The rear axle is standard thread. No sure about the front but I'm sure someone will chime in shortly. If you have a pipe that will fit around your socket wrench you can also use that, that's what I use and is also free!
Oh yea, thanks for the information, I'm releived that at least I wasn't tightening it even morerice_smuggler said:The rear axle is standard thread.
rice_smuggler said:I used a pipe that was about 4 ft. long, leverage is your friend.
Wow, and it didn't break from a 4' pipe pulling it. I gotta get brave with my toolsrice_smuggler said:I use a 3/8" ratchet with a 1/2" adapter onto a 1/2" socket.
serpentracer said:you do realize there is a wrench for your rear axle bolt in the tool kit dont you?
and you stick the tube that is smashed on one end over the wrench for a longer handle.
on my 03 the front is a 27 mm.
its actally about 3/16 of an inch thick and I have used it many times. btw get a real impact gun or start working out pussdakh said:There's no such a thing as "your tool kit" when you buy a used race bike There were some things in there like a 8/10/12 open-end wrenches and a spark plug extractor but that's about it.
And besides, I don't expect a crap tin tool out of a tool kit to actually work better than an impact wrench, which in turn wasn't able to undo the nut.
serpentracer said:its actally about 3/16 of an inch thick and I have used it many times. btw get a real impact gun or start working out puss
serpentracer said:btw get a real impact gun or start working out puss
Looks like on a 1st gen it's 32 and on later ones it's 36. Or my bike has a non-stock nut to accomodate the steering damper. But I think a 36 would still fit in there.FrkyMnky1487 said:Off topic: I thought the steering stem was a 36mm nut?
no you dont, just thread the bolt in a few turns and tap it out with a mallot or hammer. it should slide out very easily. at least thats how I have always done it.YamRZ350 said:You need a 19 mm allen wrench to remove your front axle.
Edit: I guess you already figured that out...
The 99-02s the fork tubes are actually threaded so you cannot just tap it out.serpentracer said:no you dont, just thread the bolt in a few turns and tap it out with a mallot or hammer. it should slide out very easily. at least thats how I have always done it.