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Offline Tele130

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Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:37:34 am »
I know I posted this before but being mentally challenged,................ I have a hard time finding my way home from work let alone a post I made 5 months ago ??? ;).

What size of wrenches/sockets do I need?  Front and rear.

Thanks. ;D
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 08:44:40 am »


Front Wheel Removal
 
Axle clamp (pinch) bolts  8 mm Allen
 
Axle  12 mm Allen
 


Brake caliper mounting  12 mm
 


Rear Wheel Removal Muffler mounting bolts
12 mm
       
Rear axle nut 27 mm
 

Brake caliper mounting 8 mm Allen
 
Final drive removal 14 mm
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 08:59:40 am »
Thanks Chris. :chugbeer:
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:42:15 am »
Any time  8)
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 12:30:56 pm »

....Rear axle nut 27 mm
 

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Or a 1-1/16" SAE will work..... ;)  same size....and you might already have one.... ;)

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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 02:19:49 pm »
Thanks MOB.  I'll check.  My Connie is buried in the garage somewhere.............My two sons moved back home for the summer (school break) and all their "Stuff" is in there.  Not sure I'll get any saddle time this season.   :o
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 12:03:26 am »
Also, depending on the front tire you are removing or installing, a 12mm to remove the front fender bolts.
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 07:40:26 am »
For the front axle, you can use a metric bolt head if you don't have the proper size allen wrench.  Double nut it.

Years ago I bought a 12mm socket style wrench and the allen part was long enough that I just cut a section off the end to use in the other side and I carry that in my tool kit.
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Re: Wrench/Socket sizes needed for a tire change.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 10:49:25 am »
Also, depending on the front tire you are removing or installing, a 12mm to remove the front fender bolts.

Good point.  When I installed my "GT'S" I found that if I inflate the tire to seat the bead and then deflate it, I could install it without removing the fender.  Those bolts on the INSIDE of the fender are a PITA! ???
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