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Default Axle Thread; Left, Right, None?

The service manual doesn't say, my dealer is ambivalent, so I'm asking you....
The front wheel axle of my 2010 XR has a hex recess in it on the right side. When removing it, do I turn the allen wrench clockwise, counter-clockwise, or are there no threads and I simply drift it out?

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Loosen the 2 pinch bolts and you will have to make or purchase a 14mm hex socket. It is easier to crack the axle loose with the bike on the ground with a zip tie around the front brake lever and grip (don't forget to remove zip tie before removing wheel). Threads are lefty loosey, righty tighty....

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I think you mean 16mm (or a 5/8") will work. That is what I used on my 2010 XC

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Loosen the 2 pinch bolts and you will have to make or purchase a 14mm hex socket. It is easier to crack the axle loose with the bike on the ground with a zip tie around the front brake lever and grip (don't forget to remove zip tie before removing wheel). Threads are lefty loosey, righty tighty....
Just curious, why do you zip tie the brake. I have never had to do that.I just undo the pinch bolts and loosen the Axle

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Just curious, why do you zip tie the brake. I have never had to do that.I just undo the pinch bolts and loosen the Axle
Loosen the pinch bolts on the allen socket side, loosen the allen socket then loosen the other pinch bolts. I just did brakes and a tire.

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Just curious, why do you zip tie the brake. I have never had to do that.I just undo the pinch bolts and loosen the Axle
You don't need to put the zip tie on (I don't) but if your doing it on the floor it keeps the bike from rolling around.

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Yes my bad, 16mm is the size or 5/8. I meant to type 16mm...

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You only need to loosen the one side of pinch bolts...





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Loosen the pinch bolts on the allen socket side, loosen the allen socket then loosen the other pinch bolts. I just did brakes and a tire.

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Many thanks guys...I knew you'd come through. Preparing for the task, I made my own 5/8" "allen" wrench using a bolt with jamb nuts on the end opposite the head. Too cheap to buy one to use once every 4 years or so.
Baby's going to get new shoes...a set of Avon Cobras per the many comments I read on this forum. So, thanks again. You guys are great. Pat yourselves on the back for me.
BTW, for balancing, I'm going with Dyna-Beads this time. My tire man, who has many years experience with 'Wings and larger cruisers, sez the Ride-On (which I'm presently using) is OK if you don't do a lot of over 70mph riding, but the beads are good for all speeds. And I'll attest to that as I get an imbalance when doing over 70. I'll report on the results later.

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Put some anti seize on the axle treads and grease on the axle
You'll be glade you did when it comes to the next time

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