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Man, what an ordeal this was! As some of you may remember, i had posted a discussion/question on how to change the rear wheel tire as well as unmounting/mounting: First time: Wanting to change rear tire...oh boy.

I took out the exhaust to get a clearer work space as well as enableing my rear stand to fit under the swing arms. Un mounting wasn’t too much of an ordeal. I took out the rear axel nut and the long shaft and boom! Out came the tire and chain was left to hang there for a bit. I took some of y’all’s advice and took the wheel and old tire to have the new tire fitted onto the wheel (as well as a balance). 40 bucks well spent to avoid a headache. Though, mounting it back was a hell of an ordeal...
I had to have a friend come along to hold the wheel up so i can insert the shaft back in. This was when i discovered that i needed to put the brake pads onto the brake plate. Boom! Easy :) I had the mount very easily until i forgot one thing..

The freaking chain!

I totally forgot to put the chain back on before putting the shaft back into the wheel. So we went ahead and started the whole process over... fun stuff hehe. I then noticed that i needed to adjust the slack as well as align the sucker up. I did so accordingly (though I’m not sure i have enough slack on the chain. I looked at the swing arm and adjusted the slack accordingly but I’m not sure if its still at the right slack amount So I’ll make sure to post a quick discussion on that if its not too much hassle).
Anyway, the process took a couple of hours and shoot, i felt like i did well for a first timer!
I also changed out the oil and oil filter which wasn’t so bad. I felt like a true mechanic for a second! Definitely felt like a high after all was done! Thanks to the CTX700 members that participated on my discussion to give me some advice. Couldn’t have done it without you guys!
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It looks like you got a nice looking tire. I'm sure you are a better man for DIY effort, now you can help all your Buddy's out when they need a new rear tire.
 

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Man, what an ordeal this was! As some of you may remember, i had posted a discussion/question on how to change the rear wheel tire as well as unmounting/mounting: First time: Wanting to change rear tire...oh boy.

I took out the exhaust to get a clearer work space as well as enableing my rear stand to fit under the swing arms. Un mounting wasn’t too much of an ordeal. I took out the rear axel nut and the long shaft and boom! Out came the tire and chain was left to hang there for a bit. I took some of y’all’s advice and took the wheel and old tire to have the new tire fitted onto the wheel (as well as a balance). 40 bucks well spent to avoid a headache. Though, mounting it back was a hell of an ordeal...
I had to have a friend come along to hold the wheel up so i can insert the shaft back in. This was when i discovered that i needed to put the brake pads onto the brake plate. Boom! Easy :) I had the mount very easily until i forgot one thing.. The freaking chain! I totally forgot to put the chain back on before putting the shaft back into the wheel. So we went ahead and started the whole process over... fun stuff hehe. I then noticed that i needed to adjust the slack as well as align the sucker up. I did so accordingly (though I’m not sure i have enough slack on the chain. I looked at the swing arm and adjusted the slack accordingly but I’m not sure if its still at the right slack amount So I’ll make sure to post a quick discussion on that if its not too much hassle).
Anyway, the process took a couple of hours and shoot, i felt like i did well for a first timer!
I also changed out the oil and oil filter which wasn’t so bad. I felt like a true mechanic for a second! Definitely felt like a high after all was done! Thanks to the CTX700 members that participated on my discussion to give me some advice. Couldn’t have done it without you guys!
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Good on ya! Make sure you don't have the chain too tight. I found a shovel worked really well for reinstalling the rear wheel by myself. It goes without saying that a center stand makes maintenance much easier, safer and quicker.
 

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Good on ya! Make sure you don't have the chain too tight. I found a shovel worked really well for reinstalling the rear wheel by myself. It goes without saying that a center stand makes maintenance much easier, safer and quicker.
Hey for sure man! And hm I’ll take that in consideration for sure! So I have my chain on as tight as this (learned how to also link words so that’s pretty cool).
i wonder if that’s just right?
 

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Hey for sure man! And hm I’ll take that in consideration for sure! So I have my chain on as tight as this (learned how to also link words so that’s pretty cool).
i wonder if that’s just right?
Can't be sure from here, but it doesn't look too tight.
 
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