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Offline muguvian

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Re: Help! Rear wheel install...
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2016, 11:14:27 am »
Probably what MoB was hinting at above ----- If you use the rear axle as a mandrel, slid all the way through the wheel and both arms (but leaving the brake caliper mounting arm uninstalled) the wheel/hub splines will mate up within a few degrees of tire rotation.  Once mated, pull the axle back enough to get the brake arm and wheel spacer installed and then fully slide the axle home.

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Re: Help! Rear wheel install...
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2016, 08:29:22 pm »
Nah, I enjoy the challenge of doing it the hard way. It helps to build up my muscles and patience.  ;D
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Re: Help! Rear wheel install...
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 06:59:07 pm »
I use Nicole's meathod to gain clearance with the bike in the side stand doing the front tire change when not using the lift.

Great idea! Thank you :)

Nicole, I know this is a really old thread, but would you mind posting a pic of where exactly I can place the jack under the header pipe? I would hate to damage something due to putting pressure in the wrong place.
Thank you!
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Re: Help! Rear wheel install...
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2017, 03:44:26 am »
I put the jack on the oil pan, NOT the headers. I can lift the front wheel for a tire change, or drop the back down to the tire with the bike on the center stand.
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