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jsue1961
07-02-2006, 03:18 AM
Anybody ever do this? I need to replace my broken mast. In the manual it says to remove the nut and shroud(black plastic), then use a 9/16 socket to remove a retaining nut...I don't see a retaining nut and a 9/16 socket just goes over the top not grabbing anything. Went to the Pick-n-Pull thinking something may be different with my mast at it was the same there.

John

Spider
07-02-2006, 04:25 AM
in the fender there is a bracket that the motor is attached to. take the nut off the bracket that holds the motor on and it should come off.

birds4us
07-02-2006, 10:10 AM
First you need to remove the top nut. It is a different nut than most are not used to seeing. It has 4 slots in it that you need a special tool for, or if you are careful you can use angled needle nosed pliers to remove it. Then you remove the other piece and can see the 9/16 nut. You do not need to remove the motor to replace the mast most times.

jsue1961
07-03-2006, 02:11 AM
First you need to remove the top nut. It is a different nut than most are not used to seeing. It has 4 slots in it that you need a special tool for, or if you are careful you can use angled needle nosed pliers to remove it. Then you remove the other piece and can see the 9/16 nut. You do not need to remove the motor to replace the mast most times.

Hmmm. I must be missing something. I remove the special nut; did that, then remove the black shroud; did that, then I can see the threads, but I don't see a 9/16" nut. I think I will post a picture when I get a chance.

John

birds4us
07-03-2006, 07:32 AM
It's a nut that only has 2 flat sides.

Tim Groth
07-03-2006, 08:25 AM
When I did mine I removed the entire assembly from the fender well, since its only held in place with 2 bolts if I remember correctly...and the power cord.

Its pretty easy to see what you have to do once its out.

-Tim

jsue1961
07-03-2006, 09:09 PM
It's a nut that only has 2 flat sides.
I see that nut but a 9/16" socket just goes over it. I will try it again...thanks birds4us.

John

Gary Bitzer
07-04-2006, 09:34 PM
you are going to keep having trouble unless you use the correct tool for it, sometimes they are pretty tight

Michael Mattix
07-05-2006, 10:15 AM
Do yourself a favor and replace the whole assembly off of ebay.

jsue1961
07-07-2006, 08:51 PM
got a motor and antenna assembly from the pick and pull - $12.00 and a speedometer for $15.00. If anyone has to replace the antenna, go buy the whole assembly it is easier.

John