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Re: where could I find the size of the axle of the
A call to the local harly shop would be sufficient but I think they've all went to 1" by now. The best way to tell is to measure the axle in your bike. Take the rear axle nut off and tap the axle out the other side just far enough to measure the diameter with a caliper. Once done, tap the axle back in and retorque the nut to 50 Foot pounds.
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Hi Anonymous, call, take a ride or trailer your bike over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.
Here's a quick take from the official H-D release.
The wide, angular air-box cover and chopped tail section look as
solid and smooth as billet and give the new V-Rod Muscle lines that are
clean and powerful. The size of the massive 240 mm rear tire is
accentuated by the new broad, clipped and clean rear fender. The
combination stop/tail/turn LED light is tucked under the edge of the
rear fender, and the side-mount license plate leaves the fender surface
smooth and uncluttered. Front-end styling balances the rear, with a
trimmed fender that's blacked out behind satin-finished inverted forks
and LED turn signals integrated into the mirror stems. The radiator
shrouds are restyled and color-matched to the rest of the bodywork,
while the new airbox side covers incorporate air scoop inlets covered
with woven wire mesh. The silver five-spoke cast aluminum front and rear
wheels are a new design for the V-Rod line.
Your rear axle is the part that runs between the two rear wheels. The shock absorbers and springs are always attached to it. On a rear wheel drive or four wheel drive vehicle there is a bulge in the center of the axle where the gears are located. On a front wheel drive car, the axle may just be a length of box steel. On a rear wheel or four wheel unit there are drive axles inside the housing that connect the gears to the wheels. On front wheel drive there is a spindle on each end with bearings and a flange to mount the wheel.
Loosen the wheel hub nut. Remove the front road wheel and tire. Remove the tie rod end retaining nut. Using the special tool 204-192 Ball joint Splitter detach the tie rod end. Remove the subframe reinforcement plate retaining bolts. Loosen the subframe rear mount bolt. Loosen the subframe front mount bolt. Remove and discard the wheel hub nut. using spcial tools 204-269Forcing Screw,205-491-01 adapter nuts,205-491 wheel hub puller Detach the wheel knuckle. Remove the lower arm ball joint retaining bolt. Reposition the lower arm. Detach the wheel knuckle. using special tools 307-443 RH Halfshaft splitter ,307-442 RH Halfshaft splitter handle detach the halfshaft. Remove the exhaust muffler inlet pipe. Remove the halfshaft seal. Remove the transfer case Y bracket retaining bolt. To prevent damage to the transfer box internal seal, make sure that the link shaft is not retracted further than 200 mm from the transfer box casing. remove the halfshaft. Attach special tools to the halfshaft. Lever the special tools to displace the halfshaft. Install the transfer case Y bracket retaining bolt. Remove the halfshaft. Use suitable protective covers to protect the barshaft. Remove the halfshaft snap ring. Install a new snap ring to the halfshaft. Install a new halfshaft seal. Remove the special tool. Remove the transfer case Y bracket retaining bolt. Remove the special tool. Make sure the CV joint splines are located fully. Do not use excessive force when engaging the CV joint into the link shaft. Install the halfshaft. Install the transfer case Y bracket retaining bolt. Tighten to 25 Nm. Attach the wheel knuckle. Reposition the lower arm. Attach the wheel knuckle. Install the lower arm ball joint retaining bolt. Tighten to 83 Nm. Install the exhaust muffler inlet pipe. Tighten the subframe front mount retaining bolt. Tighten to 142 Nm. Loosely install the subframe rear mount retaining bolt. Install the subframe reinforcement plate retaining bolts. Tighten to 35 Nm. Tighten to 142 Nm. Install the tie rod end. Tighten to 35 Nm. Loosely install a new wheel hub nut. Install the front road wheel and tire. Tighten the wheel hub nut. Tighten to 330 Nm. Check the subframe alignment.
SECTION 205-05: Rear Drive Halfshafts
2002 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Protector, Differential Seal 205-506
Remover, Front Wheel Hub 205-D070 (D93P-1175-B) or equivalent
Remover, Halfshaft 205-502 Removal and Installation NOTE: This procedure applies to both rear halfshaft assemblies.
CAUTION: Do not loosen the rear axle wheel hub retainer until after the wheel and tire assembly are removed from the vehicle. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is unloaded with the weight of the vehicle applied. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
NOTE: Have an assistant press the brake pedal to keep the axle from rotating. Remove and discard the rear axle wheel hub retainer and the washer.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the brake hose, do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the hose. Remove the brake disc.
Remove the two bolts and lift the disc brake caliper and brake pads off the brake disc.
Using mechanics wire, position the disc brake caliper out of the way.
Remove the brake disc.
Remove the bolt retaining the parking brake cable bracket to the frame.
CAUTION: Cover the stabilizer link bolt threads and the nut to prevent boot damage when removing the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle. Using a rubber hose approximately 37.5 mm (1.5 in) long, cover the stabilizer link bolt threads and nut.
WARNING: The bolt that retains the upper ball joint to the knuckle is longer and it has fewer threads than the bolt that retains the toe link to the knuckle. Switching these bolts during installation will prevent the pinch arms on the knuckle from correctly retaining the toe link to the knuckle. This may cause the toe link to separate from the knuckle during vehicle operation. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury. Remove the pinch bolts and disconnect the toe link and upper ball joint from the knuckle.
CAUTION: Support the rear suspension upper arm to prevent boot damage when removing the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle. Using a wood stick, approximately 450 mm (18 in) long and 25 mm (1 in) wide, support the rear suspension upper arm.
CAUTION: Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard CV joint from the hub. Damage to the threads and internal CV joint components may result. CAUTION: Once the outboard CV joint separates from the hub the knuckle will continue to pivot until the brake backing plate presses against the suspension lower arm. To prevent damage to the brake backing plate, immediately after separating the outboard CV joint from the hub, rest the knuckle on a cushioned support that is tall enough to keep the backing plate from pressing against the suspension lower arm. Separate the outboard CV joint from the hub and rest the knuckle on a cushioned support.
Using the special tool, press the outboard CV joint until it is loose in the hub.
Remove the special tool.
Separate the outboard CV joint from the hub.
Rest the knuckle on a cushioned support.
CAUTION: Do not damage the axle shaft oil seal or the machined sealing surface on the inboard CV joint housing. CAUTION: Do not allow the splines on inboard CV joint housing to touch the axle shaft oil seal. NOTE: A circlip retains the inboard CV joint housing to the differential side gear in the axle. Using the special tool, disengage the inboard CV joint housing from the differential side gear.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the axle shaft oil seal, install the special tool before removing the inboard CV joint housing from the axle. Install the special tool.
Remove the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the axle shaft oil seal, install the Differential Seal Protector before positioning the inboard CV joint housing in the axle. CAUTION: Always install the halfshaft with a new retainer circlip and a new rear axle wheel hub retainer. CAUTION: Never use power tools to tighten the rear axle wheel hub retainer. To install, reverse the removal procedure.