Hey folks, I've read through a few pages of posts regarding substitutes for spanner wrenches but most are old and I'm wondering if anyone has a method they like. My bike is a 12 yz450F and I'm replacing the steering stem bearings and races. I believe you could use channel locks, vice grips, hammer and punch, etc. Is there any reason to hold off and wait to order a wrench? I'm curious why they even use this type of nut / crown. Anyway, I could order one and let the bike sit for a week but I'm impatient. If it won't do any harm, I'm looking for a reliable substitute to the spanner wrench. Thanks for any ideas.