So,I got paint flaking off my rear pulley,no problem whip the wheel off,remove pulley then prep and repaint it. Easy eh? Not on your life,jack up bike onto blocks,slacken rear wheel nut and withdraw spindle. No,not unless you remove the heatshields and exhaust system first. Why wasnt the spindle inserted from the left side so it could be removed without touching the pipes.Things like this are so bloody infuriating.
Did you read the service manual instructions for removing the rear wheel?
Doesn't sound like it.
1. Secure motorcycle in a stand with straps.
2. Place a platform jack under the engine. Elevate the
motorcycle enough to take the weight off the rear
wheel, but still leave the wheel touching the platform.
NOTE: Muffler removal is not required.
3. Remove the lower shock bolt and lower pushrod bolts
from the swingarm.
4. Raise the motorcycle high enough to gain access to the
axle nut. Remove axle nut.
5. Using a soft-faced mallet, tap axle to the right until
retaining plate is clear of the swingarm and remove
6. Remove axle from right side of swing arm.
NOTE: Axle adjuster nuts do not have to be loosened or
removed, however, belt tension and alignment must be
inspected after assembly.
7. Elevate the motorcycle until the swingarm shock
mount is raised a minimum of 12 inches (305 mm).
8. Remove the drive belt-side wheel spacer and
disengage drive belt from rear sprocket.
9. Remove rear caliper carrier assembly from swing arm.
10. Secure brake caliper assembly to swing arm with tie
strap or support it so it does not hang by the brake line.
11. Remove rear wheel from left side of the motorcycle