03-03-2003, 08:41 PM
I am trying to remove the rear wheel off my 2001 r1,and for some reason the axle is stuck and will not let me move it. I hope I am doing this right. But I took off the right nut and the washer, removed the brake off the rotor(the 2 bolts), and then tryied to push the axle out, but it appears stuck.
I also did remove the chain off the sprocket, and the adjusters have been properly shortened to get the wheel out.
I did this a thousand times and never had this problem (not a thousand, but you know what I mean). What could be wrong?
03-03-2003, 10:19 PM
you're basically on the right track as far as i can tell... i will recap for those who have never done it
put bike on rear stand/jack. take an 11? 12? mm wrench and loosen the tensioner bolts on the swingarm near the rear sprocket. take a 32mm socket and loosen the axle nut. put the wheel "all the way" forward to make the chain very loose. loosen the two ?13mm? caliper bolts on the rear caliper. take the axle nut all the way off. slide the axle pin out.
you're stuck here, right? maybe use a rubber mallet to smack the pin a few times, just make sure not to FUBAR the threads on it. lifting the weight of the wheel off of it helps to remove it too. i have smacked mine afew times w/a big mallet when it's sticky and out it comes. :D
03-04-2003, 05:46 PM
Damm, I finally removed it!! It was stuck like hell.
I cannot figure out why. But it appears that the grease had something to do with it. Maybe it just stuck to the wheel.
the blue Goblin
04-15-2003, 02:58 PM
on the 02 i found i did not need to remove the 2 caliper nuts as i could just slide the caliper away out of the groove after i pulled the spindle out. may i suggest you also put a little copper slip on the spindle before replacing to aid in easy removal next time.