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I'm not what you would call mechanically inclined so any tips for making this job a little easier/quicker would be awesome!!!

The manual says to remove the exhaust. Are you kidding me? After attempting to tighten my belt I see why they say that. If not you only have room for a cresent wrench (i.e. no ratchet, no torque wrench) plus you cannot see the marks to make sure the thing is on straight. This is also the reason the axle goes in backwards.

I'm starting the hunt for an exhaust that doesn't cover the axle.

Sorry YAM but this is a horrible design. :(
 

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That wont fix the problem though because then you can't slide the axle out without removing the exhaust.
 

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clar2001 said:
I want to remove my rear wheel and take the silver disc/cover off of the brake rotor ,would I need to rebalance my tire?
How are you guys surporting your bike durring this work ?
If you dont care what happens to that cover, then there is no need to remove the wheel. Just remove the 6 bolts, make a cut on both sides. It will then fall off. Then replace the bolts with front rotor bolts off a Warrior.

If you want to salvage the cover then yes you'll need to remove the wheel (or at least slide the axle out of the way) although I highly doubt you'll need to rebalance.
 

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whats the purpose of that ugly silver rotor cover anyway?
 

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The cover is a heat sync. It's there to help dissipate heat from excessive braking. That being said. None of us are racing our bikes to that extent..

The warrior bolts have a shorter shoulder and the same threads. The stock bolts will be too long. However, word of wisdom, do not try to force these bolts out, I broke one even with my wheel off. If possibly heat them first and then pull them out one by one. They are red lock tited in to the rotor.
 

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or you can use washers and the stock bolts. i ordered warrior bolts and got the plate off without taking the wheel off and was likeWTF these are the same bolts... turns out the idiot parts guy forgot i wanted warrior front rotor bolts..... turns out i returned the bolts got my $25 back and used little metal locking washers. worked great
 

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I did the same. Removed the bolts and put rags between the heat sync and rotor to protect it. Cut sync twice using grinder and reintalled stock bolts with lock washers directly into rotor. Invested $.99 and twenty minutes. Well worth it and no issues.
 

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I know this is late but I didn't see it posted yet... you don't have to take the entire exhaust off, just the cat-back. Three bolts holding the exhaust to the frame and then the small bolt in the hose clamp under the pipe covers and it will slide right off.
 
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