Question about Yamaha Motorcycles
There are 2 different designs for the front fork that I will explain. First, you will have to elevate the front tire off of the ground. Usually a motorcycle jack will work the best. A regular floor jack will work provided you can get it low enough to clear the frame and a block of wood to destribute the weight evenly on the frame. Grab a roll of tape. Any tape will do, electrical, paper, scotch. Like I said, there are 2 variations of forks and axle combinations. The first is bolts located on the bottom of the axles. Simply back them out and tap the axle out with a screwdriver. The easyest way to tell if this is the axle you have, is the axle will not be completely round on both ends. The other axle is a screw out axle. A simpler design. You will have a hex bolt on one side. The oposite end is threaded and backs out like a giant bolt. You do NOT have to remove the brakes to remove the wheel. As you drop the wheel after removing the axle, simply put some tape over the brake pads to keep them from sliding out. Remember to remove the tape when you put the wheel back on. That should do it. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 25, 2013
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