After 12,200 miles, decided to replace the original front tire, included some photos in case you haven’t ever removed the front wheel.
I have front frame sliders in stalled for foot rest. Nice to stretch the legs on a long ride. I’m sure there has to be a better way to do this, but easiest way I could come up with was to build a little stand to support the bike while the wheel was off. When it is all done, will mark and remove screws, put it away until next time.
If you have a better way to support the bike the bike while removing the front wheel, please post your information, thanks,.
The speed sensor cover requires a 5MM Hex to remove. I used a little blue Loctite when reinstalling
The Speed Sensor requires a 4MM hex to remove. I used a little blue Loctite when reinstalling. Warning, DO NOT HIT, BUMP, DROP, ALLOW A MAGNET TO GET CLOSE TO THE SENSOR, IT IS VERY EASY TO DAMAGE. Tie it out of the way to protect it. Removal of the lower brake caliper bolt will give you a little more slack to safely tie it out of the way.
Remove both brake calipers and tie back out of the way, also supporting the weight. 12MM socket needed, and install torque is 25 FT. Lbs.
Good time to inspect brake pads.
Remove the axel pinch bolt, 6MM hex needed, install torque is 17 FT. Lbs
Remove axel, 14MM hex needed, install torque is 47 FT. Lbs. Use a ½ drive for this, not ¾ as shown in pictures. I used a very small coating of grease on the axel before reinstalling.
Don't tighten pinch bolt yet.
After everything is installed except pinch bolt, take bike off stand and bounce it up and down compressing the front forks some, then put it back on center stand, now install pinch bolt and torque.
Consult your manual for torque values and disassembly/assembly information, this is just the way I did it.