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Does anyone know the size of the allen head that fits into the front axle? I think I am going to have to go to Sears to pick one up since the motorcycle shop doesn't have the tool around here.
 

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Good luck bro.

I already went to Sears here in Santa Monica, they don't have it..

Biggest size they have is 10 mm.

Searched online too..

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That's what I was thinking. Thanks BD. Hopefully I'll have some luck Felix.
 

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Just keep the two pinch bolts on that side of the fork tight until you loosen the axle.

Hell......... I never loosen that side .......ever. :dontknow:

Cheers.:beer:

That is on the first generation........don't know about the others.
 

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You can make a ghetto tool, get some heavy duty bolt with a 14mm head and double nut the threaded part and use a socket wrench on it.
 

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Thanks for all the info fellas! :thumbsup: I found Sears has some 14mm in SK and a few other brands. Too bad I can't keep to my Craftsman but I guess one tool won't hurt.
 

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Just keep the two pinch bolts on that side of the fork tight until you loosen the axle.

Hell......... I never loosen that side .......ever. :dontknow:
Thats not a good idea as the pinch bolts compress the aluminum and although it works it has the real potential to gaul the threads as you loosen the axle.

BD
 

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Flag down a SNAPON tool truck!!.......28.bucks
 

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My local Harbor Freight had a whole set of allen-head sockets... from like 10mm up to 20mm for $20.
 

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My local Harbor Freight had a whole set of allen-head sockets... from like 10mm up to 20mm for $20.
Yeah I just moved down and haven't been able to find somewhere like that. However I lucked up at Auto Zone today. They had a 12,14,17mm for 10 bucks. So I snagged that set.
 
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