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Removed front axle from my 07 several times. The axle for the 2018 is different and the book does not explain. Do you need an axle hex tool for the removal of the axle. Thanks. Time for new tires.

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As he said... No.

Remove front fender.
Remove brake calipers.
Loosen left axle pinch bolts.
Remove the axle bolt.
Loosen right axle pinch bolts.
Remove (slide out) the front axle and front wheel.

Easy!
 

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As he said... No.

Remove front fender.
Remove brake calipers.
Loosen left axle pinch bolts.
Remove the axle bolt.
Loosen right axle pinch bolts.
Remove (slide out) the front axle and front wheel.

Easy!
Thank you.
 

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I usually just loosen the axle nut after loosening the pinchers nuts then tap the axle nut lightly with a sledge hammer to get the axle moving out. Then I can just grip it by hand and pull it out.
 

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You dont need the hex tool to remove the front axle..but you need it to reinstall the axle...you need it to hold the axle while you torque the axle bolt.
 

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You can just snug up the right pinch bolts temporarily if the axle tries to turn but I haven't found that necessary.

There is quite a detailed procedure for re-installing the wheel though...

Place wheel between fork legs.
Apply thin layer of grease to axle.
Insert axle from right side until fully seated.
Install axle bolt and tighten (44ft/lbs).
Tighten left axle pinch bolts (16ft/lbs).
Install brake calipers. Tighten bolts (31ft/lbs).
With front brake applied, pump forks up and down several times to seat axle.
Tighten right axle pinch bolts (16ft/lbs).
Install front fender.
 
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