This is not my first bike, but it is the first I have actually tried to work on myself. I purchased a new top triple and am in the process of removing the stock one. So far I have removed 4 10mm bolts. 2 that are underneath and 2 that go around the forks. Do I just have to loosen the steering stem nut? I have been reading that the ignition needs to come off also? Seems it should just slip over that when it is loose and movable. A rubber mallet has been mentioned also. I am doing this with the bike on the ground, is that ok to do. I don't want to screw up my steering alignment. I have a K2 1000 what size 12pt should I get for the steering stem nut? I hope I have everything covered. The new one is made by pit eck, it seems to be a nice piece? Fairly priced. Thanks in advance for all help for a newbie.