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Old 04-10-12, 15:51   #1
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Default Any tricks to get the rear wheel back on the bike?

cant get the spacer on the brake side to clear the ****ing caliper post...thing...
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I feel your pain. I spent over an hour doing that myself when I got my new tires and applied my rim stripes. I do know that taking the brake cliper off didn't help any. You gotta finess it and keep at it. I will say this, once you get it in place you better have the axle ready to go in and a rubber mallet to bang it into place because everything doesn't stay aligned for long. I put my bike on the stands and positioned the wheel in place as best I could then lifted teh wheel from the top into position. The spacer kept falling out but I just kept at it. Afterwards I understood why dealerships charge so much for labor.

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Use your foot and hands to balance it when trying to align it. That's what I did, took me about 3 minutes to put my rear wheel back on.
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what exactly am i looking to line up? I cant even see a way that this fit together in the first place.
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Swingarm, spacers, rear saliper bracket and wheel. It's a lot to line up, but it's doable lol
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Roll the wheel up on a 2x4 so you don't have to support the weight.
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were you guys putting the chain on before putting the wheel back in place? seems like the chain is in my way/flopping around and such
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were you guys putting the chain on before putting the wheel back in place? seems like the chain is in my way/flopping around and such
Rested it on the chain guard until I got the axle in.
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Tip for the spacers is to dab a bit of axel grease on the end to get them to stick to the bearing (just a bit to hold).
Roll the tire in, and loop the chain over the sprocket. I use a hammer on the ground, but a 2x4 as mentioned above would work to hold it up, roll it back and up a bit while you slide the axel back in.

If using the standard chain adjusters, I leave the alone so you don't have to redo the slack. For the Lightech ones, I back them off about 4 clicks to give some room to work with.
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ya i put some litherium grease on the spacer and i have some ceramic tiles holding it up, just cant get it to clear the brake
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