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DISASSEMBLY -- CHASSIS
REAR WHEEL, REAR CALIPER
Removal:
eSet the motorcycle up on its center stand.
eRemove both mufflers
(Pg.
55).
elf the rear caliper is to be completely removed, drain
the brake fluid from the line (Pg. 220)
,
unscrew the
banjo bolt, and free the brake hose from the caliper.
If only the rear wheel is to be removed, these opera-
tions are not necessary.
eUnscrew the lower mounting nut of the left rear shock
absorber, loosen its upper mounting
nut,
and pull the
lower end of the shock absorber off the rear caliper
stud.
A. Nut
B.
Bolt
C. Axle Nut
eRaise the rear wheel
enough
to pull out the axle, and
remove the
axle
halfway
.
eRest the caliper on
some
kind of stand so that the
brake hose
is
not damaged
,
and insert a wood wedge
(7-8
mm thick) between the disc brake pads.
ePull out
the
axle
completely,
and disengage the
rear
wheel
coupling
by
sliding the
.
wheel to the
left.
The
wheel cap and collar may fall from the left and the
right respectively.
eTake out the
rear
wheel
from
the left side of the rear
fender.
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or warp the disc. Place blocks under the wheel so that
the disc does not touch the ground.
Installation Notes:
1. Before installing the wheel
,
use a high flash-point
solvent to completely clean off any grease that may
have gotten on either side of the disc. Do not use a
solvent which will
leave
an oily residue.
2.
Insert the rear axle from right to left.
3.
If the brake hose was removed from the caliper, use
new washers on both
sides
of the brake hose fitting,
tighten the banjo bolt to 3.0 kg-m (22 ft-Ibs) of
torque, and bleed the brake line (Pg. 221 ).
4.
Tightening torques for the bolt and nuts are as
follows
.
Caliper mounting bolt: 4.0 kg-m (29 ft-Ibs)
Axle nut: 14.0 kg-m (101 ft-Ibs)
Rear shock absorber nuts
:
3.0 kg-m (22 ft-Ibs)
5.
Do not ride the motorcycle until the brake pads are
seated against the disc. Pump the brake pedal until
a firm, full "feel" is obtained. The brake will not
function on the first application of the pedal if this
is not done.
Rear Hub Disassembly:
eRemove the rubber damper
(jJ)
and wheel cap
CD
from
the cast wheel
CD.
eRemove the disc
CD
by unscrewing the bolts
@
(7).
ePry off the grease seal
CD
,
and remove the ci rcl i p
CD
.
elnsert a metal rod from the right side, and remove
the left side bearing
CD
by tapping evenly around the
bearing inner race
.
The distance collar
®
will come
out with the
bearing.
Bearing Removal
elnsert the metal rod into the hub from the other
side,
and tap out the remaining bearing
CD
.
Assembly Notes:
1.
Inspect the bearings, and replace if necessary (Pg.
216).
2. Before installing the wheel
bearings,
blow any dirt
or foreign particles out of the hub with compressed
air. Lubricate the ball bearings (Pg.
216).
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