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I followed all the directions to remove the front wheel, from the Clymer book for my GSXR-750. It wont budge, anyone got any ideas on how to loosen the axle up?
 

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Make sure your pinch bolts are loose and the axle nut is loose.Then thread the nut back onto the axle a couple of turns and tap with hammer.That'll get it started then remove nut and use punch if needed,it probaly will come out after your luv taps.
 

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Don't forget to remove both brake calipers to give yourself more room to remove the front wheel. It will also prevent you from chipping paint off the rim.

Let me see...

...Front end stand in__
...remove 4 caliper mounting bolts__
...carefully slide calipers off discs__
...remove axle pinch bolts on right fork leg__
...remove axle being careful to not let right spacer & speedo drive run away__

Off the top of my head that's all of it.
 

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did all of the things you two mentioned. Removed calipers, placed a 3/16 bar between the pads (so the pistons dont come thru), removed the pinch bolts, removed speedometer cable, but the axle will not budge. There is no nut on the opposite end, it appears to thread into the left fork. What are my options for removing this bad johnny?
Torch? what would that do to my forks, oil and seals?
 

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when i unbolt the calipers, i wrap each one in old towels. theres nothing worse than a paint chip!

btw, don't use a torch, please! you will really have a problem on your hands. the only thing i can think of is that maybe someone put some locktite on the axle threads.

[ 10-16-2002, 07:04 AM: Message edited by: cide ]
 

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If you are trying to loosen the axle (ie bolt) and it won't break free after all of that, you could try using an impact wrench to get it to break free, ususally the jarring of the impact will get it no problem. Of course you need to have these tools.
 

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What sort of wrench are you using on the axle? If you're using that piece of cheese that comes in the tool kit forget it, get a propper-sized 6-point socket and a good sized ratchet or a breaker bar and if necessary bust out the cheater pipe. Those things aren't particularly loose to begin with and locktite, general corrosion or (worst case) cross threading could make things pretty tight. Make sure the bike is well secured when you're cranking on it too, nothing worse than pulling a bike off the stands.

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Thx , great advice. Gonna try a breaker bar with a large ratchet.
Wish me luck.
 

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Originally posted by H4rM:
Thx , great advice. Gonna try a breaker bar with a large ratchet.
Wish me luck.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I got a 36" breaker bar and a 22mm socket. Ain't no front axle I can't remove(I forgot to undo the pinch bolts on my roommates katana and the breaker bar still undid it. OOPS
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