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dangermouse007

22mm front spinal hex/allen (uk peeps)

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You mean a 22mm socket? I got mine at halfords superstore cause i was in a hurry, but would try to find one from brittool if i was all classy and organized.

EDIT: do you mean for the hexagonal hole? You dont need to worry about that. All you need is a 22mm socket for the nut and 10mm spinner/wrench. just undo the bolts and nut and push the spindle from the threaded side and it slides out.

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even though u have it sussed heres a tip for you guys when you need a large hex key. Find a bolt whose head is the same size as the hex fastner you are trying to work with. Put 2 nuts on the thread of the bolt and lock them together. Then you can use a normal socket or spanner to undo the fitting. Cheap and quick :cry:

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even though u have it sussed heres a tip for you guys when you need a large hex key. Find a bolt whose head is the same size as the hex fastner you are trying to work with. Put 2 nuts on the thread of the bolt and lock them together. Then you can use a normal socket or spanner to undo the fitting. Cheap and quick :cry:

Even better, find a cheap socket you can hammer over the threads and you have an Allen socket..... :cry:

I learned that one a couple years ago when I needed a 27mm allen. An 18mm bolt+spark plug socket worked great!

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If I remember correctly, the "spark plug wrench" that comes with the bike has an end that fits the axle.

A trick I learned when roadracing from another racer is that alot of times the outside "hex" end of a spark plug socket will fit in the axle, all you have to do is pull out the rubber grommet inside the socket & put the socket onto an extension backwards. I think this works for alot of Kawasaki 's forks as well (they use Kayaba too don't they?).

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Update:

I was wrenching in the garage last nigt & checked... the backside (hex end) of a craftsman 5/8" spark plug socket (which, BTW is the socket that fits the WR plug) fits the front axle perfectly.

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Update:

I was wrenching in the garage last nigt & checked... the backside (hex end) of a craftsman 5/8" spark plug socket (which, BTW is the socket that fits the WR plug) fits the front axle perfectly.

To bad I didn't see this post eariler as I've been using this trick since I got my bike. Amazing what you can find out in a 'pinch'.

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