Senior VR Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, Pa.
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LOLZ!! Why everybody remove the f***ing muffler?!?!!?
How do you break a bead on the road? TIRE SPOONS!!!! I carry three in my saddle bag at all times along with sockets, screwdriver with bits, a ratchet, open end and allen wrenches ,a bar of soap, water, and spare plugs, fuses, flashlight, wd40 and oil.
Why you carry a bar of soap Mr. D.? I'll tell you billy, soap is just the thing for getting a tire off. A little soap, a little water and things get slippery as snot.
But seriously all one need do to get the rim out is 1. get the bike's ***** up in the air,
2. unbolt the brake rod and arm
3. pry off the drive side dust cap
4. remove the cotter pin from the nut, remove the nut
5. tap the axle out making sure not to lose the brake side spacer or the washer that lives behind the nut.
pull the wheel free of the drive splines.
Unless you have stretched bags or 1 exhaust on each side at just the wrong height there is no good reason to remove any more than the parts listed above.