2012 yz450f rear axle nut? Grrrrr

6 replies to this topic
  • tgj88

Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:03 PM


Why the heck did does Yamaha use a 30 mm rear a le nut on the 2012???!!! This is the most frustrating thing ever. Almost feels like I am a ktm owner or something.
Question one: does anyone make a trail tool to accommodate this??? I have looked and found nothing.
Question two: has anyone replaced their nut wih say a 32mm to remody a problem like mine???

  • runnybunny

Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:04 PM


Ok, I'll ask.

What's wrong with a 30 mil nut and why would a 32 be so much better?

  • KJ790

Posted August 05, 2013 - 04:31 AM


This has always worked for me:



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  • grayracer513

Posted August 05, 2013 - 06:26 AM


That's the most you can find to complain about?



  • tgj88

Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:38 AM


What can I say, I love the bike.

Would you really want to carry that wrench around with you on a 70 mile trail ride?

  • grayracer513

Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:50 AM


No, not really.  I carry a custom wrench that I made by cutting up two Craftsman wrenches, a box end 22 for the front, and a 27 for the rear, then welding them back together and tempering the joint.

  • stroker101

Posted August 05, 2013 - 11:42 AM


Grainger,...you could cut it down to size and use a belt sander to smooth the end that was cut???





Edited by stroker101, August 05, 2013 - 11:44 AM.

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