How to remove and replace your rear wheel


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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by Dmofield » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:15 pm



I have followed all the steps exactly. I am down to sliding the wheel into position on the splines and torqueing the axle bolt. When I torque the axle bolt the rear wheel tightens up and don't spin freely. I am sure the splines are in place. I have had it off and on numerous times and double checked everything. I have been told to put the caliper back on and bleed the brakes (rebuilt caliper and replaced brakes while I was at it) and then let it run in gear for a while to see if it loosens up. This makes me very nervous. Is this the correct thing to do at this point?



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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by dingdong » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 am

Here is a how to on removing and replacing the rear wheel. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11395

Obviously you have a problem. Don't listen to whoever advised you. If the wheel won't spin freely you have something installed incorrectly.
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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by Dmofield » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:43 am

That link is the exact instructions I used. Everything is together exactly as described. The caliper is still off, so I know the brakes are not dragging. The tire is not rubbing anywhere. The only thing left is the bearings binding. How do I check this, and what is the fix? I did not remove any bearings, and they all look fine.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by BENJEE2112 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:50 pm

Hi guys. It's me again......... My rear wheel is on. breaks on. Shocks on. everything torqued to specs. when I was torqueing stuff. I noticed that the swing arms are swingin. entire rear end wobbles sideways about an inch of wiggle. rear is still in the air. But I'm pretty sure that aint supposed too happen. I did change my u-joint and sleeve. I know that bairing that the 17mm bolt has to be in place fore everything to spin likebutter. andit did. I torqued that big 17mm allen to 100lbs.went to the left side. didn.t thinik it was tightening up much but it took the play out out it. then aparently the castle nut thing tightens on to that. because it fell off. so I backed it off enough for the flange nut to go back on it. play is back. Is there a happy place that the left side needs to be?... I JINXED MYSELF WHEN I SAID I WILL BE RIDING TONIGHT.. %&%&*)&$#%^$#

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by Corkster52 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:10 am

I stopped by a friend's house this past Saturday as he was replacing both tires and got stumped on getting the rear tire seated on the beat. The front tire went exactly like a YouTube that he watched without any problems. He and did everything we could think of to get the back tire to hold air enough to pop the tire out to the beads, but after almost 2 hours, and rather exhausted, we gave up and thought maybe his 35 gallon compressor just wasn't putting out enough air to do the job. We headed to town to find a tire shop, but all were closed by that time. I left for home and he started searching the web and, as luck would have it, found another YouTube video that said some have trouble getting the beads to seat so, because the valve stem acts like a check valve and will not allow the rapid volume of air to get in, so you need to remove it. He did that and within about a minute both beads popped right where they needed them and reinstalled the stem to pump the tire up part-way. I felt bad that I had already left so he had to do the rest himself. Fortunately he has a nice air lift.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:14 pm

Corkster52 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:10 am
I stopped by a friend's house this past Saturday as he was replacing both tires and got stumped on getting the rear tire seated on the beat. The front tire went exactly like a YouTube that he watched without any problems. He and did everything we could think of to get the back tire to hold air enough to pop the tire out to the beads, but after almost 2 hours, and rather exhausted, we gave up and thought maybe his 35 gallon compressor just wasn't putting out enough air to do the job. We headed to town to find a tire shop, but all were closed by that time. I left for home and he started searching the web and, as luck would have it, found another YouTube video that said some have trouble getting the beads to seat so, because the valve stem acts like a check valve and will not allow the rapid volume of air to get in, so you need to remove it. He did that and within about a minute both beads popped right where they needed them and reinstalled the stem to pump the tire up part-way. I felt bad that I had already left so he had to do the rest himself. Fortunately he has a nice air lift.
This is correct. You need a large volume of air rushing in all at once. With the valve core in place, it is too restrictive to allow the volume of air required.

However, most air chucks have a valve in them that does not open the chuck valve until it presses against the valve core - removing the valve core means you can't get any air out of the chuck.

From my How to change your tires article:

I use these clip-on valve chucks - however I use a pair of needle nose pliers to rip out the valve actuating piece in the middle of them. Basically you want to get as much air into the tire as fast as you can. There is no valve core in the valve stem to actuate, so the actuator doesn't need to be there obstructing airflow. I clip it to the valve stem, then hook up the air compressor to blast air into the tire. As the tire inflates, it pushes outwards, sliding the tire bead out toward the rim (which is why we need the lubricant). As the bead contacts the rim, you will hear a loud bang - one for each side of the tire.

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If the bead doesn't seat right away, I will unclip the hose and let the tire deflate, check where it has not seated, apply a bit more lubricant, and try again.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by 6Blackie6 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:54 am

Great post! Followed all instructions and everything went smoothly until I tried to remove the wheel. It is stuck on the last 2 pins and seems like there's no room to get them out. The rotor is against the swingarm on left side and the last 2 pins are held in by the wheel flange on the right. Am I missing something here? Was I supposed to remove the rotor? Will the final drive need to be removed? Maybe I misread a step or 2 but I went back and tried to re read it... any help would be appreciated.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am

6Blackie6 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:54 am
Great post! Followed all instructions and everything went smoothly until I tried to remove the wheel. It is stuck on the last 2 pins and seems like there's no room to get them out. The rotor is against the swingarm on left side and the last 2 pins are held in by the wheel flange on the right. Am I missing something here? Was I supposed to remove the rotor? Will the final drive need to be removed? Maybe I misread a step or 2 but I went back and tried to re read it... any help would be appreciated.
Keep in mind that the pins on the "spider" can be pushed in and out of the wheel hub. If it is not fully seated into the wheel hub, there won't be enough clearance between the swingarm and the final drive to get the wheel out. Make sure the pins of the spider are pushed all the way in.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by 6Blackie6 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks for the quick reply! I just realized that the pins etc. have to stay with the wheel. Mine stayed on the final drive side. I guess I'll have to wrestle it back on somehow and try to pry it off with the hub.

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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:47 pm

You can let all the air out of the tire to get a little more clearance, too.
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Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Post by Jabberwokki » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 pm

I know this post has been around for awhile but I have to give a big “Thank you!” To Wing Admin for the step by step.
It was my first time replacing a tire on one of these but-amazingly-except for a couple of add on features that had to be moved around the whole process worked and I test rode tonight with my new Dunlop 4’s and everything shook out well.
It’s kind of daunting to have to put so much back together and then test with the idea being you won’t have to take it apart again.
BTW also broke out his (Wing Admin) articles on gear oil change and brake pad replacement to do those jobs as well while I was in there.
Nice set of complete documents.
Thank you everyone who adds to this knowledge base.


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