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Old 11-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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950 Adventure axle puller

Guys,
Just wanted to set up an axle puller on the front of the 950, checking online so far I can get confirmation of fitment or find a specific brand that clearly says it'll fit or that will give me a direction on internal axle sizes etc.....anyone got a particluar brand they've fitted and can offer some advice...

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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I got a Zip Ty Racing axle puller last year-- works great.

Not much more to it than that.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Tip: unscrew the axle nut until it's about to come off, give it a whack with the palm of your hand and the axle will push out far enough on the left side for you to grab it and pull it out.

Or buy the ZipTy.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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Tip: unscrew the axle nut until it's about to come off, give it a whack with the palm of your hand and the axle will push out far enough on the left side for you to grab it and pull it out.

Or buy the ZipTy.
That doesn't work for me.


Touratech makes a nice one, small enough to go in the tool kit. Put the big end in the axle, and push.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...l-Tool-KTM-LC8
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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A little axle grease goes a long way...
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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A little axle grease goes a long way...
I always grease up my axles, quite well. There's not enough to grab ahold of with the nut method, and there's too much resistance even when the wheel's unloaded.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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I found the same actually mate, even on a clean well greased axle.....just took a look and will order a zip ty unit add that to the axle problem solved and happy days,

Thanks for the input guys

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #8
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Am I the only one using a piece of broomstick to push out the axle?
Works great, cheap, lightweight, eco-friendly.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:02 AM   #9
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 AM   #10
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I always grease up my axles, quite well. There's not enough to grab ahold of with the nut method, and there's too much resistance even when the wheel's unloaded.
This method with a hole drilled through both sides slightly larger than the screwdriver ....... Works a treat with no weight added to the bike.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #11
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I got a Zip Ty Racing axle puller last year-- works great.

Not much more to it than that.
+1 on the Zip Ty
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 AM   #12
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This method with a hole drilled through both sides slightly larger than the screwdriver ....... Works a treat with no weight added to the bike.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:41 AM   #13
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This method with a hole drilled through both sides slightly larger than the screwdriver ....... Works a treat with no weight added to the bike.
Yup. If it needed one, it would have come with one.

Loosen bolt, tap, insert screwdriver if necessary and pull.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:28 AM   #14
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Am I the only one using a piece of broomstick to push out the axle?
Works great, cheap, lightweight, eco-friendly.
Or a piece of schedule 40 plastic water pipe
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #15
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Yup. If it needed one, it would have come with one.

Loosen bolt, tap, insert screwdriver if necessary and pull.
Mine was sticking badly. Some black PTFE coating made it very hard to come out.
I constructed a piece of pipe, screwing in the place of the aluminum nut and slightly slimmer than the fork's hole. It is heavy but works well. It also helps to sandpaper the axle to clean the black paint that makes it sticky.
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