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First off welcome to CF! :twofinger


Second, what's your ride? Unless it's something way out of the ordinary, you don't need a special tool to remove the front axel to remove the front wheel. Most bikes are (in order) 1. loosen the pinch bolts on the side where the axel nut is 2. I have learned to remove the calipers from the rotors 3. loosen the axel bolt and viola there's you're front wheel!
 

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Heh, R1. Sorry.

Ok, part 3 there.. that's the tool I need..

As I write this and look at the manual.. is that just a huge ass allen fitting?


Thanks again

Brian
 

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Syn said:
Heh, R1. Sorry.

Ok, part 3 there.. that's the tool I need..

As I write this and look at the manual.. is that just a huge ass allen fitting?


Thanks again

Brian
Get yourself a 5/8" sparkplug socket and put an extension in it backwards...use the hex end of the socket to remove the axle....
 

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One more pic, just to make sure you understand what I'm getting at :)
 

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thats was cool as hell zeos! I didnt think of that. I used a cold chisel as an allen wrench and put a big cresent wrench on it.

SYN have you not looked in your tool bag? there should be a wrench in there to remove it also. In my case the guy bought the bike and it didnt have a toolkit, so we had to compromise.
 

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thats was cool as hell zeos! I didnt think of that. I used a cold chisel as an allen wrench and put a big cresent wrench on it.

SYN have you not looked in your tool bag? there should be a wrench in there to remove it also. In my case the guy bought the bike and it didnt have a toolkit, so we had to compromise.
let me guess....donnie :twofinger

That is a cool trick. There are numerous ways to do that. You can also use a 3/4" bolt head. You can also buy the allen "fitting" socket (the R6 has a 19mm, not sure about R1) from Snap-on for ~$36 at www.snapon.com :). I haven't been able to find the socket anywhere else.
 

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TLstreak said:
is it a 19mm

Ill get a couple from work, we have a few extra.

rogue :twofinger

and yeah, 19mm hex is the size for the R6 front axle :thumb
 

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Hey todd, I got that tool about a year ago . It works great it is like 10 bucks But I cant remember the link. ask over on the r6 board I am sure they have it saved somewhere. It was a tool place from atlanta i believe. anywho I'm sure someone remembers from over there..
 
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