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Hi - I am trying to find out what size socket/tool I need to undo the front axle nut on my Kawa ZZR (ZX600 E7) thats 1999 model. A bloody large allen key would probably do it and they show a picture in the Haynes manual of someone using an allen key but you cant torque it back up with an allen key eh.


I bought a motrax spindle key ('for all modern kawa, suzi and yamaha models') but it doesnt fit - key is too big. I have what looks like a spark plug tool that fits it but dont fancy using that - bodge job.


Also do you know if it possible to put the axle in the wrong way as I assumed I would be undoing it from the left hand side but I am thinking it might actually be the right hand side that needs undoing.


Anyone know of a reliable and cheap torque wrench covering a good range of torque I can get (20nm to 120nm perhaps)


Cheers for any help.

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and dont forget to undo the two little hex pinch bolts at the baseof the forks that clamp the spindle nut tight ...


torquewrench go for a reasonable quality one and dont buy the cheapest as they won't take the use ( and dont use it for undoing nuts )

on one side of spindle is just basically a nut other side has the axle through it


on mine if looking from front of bike

left hand is the axle part and right hand is the nut part

so i just undo the left hand pinch bolts and undo the axle/spindle

right hand one keeps it tight not needing the other hex but when doing it up i use both

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to torq the axel you can get a 1/4 to 8mm socket and stick the torx bit into the 1/4 square drive to get the correct torq.


whats a newton meter? lol only ever torqued up into lb/in or lb/ft lol


so all you want is


a 1/4 drive toque wrench

Screw bit to 1/4 drive socket

correct size torx bit for the bike

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to torq the axel you can get a 1/4 to 8mm socket and stick the torx bit into the 1/4 square drive to get the correct torq.


whats a newton meter? lol only ever torqued up into lb/in or lb/ft lol


so all you want is


a 1/4 drive toque wrench

Screw bit to 1/4 drive socket

correct size torx bit for the bike

 

hmmm 1/4 drive is not recommended for torque'ing high torque bolts especially zzr front wheel .... minimum 3/8 drive but 1/2 drive is better

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