Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington State
So I guess I am wrong if it uses a 12mm, but the below is applicable to the big bike.
I believe the 650 uses the same 19mm allen wrench and no you don't get one in the standard tool kit. There are several work arounds if you can't find the tool locally or care to pay the price they are going for.
19mm is the equivalent of 3/4" and some sprark plug wrenches have a 3/4" hex base on them and if one can insert a 3/8's extension into the spark plug well of the socket, in effect using the socket in reverse it will remove the axle.
Made another for a friend whose spark plug socket couldn't accept an extension through the inside due to the rounding of the inner surface, so I just drilled a set of holes across it for him at 5/16" and using a 1/4" 12" extension he had a "T" style wrench.
I had an old crow bar with 3/4" flats across the hexagon shape, I cut it into 2.5" lengths and polished them up, got 9 pieces which I then sold eight of them on e-bay for about $12 each, gotta love people and auctions. Anyway you insert it in the axle and then place a socket 19mm or 3/4"on it.
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