Author Suggestions/Experiences for Rear Wheel Removal on OEM Lowered First Gen  (Read 1150 times)

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    Suggestions/Experiences for Rear Wheel Removal on OEM Lowered First Gen
    on: February 22, 2022, 10:42:19 pm
    February 22, 2022, 10:42:19 pm
    Recently picked up a lowered '18 M version and it's now ready for a new set of tires.  In removing the rear wheel, I had to remove the Akra exhaust that the bike came with as the rear axle cannot come out with enough clearance on the right side (brake caliper side).  I was curious if anyone else has experienced this and if there's an easier fix/adjustment than having to remove the exhaust pipe each time.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Suggestions/Experiences for Rear Wheel Removal on OEM Lowered First Gen
    Reply #1 on: February 22, 2022, 11:48:42 pm
    February 22, 2022, 11:48:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by 18XRATED [+]
    Recently picked up a lowered '18 M version and it's now ready for a new set of tires.  In removing the rear wheel, I had to remove the Akra exhaust that the bike came with as the rear axle cannot come out with enough clearance on the right side (brake caliper side).  I was curious if anyone else has experienced this and if there's an easier fix/adjustment than having to remove the exhaust pipe each time.

    Thanks in advance

    You'll really only need to remove the muffler once, only takes a couple of minutes anyway.....then you can fit the axle in from the other side and have the nut on the exhaust side, it is reverseable.

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    Re: Suggestions/Experiences for Rear Wheel Removal on OEM Lowered First Gen
    Reply #2 on: February 23, 2022, 12:12:09 am
    February 23, 2022, 12:12:09 am
    Thanks, never thought about reversing it.  In my mind, I've always had this disciplined view of keeping hardware where it was due to weight balancing.  I'll give it a go if the 34mm socket can fit on the other side, otherwise same dilemma.

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    Re: Suggestions/Experiences for Rear Wheel Removal on OEM Lowered First Gen
    Reply #3 on: February 23, 2022, 01:34:21 am
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    *Originally Posted by 18XRATED [+]
    Thanks, never thought about reversing it.  In my mind, I've always had this disciplined view of keeping hardware where it was due to weight balancing.  I'll give it a go if the 34mm socket can fit on the other side, otherwise same dilemma.

    Mine is standard height and no issues with the axle hitting the muffler...although I don't have the Akra.

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