Main Motorcycle: My 2011 Speed Triple
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
2011 12K Mile Rear Bearing Service help
Greetings fellow S3 owners.
I was attempting to perform my 12000 mile 'inspect, clean and lube' of my rear bearing/hub and got to the point of removing the rear axle and was stopped there.
I followed the steps in the service manual;
Removed rear tire
Removed Rear Brake Caliper
Loosened Chain Slack
Remove 46mm Axle Nut
Supported the chain/sprocket
Attempted to pull the axle to the right--no joy.
It feels hung up. I gave it some gentle taps with a rubber mallet and it does not want to come out of the hub.
Am I missing a step? Should I pull the sprocket assy first and set aside like some of the photos I have seen on various forums?
Just looking for some advice.
The MF'r -- Cape Canaveral, FL
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