I know this is an old thread, but I just want to clarify something as I mistakenly followed these directions word for word when changing my front tire recently.
Contrary to the original poster's attached document, the front axle hex socket is 14 mm not 16 mm. A "Torx" T-70 will also work. Something mentioned in other threads (others I didn't see before this one ) but not clarified here.
I found this out the hard way by ordering the 16 mm (hard enough to find) only to realize it's too big (after waiting a week for it to arrive in the mail). What's frustrating (as many of you know) is that these aren't sizes that are just laying around the average auto supply or hardware store. Even the local Kawasaki dealer didn't stock them.
Otherwise, the attachment is helpful, but based on the Ninja, not the Versys. I just wanted to put this here if anyone does like I did and finds this document and takes it word for word.
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