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Old 10-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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rear wheel removal on a rocket three

hi i have just purchased an hydraulic lift to remove my rear wheel to get a new tyre fitted, but i am looking for advice to actually remove my rear wheel i dont want to damage any final drive splines if anyone can help i would really appreciate it a list from start to finish would be most helpful my bike is a rocket 111 2004 classic awaiting replys thankyou all
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd suggest you purchace the Service Manual.... Pages 16.8-16.9 walks you through it. I paid $80.00 for it. A dealer will charge up to $500.00 to change and replace the rear tire.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's easy to do,
you CAN'T mess it up.
First raise the rear off the ground and ratchet strap the front end tight so nothing moves.
Next pull those two little bent over keepers off your back brake.
loosen up the bleeder bolt and raise the brake caliper off the disc.
Next, take your handy dandy 24MM box end wrench and loosen the axle nut.
Next pull the axle.
Take your right hand and as you squat behind the bike gently pull to the right.
Your back tire is loose.
Don't forget to grease your splines before reassembly.
DO NOT use regular axle grease.
Use a DRY grease. Preferably krytox.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just did mine myself, and no problem. You can do it. Since I didn't have a good jack, I used an engine hoist and lifted the rear of the bike up by the upper shock mounts. It isn't too bad of a deal at all and it would be difficult to mess something up. Once you drop the axle spacer and brake caliper arm out of the way, the wheel slides right off of the splines.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd suggest you purchace the Service Manual.... Pages 16.8-16.9 walks you through it. I paid $80.00 for it. A dealer will charge up to $500.00 to change and replace the rear tire.
Is this for real? $500 !!! I have to assume it's for the tire and labor? WoW...this is a big deal...better start saving for a nomar unit.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats what one Triumph dealer quoted me... $324.00 +19.44tax = $343.44 for Tire.Claims two hours labor @ $80.00/hr...$160.00...Total $503.44
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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CRAP,
I'd go darkside before I'd pay that.
Oh yea,
I already did.
On both the rockets.
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