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2004 B4 front wheel change, what tools?

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So I am finally getting round to swapping out my front wheel after bending it hitting a big rock on the road. The replacement wheel I have needs all the bearing and stuff out of the original. I have looked at the workshop manual and so far it looks like I need 3x 'special tools' in order to complete this task.
1. Front Wheel Spindle Spanner - to remove the front axle
2. Front Wheel Bearing Puller - to remove wheel bearing
3. Front Wheel Bearing Tool - to reseat the wheel bearing


I have managed to find these tools here - https://www.bike-parts-mv.com/cart, but its gonna cost 216.65. What I wont to know is what is 'special' about these tools, and are there other tool's that can be used that don't carry the 'genuine MV parts' mark up.


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Sorry, guys turns out I am a half wit! Just went and had a look at the new wheels I have, and turns out the replacement has already got the bearings and inner sleeve fitted so just need to move the axle from one to the other. But looking it looks like you actually need 2x of the axle spanners is would that be correct?

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From the shop manual:

Once you have removed the brake calipers, you can drop the front wheel from the forks after loosening the axle clamps.

The axle is removed from the wheel by removing the axle nut (RED BOX) while holding the Axle still (RED ARROW). There are flats on both components, so two spanners would be appropriate.

Check that the new wheel has the AXLE SPACER (GREEN BOX) inn between the bearings.

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Hi, thanks for the feed back. Yeah the sleeve/spacer is there also.

Is it advisable to apply any form of lubricant/grease when inserting the axle or should it just be left dry. I am conscious of not mixing greased so don't know any to make a mess of it.

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You can do it without any "Special" tools.....Won't be able to apply a torque wrench to the axle once assembled to the wheel, but you can forgo that.
Just get it properly tightened and clamp it into the forks. The fork clamps will keep the axle from unscrewing itself.

The only true special tool required to apply a torque wrench is simply a deep well socket. I bought that socket, but not before changing a couple of wheels without it.

Just give it a thin coat of grease to prevent corrosion/ease assembly.

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Ok thanks for that. Am I right in thinking its a 26mm socket required. I may just buy the proper socket anyway.

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If you can find one deep enough.... I bought mine on eBay from a company that supplies MV specific accessories and tools..... TPO ? can't recall exactly who now.

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For this, you can just use standard spanners or adjustable wrenches.

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Ok, its a bit tricky with front wheel still on the bike but looks like its a 41mm socket that is needed. And looks like it would need be about 60mm deep to reach over the axle. I don't have anything that big, I may be able to get an adjustable spanner from work that might go that big, but no sockets.

Silentservice. You recon ot can be down with just a couple of adjustable wrenches? Is that right?

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For this, you can just use standard spanners or adjustable wrenches.
Why would an adjustable wrench be needed to remove the front wheel?
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