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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Change fork oil ,size of wrench

Wanting to change fork oil in my 1700 Classic. Can some one help with what size wrench and where to get it to remove the front axle.Thanks for the help.
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I think this is what you need, I bought one and it fits the front axle on my VV.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....store&tool=all

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22mm. thot had a pic to show. can make this tool with a large bolt (>22mm) and 2 nuts. take the bolt and file/grind it down to 22mm accross the flats. test it to fit inside axle. put 2 nuts on the bolt and jam-lock them together spin against each other. with the filed down bolt head in the axle, use a wrench on the inside nut to spin the axle loose/off. cost about $2bux



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Change fork oil

Thanks for all the help.Took Pancho Villas advise and made the tool out of a heavy bolt. Wont be able to see if it works till friday when i dig into the forks.If it doesnt then Ill just have to buy the Hex socket.Again thanks for all the info.You guys are great.
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Thanks for all the help.Took Pancho Villas advise and made the tool out of a heavy bolt. Wont be able to see if it works till friday when i dig into the forks.If it doesnt then Ill just have to buy the Hex socket.Again thanks for all the info.You guys are great.
gb, if you do it like this, you wont need that $50 socket. been working for 10+yrs.



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Yep made it just like your pictures. Gonna give it a try Friday Thanks again
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Be sure to loosen the two lower fork leg bolts ONLY on the right fork. The left leg holds the threads the axle is spun into. If you loosen both sides the axle will not come out.



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