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Title was supposed to say "axle nut", not but ha.

The left Willie g cover came off fairly easy.

The right cover is missing 1 of the little screws I see. I took the other one out and still can't budge it. The dealer put a tire on last spring so it had to be off then.

How do you guys pry these off without ruining stuff?

I just wanted to paint the lower legs and touch up some spots on the wheel/rotors.... Everything has to turn into a project for me!
 

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I considered leaving the wheel on and trying to remove the fender but the 4 mounting bolts look really tough to work out with the wheel on.
 

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If you a referring to the front axle and the axle nut and shaft cover there is a small allen set screw in the axle cover usually it is positioned towards the ground.
 

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Yes that's what I mean. I took that screw out though, and still can't budge it or pry it off. Would the dealer have used kind of glue for any reason?
 

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I wouldn't think so but you never know, the allen set screw is the only thing that hold it on, with the set screw out it should pop right off. Worse come to worse just take a strap wench, vise grip or a small pipe wrench and turn it, it should come off.
I know you hate destroying it but they are not real expensive and it better then struggling.
 

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Try giving it a wack with a rubber mallet
 

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I'll try in the morning. Had to walk away from it tonight.

Next issue I see is where the abs wires connect at the wheel. Does the axle just slide out to release them?
 

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Some of them have two set screws, look for a second one on there.

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I'll try in the morning. Had to walk away from it tonight.

Next issue I see is where the abs wires connect at the wheel. Does the axle just slide out to release them?
They connect to a spacer. You see it once the shaft comes out. Take note of the way it comes out so you put it back in the right way.
 

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Most that I have seen has 2 set screws. If your trying to save that one, try a wide blade screwdriver between the cover and the fork to see if you can give it a twist & have it pop loose? Also as mentioned- cover it with a towel & use a rubber mallot or deadblow........
 

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Theres supposed to be 2 screws but 1 is missing. The left side had both. I'll figure it out it can't be that difficult. The dealer was able to do it.
 

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Theres supposed to be 2 screws but 1 is missing. The left side had both. I'll figure it out it can't be that difficult. The dealer was able to do it.
Or---- just kool your jets for a couple monthe & take a road trip......I can coat a set of legs for you & we can swap them out here......I normally have a "MOD Weekend" at the end of April......Just waiting to see if I'm going to be in the Bike expo in Richmond beofre I set a date......
 

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That's an idea...

I'll see how far it is, looks like a spell.

I still want to be able to get wheel off regardless ha.
 

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I had to use BLACK RTV - gasket maker adhesive

they only come with one set screw and two holes, installer decides, but pop off without the adhesive

to remove, I ran 2" blue tape around them twice, then used a rubber mat and 4" channel locks, once the set screw was removed
 

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Take a piece of wood, 6" to 8" 2X4, put it on the cover and then whack it real good with a hammer.
 

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Next issue I see is where the abs wires connect at the wheel. Does the axle just slide out to release them?
The wires are permanently attached to the speed sensor which is basically a spacer between the fork leg and wheel. The axle will just slide right out of it.
 

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I need some ideas for a frame cradle mod to my bike jack

getting worn out, starting to not trust it, especially with the weight of the bike, if I want to strip the wheels and leave it up there for a few weeks

ABS sensor is a spacer, dealer had used silver paste, last time I had them work on it, but also froze out the bearing on that same side with the silver paste, go dealer
 

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I got the other nut cover off with a mallet/wood and a thick rag/channel locks combined.

It appears the dealer used a little adhesive, so that was my issue.

Now I gotta refer to the manual to see if I can get the wheel off without messing anything up!
 
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