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Old 08-06-2011, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to remove rear wheel (fatboy)

Hi just wondering if it is a big deal to remove the rear wheel on my 2003 fatboy, i want to put a rear chrome sprocket cover on, thanks.
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Na no big deal..
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I heard you just use a die grinder and remove the nut on the axle.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No need to remove.

You can lift the bike, block the rear tire, remove the axle enough to get left side spacer out and remove the bolts one at a time, (rotating wheel) without taking the wheel out all the way.

However...the bolts that come with the sprocket need locktite, and the holes where the bolts came out of need to be cleaned out, of the old locktite. Bolts get torqued as well.

I gotta say, if you're asking how to take the wheel out, then you don;t own a manual, and likely YOU shouldn't be the one putting the chrome cover on.

Belt tension needs to be set (or at least checked) as well after taking a wheel off and you likely don't have the belt tension gauge either, nor the (again) manual specs to set it.

It's not a big deal to remove the wheel, but it's a big deal if it's put back wrong, or without following proper procedure.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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