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Ok so I took this week off for some riding and I figured I'd clean her first.Thats when I found a rubber boot or cover was missing on the caliper and the caliper bounces around without it.Go to MoMs to get one have to order it and I have to get the whole seal kit 27 bucks(wont be in till end of week to boot).Before I leave I figured Id ask if the caliper can come off without removing the rear wheel.Service guy takes me to look at a KP in the wherehouse to look at what Im asking about and says I dont need to remove wheel.I figure good. I come home change the oil and start looking at the caliper and I cannot find away to remove it without taking wheel off. Check service manual and it says to remove wheel.If there is away Id be very gratefull for any assistance.If I have to drop it off Im boned probably a week or 2.I dont have the tools to remove the wheel and limited know how which I hope to change.Sorry for the long winded post.
 

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I have only had mine off once, but it looked to me as if you had to remove the rear wheel to get the caliper off.

The manual says you have to remove the rear wheel...sorry.

Removing the rear wheel is not that big of a job...
 

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goin to get a jack and start it. beats waiting till june 24th to get in the shop.wish me luck.anything special I need to know about reconnecting the rear shock when finnished? I need to move the swing arm up over the exhaust to get the axel out.
 

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Biggest thing is if you can have another person help put the wheel back on. Its a pain to do alone. Especially getting the caliper lined back up right so the wheel lines up with the axel holes. As for the shock I usually let the bike down to apply some weight and that helps line the holes up for me.
 

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Biggest thing is if you can have another person help put the wheel back on. Its a pain to do alone. Especially getting the caliper lined back up right so the wheel lines up with the axel holes. As for the shock I usually let the bike down to apply some weight and that helps line the holes up for me.


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loosen axle nut and shock bolts before you lift the bike.
Don't for get to slide belt off pulley
When putting wheel back on sliding a 2x4 under tire might help
 

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loosen axle nut and shock bolts before you lift the bike.
Don't for get to slide belt off pulley
When putting wheel back on sliding a 2x4 under tire might help

Thanks. keep the advice commin Im gonna need all I can get. heres a dumb question. Do you strap bike down before or after you lift it to desired height?
 

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help!!!!!!

Ok I got the rear wheel off.Now I cant seem to get the caliper off the bracket. I am using an 11 mm wrench but so far all I am doing is starting to strip it....:mad: Any info on how to get the caliper off will help greatly. here is a pic it is a bolt closest to the pad.





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All you have to do is take the top slide pin out of the caliper. Then the caliper will just slide off the bottom slide pin.


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All you have to do is take the top slide pin out of the caliper. Then the caliper will just slide off the bottom slide pin.


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Thanks.. Just foound that out after an hr or so fartin around with it..thumb up Anything special I should know about putting back together?biggest problem I face now is belt tension and alinement..
 

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I always mark the exact location on the Axel. Most of the bikes belts seem to track just off of the inside of the pulley. I use a floor jack on the rear tire replacing the shaft and reattaching suspension links.


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success!!!

my first self fix on any bike went well. got her done last night and test rode this am. everything seems to be fine.tire contact patch is right in the center no pulling ,bucking or anything.Happy to be good to go.thanks to everyone who had some tips for me they helped out alot.thumb upeven the wife was out there helping me out.
 
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