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post #1 of 11 Old 07-31-2018, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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'14-'18 Front Axle Tool

What size is the hex on the front axle on the '14-'18 DL1000 ? I don't want to buy a "Special Front Axle Tool" from Suzuki......I can make one out of a bolt and nut...but don't wanna buy 10 bolts to figure out the size.....

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-31-2018, 09:18 AM
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For the '14+ DL1K the front axle internal hex size is 24mm, the axle nut size is 30mm.
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The request, while honest, reminds me of a nun teacher I had in grade school. In charge of indolent, lazy kids she'd scold us and utter, "Wait on me and I'll work."
Heck, all we wanted was the answers, not figure it out!
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The request, while honest, reminds me of a nun teacher I had in grade school. In charge of indolent, lazy kids she'd scold us and utter, "Wait on me and I'll work."
Heck, all we wanted was the answers, not figure it out!
I'm way too stupid to understand this

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Post what you come up with for tools.

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16MM bolt 24MM hex............
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".I can make one out of a bolt and nut...but don't wanna buy 10 bolts to figure out the size....."
Rather than go to the store and figure it out on your own you innocently ask for help and have someone else figure it out.
Not to worry, it happens all the time.
It's probably been posted before in the archives and could be found using the google box in the upper right of the screen.
I think I've got a similar bolt and nut arrangement in my tool tube. It's a lot cheaper than getting the OEM tool or one of the aftermarket similar.
Some of them are like 20 bucks?
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A Motion-Pro front axle tool, with 4 sizes on it is $16-$18. If your do any mechanical work at all I would expect you to have a 1/2" drive ratchet and/or torque wrench. Then all you'd need to buy is a 30mm socket, cheap at many stores.

And instead of buying 10 sets of bolts, the OP could have gone to Horror Fright and purchased a plastic electronic caliper for $9.99 and measured for himself.

No matter, you thought someone would have the ready answer, and this site doesnt disappoint.
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I went to HF and bought a set of large Allen Wrenches for cheap. My 650XT is a different size than the 1000cc and I think other 650s like the SV, so too sketchy for me. HF has it covered, "Good Enough, Cheap".
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I think we may sell sections of hex bar for this. Let me check.

Well that explains why we haven't sold many. I have them, but they are not on our website. I'll check inventory then add them here.

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