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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Removing Front wheel

Hey ya'll need to remove the front wheel but for the life of me cant figure out what kind of tools/sockets I will need to remove the front wheel axle...

Feel like i'll need some sort of a long/large hex tool...

Doesnt look like there are any nuts on there like the rear has...



I have a 2005 Fz6

I know for the rear axle I need a 32 mm socket

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 10:51 PM
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No problem. You need a M12 socket or wrench for the brake caliper bolts, (2 each side), a M6 allen wrench or allen socket to loosen the pinch bolt, then a M19 allen wrench or allen socket (3/4" works too), to loosen and remove the axle.

Remove the M12 bolts for the calipers first. These are the ones on the lower fork legs. This allows you to pull the calipers to the rear off the brake rotors. Secure them with wire or zip ties so they don't just hang, or use caution not to bang them around with them hanging from the hoses.

Loosen the M6 pinch bolt on the throttle side lower fork leg.

Loosen and remove the axle with the M19 Allen wrench or a breaker bar with an M19 Allen bit socket. Note that 3/4" is very close and will interchange if you don't have a M19. There are some other inexpensive work arounds too, if you lack that tool. Let me know and I'll provide some suggestions.

The torque for the Front axle is 52 Ft/Lbs when you re-install it.

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You need the following tools:

M12 socket or box wrench for the brake caliper bolts. (remove the ones on the lower fork legs, not the ones on the calipers)

M6 Allen wrench or allen bit for the pinch bolt on the throttle side lower fork leg. (Loosen, but no need to remove)

M19 Allen wrench or allen bit for the Axle. It's 52 Ft/Lbs when you re-install it.

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