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Is removing the rear wheel on a 2008 Boulevard very difficult? Thought I might save some money doing it myself when I get a new tire/.
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It's not difficult but you almost have to have a bike lift in order to get the bike high enough to get the wheel/tire out from under the fender.
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Do you have to remove the seat and the finder like the Service Manual says>
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Do you have to remove the seat and the finder like the Service Manual says>
No , you do not have to remove the seat or fender. Like VIPER says, you will need a jack to get the wheel high enough to clear the fender. You will also have to disconnect the brake drum etc. I have done it several times and it is not too big a chore. Just follow directions and take your time.

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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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And don't re use the cotter pin.

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One word of caution, though. When you put it up on a lift and drop the rear tire, it may get a bit nose heavy. Be careful with how you support it when dropping the tires off or bike may take a nose dive off of the lift.

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And while you have the rear wheel off, it would be wise to grease both ends of the drive shaft ... you will have already done 90% of the work involved in getting to the shaft.
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