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Offline cbrog

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Wheel removal
« on: 14 November, 2018, 10:47:51 AM »
Mornin all , how easy is it to remove the front wheel pls, I am reasonably mechanical but physically limited .
Also , does anyone have / know about a front wheel for 2014 (mk2) ABS model pls ?

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Re: Wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: 14 November, 2018, 12:48:08 PM »
It's easy to do but does require a little bit of physical effort. Remove axle nut, undo axle pinch bolts at the bottom of both fork legs, pull out the axle, drop the wheel out. Re-assembly is the reverse order but you have to get the front brake discs to go up through the brake pads so don't touch the front brake, and you have to put the axle back through the wheel whilst holding everything in place so that's where it needs a little bit of effort. If you get really stuck lining up the wheel through the brake pads then you can take the brake calipers off the fork legs in 30 seconds via the two bolts and then remount them after you've fitted the wheel but that shouldn't be necessary.

You may also have to gently support the bike underneath the engine on a block of wood, or a car jack, to stop the bike tilting on the center stand when the front or rear wheels are removed. My experience of the MK1 is that it WILL easily tilt on the center stand when a wheel is removed  :005:.

Hope that helps  :018:.
« Last Edit: 14 November, 2018, 12:55:55 PM by Scott_rider »

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Re: Wheel removal
« Reply #2 on: 14 November, 2018, 12:56:18 PM »
Thanks for the advice  :047:

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Re: Wheel removal
« Reply #3 on: 24 January, 2019, 09:43:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Scott_rider [+]
It's easy to do but does require a little bit of physical effort. Remove axle nut, undo axle pinch bolts at the bottom of both fork legs, pull out the axle, drop the wheel out. Re-assembly is the reverse order but you have to get the front brake discs to go up through the brake pads so don't touch the front brake, and you have to put the axle back through the wheel whilst holding everything in place so that's where it needs a little bit of effort. If you get really stuck lining up the wheel through the brake pads then you can take the brake calipers off the fork legs in 30 seconds via the two bolts and then remount them after you've fitted the wheel but that shouldn't be necessary.

You may also have to gently support the bike underneath the engine on a block of wood, or a car jack, to stop the bike tilting on the center stand when the front or rear wheels are removed. My experience of the MK1 is that it WILL easily tilt on the center stand when a wheel is removed  :005:.

Hope that helps  :018:.
Thanks for the advice again , job done and was a bit easier than expected . I was also told to removed brake calipers and was a good time to get them cleaned . next job is fitting rad cover

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Re: Wheel removal
« Reply #4 on: 24 January, 2019, 05:34:44 PM »
 :018: nice one  :028:

 


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