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    Howto remove pivot axle?

    Is there a special trick to it? If I loosen one bolt, te other side won't come off as the a xle spins with the bolt. Howto remove the axles on my 2002 RFX?

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    I would stick something in the axle to prevent it from rotating; some stick made out of wood or plastic. An old toothbrush works, just modify it with a knife to fit the axle ;-)
    BBW. MS, RD

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    Howto remove pivot axle?

    Newer Turner pivot axles are keyed for an Allen wrench to prevent spinning while removing the bolt. I don't recall what size Allen wrench is required. I also do not know if 2002 pivot axles are keyed like modern axles. I'll bet they are.

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    Using the two torx bits, loosen and remove one of the bolts. After that, stick in a 6mm allen wrench into the hole and hold it in place (leverage) with a box wrench. Now you should be able to remove the 2nd bolt.

    I just got word from Greg at Turner that says 11 lb-ft on the main pivot bolts, no matter the vintage. I just recently snapped one trying to torque to 17 lb-ft.

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    6mm allen key fits inside of pivot shaft...
    "looking California, feeling Minnesota"

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    Thanks for the pointers. I'll check this evening.

    /edit: It worked!
    Last edited by zonoskar; 05-21-2013 at 02:52 PM.

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