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Old 05-22-2009, 09:50 PM
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what kinda stand u guys have? and is taking off the rear wheel just loosening the axle nut? what about placing it back on? any alignment issues..or
 
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:55 PM
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I use T-Rex stands.

Taking the back wheel off means you will have to realign the wheel and tension the chain correctly. Not too hard to do. It is basically everything in reverse from taking it off but accounting for adjusting the chaing. Just make sure that you torque the axle bolt back to 69 ft lbs.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:04 AM
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so when adjusting the lock nut and chain bolt just turn the nut on the chain side right? nothing to be done on the brake side..?
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:08 AM
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For the chain lock nuts, you have to adjust both sides so they can be even. If they are not even, your tire will wear significantly faster, let alone other riding problems that you can have from a tilted wheel. When you adjust the chain, you will see hash marks on the side of the swing arm. Keep them both as even as possible. Usually eyeballing it will work, but sometimes I use a vernier caliper to measure both sides to makes sure that I am as even as possible.

Here is a good how to and videos:

http://www.shraz.net/motorcycle/f4i/drivechain/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRBkRKDlMtA

For the wheel lock nut, you will have to align the wheel and the axle nut is the smaller nut on the left (chain side) and the lock nut that you have to torque is on the other side (right side). When you put the wheel back on, don't tighten it too much at first but just enough so when you adjust your chain lock nuts that the wheel will allow for adjustment. Then when the chain is aligned correctly and has the right amount of slack, then torque the right axle lock nut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzveH80rrY

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:27 AM
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I have a couple of PitBull stands. Good stuff. Well made, fair price.

As you know, the F4i doesn't have spools, so I installed a couple of T-Rex spools through the axle hole. Obviously, these have to come off to remove the wheel. The other option is to install spools on the swingarm, via welding for bored holes and rivnut inserts. I attached a pix here. (Hope it's not too big. I just did a Windows reload and haven't reinstalled the software to resize it.)

Remove the wheel is easy enough and so is getting it back on. As mentioned, you need to get the wheel alignment right, but if you don't change the chain tensioner position, it won't change much when you reinstall.

Still, it's worth checking it. I use the string method.

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/sportryde...ntmethod.shtml

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Berto View Post
I have a couple of PitBull stands. Good stuff. Well made, fair price.

As you know, the F4i doesn't have spools, so I installed a couple of T-Rex spools through the axle hole. Obviously, these have to come off to remove the wheel. The other option is to install spools on the swingarm, via welding for bored holes and rivnut inserts. I attached a pix here. (Hope it's not too big. I just did a Windows reload and haven't reinstalled the software to resize it.)

Remove the wheel is easy enough and so is getting it back on. As mentioned, you need to get the wheel alignment right, but if you don't change the chain tensioner position, it won't change much when you reinstall.

Still, it's worth checking it. I use the string method.

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/sportryde...ntmethod.shtml

--Paul
I Just picked up a rear stand from a friend who hasn't road in years and I didn't even think about grabbing any spools... I just lifted it off the ground via the swing arm... is that bad? haha
 
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You have to back out on your chain tensioners almost all the way so you can get the chain off the sprocket. Then take the axel nut off then just pull the axel out. Make sure you dont let your brake caliper hang it will put excess stress on the line. Oh yeah make sure the wheel spacers are back in right or it can mess things up when you go ride the bike again
 
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:11 PM
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theres a c clip. do u need to take that off? so by turning the adjuster left, right. its just moving the wheel for aligning it. thanks
 
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:39 PM
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I got a Pitbull Rearstand so far its been working great for me !!
 
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how much do these normally run?

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