Since I did the write up for the rear, I got bored and did the front, too.
My How To for removing the front wheel from a 2005-2006.
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FRONT BRAKE LEVER AT ANYTIME DURING THIS PROCESS.
Tools from the toolkit. I had to use a few others to get some bolts off.
Hammer/Mallet, 12mm wrench, 14mm wrench, and 22mm wrench.
1. Support the front end of your bike. I'm using a pit bull front stand.
2. Loosen the 2 pinch bolts on the front axle bolt side FIRST.
3. Remove the axle bolt with a 22mm socket or the hard way with the tool from the kit.
4. Remove the two 14mm bolts on both front calipers and remove them.
5. Go to the other side and remove the 2 pinch bolts on that side.
6. Take a hammer or mallet and tap the axle thru the fork.
7. Lift the wheel up and pull the axle all the way thru.
8. Pull the front wheel out. Ding! Fries are done.
You should not hang your calipers by the brake lines/brake hoses.
Use bungee cords or zip ties to hang them from.
Yes, you DO need to torque up in a very specific order to keep the axle from binding which can happen, I've seen it before..... If you don't know how to do something properly-- don't pretend like you do and steer others in the wrong direction. That way you do everyone a favor. Here is the official Honda factory technician's procedure:
-Apply a thin layer of grease to the front of the axle rod & install axle from LEFT side of bike (your right side as you face the front of the bike)
-Torque axle bolt to the specified torque
-Tighten the right axle pinch bolts to specified torque.
-Install both brake calipers and tighten mounting bolts
-Check front brake operation by spinning wheel and applying brake pressure
-Lower the front of the bike, with the front brake applied, pump the fork up and down several times to seat the axle.
-Tighten the left axle holder bolts to the specified torque.