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Old 03-21-2008, 12:57 AM
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The search engine is down and I don't have a shop manual yet. Need a little advise before I get into something I haven't done yet...

What's the best way to remove the front wheel? I do have a lift, but not sure if I have all the right tools.

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:12 AM
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get the front wheel just a tad off the ground, take off the front fender, take off the big bolt first, then the clamp on the other side. use a big screwdriver and stick it in the hole on the one end and twist and pull. if you need to tap it with a rubber mallet on the other side, just thread the bolt on a couple of threads and beat on that instead of the axle. good luck, it's pretty easy m'man.
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:29 AM
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get the front wheel just a tad off the ground, take off the front fender, take off the big bolt first, then the clamp on the other side. use a big screwdriver and stick it in the hole on the one end and twist and pull. if you need to tap it with a rubber mallet on the other side, just thread the bolt on a couple of threads and beat on that instead of the axle. good luck, it's pretty easy m'man.
no need to remove front fender if you gotta lift

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I was gonna say why take off the front fender. I take off the calipers when removing the wheel too. makes it easeir IMO...Almost forgot to say don't squeeze the front brake lever while the caliper is off...
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I don't even remove the caliper....
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:01 AM
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i just did mine on my fxst just dont mix up the spacers ,i didnt remove the fender or the caliper and i did have a floor jack [for motorcycles ] its not hard at all i know on my bike that the groove on the spacers face the fork legs not the rim ,glad to see you working on your own bike because real bikers work on there own bikes LOL
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:06 AM
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front fender just makes it easier, it's only four nuts
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front fender just makes it easier, it's only four nuts
Hell i just hold me bike with one hand n slip the wheel out with me other!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:23 PM
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front fender just makes it easier, it's only four nuts
Hell i just hold me bike with one hand n slip the wheel out with me other!!
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glad to see you working on your own bike because real bikers work on there own bikes LOL
I just thought it was because I'm low on cash! lol

I'm hoping to have black forks by next week (homemade thankx to Darkman!)

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