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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #10 on: 19 June, 2008, 11:55:34 PM
Hope no one has gone out and bought a 21mm hex. The front axle socket on my '07 measures 22mm...
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #11 on: 20 June, 2008, 12:02:07 AM
Thanks Rick.   :020:
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #12 on: 20 June, 2008, 10:03:22 PM
just go to home depot hardware dept. Get a 5/8 in nut thats used to adjust  tie rods or cable  ties like on a fence gate. costs $2.00

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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #13 on: 02 December, 2021, 12:22:52 PM
I was looking at removing my front wheel spindle on my 2016 TS, and measured the recess of it as 21.35mm (difficult to measure), so assumed I needed a 21mm hex key, had a look around for one and they seem to be like hens teeth.  Then found this post.
Could someone confirm it really is a 22mm tool I need?
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #15 on: 02 December, 2021, 01:55:05 PM
*Originally Posted by felloff [+]
I was looking at removing my front wheel spindle on my 2016 TS, and measured the recess of it as 21.35mm (difficult to measure), so assumed I needed a 21mm hex key, had a look around for one and they seem to be like hens teeth.  Then found this post.
Could someone confirm it really is a 22mm tool I need?
TIA
I use one like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Spindle-Black-Front-Wheel/dp/B093GKQ232
Probably not the exact same one but it does the job
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #16 on: 02 December, 2021, 04:59:49 PM
Wrap up for that garage  :190:   :002:
Thank you @Paul2bikes, @seangee must be my poor measuring at fault!
Will get same tool and just for interest measure that.
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #17 on: 07 December, 2021, 08:47:20 AM
So bought the Neilsen tool as advised, it fits very snuggly in the spindle cap and does the job.  Measured the 22mm section across flats and was 21.48mm, which proves I can't measure the spindle!  :745:
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #18 on: 07 December, 2021, 09:48:00 AM
*Originally Posted by felloff [+]
So bought the Neilsen tool as advised, it fits very snuggly in the spindle cap and does the job.  Measured the 22mm section across flats and was 21.48mm, which proves I can't measure the spindle!  :745:

Checked mine for you, tool is bang on 22mm. One of us has a dodgy vernier caliper.  :087:
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Re: Front wheel removal
Reply #19 on: 07 December, 2021, 11:28:09 AM
@Paul2bikes, yes I had thought of that, and measured some 22mm copper pipe was 22.07, and 15mm copper pipe 15.02, was difficult to think of other stuff as reference values- that was good enough for me.
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