Tool to remove Silencer star nut 08 250 XCW

Does anyone have a part number or reference for the proper tool used to remove the star-nut on the end of the silencer on my 08 250 xcw?

Someone over on ktm talk said the axle wrench that came with the bike, however I dont have the OEM axle wrench, and my tusk wrench does not fit!

here is a shot of the nut in question:

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thanks!

I just used a locking vice grip for mine. It worked good.

Geez, I think a 1 1/8 socket works just fine, or something close to that size, don't remember precisely.....or big channel locks!

Geez, I think a 1 1/8 socket works just fine, or something close to that size, don't remember precisely.....or big channel locks!

Ya,

I used a set of big channel locks, and also a large adjustable wrench.. but they both started gnashing up the bolt/star.. (I tried a 1-1/4 socket but still too small!)

It'd be nice to simply have the right wrench :thumbsup:

Thanks Everyone!

-t

14 inch pipe wrench . . . :thumbsup:

it's a 32mm width across flats I believe. I use a 32mm 12 point socket or a 32mm box end wrench

Yes, 32mm box end wrench or 32mm 12 point socket will fit. Just tried it on my 200.

why in the world would KTM go to the trouble to make that a special design? Do they need to sell a tool that bad? Just make it hex!

why in the world would KTM go to the trouble to make that a special design? Do they need to sell a tool that bad? Just make it hex!

They are not trying to "sell" a tool. Every KTM that is shipped comes with the axle wrench. On the axle wrench is the correct socket used to remove/replace that nut so there should be no problem.

They are not trying to "sell" a tool. Every KTM that is shipped comes with the axle wrench. On the axle wrench is the correct socket used to remove/replace that nut so there should be no problem.

Well they know most used bikes won't come with the tool bag (as the orig. owner likes to keep those things :thumbsup:). Thus the new owner will be needing to buy that "special" tool. I say use some vicegrips.

Well they know most used bikes won't come with the tool bag (as the orig. owner likes to keep those things :thumbsup:). Thus the new owner will be needing to buy that "special" tool. I say use some vicegrips.

A socket wrench fits as well, as stated above. :blah:

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