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2011 RT front axle bolt


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I'm helping a buddy this weekend with new tires and I am guessing we need a special took to remove the front axle. Does anyone know which to get?

 

thanks,

 

RPG

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Some spark plug sockets will work if you reverse them and add an extension. Look for one with a 22mm (7/8") hex on top.

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Otherwise, you can purchase one, just search Google for "bmw 22mm axle tool". Lots of options for $10-$30.

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Morning Rick

 

It sounds like you need it this weekend so don't have time to order one.

 

A 7/8" OD Coupling Nut from Lowes or Home Depot works good (basically just a long 7/8" OD nut)

 

Or a long 7/8" OD lug nut from an auto part store will work.

 

You can even use a use a 7/8" hexhead bolt with a nut screwed on then the bolt end peened or welded to keep the nut tight (basically a double 7/8" OD nut.

 

Or 7/8" headed hexhead bolt with a hole drilled in the threaded end to allow a screwdriver to go through the hole & turn the axle out.

 

Or just use a 7/8" headed hexhead bolt with a pair or vice grips on the bolt threads.

 

About anything that is hex, 7/8" OD, & long enough to go into the axle end & have enough sticking out to get a wrench on the part sticking out.

 

I carry a 7/8" coupling nut in my 1200 bikes that has a hole drilled in it cross ways so all I need to do is stick a screw driver, or extension, or rod, or anything into the hole to remove the front axle (works like the old 1100/1150 spark plug wrench)

 

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Morning Rick

 

It sounds like you need it this weekend so don't have time to order one.

 

A 7/8" OD Coupling Nut from Lowes or Home Depot works good (basically just a long 7/8" OD nut)

 

Or a long 7/8" OD lug nut from an auto part store will work.

 

You can even use a use a 7/8" hexhead bolt with a nut screwed on then the bolt end peened or welded to keep the nut tight (basically a double 7/8" OD nut.

 

Or 7/8" headed hexhead bolt with a hole drilled in the threaded end to allow a screwdriver to go through the hole & turn the axle out.

 

Or just use a 7/8" headed hexhead bolt with a pair or vice grips on the bolt threads.

 

About anything that is hex, 7/8" OD, & long enough to go into the axle end & have enough sticking out to get a wrench on the part sticking out.

 

I carry a 7/8" coupling nut in my 1200 bikes that has a hole drilled in it cross ways so all I need to do is stick a screw driver, or extension, or rod, or anything into the hole to remove the front axle (works like the old 1100/1150 spark plug wrench)

 

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Yep! That is exactly what I had in my tool-roll for my prior '07 RT! I went one step further and thread in a standard bolt, with generous amount of JB Weld in the thread (I wish that I owned a welder!) to give me a smaller hex. size that I could grab with a standard socket or wrench.

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