You do not have to remove the fender. You do have to remove the exhaust.
To get to the axle bolt. The POS tool that Suzuki gives you in the kit will probably break before you break the 79 lbft torque on the bolt. There is not enough room to fit a ratchet between the exhaust and frame.Way2Kul said:Mind elaberating on that a bit? Why would you have to do that? :?:
You do not have to remove the fender or the pipes. What you have to do is jack the bike up to get the tire about five or 6 inches off the ground. (Chock front tire and tie, tape or bungee wrap front brake lever to hold brake) There are two bolts securing exhaust pipe bracket on the right side. Remove the nut from both of these. Now, on the left side there is one bolt securing the exhaust manifold. Remove or completely loosen this bolt. You will then be able to move the pipes out away from the wheel enough for removal. Use cup wrench with attached handle in tool kit to hold axel nut while using 22” socket wrench on left side to turn axel. Remove the one brake bracket bolt. Remove the axle nut. Place wood blocks under the tire and lower until tire just touches blocks for support. Now you can gently tap the axel (use dowel or pencil) into the hub enough where you can grab it on the left side and slide it out. Slide brake Caliper up off of rotor. Place a rag on your pipes and put caliper assembly securely on that rag. Avoid twisting or pulling on the brake line. Catch the spacer on the right side when you pull axle out and place in dish with any other removed hardware. Now, with bikes secure, slightly raise Jack and pull the wheel away from Drive shaft hub towards your pipes. Remove wooden blocks and ease tire down and away from shaft hub. Jack the bike up enough to angle the wheel assembly out underneath the shaft.For those of you out there who also have a C90 (for real) can you hook me up with a link or something that gives wonderful instructions like we have here telling how to change the tires? I haven't looked at it, but my brother has a C90T and he's telling me that the owner's manual says something about taking the rear fender off. Sounds like a whole lot of trouble just to change a tire. :roll:
yes! otherwise you cant access the axle nut, but just the top one!You do not have to remove the fender. You do have to remove the exhaust.