Who can point me in the right direction for a 55mm socket that has the pattern of the rear wheel? I saw Pro italia had one for about $60 - is there a cheaper one somewhere?
No, just one socket to remove the wheel.darthmvader said:I ve only used it to tighten my wheel as it was loose when I bought the bike.
I havent removed the wheel yet but do I need two sockets (one on each end) to remove the wheel? just wondering if I need to buy another....
That's over 160 foot pounds. Tempted to go over that?john said:Make sure you stick to the torque figure quoted, 230 Nm I think,it says what it is in the wheel hub. The bearings are rather fragile, especially on early models, don't be tempted to give it a little bit more for luck. Use an accurate torque wrench.
I thought the MV didn't have the typical nut and was wondering how a standard socket would work without stripping the nut. My bike is at my garage so I couldn't check.john said:The problem with a 55mm socket from the hardware store is they don't fit exactly on your wheel nut, it will work but if you are not very careful, you can damage the nut ($$$££££$$$ to replace). I learnt this from bitter experience. It really is better to get a proper fitting item. When all said and done you have spent a lot of money on the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, why skimp on a piffling socket for Christ's sake!! :nerd: