Well I tried removing my front tire today, with no luck. The axle won't budge. Yes I losened the two clamp bolts on the right side. I am using a 15/16" bolt and a large vise grip to try to loosen the axle...but it won't budge. I guess I will have to break down and get the tool to remove the front axle. The dealer said it was $34. Does anyone know the part number, or something cheaper to substitute. It looks to me like it might have been cross threaded when it was assembled, I see little shavings. I hope not. Should it be that hard to remove?