The factory rear axle nut on the Ducati Desert X is less than ideal. It requires a 12-point 36mm socket to remove and hauling around a 1lb (0.5kg) socket and a 2lb (1kg) 1/2" drive ratchet just in case of a rear flat didn't appeal to us.
This axle nut is machined from 7075-T6 Aerospace grade material and sports a standard 6-point 36mm hex head so that it can be removed by a common adjustable end wrench (crescent). Unfortunately an adjustable end wrench capable of handling this size is also enormous and heavy.....so we added an extended 32mm 6-point hex head to the end of the nut. This allows you to utilize a standard RHK tire lever kit with a 32mm hex wrench to remove the rear axle and tire/wheel assembly.
USE HIGH PRESSURE MOLY GREASE TO LUBRICATE THREADS
TORQUE AXLE NUT TO 90 lb*ft (~120N*m)
Finish: Hard Anodized Clear