05 CRF 450 front axle nut


18 replies to this topic
  • offshores

Posted July 11, 2006 - 03:25 PM

#1

What size socket for an 05 CRF 450 front axle nut. Thanks

  • NorCalRider

Posted July 11, 2006 - 03:28 PM

#2

Hmmmmm........25mm? Sorry, I'm not 100% sure. All I know is the rear is 32mm or 1 1/4". :ride:

  • motofix

Posted July 11, 2006 - 03:49 PM

#3

I belive it is 22mm

  • Joe Dizzle

Posted July 11, 2006 - 08:31 PM

#4

You sure motofix? I have a couple of snap on hex sockets and I thought my 20 and 22mm were too small. I'll check in the morning.

  • crf-f crf-r trx cbr

Posted July 11, 2006 - 08:48 PM

#5

22mm :ride: :ride:

  • ShadyatBest

Posted July 11, 2006 - 09:26 PM

#6

22mm :ride: :ride:

fo sho

  • Thumpdaddy650

Posted July 12, 2006 - 03:38 AM

#7

It is nearly the same as a 7/8" standard size or 22 mm.

  • gofast33

Posted July 12, 2006 - 03:43 PM

#8

Is it normal when tightening the front axle nut for the fork leg to creep in toward the hub a little? This happens no matter how much I tighten the two pinch bolts on that side. I'm always concerned that the nut will loosen off during riding.

  • motofix

Posted July 12, 2006 - 05:43 PM

#9

Try tightening the nut first, then use the two pinch bolts to hold it. After you have that, you can align the right side.

  • gofast33

Posted July 12, 2006 - 10:27 PM

#10

Try tightening the nut first, then use the two pinch bolts to hold it. After you have that, you can align the right side.

Aaah, that makes sense! So, do you temporarily tighten the right side pinch bolts to keep the axle from spinning while you tighten the axle nut, then loosen again, tighten the left side pinch bolts, then center forks and re-tighten the right side pinchers?

  • philbrooks

Posted July 13, 2006 - 12:58 AM

#11

Tighten the axle nut till axle begin to spin. Then tighten pinch bolts on left side (facing bike) Then tighten axle nut to spec's, then tighen pinch bolt on right side (brake disc side)

  • motofix

Posted July 13, 2006 - 04:04 AM

#12

Aaah, that makes sense! So, do you temporarily tighten the right side pinch bolts to keep the axle from spinning while you tighten the axle nut, then loosen again, tighten the left side pinch bolts, then center forks and re-tighten the right side pinchers?



You got it. :ride:

  • motofix

Posted July 13, 2006 - 04:06 AM

#13

sorry that didn't work the way I wanted. but yes, you got it

  • Joe Dizzle

Posted July 13, 2006 - 02:59 PM

#14

Tighten the axle nut till axle begin to spin. Then tighten pinch bolts on left side (facing bike) Then tighten axle nut to spec's, then tighen pinch bolt on right side (brake disc side)



Torque the axel nut first with out tightening any of the pinch bolts. Once the axel nut is set then grab the front brake lever and compress the forks up and down a few times. Then tighten the pinch bolts to spec. (This is the proper way my man)

JD

  • motofix

Posted July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM

#15

That is one of many ways actualy... :ride:

  • Joe Dizzle

Posted July 13, 2006 - 08:25 PM

#16

That is one of many ways actualy... :ride:


I suppose you anyone could say the "best" way to do something is one of many ways yes. Hows it feel to be right?

Some people..... :ride:

  • motofix

Posted May 03, 2013 - 01:47 PM

#17

(This is the proper way my man)


How about using an allen key to hold the axle while tightening the nut? I would say that is the proper way to do it, but your way works too.

  • Toooldtooslow

Posted May 03, 2013 - 03:40 PM

#18

My suspension tuner showed me how the slight burr on the axle head (from prev owner) made the fork bottoms pull to gether when the axle was tightened up. This make the front suspension harsher as the travel is used as the forks become like a slight vee. he machined the burr off the axle so it seated in fully.

  • joman2055

Posted May 03, 2013 - 10:56 PM

#19

you are supposed to torque the axle before tightening any of the pinch bolts. this requires a special tool for the large hex in the axle.

then you tighten down the non nut side pinch bolts, cycle the forks or spin the wheel a few times and hit the brakes. then tighten the other pinch bolts.

at least im pretty sure that is the correct way.





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