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Remove cotter pin and axle nut.
Disconnect brake linkage. Keep track of approximate postion of nut, this is brake adjustment, too far in and brake will overheat, too far out and.......no brake!!
Drive axle out of wheel.
That is where it can get tricky. The axle is notorious for building up a chalky type of corrosion on it that can make pushing the axle out very very difficult. I have had to drive the axle bolt out using a drift and large hammer before.
Axle removed, remove large spacer that is between brake housing and swingarm.
Pull wheel off final drive splines, lower to floor and manuver wheel/tire out from undet the fender.
Reverse steps for reassembly, apply alittle grease to the axle to prevent corrosion, it will make removing axle much easier next time.
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