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How hard is it to remove and reinstall the rear tire? I'm mostly worried about the reinstall and getting everything where it needs to be.
 

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It helps to have a motorcycle lift, Although you dont really need one. Other than that its super easy. One axle nut comes off then just tap out axle with a mallet. Keep in mind where your belt tension marks are. May be eaiser with stock exhaust off. Mine was off when I did it. Going back on was easier with two people. Also there is a spacer between the brake mount and the frame, I usually take a picture of what it looks like to go off of when i'm reinstalling. I also re greased the axle before going back in.
 

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midlifecrisis said:
Sander can you elaborate on the belt tension marks? I'm not too savvy. :-\
There are belt tension marks on either side of the swing arm. they are adjusted with the nuts on the back of the swing arms, in this pic there are three marks showing just foward of the axle nut, same on other side. It allows you to evenly adjust the belt, when removing the tire you may have to loosen these nuts to get the tire back on. Noting where your marks are at before you remove the tire will help you get it back in the same position when you go back on.
 

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I just pulled mine off again for some frame trimming. Took me 5 minutes. I usually take the two bolts off and remove the brake caliper first. Then when the axle is out, I carefully back the tire out and keep a hand on the plate that the caliper bolts to. if you dont catch it, it will fall off when the tire is backed all the way out.
 
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