rear wheel removal : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread

picked up a nail in my rear tire today. I have a question about the rear wheel removal. Do I need to remove the nut on right hand side or both left and right to remove wheel. Also, what size is the nut? thanks.

-- anthony s.t. (, September 30, 2003


It is a 55mm. Only the right side nut need be removed.

-- Miguel Bartoli (, September 30, 2003.

Remember when removing the wheel however that it is reverse thread. This means that you have to turn clockwise to loosen it and counter- clockwise to tighten. Be sure to torque the wheel to the specs painted on the wheel. I could not remove my wheel very easily because the local dealer overtightened it. Good luck.

-- Pete (, October 01, 2003.

The socket is a 55mm, however you need to use a dremmel tool to round the interior points off the socket. Note that the nut has rounded points and the socket will not fit unless modified.

-- greg petersen (, October 03, 2003.

Just go and buy the standard equivalent which is 2 13/16. Fits like a glove and you don't have to grind anything. Best of all, if you're in the US, Sears sell them for $25 and they have it in stock.

-- JJ (, October 03, 2003.

JJ - wish I'd read this 2 year ago. The 55mm cost me a fortune in the UK!! And the bloody dealers still wrench the nut on too tight - mines a mess now. Hint: Buy a small calibrated torque wrench and continually check the two eccentric hub clamping bolts 30-32 Nm. If the dealer does these too much say bye-bye to your rear bearings.

-- Steve (, October 05, 2003.

JJ.... Getting ready to order a socket from Sears.. wanted to clarify.. I recall some gut at another site saying to get a 2 3/16th socket.. not 2 13/16th ...

Can you (or anyone else) confirm before I spend $30 on the wrong one?

Thanks much...

-- Pirate (, October 05, 2003.

I believe 2 3/16 is the nearest metric conversion from 55mm.

-- Anthony (, October 05, 2003.

Pirate, yes you're right..... it's 2 3/16. Sorry for the typo, but like I said it fits tight and perfect and needs no modifications. Best $24.99 I've ever spent on the MV.

-- JJ (, October 05, 2003.

i found out that a ford transit van wheel hub nut socket fits only cost aprox 5 pounds at my local car motor factors +no waiting to order socket hope this helps every one paul

-- paul (, October 07, 2003.

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