Was gonna remove my wives wheels for tire replacement, grabbed my sockets, looked down and WTF kind of crap is that, how I never noticed that I don't know. But either way, what do I use to get them off?
you're the man!! It's the hex axle tool, made of chrome moly. Rep sent!! Although maybe I should send a bit of negative for sending me to a site that has all sorts of crap I don't need but want, LOL. Thanks man!Motion Pro (I believe) makes a special tool that is 4 different sizes to fit almost any front axle possible. I don't have one yet but highly recommend them.
After you've refitted the front wheel and torqued up the front spindle, (127 NM) chock the front wheel with a block of wood or similar and bounce the front end of the bike up and down 4-5 times to fully locate the forks. Then do the 4 allen key lower pinch bolts up to 20 NM. Thats the official procedure to make sure everything is seated properly. The caliper mount bolts should then be tightened to 34 NM. Hope that helps.Was gonna remove my wives wheels for tire replacement, grabbed my sockets, looked down and WTF kind of crap is that, how I never noticed that I don't know. But either way, what do I use to get them off?
ive used one of these that my buddy fabed and it worked wellIf you want a homebrewed tool instead of spending bucks on a giant allen or a the like, go to the hardware store and buy a bolt with the right sized head to work as the hex. Buy one nut to weld on the end (or two if you can't weld - just double nut it). Then you can use an ordinary socket :badteeth:
The socket I bought for $1.50 would not allow an extension to slide in, so I used a pipe wrench on my spark plug socket.I just went through that !! Used a 3/4 sparkplug socket backwards (crapsman) i punched out the rubber insert and put the extension in backwards fits perfect . gl