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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2013, 12:16:39 pm »
A picture is worth a thousand words.
That's exactly what I do, and it works great.

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2013, 12:31:14 pm »
the 3/4" bolt works like a champ,it's $35 in your pocket you didn't have to spend and works great,that set up has been in my tool box for years when I found I needed it for my SV1000,saved enough to buy a round for everyone  :beerchug: cheers !
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 12:49:38 pm »
If 1" = 25.4mm...
I can see squeezing a 7/8' something into a 22mm hole... but dang TimR, doesn't that 3/4" bolt-head mar the crap out of the inside of your axle?  :-\
3/4 bolts have a 7/8 head.... Should fit snug

It is a 7/8" bolt head and fits just about right. I was going to use the hex end of a sparkplug socket but mine doesn't have a hole big enough to allow a 3/8's extention to go in from the spark plug side. Finding a spark plug socket that would work was more expensive than buying a bolt and two nuts.  Tim


Yep...just checked all my 13/16 and 21 mm spark plug sockets and none of them will work.  Won't allow an extension from the other side....and the hex ends are both too small.  Probably do the 2 nuts and bolt idea.  I'll get it done tomorrow one way or another LOL.

If the socket won't allow you to insert the extension from the plug side (the wrong side) then put the socket on the correct way, but insert the extension through the axle first.
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 01:00:27 pm »
Yes putting the extention through the axle works too. The problem I was having is none of my spark plug sockets would fit the axle nut. No matter what I did, I was going to have to spend some money. The bolt and nuts was the cheapest. 
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2013, 02:03:59 pm »
+1 on the MotionPro tool. Works great and as a bonus also fits my front axle on my dirt bikes!
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2013, 02:57:46 pm »
A 3/4" HEAVY hex head bolt has a 7/8" head. That was not mentioned in original post-
Good luck gettin' that axle out today Ken.

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2013, 02:21:14 am »
Bought a 1/2" drive 22 mm socket (not an allen) at Lowes, then a 22 mm allen wrench at a local bolt store. Used a band saw to cut a piece off the allen to a length that was compact enough to carry, but long enough to clear everything. Use the socket and a 1/2" rachet to turn the piece of allen. Gives a precision fit in the axle, breaks down in small enough pieces that it's easy to pack. About $15.00 total. Just one more way to go...

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2013, 02:52:34 am »
Just a little update.  I had a hard time getting the axle nut off Thursday for a few reasons.  One of which the nut was severely over torqued.  I've been running my own business last few years and with 110 hour work weeks I've been having service done at shops.  I looked at 6 total 13/16 spark plug sockets and while it's a FANTASTIC idea I couldn't find any locally that would work.  So I ran with the bolt and two nut idea.  I found a 22 mill width nut that fits PERFECT.  My only issue was that I couldn't tighten it all down enough to stay put (even with 1.5 foot cheater bars helping).  Partly because of the over torque on the nut.  Didn't have a welder available till today and got it done!  Welded it together and with the cheater bar was finally able to remove it.  Thanks for all the help and the great ideas.  Should be back in action end of next week.

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2013, 03:27:08 am »
Just a little update.  I had a hard time getting the axle nut off Thursday for a few reasons.  One of which the nut was severely over torqued.  I've been running my own business last few years and with 110 hour work weeks I've been having service done at shops.  I looked at 6 total 13/16 spark plug sockets and while it's a FANTASTIC idea I couldn't find any locally that would work.  So I ran with the bolt and two nut idea.  I found a 22 mill width nut that fits PERFECT.  My only issue was that I couldn't tighten it all down enough to stay put (even with 1.5 foot cheater bars helping).  Partly because of the over torque on the nut.  Didn't have a welder available till today and got it done!  Welded it together and with the cheater bar was finally able to remove it.  Thanks for all the help and the great ideas.  Should be back in action end of next week.

Did you loosen the pinch bolts?
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2013, 07:05:47 am »
LOL... Sure did.   Just the nut side till I get that off.   Then the other and slide the axle out... Not my first rodeo.   I work in the auto industry and my shoulders are well practiced in degrees of torque.   Who ever put that nut on last had way north of 100 ft lbs on that bad boy.

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2013, 10:57:20 am »
LOL... Sure did.   Just the nut side till I get that off.   Then the other and slide the axle out... Not my first rodeo.   I work in the auto industry and my shoulders are well practiced in degrees of torque.   Who ever put that nut on last had way north of 100 ft lbs on that bad boy.

Had to ask to make sure

The front axle is supposed to be torqued to 94 ft/lbs which is a lot, hope you get it off
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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2013, 02:24:40 am »
I have no affiliation with No-Mar, just found what looked like a precision tool made by a US company at a fair price.
Ordered one last Thursday and it shipped on Friday.


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"Hex Axle Tool Adapter for removal and installation of Motorcycle Axles and wheels.

Alloy Steel with Yellow Zinc Plating. Tight Tolerance for best fit. This tool is very well made on our CNC machines.

MADE IN USA. Not imported like the others you see on eBay.

NO TORQUE LIMIT!! We found that the square drive in some of the "Other Brand" tools creates weakness under high torque and they can split.  NOT OURS!

Lifetime warranty for breakage. Made in our own No-Mar Machine Works. Top Quality. Did I say it Fits like a Snap-On. Other brands on eBay have loose tolerance and round off with only a few uses. As much as .5 mm slop in theirs.  NOT OURS! Ours is to .01mm."


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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2013, 09:53:35 am »
Buy a large lug nut from Wallyworld, the type that you would use on a pickup truck.  It fits perfectly, comes in a set of four and it's cheap.  Leave one on the bike, one in the toolbox and give the spares to your buddies.  Chrome plated, no cutting, welding, ordering or screwing around.

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Re: Little help finding a front axle tool
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2013, 12:41:04 am »
Sears/Craftsman works for me.