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I want some forged wheels! I’m partial to OZ. I’d settle for a new Enkei though. Of course, performance wheels aren’t anywhere on the radar of the new “premium brand” business model.

Anyway, as for my bike. I’m apparently stuck in my search for a 28mm socket for this axle. No luck so far locally. Lots of 27mm and 30mm stuff around, but I haven’t seen a 28mm yet. Might have to break down and order one somewhere.
28mm = 1.102 so a 1 1/8 socket would work... wrap the nut with electrical or teflon tape if you don't want to mar it ???
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Why search for a 28mm ?
Is it some custom axle with metric nut?

If not and you are having to order one, and it is a factory stock axle.. why not just order the correct imperial size one ?
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Well, there is no “correct” imperial size for the OE 25mm axle. 1 1/8” is as close as you’re going to get, and it’s loose and sloppy. 28mm is correct, but it’s a size that doesn’t exist in common tool sources. It’s apparently the correct size for a filter on a Cummins, but I doubt it’s common enough to get it at an auto parts shop.

I’ll end up with a 1 1/8” unless I stumble across one before all of my parts show up... and the one I stumble across isn’t ridiculously expensive for a tool I don’t expect to use more than once a year.
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A 12" Crescent wrench fits.
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A 12" Crescent wrench fits.
Metric or SAE?
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Right handed or left handed?
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Just added a single seat, windscreen and rear bags. I guess she's pretty much standard but at 73 with an artificial hip she suits me down to the ground. My only problem is that when the security system flashes it makes my hip joint tingle. I suppose nothing is perfect.


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