800GS front and rear axle nut sizes

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  1. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    What are the correct socket sizes for the front and rear axle nuts? I'm renting a GS next month and would like to take the appropriate tools along 'just in case'.

    Cheers

    Douf
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  2. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Rear is 24mm. Having brain fade on the front size.
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    17mm, IIRC.

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  4. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    That's right 24mm/17mm. Motion Pro makes a nice compact double-ended steel spanner in the 24/17 size.
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  5. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Part # if you have it please.
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  6. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Just googled motion pro...yup, it's there.:D
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  7. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I'm not finding the magic wrench.
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  8. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    John, check MSR. I could have been wrong about the Motion Pro offering.

    http://www.thefind.com/sports/info-riders-wrench

    The second url (below) is to the Rocky site which has the six point (both ends) wrench in stock.

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?&navTitle=Tools/Shop&webTypeId=169&webCatId=22&prodFamilyId=11679&navType=type&stockId=98873#vehicleSelect

    I actually bought the wrench to fit my GF's Honda CRF230L which by shear coincidence is the same as the F800GS which I purchased after I already had the wrench.
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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  10. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. :thumb

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  11. gary138

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    Hi, now we figured out the nut size, What is the size of the hex internal insert needed to back out the axle.
    If it is anything like my v-strom it's threaded (axle) into the left lower fork leg?? Please correct me if i'm wrong
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  12. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    It's not threaded into the fork leg. Just give it a lil' rap-tap-tappy once everything is loose and it'll slide out.
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  13. gary138

    gary138 Adventurer

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    Thanks ! Are the pinch bolts allen or those star type ?? What size ??
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  14. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Torx T-45
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  15. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    Am I correct in assuming that neither the 24/17 wrenches or the torx socket are included in the standard toolkit?
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  16. cisco

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    of course not! BMWs never get flats or have trouble with their fuel pumps.
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  17. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Wow! That is so helpful.
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  18. cisco

    cisco old fat guy

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    Sorry. My hummer has been bad for oh about two months.
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