For members who may not be aware of this... the front axle design changed on the 2002 models. As shown in the following pictures, there is no hex lip on the OUTSIDE of the axle to allow easy axle removal with a socket or wrench. Axle removal requires a 24mm Allen wrench inserted INTO the axle. If you can't find a 24mm hex tool (it's BIG), a simple substitute is to use a 24mm bolt with two nuts tightly jammed together on the bolt. Use "high-strength" or "permanent" thread locking compound to keep the nuts secure (axle torque is 72.5 ft/lbs). The bolts/nuts are available at places like Lowe's, Ace Hardware, etc. for about $3.