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20mm hex to remove the front axle? - September 23, 2009, 07:26 PM

On both our FZ's, the front axle needs a 20mm hex to remove?

I went by Advance and Sears and the biggest hex I could find was a 17mm.

Am I missing something?

Is this a specialty hex bit?

I don't mind spending the money to buy one, but if Sears or Advance doesn't carry them, what might my other options be?

Someone wanna let me borrow one for a few days?


EDIT - Correction - I just found an article online and it looks to be a 19mm, not 20.


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September 23, 2009, 07:31 PM

strange size, standard front axle hex sizes are usually 17, 19, 22 or 24, you might have some difficulty tracking that down, not sure where but good luck
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i use a spark plug socket welded to a bar. the hex end of the socket is a perfect fit. Colemans and MFI sell the tool you need. It's around $10
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I've got this. I think I bought it from fast lanes a couple years back.

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Some nuts and a bolt.



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go to home depot and get a coupler from the hardware/bolts section. i think the one i picked up is 3/4". perfect fit on my fz.

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Might not be the right way but it worked for my 636. Socket is 13/16 spark plug socket. 1/2 extension











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Chris .. hit me up .. I have the tool you need sitting in the garage. No charge. COme get it.


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Also be having this here motion pro front axle tool. Am in Chantilly tomorrow starting at 6am if u wanna snag it. Need to find it though, but it is near me right now in my room


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spark plug tool reversed. pretty sure that will work for you.


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About time you figured it was a 19mm. Also sometimes the edges are rolled into the axle were the hex goes and you need to file the sides down. also what did you measure it with?


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About time you figured it was a 19mm. Also sometimes the edges are rolled into the axle were the hex goes and you need to file the sides down. also what did you measure it with?
I measured it the way any professional would. I stuck my thumb in the hole then measured my thumb. Rick taught me to do that.


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I measured it the way any professional would. I stuck my thumb in the hole then measured my thumb. Rick taught me to do that.
Yea that works but you are supposed to lick it before you stick it! That way you get the best measurement!


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Yea that works but you are supposed to lick it before you stick it! That way you get the best measurement!

Damnit! That's why I was off the 1mm...I didn't it!!!







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i use a spark plug socket welded to a bar. the hex end of the socket is a perfect fit. Colemans and MFI sell the tool you need. It's around $10
I'm no welder. But I'll check Colemans if I can get down there. Thanks.

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Nice! That's a good idea Travis!

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go to home depot and get a coupler from the hardware/bolts section. i think the one i picked up is 3/4". perfect fit on my fz.

looks like this
Thanks Squid. That looks good!

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Might not be the right way but it worked for my 636. Socket is 13/16 spark plug socket. 1/2 extension









Looks like a good option. Thanks.

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