Tools for removing wheels on the trail?


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  • 06_WR_450

Posted February 22, 2010 - 04:45 PM

#1

Hello,

After doing some maintenance on my '06 WR 450 in preparation for an upcoming trip I noticed that the rear axle nut should be torqued to 90ft.lbs. What do you guys carry on the trail (in a fanny pack or such) that will break this nut in order to remove the rear wheel in case of a flat?

What are your thought of carrying Slime for tubes to use while on the trail in conjunction with CO2 and a small hand pump?

Thanks in advance.

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  • MaddogYZ

Posted February 22, 2010 - 05:30 PM

#2

MSR makes a real nice combination tool for such a thing, you can also buy a motio pro tire spoon that has a box end that fits your axel nut. A cresson wrench will work as well, just use your foot to break the nut loose.

I don't presonally care for the co2 cartriges and like to use a mountain bike pump. You can carry a spare tube or a patch kit to repair a flat as well. Also, don't forget to carry a small bottle of windex or dilute soap to lubricate the tire when mounting it.

Wrench
http://www.motosport...atalogId=108754

Tire spoon
http://www.motosport...atalogId=104339

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted February 22, 2010 - 07:55 PM

#3

MSR makes a real nice combination tool for such a thing, you can also buy a motio pro tire spoon that has a box end that fits your axel nut. A cresson wrench will work as well, just use your foot to break the nut loose.

I don't presonally care for the co2 cartriges and like to use a mountain bike pump. You can carry a spare tube or a patch kit to repair a flat as well. Also, don't forget to carry a small bottle of windex or dilute soap to lubricate the tire when mounting it.

Wrench
http://www.motosport...atalogId=108754

Tire spoon
http://www.motosport...atalogId=104339


Maddog has got it right. I got a small bike pump as well. It takes a little time, but it works great. Get the moose wrench and do no screw around with the crescent wrench. You might strip the axle bolt.

More importantly, you will need three tire spoons (8 inches are fine) to get the tire back on without busting your knuckles.

Stay away from the slime. It will only help in limited situations. Carry a 21 inch front tube and stuff it in the rear if you have to. I've been riding for six months on a trials tire with a 21 inch tube from the last pinch flat.

Practice changing your tire in your back yard. On the trail is not the first or the second time to be trying this. You need to practice this. I can do mine in 20 mins.




 
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