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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2017, 01:19:35 am »
What year they off of?
The ones I replaced previously were off a '09 and did not have any flaking evidence and there was a deep groove worn into each one probably over .040 deep on each one. They were also quite heavy. This was last year when I replaced them. 

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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2017, 05:45:47 pm »
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2017, 11:19:38 am »
400 series stainless steel is non-magnetic.  WE use it at work for that purpose.  Most softer steels and aluminum used for rubbing seal journals are typically hard coated (aluminum anodized) or ceramic spray coated and ground to size.  I would suspect if the spacers are aluminum or dead soft they were treated with a hard coating of some sort.
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2017, 08:12:49 pm »
Yep, the size is a dilemma fer sure. I got the hex tool offered on ebay a few years ago, and use it on the left as you are looking at the bike, loosen those clamp bolts, and keep the double clamp bolts tight on the right. works every time.
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2017, 07:31:56 pm »
Spark plug socket for the win. $5

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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2017, 08:14:01 pm »
It's called a coupling nut
5/8-11 coupling nut specifically
available in steel or stainless 18-8
5/8-11 internal thread and 7/8 hex x 2" length
7/8=.875
22mm=.866
works great, fits the axle nicely and it's very affordable
Under $3.00 US at Ace Hardware or True Value or your participating hardware store
buy an extra for your friends

I installed mine in a 1/2" drive 22mm socket as shown
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2017, 08:22:21 pm »
It's called a coupling nut
5/8-11 coupling nut specifically
available in steel or stainless 18-8
5/8-11 internal thread and 7/8 hex x 2" length
7/8=.875
22mm=.866
works great and it's very affordable
Under $3.00 US at Ace Hardware or True Value or your participating hardware store
buy an extra for your friends

I installed mine in a 1/2" drive 22mm socket as shown


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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2017, 09:16:25 pm »
It's called a coupling nut
5/8-11 coupling nut specifically
available in steel or stainless 18-8
5/8-11 internal thread and 7/8 hex x 2" length
7/8=.875
22mm=.866
works great, fits the axle nicely and it's very affordable
Under $3.00 US at Ace Hardware or True Value or your participating hardware store
buy an extra for your friends

I installed mine in a 1/2" drive 22mm socket as shown

Now why didn't I think of that?.......wait a minute......don't answer that! :))

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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2017, 06:19:12 pm »
Our local Home depot did not sell that size coupling nut so I ended up borrowing a motion pro tool from a local shop.
 And I ordered one for my self. 18 bucks and ends all problems.
 Tried the spark plug socket thing. Non of mine will except an extension from the inside.


 
 
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2017, 03:07:46 pm »
Tried the spark plug socket thing. Non of mine will except an extension from the inside.

Most have a rubber insert that helps hold the plug into the socket for easy removal but in all mine that just pushed right out.  But only 1 of my 3 plug sockets worked.  It did work and I used it...   Then after the job was done I found that I had ordered the one Murph has months before when I was planning ahead :/
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2017, 11:04:42 pm »
Tried the spark plug socket thing. Non of mine will except an extension from the inside.

Most have a rubber insert that helps hold the plug into the socket for easy removal but in all mine that just pushed right out.  But only 1 of my 3 plug sockets worked.  It did work and I used it...   Then after the job was done I found that I had ordered the one Murph has months before when I was planning ahead :/


Yeah I understand about the rubber but none of mine will except an extension from the inside. Im sure some works but I was just saying the Pro Motion tool or Murphs just makes this work out great. You can put a good 1/2" Drive socket (cant remmember the size from here) on the rear of the the tool and use a pull handle.
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2017, 01:33:12 am »
By "Pull handle" do you mean breaker bar or ratchet?
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Re: What were they thinking (part 2, front axel bolt)
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2017, 02:30:36 pm »
I aways call it a pull handle but yes a breaker bar.
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