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FJ-09 Front Wheel Removal.

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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. 

Fox

 

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1970 DT-250 / 1972 250MX / 1973 360MX / 1974 250MX & 1974 CZ 400 Red Frame & SC 500 / 1978 YZ 250 / 1979  YZ250 / (2) 1980 YZ 250 / 1986 YZ 490 / 1989 YZ250 WR / 1994 YZ 250 / (2) 2002 YZ 426 / 2007 YZ 450 / 2007 DR 650, 2015 FJ 09 / 2020 YZ 250

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Very clear explenation and excellent close up pictures well done and Thank you, will need to replace my tyres aat some point soon this was helpful.

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@foxtrot722 - Thanks for the 'how-to' pictorial.  Your method of supporting the bike certainly works, I just use a floor jack under the header and raise from the front.  I use a folded up towel on the jack so I don't scratch the header but the front tire only needs to be lifted 1/2 inch or so off the ground.


***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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Thanks for the detailed photos and text, very well made, good idea about the stand, I have the same sliders so I will do that !

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Nice write-up and photos! I like the stand using the frame sliders. When I do this, I loop some tie-downs over a beam in my garage and under the handlebar to basically suspend the motorcycle from above. Works well and my house hasn't fallen down. Yet. 

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45 minutes ago, betoney said:

I just use a floor jack under the header and raise from the front

I thought about that, but was worried about bending something or causing a leak, headers are pretty thin tubing, thanks for the tip, 

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1970 DT-250 / 1972 250MX / 1973 360MX / 1974 250MX & 1974 CZ 400 Red Frame & SC 500 / 1978 YZ 250 / 1979  YZ250 / (2) 1980 YZ 250 / 1986 YZ 490 / 1989 YZ250 WR / 1994 YZ 250 / (2) 2002 YZ 426 / 2007 YZ 450 / 2007 DR 650, 2015 FJ 09 / 2020 YZ 250

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20 minutes ago, foxtrot722 said:

I thought about that, but was worried about bending something or causing a leak, headers are pretty thin tubing, thanks for the tip, 

If you have an exposed beam overhead you can also use rope or tie-downs to support the bike from the handlebar. Most of the weight of the motorcycle is on the centerstand and rear wheel, the tie-downs just stabilize the bike so it doesn't tip forward. You could probably use anything high enough... clothesline pole, the kids' swingset, etc. 

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Nice work-around.  That said, the easiest way to lift the front end is to load up the luggage rack while on the center stand.  Rear goes down and the front comes up!

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This is an easiest and most secure way guys...

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17 hours ago, builderbob said:

Nice work-around.  That said, the easiest way to lift the front end is to load up the luggage rack while on the center stand.  Rear goes down and the front comes up!

This is what I have done. Then I stack some 2x4 blocks of wood under the exhaust pipes to keep the front end up, but very little weight is actually resting on the pipes.


2015 red FJ-09: Cal Sci screen, Sargent seat, ECU flash, slider combo, cruise, Rizoma bars, Matts forks, JRi shock, slipper clutch

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10 hours ago, enx said:

This is an easiest and most secure way guys...

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I use a stand as well... but mine fits in the triple clamp so I can pull the forks as well if needed.

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'15 FJ-09 w/ lots of extras...

Fayetteville, GA, USA

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