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April 25, 2005, 06:24 PM

Im taking my wheels off to get the tires replaced this weekend. I got the rear removed in about 20 minutes but I'm having problems removing the front axle. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make it easier. The only way I can get the axle to spin is with loosening up the left side fork holder bolts, but the manual says not to do that.


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April 25, 2005, 06:32 PM

Not sure if this helps or not, but on my 04 1000 I only loosen the right pinch bolts, and leave the left tight, as my manual instructs. Works like a charm. If I remember correctly, it calls for 75 lb ft or so, so you will likely need a breaker bar or something with leverage.

Oh, and make sure you set the wrench so you are pushing down, otherwise you'll lift your front right off the stand.
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April 25, 2005, 06:32 PM

You have to loosen the left (throttle) side pinch bolts to remove the axle. No getting around it, despite what the manual may say. Leave the right (clutch) side pinch bolts tight and in place, no need to touch them for a wheel removal. The calipers have to come off also.

Maybe the manual's left/right is oriented from the seat. My left/right is oriented facing the front of the bike.
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April 25, 2005, 06:36 PM

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You have to loosen the left (throttle) side pinch bolts to remove the axle. No getting around it, despite what the manual may say. Leave the right (clutch) side pinch bolts tight and in place, no need to touch them for a wheel removal. The calipers have to come off also.

Maybe the manual's left/right is oriented from the seat. My left/right is oriented facing the front of the bike.
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April 25, 2005, 06:39 PM

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