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Kawasaki Front wheel removal & tire problem - June 30, 2010, 12:28 AM

im trying to take off the front wheel for my 2004 kawi 636. anybody know where i can get something big enough to take the socket off the front wheel that's shown in the first pic??
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i also noticed that on my front tire, the right side is worn out instead of the middle... what cause this and how i can fix this?
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pick up one of these from any bike shop, they should carry them in stock.

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I just took the front tire off of my 04 R6, doesn't the other end of the front axle have a bolt on it? My yamaha does, b/c I also have the end that you have in your picture, but I just take off the bolt on the other end and its all good (for me it doesn't really rotate when removing and installing).


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If you have a 13/16 Spark Plug socket just turn it around and use the Hex end....fits pretty well and will unscrew pretty easily. Thats how I did it at least. Works best if its a Craftsmen one because you can actually get an extension through the socket to the locking point.

Oh and also, Losen the 2 fork bolts on each side that pinch the fork onto the axle. You're going to have to do that before you put it up on your stand since your's is a fork lift. Good luck and be careful because who knows how stable its going to be on that stand once you start juicing a torque wrench or rachet to get that axle loose.

Remember to regrease the axle and use the spacers when you put it back in. Just trying to save you some big headaches later.


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If you have a 13/16 Spark Plug socket just turn it around and use the Hex end....fits pretty well and will unscrew pretty easily. Thats how I did it at least. Works best if its a Craftsmen one because you can actually get an extension through the socket to the locking point.

Oh and also, Losen the 2 fork bolts on each side that pinch the fork onto the axle. You're going to have to do that before you put it up on your stand since your's is a fork lift. Good luck and be careful because who knows how stable its going to be on that stand once you start juicing a torque wrench or rachet to get that axle loose.

Remember to regrease the axle and use the spacers when you put it back in. Just trying to save you some big headaches later.
What kind of grease would you use?


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What kind of grease would you use?
Marine grease works pretty good...
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Some options discussed before.



20mm hex to remove the front axle?
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i also noticed that on my front tire, the right side is worn out instead of the middle... what cause this and how i can fix this?
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Is that the right, or the left side? Left being the clutch lever side. If it is, and you do a lot of commuting on 2 lane roads that may explain it because most roads are crowned to facilitate water run off. Is your rear the same way? If not, the front wheel may have been improperly installed. See: (Vid) Proper way to install front wheel


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hust leave the pinch bolts tight on the left side and use a socket for the other side the front axle wont spin and you will get it loose..


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don't forget to unbolt the brake calipers before you pull the axle.
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