DL650AK9, Rear axle wrench: What do you carry?
I've been a proud owner and rider of the Wee Strom for a few months now. My question is what wrenches are people carrying for the rear axle nuts (this bike has the locking nut and is not castellated. As it came from the last servicing, when I went to tweak the chain adjustment, I had to use a breaker bar to loosen the nut. To date I hadn't planned on carrying a breaker bar with me and don't feel that the OEM 8" long wrenches would work very well without an extension for each one. I do need to check that the torque is Grey Wolf's recommended ~60 ft-lb and not the manual recommended 72 ft-lb.
Is anyone using the Motion-Pro tire-spoon axle wrenches? How long are they? The fact that they do not look offset makes sense to me. Particularly on the axle head with the thin head, I find that if you are not careful, my Craftsmen socket seems to slide off (I may have to try and machine off the slight bevel on the end of the socket).
Any other recommendations?
Ed Foltyn, KQ1R
2009 Suzuki DL650A