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rear axel socket sizes

I do not yet have my 2015 650 LT. But I wanted to make sure I had the correct tools. My socket set goes up to only 22 mm. What other ones larger than that will I need (for most normal tasks on the bike for that matter)?
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You'll need a 14mm allen socket for the front axle (the Harbor Freight socket set has one), and a 27mm socket for the rear axle.


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Ok cool. Just one 14mm allen socket? Does not the other side turn when loosen/tightening?
Same question for rear 27 mm.
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Ok cool. Just one 14mm allen socket? Does not the other side turn when loosen/tightening?
Same question for rear 27 mm.
If you look at the front axle it's a giant bolt, threads into the left hand fork leg. So you just need the one 14mm allen and remember to loosen the pinch bolts on the right fork leg.

The other side of the rear is a 19mm head on the axle itself.

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Cool. Thx Time. Can you or anyone tell me about the rear axel a little? What is needed, just one 27 mm socket?


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If you look at the front axle it's a giant bolt, threads into the left hand fork leg. So you just need the one 14mm allen and remember to loosen the pinch bolts on the right fork leg.

The other side of the rear is a 19mm head on the axle itself.
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Cool. Thx Time. Can you or anyone tell me about the rear axel a little? What is needed, just one 27 mm socket?
Pull the cotter pin and break the axle nut free before you get the bike on the lift, drop the rear caliper and bracket, tie it off don't leave it hanging by the line that's not good to do to brake lines. loosen the main nut and work the axle out, keep track of the spacers and where they go and how the fit. I put them back on the axle in the right order and orientation so I get them back on correctly. It's basically a simple job. Getting the wheel back on can be a fight at time but once you have it all lined up the axle will slide right in.

If you don't have a shop manual I'd get one. I have the Kawasaki manual for my 2012, it's saved me gref more than once.

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Thx for the info. I do have a service manual. I doesn't say what size tools you need. I know how to take a wheel off, etc. Just didn't know what tools needed. I found a 14mm allen socket on amazon for under $10. Looks like I'll have what I need for whenever the bike decides to show up. Jeez, with the service manual, OEM light bar, OEM top case and bracket and a few tools, I have spent over $1000 already.

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Pull the cotter pin and break the axle nut free before you get the bike on the left, drop the rear caliper and bracket, tie it off do leave it hanging by the line that's not good to do to brake lines. loosen the main nut and work the axle out, keep track of the spacers and where they go and how the fit. I put them back on the axle in the right order and orientation so I get them back on correctly. It's basically a simple job. Getting the wheel back on and be a fight at time but once you have it all lined up the axle will slide right in.

If you don't have a shop manual I'd get one. I have the Kawasaki manual for my 2012, it's saved me gref more than once.
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, I have spent over $1000 already.
Chump change! Buy a BMW...it stands for Bring My Wallet!

What was the Senator said? A million here a million there sooner or later it adds up to real money?

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Thx for the info. I do have a service manual. I doesn't say what size tools you need. I know how to take a wheel off, etc. Just didn't know what tools needed. I found a 14mm allen socket on amazon for under $10. Looks like I'll have what I need for whenever the bike decides to show up. Jeez, with the service manual, OEM light bar, OEM top case and bracket and a few tools, I have spent over $1000 already.

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I am hoping the bike suits me fine after I add that OEM stuff. I put probably more than $2500 into my Concours to make it just right. Then I sold it. ha. Obviously, I'll add some farkles here and there. But not that much!

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You can download the shop manual free of charge from this site. See stickied thread under tech section of this site. The 2010+ manual is on the second or third page of the thread.
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You can use a 1-1/16" (26.9875mm) socket for rear axle nut, and an adjustable wrench or 7/8" (22.225mm) wrench for rear axle head.

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Cool. Thx Time. Can you or anyone tell me about the rear axel a little? What is needed, just one 27 mm socket?
Of the MANY times I've removed the rear wheel, I PROBABLY only needed to use a wrench on the right-side head once or twice.


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I am going to adjust my chain and have looked at the manual for instructions, but it does not mention size for the rear axle nut sizes. Is it 27mm (I have) for the chain side and 22mm (I don't have yet) for the right side?
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Yes, but you'll ONLY need the 22mm IF the axle turns while loosening the 27mm nut.

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For the right side, you could use a 7/8" (22.225mm) instead of a 22mm wrench.

1-1/16" (26.9875mm) is always a good substitute for 27mm.
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I am going to adjust my chain and have looked at the manual for instructions, but it does not mention size for the rear axle nut sizes. Is it 27mm (I have) for the chain side and 22mm (I don't have yet) for the right side?
Just adjusted my chain, 7th time in 7 years, err on the side of loose for the chain. It takes about 10 KM to destroy a tight chain. Torque is 80 ft lbs. Get yourself some new cotter pins. As others have said, no need for a socket on brake side, I have sockets, never use them, adjustable to turn axle so cotter pin hole is convenient. The nut I have a 1 1/16 6 point impact socket.
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