Re: magna -how do you remove front wheel
Well, the oil has anti-friction additives and you have a wet clutch, so you might experience slippage using that. Some tell me conventional oil formulated for high mileage vehicles as advertised, doesn't have these additives and you'll save a lousy $8 using it instead of cycle oil. For $8 I don't attempt to use oil designed for cars only personally. I do prefer synthetic oil and Valvoline is only $8 a qt at my local Walmart, 4 qts and it's $32 per oil change plus $7 for the filter. I feel safe going 3000 miles between oil changes using synthetic oil. I don't run a bike for economic reasons, but to enjoy myself. Any ill consequences for not using the best oils just doesn't make sense to me.
The front wheel removal is as follows:
Get bike on center stand, this is the 1st generation Magna, right, 82-86?
Unscrew the speed sensor set screw and remove from the hub.
Remove allen bolts on the right hand caliper.
Remove axle clamp nuts on the right hand side.
Unscrew the front axle from the left hand fork.
Pull the wheel down and forward.
Don't lay the wheel down on the disk, you can warp it. Prop it on the rim with two wooden boards so the disk doesn't contact the ground.
Insert a piece of wood in the caliper so you don't accidentally bump or squeeze the brake lever and pop out your caliper pistons.
make sure when you put the wheel back on, F faces forward on the axle clamp, and finger tighten the bolts first, complete the steps and then set to torque specs for your bike, which is what? 500cc, 700cc, 750cc, 1100cc?