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Now THAT was easier.

I've been changing my own tires ever since I got my 929, and with 56k on it, I've changed quite a few. I've always struggled getting the rear axle back in.

Tonight I did it slightly differently, and it was much easier. I'll try to explain the procedure I used.

Lift up the rear wheel and press it forward against the swingarm, put the chain on. Start the axle through the left side of the swingarm, pull the wheel back so the axle starts into the wheel. Slide the axle through until it's supporting the spacer on the right side of the wheel, with the wheel as far to the left as it can go. Now put the caliper and bracket over the rotor, checking to be sure it's in the slot. Push the axle through all the way and it's done (well the hard part's done anyway).

I hope this helps someone.
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

Don't forget, if you are seated behind the bike on the ground, put your foot under the tire to keep it elevated. Makes life easier!

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Re: Now THAT was easier.

...or cut a 2x4 or 4x4 that is the same thickeness as the gap under the tire when its on the rear stand.
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

I've tried those two techniques. For whatever reason this method worked out a LOT better for me.
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

I always have trouble with the damned washers/rings that keep the swingarm away from the bearings. They always fall out and I have to start the process over not to mention keeping the caliper in the slot on the swing arm.
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

Do you guys put greace when putting back together?
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

what were you doing??
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

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Don't forget, if you are seated behind the bike on the ground, put your foot under the tire to keep it elevated. Makes life easier!
I do the same

Put the axle in just enough that it holds itself.... pick up the wheel and use your foot to hold it and make adjustments and then just push the axle all the way in.
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what were you doing??
Holding the wheel up with my foot while trying to guide the axle through.

I think what made the biggest difference is not worrying about putting the caliper and bracket in place until the axle is through the wheel enough to hold the right spacer in place.

And yes, I do put a small amount of grease on the axle prior to putting it through.
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...or cut a 2x4 or 4x4 that is the same thickeness as the gap under the tire when its on the rear stand.
I use a brick. Works great for me.

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Do you guys put greace when putting back together?
I always wash the axle, washers, and spacers with WD40, dry them, then grease them prior to reassembly.
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Re: Now THAT was easier.

I've only done it once but I used help when doing it. Way more help than needed but it went very easy. I held the wheel up one friend fed the axle through and another made sure the brake went on right. Then we did it a second time because I'm retarded and forget to put the chain back on.

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