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OfflineSullivj

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    2014 Front wheel removal tool
    « on: 2016-07-18 20:41:42 »
    Having realised despite owning half of machine mart (!),I didn't have anything to undo the wheel spindle..


    So I bought one of these. The end hex's are removable (to reveal a 3/8" drive hole),but it easily fits in the spindle with them on.


    £17.99 on fleabay.


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    « Last Edit: 2016-07-19 07:35:13 by Sullivj »

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      Re: 2014 Front wheel removal tool
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-07-19 02:59:09 »
      That would be handy for the roadside toolkit as well.  I try to carry just enough to do very basic repairs, including removing both wheels (worst case scenario).
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        Re: 2014 Front wheel removal tool
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-07-19 06:31:16 »
        This front wheel spindle key is available from M&P, http://www.mandp.co.uk/default/catalogsearch/result/?q=539432



        Halfords (GTmoto) also do one, http://www.halfords.com/motoring/motorcycling/motorcycle-accessories/gtmoto-spindle-key the ends are open to fit a 3/8" drive wrench.



        Amazon do a Laser one too, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-3933-Motorcycle-Spindle-Tool/dp/B003AMVP6I

        All these keys fit a 2012 TC, not sure about a 2014 LC.
        « Last Edit: 2016-07-19 06:47:47 by DaygloDavid »

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          Re: 2014 Front wheel removal tool
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-07-19 06:53:25 »
          That would be handy for the roadside toolkit as well.

          Amazon US, https://www.amazon.com/Tool-connection-Motorcycle-Spindle-Laser/dp/B00FEGAPCI

          Check size for LC, the TC is 22mm.
          « Last Edit: 2016-07-19 07:10:23 by DaygloDavid »

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          Re: 2014 Front wheel removal tool
          « Reply #4 on: 2017-06-26 14:28:30 »

          I see that this thread has been idle for awhile, but wanted to add something.


          Don't want to sound controversial, but I've removed my front wheel several times and this tool is not "required". 
          I too used to carry this tool, but as mine is machined steel vs a lightweight alloy, have now been able to leave it at home for the 2014 to current RT.

          This kind of tool is required to remove the quick release axle from the 2005-2013 RT as that axle is threaded into the left fork slider itself vs having a bolt in the end of the axle to hold it secure.

          When following the steps in the manual, after I loosen the M12x20 bolt with a 17MM socket (#8 in the parts diagram below) on the left end of the quick release axle, but not totally remove it from the threads, I tap the entire axle across through the forks and wheel with something that won't mar the bolt while holding the weight of the tire/wheel up slightly.  After the shoulder of the bolt again is flush with the LH fork slider, I remove the bolt from the last few threads so the end of the axle is exposed/unsecured.
          Then I can grasp the smooth end of the quick release axle on the right side and pull it out.


          I'm still new here, so apologize if this has been covered previously.




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            Re: 2014 Front wheel removal tool
            « Reply #5 on: 2017-06-26 18:18:15 »
            That's useful to know - although if I break down I'm much more likely to be picking up the phone than getting out spanners. But it's good to know I could if I had to.
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