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    Sooo, my main tire guy is not available to swap the front tire out on my 2018 DCT. Plan B is it’s only $50 at the stealership if I bring it in myself. Is this an easy job? I do not have a lift. Cruiseman does not have a video out yet . . . I already checked! Any help/tips would be great! Thanks!

  • #2
    You can use a small jack under the engine and raise the bike until the rear tire touches down. The owners manual give a decent guide on removing the wheel but not as good as the videos.

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    • #3
      Thats how i wound do it i have a scissor jack just for that purpose works nice just be careful with your bearings lay them out in a good order so you know were and how to put them back. You tube has some good videos on it good luck
      2010 Pearl Yellow L3, Double Darksider #856, Ultimate Midrider Seat w Yellow inlays, F4+4 Tinted, Live To Ride, Love my Wing

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      • #4
        Fred Harmon has great videos on this very subject.
        PGR RIDE CAPTAIN.. UTAH

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gold Winger View Post
          Sooo, my main tire guy is not available to swap the front tire out on my 2018 DCT. Plan B is it’s only $50 at the stealership if I bring it in myself. Is this an easy job? I do not have a lift. Cruiseman does not have a video out yet . . . I already checked! Any help/tips would be great! Thanks!


          place bike on center stand
          Loosen the main axle bolt 22mm
          jack up bike under engine till rear wheel touches
          pull the front fender, pull the brakes calipers 14mm
          loosen pinch bolts 10mm,
          pull axle, NOTE WHAT SPACERS WENT WHERE!
          remove wheel
          Insert axle back and place jack stand under axle just incase of jack failure
          Check brake pads while open

          bend over and prepare for cashectomy at dealership

          install wheel, install axle 17mm & 22mm 44ft lbs.
          install calipers 14mm 31ft lbs.
          tighten abs side pinch bolts 10mm to 16ft lbs. check it a few times
          pump the front shocks a few times holding front brake to seat the axle
          tighten right side pinch bolts
          double check the pinch bolts again both sides
          install fender

          Hit the parking lot and scuff up the tire
          check the pinch bolts one last time
          reply to kiptap as to the mileage you got on this front tire
          and your done




          kiptap - Paul
          Bolingbrook, IL (Greater Chicago Area)
          1979 Kawasaki Z 200
          1981 Kawasaki GPZ 550
          1996 Honda GL 1500SE
          2018 Honda GL 1800DJ

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          • #6
            Great write-up kiptap! Thanks! Since Cruiseman has not done the front tire removal yet, I may look at buying Fred Harmon’s videos as well! I am told he has this video on his collection!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gold Winger View Post
              Great write-up kiptap! Thanks! Since Cruiseman has not done the front tire removal yet, I may look at buying Fred Harmon’s videos as well! I am told he has this video on his collection!
              You didn't follow step #20...
              kiptap - Paul
              Bolingbrook, IL (Greater Chicago Area)
              1979 Kawasaki Z 200
              1981 Kawasaki GPZ 550
              1996 Honda GL 1500SE
              2018 Honda GL 1800DJ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kiptap View Post
                bend over and prepare for cashectomy at dealership
                I learned at new word today! Funny and appropriate use for a visit to the dealership.

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                • #9
                  If this thread wasn't so dam Funny,
                  It would be scary as all get out.
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                  • #10
                    Sorry Chris, I couldn’t wait for your video! I bought Fred’s as well, & voila . . . he has it!! His videos are pretty damned good, I gotta’ say!!

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