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    Hexagonal axle removal tool
    « on: 2016-04-10 02:11:50 »
    Folks,


    Can I use a Hex Axle Tool 17mm 19mm 22mm 24mm, like the one here...[/font][/size][/b][size=78%]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hex-Axle-Tool-17mm-19mm-22mm-24mm-Allen-wrench-adapter-Lifetime-Warranty-/181857883730?hash=item2a57931652:g:WaYAAOSwll1Wzf70&vxp=mtr[/size] or do I really need to buy BMW part #36 3 691 - HEXAGON, W/F 22?[/size][/b]

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    If possible, I'd like to use the former 1) I can drive it directly with a torque wrench 2) I can use it for other axle sizes should the need arise.


    My only concern is it being a strange size.  My K1600GT is a 2013 model.


    Thanks for the help.


    Bob

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      Re: Hexagonal axle removal tool
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-04-10 10:19:41 »
      You can use the first one. I have one like that and have used it several times during tire changes. I have a 2011 GT and the front axle hasn't changed over the years.
      What do you mean with 'strange size'?
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        Re: Hexagonal axle removal tool
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-04-10 13:34:13 »
        Apologies...strange isn't the best description.  "Size other than 17, 19, 22 or 24 millimeter" is better.  I believe it's 24mm.  Is that correct?

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          Re: Hexagonal axle removal tool
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-04-10 19:19:38 »
          For the front axle you need the 22 mm.
          I use a 19 mm socket (on the other side) with a torque wrench to loosen and tighten it.
          Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

           

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