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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 4:55 pm Thread Starter
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Wheel removal????

I have done the searches and read up but still want to double check with those that know.

Front wheel removal:
Remove the fender, its four screws and just makes it a bit easier....
Remove both calipers/and hang them out of the way. Wiggle them as your taking them off to spread
Loosen the "pinch" bolt on the left side only !!!
Don't touch the right side. You are only going to loosen the side opposite the sensor.
Using a 22mm hex ,you unscrew the axle and remove it out the left side while supporting the wheel.

Rear wheel removal:
Remove exhaust can…..support bolt/screw and clamp
Unscrew wheel lugs
Remove wheel.

Is this all that there is to it?
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All except the part where you have to lift the front end in the air a bit and keep it suspended while working the front wheel. A lift stand, bottle jack, etc.

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Would you suggest some sort of jack (scissor type) under the engine to be sufficient?
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Would you suggest some sort of jack (scissor type) under the engine to be sufficient?
Holy hell, I was having deja vu on the LT site.

Yeppir, that will work. Just get you a small piece of wood to put twixt the jack and the bike to help transfer load and to keep from dingage. Keep it off the plastic!

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I would use blue painters tape to place on the front rim behind the brake caliper. It will keep any slight glitches during caliper removal from letting the caliper contact the rim.

Technically not required, but recommended.



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Would you suggest some sort of jack (scissor type) under the engine to be sufficient?
I bought a spare scissors jack from an auto wrecking yard for a couple of bucks. That and a piece of scrap wood is all it takes.

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Front Wheel.

I made a rough n ready front wheel stand one rainy afternoon...

http://www.k1200.cc/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=297

Not pretty but it works...
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I made a rough n ready front wheel stand one rainy afternoon...

http://www.k1200.cc/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=297

Not pretty but it works...
Paul,

Would you please post the pics here for those of us who don't want to register on the k1200.cc site?
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Front Wheel removal

I decided to make a wheel stand. Plan was to bend / weld up a metal one but I was at home one day and decided to make one from wood, because it was there!
a, Photo 1 - Put bike on centre stand with wheel support in place.
a, Photo 2 - This shows the lash up.
b, Photo 3 - Place the "system" in place and screw together.
b, Photo 4 - Slide socket extensions into position.
Photo 5 - Remove wheel support.
It's not pretty but it works. Bike is very stable when on the stand. Rear wheel can be left on. I expected to have to add an extra support, see Design1, but it was not needed.
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I just use a ratchet strap from the rear rack to a ground anchor in the floor. Works fine and can have both wheels off at once.
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