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front wheel removal

Postby paneuro » Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:33 pm

Hi Guys, Anybody got any clever tips for taking the front wheel off a 1200RT, I just find it a real pain in the bum??

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Re: front wheel removal

Postby paneuro » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:29 pm

THANKS GUYS, I managed to work it out for myself ??? Don't ask cause its a secret. Paneuro

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Re: front wheel removal

Postby Jockboxer » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:22 am

Here's how I do it.

1. Get a rope or ratchet strap and loop it over a beam in the garage. Attach it to the handlebar ends.

2. Use a jack under the front of the engine (with a length of 4x2 on top) .

3. Loosen the front axle and the calipers. Then raise the front of the bike gently with the jack. The rope / strap will prevent the bike toppling if you've tensioned it sensibly. Remove the wheel forwards.

I assume you realised you have to remove the forward part of the front mudguard?

PS People don't always "get" new posts when they log on. It's probably better to "bump" your post every day to ensure that someone realises you're posting.

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Re: front wheel removal

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:08 am


PS People don't always "get" new posts when they log on. It's probably better to "bump" your post every day to ensure that someone realises you're posting.
I don't understand that. This thread did not appear in "new posts" until it was replied to.

Does that happen a lot?

All these gems I am missing.

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Re: front wheel removal

Postby paneuro » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:45 pm

Here's how I did It, I had it on the centre stand, then a small bottle jack and a piece wood under the sump then removed the front of the mudguard. also removed the brake pads and then the calipers. lossened the clamp on the spindle and removed it and the wheel came out without a problem. cheers Paneuro.

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Re: front wheel removal

Postby george baker » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:52 pm

Hi
I haven't got one but possibly useful information for the future

George
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Re: front wheel removal

Postby Jockboxer » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:24 pm

Hi
I haven't got one but possibly useful information for the future

George
The 12RT is a great bike but the lateral CofG is a pita compared to earlier BMs. The 12RT is front heavy. Earlier bikes were even balanced front v rear. That means you have to raise the front by mechanical means (or do it over a drop and weigh down the rear, I suppose)!


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