So I recently bought an '03 SV1000. Great bike but it needs tires. I cannot for the life of me get the front wheel off. I read the owners manual and it said to not remove the left side pinch bolts. I removed all pinch bolts, removed the brake calipers, and made a tool to fit axle nut. I first tried to spin the axle counter clockwise and nothing happened. I then tried to spin it clockwise and the axle started to come out but the fork hits the wheel/rotor. I hit the axle with a rubber mallet and I'm just not sure what i'm doing wrong. Can anyone help?