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post #1 of 31 Old 03-13-2016, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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The Owners Manual calls for a special tool for removal of the axle shaft as part of the front tire removal. Is this tool definetley needed or is there a substitute method?
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Rick @ Adventure-Tech sells a Front Axle Hex Tool that works with 2002-2013 DL1000's.The tool is cheap at only $4 but shipping as quoted seems a little high for such a small thing. Give them a call and they'll probably re-quote at a lower rate. If your 1000 is newer, they are working on a tool for it.

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Rick @ Adventure-Tech sells a Front Axle Hex Tool that works with 2002-2013 DL1000's.The tool is cheap at only $4 but shipping as quoted seems a little high for such a small thing. Give them a call and they'll probably re-quote at a lower rate. If your 1000 is newer, they are working on a tool for it.

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Nope he does not have one yet for the Vee2, but for the rest of us who ride the other year models that is great.

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Is there not a front axle wrench in the factory toolkit?


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It turns out that the sparkplug wrench in my tool kit fits the front axle. However, it is not nearly strong enough to actually remove the axle. Seems like a poor design to me. I carry a huge allen wrench under my seat just for that axle - but I'm considering getting and adapter - like the the adventure tech one - and welding it to the end of the axle. That way I can remove the axle with a wrench and don't have to worry about finding the one specialty tool I need.
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Is there not a front axle wrench in the factory toolkit?
Nope! Neither front nor rear wheel removal tools in the toolkit.
The factory toolkit is really not much of a 'tool kit'.
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The Owners Manual calls for a special tool for removal of the axle shaft as part of the front tire removal. Is this tool definetley needed or is there a substitute method?
You can always just pick up a nut that fits in the axle and use a conventional wrench on the nut.
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The axle size is 24mm in case you need to know.
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Is it the same hex type as on the Glee?

just give it a little gas, it will be ok !!!
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