Question about 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic
How do i remove a rear wheel on a Vstar 1100 classic?
I guess you mean to change the tire? To remove the wheel to change the brakes? To remove the wheel to replace it as it's been damaged in an accident? In all cases listed you still have to get the rear wheel off the motorcycle. On a good level hard surface clear of debrise and other things in the way you can put a floor jack under the right side, as close to the rear wheel as the exhaust and other partss allows. With the jack in place and jacked to where it's just starting to lift the bike, check to see that you can get to all the things that you'll need to do to get the wheel off. As the bike is lifted it'll lean over on the kickstand, and the rear wheel will raise off the ground. I usally do this so it the bike were to fall over it'll just go up against the wall. Put a blanket or pillow over the controls on the handle bars and even strape them on so they'll be there mif you need them to work. You'll need to raise the wheel at least 6 inches to get enough room to get it out so check to see if you can get it this high and then let it down and jack it back up to be sure you an do it. without troble dropping the bike as with the wheel removed it's a problem. If you an't seem to get the bike high enough with out risk of going over to get it high enough you can put a block ( a big one ( board)). under the kickstand and then jack it up. It's best to do all this with a halper, or a motorchle lift or jack that you might not have. A automotive transmisswion jack will work too. With the wheel just off the ground or still touching, loosen and remove the large axel bolt. Before you start you'll need to be sure that you have a wreanch big enough to do this as some of the newwer bikes don't come with tool kits that have the nessary wreanches. bikebandit.com will have a breakdown picture of your rear wheel assembly and exploded veiw. Pay attention to where all the washers and spaCERS GO AS PUTTING IT TOGETHER WITH OUT THEM ALL IN THE RIGHT SPOTS IS DANGEROUSE AND CAN PERMANLY DAMAGE THE HUB AND WHEEL. The breake dist or drum will have to be addessed. With the spacers and axel removed jack up the bike and the wheel will come out the bottom the break sort of slides off ( if it's disk) and the drum break can be left in after the arm and the rod are removed. The wheel just pulls out of the drive. and drops out.
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
A motorcycle lift is always helpful. When desperate I have backed my cycle over the back of a curb onto boards, jacked up under the back, and removed the boards to gain tire dropping height. Raise the back of the bike high enough that you can drop the wheel out the bottom of the wheel well other wise you may have to take off a saddlebag , loosen the rear axle nut, take out the bolt, knock out the spacer , lift the caliper assembly out of the way and hang it by a wire, grab the wheel, and slide the wheel sideways away from the final drive. The wheel should slide right off the spline of the final drive and roll out the back under the fender. If the wheel wont slide past the final drive let the air out of the tire. Be sure to coat the spline of the final drive with moly60 paste from your local Honda dealer when reassembling.
Posted on Aug 04, 2011
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