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Old 04-22-2009, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front tire removal

How do you remove the front tire? What do you use for the hex nut/bolt? Can't find an allen wrench that size.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you mean taking the wheel out from between the forks...
you'll need what's called a hex axle tool.



here's a how to......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CcSb-44nL0

it's actually pretty easy, just did mine for the first time this past weekend.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can use a 13/16 spark plug socket turned backwards with an extension inserted where the plug usually goes. Might have to remove the rubber insert that holds the plug by its end. Motion Pro makes a multi-sized tool that snaps onto a 3/8 drive if you can wait a couple of days for mail order or have a Cycle Gear store in the 'hood.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can use a 13/16 spark plug socket turned backwards with an extension inserted where the plug usually goes. Might have to remove the rubber insert that holds the plug by its end.
That's what I do.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's what I do.
I actually found an allen of the correct size in some of my Dad's old tools after I got the MP multi, so I carry it in my toolkit and use the multi in the garage. The big allen is great for laughs when someone needs a roadside tool and I whip it out. Works great, too!
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I have a manual or three, but they don't have tribal knowledge that you get from here. Hence the questions. 13/16 spark plugs socket idea ? Guess what not in the manual.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I actually found an allen of the correct size in some of my Dad's old tools after I got the MP multi, so I carry it in my toolkit and use the multi in the garage. The big allen is great for laughs when someone needs a roadside tool and I whip it out. Works great, too!

Funny, I got the same story! Found in my Dad's tools, it's a 19mm allen I think... He said it was for something on Volkswagen Bugs back in the day
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