Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Crestview, Florida
Removing Rear Wheel
Happy New Year my fellow Vic enthusiasts,
I've decided to remove my rear wheel on my XC today to get the tire replaced. Local shop will swap out the tire and balance for $25. I read the manual, watched the Witch Doctor vid and searched the forum. Before loosening the axel nut, I'll check for side to side play of the wheel to assess wheel bearing wear.
Just a few questions:
1. Should I remove the belt sprocket before taking the wheel assembly to the shop? If so, replace the bolts or reuse & Loctite?
2. Anything I need to lube while apart? The manual says to put a little grease on the axel shaft (I assume to help slide the axel back through during reassembly).
3. Other than eye-balling alignment after reassembly, any tips to ensure the tire is positioned correctly? I'll rotate the tire and check for run out, anything else that needs to be measured?
Thanks in advance!
2012 Cross Country
2008 Vegas Low (for the wife)
2006 Yamaha V-Star 650 (parked for now, but will train the 19 yr-old boy on fixing and riding before long)
Crestview, Florida/Eglin AFB (USAF)
Last edited by VMChief; 01-01-2017 at 11:04 AM.