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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi y'all,

Having lusted after MV's for years, I finally bought one last week. It's a silver/blue 2005 F4 1000, and is in pristine condition, with only 1650 miles. I managed to get in about 50 miles over the weekend, and am delighted with the bike. I've never ridden such a powerful bike. (My previous ride has been a GSXR750 track bike.)

For the past 4 years I've been doing only track days on the GSXR, so the F4 marks a return to the street in some sense. However, I can predict that I'll be taking it to the track at least once next year to stretch it out a bit.

Since the closest dealer for me is Fast By Ferracci (I'm in northern VA), which is a good 3 1/2 hour drive, I think I'm gonna do the maintenance work on this thing myself. To that effect, I've already found this forum invaluable. Based on the forum discussions regarding the rear axle nut, I ordered a rear axle nut tool from Speedymoto. Which begs the next question: what's the best tool for removing the front axle from the rim, and where can I get one?

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allot of users here deal with Emoto, FBF(fast by ferracci), Pirates Lair, Pro Itailia and Moto Corse. At least those are the ones I have been using.
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It is just a normal allen key. You have to put the front stand supports under the brake caliper mounts, undo allen bolt, swing down axle clamp. Unbelievably simple.

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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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Which begs the next question: what's the best tool for removing the front axle from the rim, and where can I get one?
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It is just a normal allen key. You have to put the front stand supports under the brake caliper mounts, undo allen bolt, swing down axle clamp. Unbelievably simple.

Joe, do you mean remove the front WHEEL from the bike or the front AXLE from the rim?

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looks like we're getting enough people here to do some garage sessions and get some good rides in. be sure to give chris (greeneggs&ham) a shout...he just needs an excuse to ride. maybe ONE day i can join in.

but to answer your question...how i remove the AXLE is use some very large slip joint pliers to hold one side and i have one of those rubber strap wrenches to twist the other side....works every time. i've lost some of my anality over time when it comes to maintenance so i don't put tape or anything on it to avoid the plier teeth marks on the axle. but that's me!
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