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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a vertical mount license plate (for my vegas 8 ball) and saw that I had to remove the rear axel nut in order to accomplish this task. Is there something in specific that I need to do or can i just back that nut all the way and install it? I am new to owning a motorcycle and was wondering if I could do this task at home rather than paying a shop to do it? I would really appreciate any tips!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 09:37 PM
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I would think it will be fine, this nut like on my old Suzuki gs500 is how you align the rear tire. Note the notches.

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If all I do is back it out and keep it in its current notches then "theoretically" all should be fine? I shouldn't have to re-align the tire right?
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[QUOTE=new-vic-owner;67037]If all I do is back it out and keep it in its current notches then "theoretically" all should be fine? I shouldn't have to re-align the tire right?[/QUOTE

You should be fine, i wish my state allowed vertical plates ..

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Do not forget to torque . To tight is bad for bearings and to lose, well you know.
.Move the wheel to the tight spot location
determined previously.
2. Loosen the rear axle nut on the left side.
3. Turn each axle adjuster nut clockwise an
equal amount to tighten the belt (reduce
deflection) or an equal amount counterclockwise
to loosen the belt (increase deflection).
Tool: 13 mm deep socket
4. Tighten the rear axle nut.
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
5. Pump the rear brake pedal to re-set the pads
against the brake disc.
6. Verify proper belt tension and wheel alignment
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I have to do all that? I'm not going to remove the wheel or anything all i want to do is back out the nut and install the plate mount. The nut will be off the motorcycle for a max of like 2 min.
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