tap it for a 10mm X 1.25 Ram Ball so I could mount something to it.
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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #11 on: Sep 10, 2022, 11.18 pm
    Sep 10, 2022, 11.18 pm
    34mm? Are we referring to the same steering head nut? Triumph Trophy SE I thought was 50mm according to digital's note above. Am I missing something?

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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #12 on: Sep 10, 2022, 11.38 pm
    Sep 10, 2022, 11.38 pm
    I think digital was referring to the fork top caps.
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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #13 on: Sep 11, 2022, 07.48 am
    Sep 11, 2022, 07.48 am
    The Fork Top caps are 50mm across the Flats.

    The Service Manual only calls for the special Tool T3880643 on "SE" Models,
    ( which have the Electronic Suspension ), "...to prevent damage to the cap."

    It looks like the Insert piece of the tool is designed to provide protection to the Cap
    as well as the tool allowing clearance so as not to damage the electrical connector parts.

    The other cap being referred to below is the Headstock Nut - located between the two handlebars,
    and which is 34mm across the Flats.
    ( Or as measured on my Trophy SE marginally less than that at about 33.6mm ! ).

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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #14 on: Oct 23, 2022, 09.09 pm
    Oct 23, 2022, 09.09 pm
    Resurrecting this thread rather than starting a new one.
    I am preparing to change the fork oil and all the seals etc on my TTSE as I have seeping from both forks.  Using the little plastic tool to try and clean out under the seals didn't work unfortunately, so the forks will have to come off.  I have the front of the bike stripped down today anyway, as I am awaiting delivery of Tralexes crash bars, and I also have to fit a Garmin XT. So the forks are way to get too.

    My question relates specifically to the SE as it has the electronic adjustment to the damping on each fork top.
    Can I remove the 50mm lug with a standard 50mm socket or is it absolutely necessary to have this special tool.
    Also, do the forks recalibrate automatically when reinstalled, or is there a method to remove the fork tops whereby they go back on exactly as was?

    Im surprised no one has posted yet about a strip down of the SE forks here as its a fountain of information for most things.  I have purchased a syringe, seal locator tool, and the "H" shaped metal piece for retaining the springs.  Just a bit concerned I will run into something unusual in these forks when I start tearing them down.  Any advise or assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Fork Top Cap Socket
    Reply #15 on: Oct 25, 2022, 11.33 am
    Oct 25, 2022, 11.33 am
    I didn't change the fork oil yet - next job on list when I have, time, but when I asked the question originally about size of the cap nut "Digital" implies that a standard 50mm hex socket is fine. I would imagine the special tool insert is to avoid scratching - probably could also use some tape around the nut before putting the socket on . 

     



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