Question about Motorcycles
I have a hydrolic jack under motor bike leans on rear wheel, I want to remove rear wheel. What might a person do to raise rear of motorcycle for wheel removal?
If you're talking about a jack like this:
then there should be tie-down points on it. Try strapping it down towards the front to try and take weight off the back end.
You SHOULD use cargo straps to tie it down anyhow, so it doesn't fall off the jack!
Posted on Nov 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
remove the bags and side covers /remove clip from rh side of axel remove nut/put wrench on lh side of axel and twist to loosen belt adjustment caution !! note clamshell adjusters both sides they need to go back the same way when refiting wheel knock the axel from rh side through with large screw driver use hand not hammer the wheel should drop stand over back fender lift wheel slightly slip off belt roll brake caliper up and outwards untill it clears drop wheel down and remove brake caution again!! belt tension should be 10lbs 4.5 kg force centre from front and rear sprocket you will need belt tension tool for correct tension
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
if it is shaft drive like my 650 then remove all bolts holding final drive to frame loosen rear wheel spindle and remove wheel with the whole drive, shaft and all will come with it, then take out the spindle and remove the drive..
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Jack the rear of the bike as high as you can safely get away with. The rear fender makes you require a lot of clearance to get the wheel clear of the bike.
Make note of the protrusion of the rear brake actuator rod and remove it from the actuator arm. Remove the bolt from the rear brake plate anchor arm.
Remove the plastic cover from the left side of the axle.
Remove the cotter pin from the axle end, then remove the nut by holding it with a wrench while turning the left end of the axle with a socket. You may need to tap the right end of the axle to start it moving out, and this is a tight area because of the pipes, but it should not take too much coercion. Once it begins to budge, you should be able to work it out from the left side. Remove the axle spacer.
While supporting the wheel ( I use my auto jack for this), wiggle the wheel until the drive unit splines disengage. You are now ready to work the wheel out from under the fender. There is a sleeve inside the drive end of the wheel, try not to let it pop out and get dirty. Don't forget to grease those drive splines when reinstalling, and to restore the brake rod to its former setting, unless you are adjusting it at the same time.
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
In order to remove the rear wheel, it is not necessary to remove the drive shaft. The first step is to get your rear wheel off the ground. The easiest way to do this is to put your bike on its center stand. However, not all bikes have center stands. If your bike does not have a center stand, you may want to buy a motorcycle lift (available from Pep-boys, or Harbor Freight). Once the rear wheel is off the ground, you can disconnect the brake linkage, and then remove the rear axle.
At this point there is nothing holding your rear wheel to the bike except for some meshing gears. Now you must lift and maneuver the rear wheel back and forth a little and eventually the final drive will work free. You will be able to slide the wheel toward the right side of the bike and then lower it to the ground.
In theory removing the rear wheel is that simple. In practice, the gears in the final drive can sometimes hold on quite tightly. This is particularly true if the rear wheel has not been removed for a long time or if your final drive is very worn. Usually being patient and persistent will pay off and you will be able to remove the rear wheel.
Sometimes it may prove easier to remove the entire wheel / final drive / drive shaft assembly first, and then separate them. In this case, the order of operations is different. Once you have the rear wheel off the ground, you can disconnect the rear brake linkage just as before. Next you can remove the four bolts that hold the drive shaft housing to the back of your crank case. Finally you can remove the rear axle and slide the wheel backwards the unmesh the drive shaft.
Regardless of which way you remove the rear wheel, it will be easier to put it back together by first attaching the drive shaft and final drive to the crank case, and then reinstall the wheel as described in the first method above.
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
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