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How do you stop the rear wheel spindle from turning when trying to undo the nut on a triumph rocket III roadster

Trying to remove rear tyre to have it replaced with a new one and the spindle keeps turning when the nut is turned. How do you stop the spindle turning to remove the nut?

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The head of the axle/spindle sits in a recess in the final drive differential making it impossible to grab with any kind of tool. Get yourself a 14mm (9/16" will usually also work) allen tool of some kind (I used a 14mm allen bit on a ½" drive ratchet) and insert it in the hole in the head of the axle to keep it from turning while you loosen or tighten the nut to 81 ft/lb.

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If I remember right the axle end opposite the nut is just a smooth round end that you can't grab with a wrench.

You could clamp onto it with vice grips of channel locks, but that would most likely leave some marks on it.

Or try this:
Get a block of wood (such as a 2 x 4) and with a hole saw, make a hole the same size as the round end.
Cut the block in half, so both blocks have half a hole in it.
Now, that hole you bored in the block is going to be smaller in one direction by the width of the saw blade used to cut the block in half.
Assemble the two halves around the axle end, and clamp up with a decent "C" clamp.
If it's right, the block should hold the axle end, and the clamp makes a good handle to hold it from turning.

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Removing your rear wheel is fairly easy, however, if you don't have a tire removal and replacement set of tools, it turns out to be far less aggrivating to take the bike to any local tire shop and just have them do it. I speak from experience. Save your mind and a few less gray hairs. Thanks, Dana

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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