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What's this tool for that is found in the tool kit? I thought it was to remove the front axle since it fit in there nicely but after bending the **** out of it trying that, I think I was wrong.

 

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I say it's to adjust the jiggawatts frequency in the flux capacitor,
or a sparkplug wrench.
I'm not sure.
 

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Sparkplug wrench sounds and looks about right. I probably mangled that end too much though for it to ever work for that again lol.

A sparkplug wrench but no tools to get the front wheel off? Lame.
 

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Actually, I do believe that is for the Front Axle. I found that I had to go get a 14 mm allen socket to do mine, then I had to add a breaker bar to get it off.

After all, why would a fuel injection bike have a spark plug wrench??
 

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Actually, I do believe that is for the Front Axle. I found that I had to go get a 14 mm allen socket to do mine, then I had to add a breaker bar to get it off.

After all, why would a fuel injection bike have a spark plug wrench??
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the plugs?
 

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Actually, I do believe that is for the Front Axle. I found that I had to go get a 14 mm allen socket to do mine, then I had to add a breaker bar to get it off.

After all, why would a fuel injection bike have a spark plug wrench??
LOL

Unless it's a diesel engine, Fuel Injected engines still require spark.

Yes that's a spark plug wrench. Notice the rubber grabber thingy inside it? It's to hold onto the top part of the spark plug and mitigate the damage any twisting would do to the ceramics.

Yes you could use it as a 14mm allen wrench but I doubt it's strong enough to handle the torque produced when a breaker bar is added for leverage especially when the screws that pinch the axle aren't loosened first.

Maybe we should get a manual.

What I don't get is what the other end is supposed to be attached to.
 

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What's this tool for that is found in the tool kit? I thought it was to remove the front axle since it fit in there nicely but after bending the **** out of it trying that, I think I was wrong.
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:stooges: Come on guys, it is a multi tool, spark plug wrench on one end and and axle tool on the other :poke:

unL33T, you probably just bent your tool trying to remove your bent axle after all the times your bike has been down, or could be your turning it the wrong way :smashfrea
 

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:stooges: Come on guys, it is a multi tool, spark plug wrench on one end and and axle tool on the other :poke:

unL33T, you probably just bent your tool trying to remove your bent axle after all the times your bike has been down, or could be your turning it the wrong way :smashfrea
Axle was already replaced from when I hit the curb.
 

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Axle was already replaced from when I hit the curb.
Who preformed the replacement ?
Did you torque it to spec or just wrench on it ?
Were the forks possibly slightly tweaked as well just not visibly ?
Did you apply lube ?
Did you put loctight on it when installing?

Just eliminating variables here because its hard determining what someone has done over the interweb and you know nothing about them or their mechanical ability's ...
 

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Dealer did it but I suppose the forks could've been tweaked when I bit it in the rain. I'm gonna pick up a set of large hex key bits since I need a bunch of them for both the bike and my car anyway and then tackle it with a breaker bar.
 

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I tried using that, even with just hand force the metal started to bend / tweak.

We have a set of brass looking keys. 3 are square shapes, the other are hex.
Each one has a different size either end.

I found that I can use those with a torque wrench - I can get the torwue setting correct. Rather than feeling it.

Other than that, pick up a set of allen keys and cut of the curved section.
 

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I tried using that, even with just hand force the metal started to bend / tweak.

We have a set of brass looking keys. 3 are square shapes, the other are hex.
Each one has a different size either end.

I found that I can use those with a torque wrench - I can get the torwue setting correct. Rather than feeling it.

Other than that, pick up a set of allen keys and cut of the curved section.
I think I'll just buy this rather than deal with cutting up allen keys.

http://www.princessauto.com/hand-to...8045162-9-pc-1/2-dr-metric-hex-bit-socket-set

 

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Yes a 14mm allen wrench or hex socket on a torque wrench is the correct method, this cheap multi tool is for more of an emergency road side repair.
 

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just flip a sparkplug socket around and it works perfectly..

srsly...
 

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seriously :blowup::killingme:killingme:killingme:killingme
:stfu: uhh yea, sirrresly dude. That's why Kawasaki put it in your tool bag you think those tools they give you are for doing full regular maintenance? uhh no, for emergency roadside repairs brah :jerkit:
 
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