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Hi folks,

Looking at some pictures, it looks like removing the rear wheel involves removing one of the mufflers. Is this a big job?

Sounds like a pain by the side of the road. Strange design decision.

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Just checked mine out and looks like your right there. Taking the exhaust muffs off isn't much of a job though as I replaced mine recently. You would only need to take one off.

Cant think of a time that you'd want to take your rear wheel off on the side of the road other than a puncture, so get yourself one of those tyre sealants, that at least will get you to a tyre depot. I always carry one.
 

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if you have a bike lift you can remove the top shock bolts, then raise the bike, and the swingarm/wheel will stay on the ground. That will give you enough clearance to get to the axle. Much easier than pulling the silencers which isn't much work either.
 

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FWIW, it only takes a few minutes to remove the silencers. Plus if you really want to you can start the engine and see what the bike sounds like with straight pipes. Wouldn't recommend riding it that way though...

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