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Tool to remove Silencer star nut 08 250 XCW

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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!

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yep, should be in your tool kit. you can likely find a whole tool kit on ktmtalk classifieds for what that one tool costs new.

When I first wanted to take mine off, I didn't realize that tool fit the nut. :thumbsup:

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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

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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