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post #1 of 36 Old 06-01-2006, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Rear axle cotter pin?

Pardon my ignorance. Is the rear axle cotter pin made of unobtainium or something exotic, or is there anything special about it? Can I just get one at my hardware store instead of making the trek to the dealer?

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post #2 of 36 Old 06-01-2006, 03:28 PM
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The one you buy at the hardware store is the same as the overpriced one at the S dealer.

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post #3 of 36 Old 06-01-2006, 04:19 PM
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Keep a couple spares with the tool kit just in case. For yourself or another rider in distress sort of thing. I also carry two full size real wrenches under the seat for chain adjustment.

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I 'borrowed' a couple from work - good price!

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post #5 of 36 Old 06-01-2006, 06:48 PM
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I must have 150 of them in different sizes, never bought one either. And for the life of me, I can't figure where they come from. Maybe they grow in my tool box and the little ones are babies.

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Use a hitch pin instead of a cotter pin where possible and it can be reused. http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=63004F shows a sample.

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What size hitch pin ?

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I pulled the pin and went to Dual-Star....

No more pin, just torque and ride

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Equi...uts_suzuki.htm

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What size hitch pin ?
Not sure. Haven't looked yet.

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As an aside to this question - why is it only Canadian models that have the cotter pin fitted? I'm assuming it's legislated? For what it's worth, I wish mine had the pin; I'm paranoid about the axle nut coming loose (saw a Beemer lose a wheel once - scary!) and check it at least every week.

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