Tools "Sticky"

Bigbore4

Active Member
Founding Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
817
Location
Andover Minnesota USA
I've seen a lot of folks talking about a 17mm hex. What is this for?
Eidt to add my bad, my FJR is the oddball.

Rear axle. I have never needed it. I leave the pinch bolt tight to get the nut loose. When going back together, I lightly snug the pinch bolt so I can pull the nut up. Then I loosen the pinch bolt to ensure I have not sprung the right side swinger arm inward. Torque it all up and good to go.
 
Last edited:

GSequoia

Active Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
162
Location
Torrance, CA
Rear axle. I have never needed it. I leave the pinch bolt tight to get the nut loose. When going back together, I lightly snug the pinch bolt so I can pull the nut up. Then I loosen the pinch bolt to ensure I have not sprung the right side swinger arm inward. Torque it all up and good to go.
https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?threads/rear-wheel-removal-and-replacement-pictorial.5275/

So this post calling out 19mm as with the front is inaccurate?

Thanks
 

WJBertrand

Ventura Highway
Joined
Jun 20, 2015
Messages
2,840
Location
Ventura, CA
What size sparkplug socket is used on our bikes? (And thin wall or standard?)
Thanks
Dan
5/8 thin wall. Blow out the spark plug well with compressed air first. I had a little asphalt pebble in there somehow preventing the socket from engaging with the plug in one of mine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

SHUMBA

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
989
Location
ONTARIO, CANADA
5/8 thin wall. Blow out the spark plug well with compressed air first. I had a little asphalt pebble in there somehow preventing the socket from engaging with the plug in one of mine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Now that's every good advice

Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
 

Bombadier36

Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2019
Messages
38
Location
Florida Panhandle
Reviving a really old thread here...

I am about to change my rear tire on the Super Tenere and this is the first time I will attempt at changing a tire myself (only have been riding for about 3 years). Working on getting a set of tools together for the ST and, after reading this thread, I am concerned about overall leverage when removing the rear axle nut on the road.

The combo tools are great from a weight/space saving perspective. The questions is, do they provide enough leverage to work the rear axle nut off or do you carry an additional item to assist with leverage?

I have owned the bike for about 3 months now and working on a permanent tool kit but want to practice with the kit in the garage.
 

EricV

Riding, farkling, riding...
2011 Site Supporter
2012 Site Supporter
2013 Site Supporter
2014 Site Supporter
Joined
May 22, 2011
Messages
7,657
Location
Tupelo, MS
I just carried a full size 27mm combo wrench in the bottom of my tank bag pannier, (brain fart) because it's easier with the longer tool, but honestly you can do the job with the Motion Pro T-6 tire spoon/wrench too. It's rated for 90 ft/lbs. And yes, I have one and have both loosened and tightened the rear axle with it when on the road and needing a tire change. Soo much faster if you pull the wheel in the parking lost and walk it in than trying to fit the whole she-bang into their service schedule.
 

EricV

Riding, farkling, riding...
2011 Site Supporter
2012 Site Supporter
2013 Site Supporter
2014 Site Supporter
Joined
May 22, 2011
Messages
7,657
Location
Tupelo, MS
19mm is Correct!
Both my front and rear Axles are 19mm "Allen" Hex.
On both gens. The rear axle nut is 27mm, but both axles are 19mm, (3/4").
 

Cycledude

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2016
Messages
2,409
Location
Rib lake wi
Reviving a really old thread here...

I am about to change my rear tire on the Super Tenere and this is the first time I will attempt at changing a tire myself (only have been riding for about 3 years). Working on getting a set of tools together for the ST and, after reading this thread, I am concerned about overall leverage when removing the rear axle nut on the road.

The combo tools are great from a weight/space saving perspective. The questions is, do they provide enough leverage to work the rear axle nut off or do you carry an additional item to assist with leverage?

I have owned the bike for about 3 months now and working on a permanent tool kit but want to practice with the kit in the garage.
here are a couple of very helpful threads about removing Tenere wheels

 

Bombadier36

Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2019
Messages
38
Location
Florida Panhandle
Thanks for the help. I’m going to go with a longer combo wrench for now since I’m new at this - might upgrade later.
Appreciate the links too. These have been bookmarked!
 

Checkswrecks

Ungenear to broked stuff
Staff member
Global Moderator
2011 Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 7, 2011
Messages
9,624
Location
Damascus, MD
I have a set of fairly short wrenches with a piece of metal pipe that can be used to increase leverage on any of them.
 
Top