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ok 1996 vulcan 500. i have taken out the pinch bolt and disconnected the speedometer cable. how do i get the axle out now. thought i would ask you guys before if somethig up.
 

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Scratch

So, what was it? No fair just "got it". Was it just grease holding it in place? C'mon spill the beans, you forget to loosted something?
 

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yeah!
i have a ninja 500 and took out the bolts and the cable but can't get the axle out
do you have to use a 1/2" key?
 

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you guys do realize that these axle either screw into the other leg or theres a nut in the other leg that the axle threads into. just cause you loosen the pinch bolts DOES NOT mean the axe falls out. get a manual and read up on your bike.
good luck
 

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I had to use 12mm hex and a bloody big hammer to get mine off.
And let me tell ye it was far easier getting it off than it was getting it back on.
Must invest in some paddock stands coz my baby doesnt got no center stand.

Taz
 

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it will either take a big A$$ allen wrench or a regular socket SPEC.
remember LEVERAGE IS YOUR FRIEND !!! put your jack handle on that allen TAZ, NO BFH's (big freakin hammer) unlike when you work on a hardley :p
also make sure you grease up the axle before you put it back in. will be easier to get out next time.
 
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