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post #1 of 4 Old 03-16-2014, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Does it have all necessary tools to remove front wheel?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-16-2014, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rau-Strom View Post
Does it have all necessary tools to remove front wheel?
No. The front axle requires a 12mm hex tool not in the kit.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-17-2014, 03:45 AM
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You can make a 12mm tool that will slip into the tool box.
Get a 12mm bolt, that is 12mm the size of the head not the shank,
And two 12mm nuts and some strong bond thread locker.

Put thread locker on the bolt, tighten down the two nuts and tighten them together.

The insert the bolt head into the axle, turning the nut that is closer to the bolt head to loosen the axle.
Let it sit and it should work to remove your wheel in a pinch.
Look for a bolt with the tallest 12mm head on it.

The other option is ordering a threaded 12 mm standoff in metric.

There are also folks who sell 12mm hex sections that do the same deal.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-17-2014, 09:51 AM
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The bolt thing is a good idea but the axle is awfully tight... I snapped two bolts trying that method.

Sears has 12mm Allen wrenches in stock for $8 or so, one of those and a cheater bar is the best way to loosen the axle.
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