I practiced taking my rear wheel off a few times last night because I'm getting a new rear put on when I get to Autobahn Country Club this Saturday morning. I wanted to make sure I could do it.
Had to go out and buy a 32 mm socket.
Axle nut was stuck on there, so after some liquid wrench, I had to use a trailer hitch as a homemade breaker bar lol.
Here's a question:
I was following these instructions
Remove Rear Wheel
To remove the rear wheel, it must be on a rear stand.
1 - Loosen the locknuts (#1), Use a 12MM open wrench. Loosen it goes all the way to the right towards the adjust bolt (#2). Do on both sides. Snug
2 - Turn the adjusting bolts (#2) so they are all the way towards the front of the bike, the locknuts will be right next to them. Use a 12MM open wrench. Doing this will give the front wheel enough room to push foward to remove the chain. Do on both sides. Snug
3 - Remove the chain guard bolt (#3) with a 10MM socket. Snug Removing this makes it easier to remove chain from sprocket.
4 - Remove the other chain guard bolt, its directly behind the rear set bracket (arrow) with a 10MM open wrench. Snug Also remove the plastic philips clip, push gently, only a 1/4 turn to take it off.
5 - Remove the caliper mounting bolts (#4 and #5) with a 6MM hex bit. 20 ft/lbs Rest caliper on swing arm.
6 - Remove caliper bracket bolt (#6) with a 20MM socket. 29 ft/lbs
7 - Remove wheel axle nut, (#7) with a 32MM or 1¼ socket. 108 ft/lbs
8 - Push the rear wheel foward and pull the chain to the side, so if you were looking at the bike from rear to foward, pull the chain to the left. While pulling the chain to the left rotate the wheel slowly and the chain will come off the sprocket.
9 - Remove the wheel axle, make sure to lube when reinstalling.
I was not able to do #5, because the bits were on too tight/in a hard to reach location. Instead I skipped to #6 and was able to just lift the whole rear brake assembly up when removing the wheel. It probably made things a little harder than if I could remove both parts.
Any tips on getting these loosened? (the top one in the pic below?)