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I broke off the bottom right axle pinch stud off today.Thats what I get for having a perfectly good torque wrench and not using it :crazy: But anyway will it be alright to ride like this or will I need to replace it?If I have to replace it how will I go about doing that?Looked on parts catalog but did not see those bolts being sold individually looks like they would rather sell me the fork.....

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Did you break it off flush with the fork housing? If so, your best bet would be to center punch the stud, drill a center hole and use an easy out. You may need to heat the area to allow the aluminum to expand in order to get it out. If it broke off and left some material to grab onto, you can, one heat the area around the stud and use vise grips to twist the stud out. Than go to the store and buy a new stud. Metric of course.

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Copied from Kawasaki K-Tech News:

KX, KDX, KLX Front

Axle Mount Studs

The 6mm studs that

thread into the fork legs to

secure the front axle are

not listed separately on

the microfiche but are

available. The studs fit the

KX 125/250/500 models

as far back as 1982, the

KDX 200/220R models,

and the KLX250/300R

models. The Kawasaki

part number for these 6 x

20mm studs is

172G0620.◆—John Griffin

The part number mentioned above has been superseeded to:

172BA0620

58 cents each at Ron Ayers (plus shipping)

I just got four from them last week.

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Alright thanks guys I will order some tonight It broke off with about a half of inch of material left so it shouldn't be very difficult to remove.Does anyone know what the proper torque specs are?

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It's inch pounds. Just did my bike. Can't remember off hand. You also have to torque in a criss cross pattern.

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For the nut?? I want to say 78 inch-pounds (six and a half foot-pounds)

Once read a guy's story who thought 78 foot-pounds!

Edited by KDXGarage

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For the nut?? I want to say 78 inch-pounds (six and a half foot-pounds)

Once read a guy's story who thought 78 foot-pounds!

I was thinking 68 inch pounds but until I got back into the garage today, I wasn't for sure.

78 foot pounds on an 8mm stud and 10 mm nut!? Wow, just plain wow.

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Copied from Kawasaki K-Tech News:

KX, KDX, KLX Front

Axle Mount Studs

The 6mm studs that

thread into the fork legs to

secure the front axle are

not listed separately on

the microfiche but are

available. The studs fit the

KX 125/250/500 models

as far back as 1982, the

KDX 200/220R models,

and the KLX250/300R

models. The Kawasaki

part number for these 6 x

20mm studs is

172G0620.◆—John Griffin

The part number mentioned above has been superseeded to:

172BA0620

58 cents each at Ron Ayers (plus shipping)

I just got four from them last week.

Any comments on how fast their shipping is?I ordered my parts tonight would like to get them by saturday but have read they are not known for fast shipping... Edited by Va countryboy

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Pretty much any online place does not keep a vast warehouse of parts. They get them from some regional warehouse, just like everyone else. It gets shipped to them, then on to the customer. Unless they got a 10-pack when I ordered 4 a couple of weeks ago, I don't see you getting them by Saturday.

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