So this was my first time removing the rear wheel on any motorcycle, go easy on me…
After I removed the axle, chain, and rotor from the calipers, I had trouble getting the wheel to clear the brake caliper and chain guard when moving it out. Am I supposed to take the chain guard off every time I change the rear wheel out on the Vitpilen 701? And to take the chain guard off it looks like I have to remove the black cover with the Husqvarna logo next to the foot peg, because it is blocking the screw to the chain guard (see pic). I don’t see any easy way to remove the black cover. The owner’s manual says to remove the chain guard, but doesn’t say how to get this screw out.
I ended up removing the screw on the chain guard closest to the wheel (pic below) and flexing the chain guard in order to get the wheel out.
I just tried this, and don’t really see what the problem is. The screw comes out without a problem. No need to remove the heel guard, there is plenty of room between the heal guard and the chain guard.