Removing the Rear Wheel


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  • #26022
    AvatarNeoRetro
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    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 doubt that’s the best way to do it.

    #26051
    NampusNampus
    Participant

    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.

    #26053
    Max KoolMax Kool
    Participant

    Have you tried moving the wheel forward after removing the axle, while sliding the brake caliper out rearward?

    (tbf, I haven’t tried it on my Vit yet, but that’s how I make room on my other bike)

    #26054
    AvatarNeoRetro
    Participant

    Looks like the wrong screw was installed on my chain guard, it’s too long.

    I did manage to get the wheel back on, just needed to angle it in to get around the brake caliper.

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