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Old 07-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Reinstalling rear wheel?

Just a couple of questions...

Should I apply more grease to the axle? How much?

Chain tension? What should it be? Personal preferences? (Mostly ride in town - little bit of hiway, with a slight tendency to like the front wheel in the air)

Easiest way to ensure it's straight?
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: Reinstalling rear wheel?

Check this out

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163345
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Just a couple of questions...

Should I apply more grease to the axle? How much?

Chain tension? What should it be? Personal preferences? (Mostly ride in town - little bit of hiway, with a slight tendency to like the front wheel in the air)

Easiest way to ensure it's straight?
Wipe axel clean, re-apply fresh grease. Just enough to slide it in and keep it from seizing..yeah, TWSS…

Chain tension--bottom of the chain should have a slight "droop" in it. Chain needs to be smiling at you.
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Wheel straight---yeah, you can buy tools, make string jigs and all that shit. I use a digital caliper and just measure both sides at the swing-arm. Can it be off---sure, by a fraction of a millimeter, are you gonna notice the difference, no
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Re: Reinstalling rear wheel?

Cool... thanks! Been a while since I've done this & I had guidance last time.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: Reinstalling rear wheel?

Apply some grease to the axle. Don't need a whole lot, just enough to lightly coat it.

Set chain tension around 1.5 inches. Maybe a little under if you're easy on it.

Use the markers on the swing arm to make sure the axle is straight. You can use a ruler if you want.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Re: Reinstalling rear wheel?

If you remove/reinstall your rear wheel a lot, you should invest in one of these. Holds your rear caliper in place while the rear wheel is out. I have one but a different brand and LOVE it.

http://www.gravesport.com/Graves-Mot...ool-R1-R6.html
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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If you remove/reinstall your rear wheel a lot, you should invest in one of these. Holds your rear caliper in place while the rear wheel is out. I have one but a different brand and LOVE it.

http://www.gravesport.com/Graves-Mot...ool-R1-R6.html
Jordan was selling them..worth every dime..won't change a rear without one..
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #8
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Re: Reinstalling rear wheel?

Who is this Jordan fellow? Getting the damn caliper bracket lined up drives me crazy.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #9
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Getting the damn caliper bracket lined up drives me crazy.
Tell me about it. I used to have the perfect sized broom handle that I would put in there but it disappeared. Even if it's a pain, I'm reluctant to pay $35 for a piece of plastic to stick in there.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #10
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Tell me about it. I used to have the perfect sized broom handle that I would put in there but it disappeared. Even if it's a pain, I'm reluctant to pay $35 for a piece of plastic to stick in there.
Never though of using broom stick handle to hold the caliper in place lol. will give it a try whenever i have to put the rear wheel back on.
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