Removing front axle

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  1. Ducbert

    Ducbert Active Member

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    Anyone got a tool I can borrow to pull the front axle out of 04 Gixxer?

    Manual says it 24mm. I don't have the tool kit to do it......
     
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    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    I believe I have a 24mm socket, I'll get back to you on this.
     
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    YZF1000jon Well-Known Member

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    GSXR's are inverted, the axle is the socket, you need the male end to fit in the axle. Most suzuki dealers stock the motion pro adapter for this.
     
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    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    Oh, it's likely a large allen socket... Which I have, I'll check if there's a 24
     
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    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, 19 is the biggest i've got.
     
  6. Ducbert

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    Yeah it's like a reverse socket, I have a smaller one too :(
     
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    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    Princess Auto should have something for under $10, you had might as well add it to the tool box!
     
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    Figured I'm probably going to need it for one of the other bikes, so I bought a multi front axle tool. Thanks for the replies......

    Hey Ian,
    Can I borrow some skillz for next year? LOL
     
  10. sand.man

    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to need the skills more than anybody... I just bought an angry TZ250 like Ian's and it threw me off in less than 5 minutes riding it... stupid mistake, dual Nissin 4 pots are stupid.

    Broke my collar bone!
     
  11. ian

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    Ryan, 5 minutes! Really? :eek: That must be some kind of record. Glad to hear you bought the bike.

    tip: the brakes are on the right, clutch on the left.
     
  12. sand.man

    sand.man Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ian, I feel pretty foolish, I had no idea the brakes were so strong and I should have known better to play on wet gravel.

    This bike is much harder to ride than the motard, it's going to be a long bumpy road learning this thing.

    P.S. do you have a place to buy the tool for starting the bike with a drill?
     
  13. ian

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    Well yeah, I imagine a TZ is harder to ride on the gravel than a motard.:)

    You can get a starter tool at the link below:

    http://www.accu-products.com/
     
  14. Ducatidaddi

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    Hmmm.. Sandman....

    Just last night I was talking to a previous owner of a TZ250 who said the NEW owner had to take it for a spin.....

    Suspiciously sounds like the same story from the other side.

    Heal fast.

    That bike was WICKED fast around Race City. I could tell you stories about getting passed my it on the inside in corner 1!!
     
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    Stories

    Ok, Joe...tells us a story!
     
  16. Mastard

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    I've always gotten away with not using the tool. I always manage to remove it loosening the other side. I can't remember whether there were any tricks involved. I've changed tires on a few GSX-R's now.
     

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