This web page is about how I replaced the rear tire on my bike.
I don't intend for this to be a tutorial on how it should be done. It is just how I did it.
I used a PDF service manual to do the procedure.
OK.Here we go.
Brake stopper pin.
Then I removed the brake line clamp bolt.
Brake line clamp removal.
The removal of the brake caliper was next.
Other caliper bolt.
I removed the brake caliper and held it out of the way with a tie wrap.
Brake caliper out of the way.
Then came the removal of the brake caliper bracket.
Brake caliper bracket removal.
The other bracket bolt.
Next I loosened the axle nut.
After the axle nut was loosened I put the bike up on the jack. I could not get the jack under the bike,because the bike has so little ground clearance while on its kick stand,so I put a block of wood under the kick stand which gave me enough ground clearance to get the jack under the bike.
Wood block under kick stand.
Then I pushed the jack under the bike.
Jack under bike.
To be safe I secured the bike using straps.
Jack strap on right side.
I then started to remove the axle. The axle nut was already removed, so now I had to drive the axle out. The first thing I did was to adjust the height of the jack so that there was no pressure on the tire/axle.
Next I drove the axle out using a plastic mallet and a piece of wood.
Axle removal tools.
Axle part way out.
Then I had to jack the bike very high so I could remove the wheel from under the rear fender.
Wheel removed from bike.
I then did a close inspection of all components looking for broken or worn out parts. I cleaned the splines in the hub and the wheel. I still had most of a tube of Honda Moly Paste left over from my old VN 750 days, so I applied it to all the splines.
I ordered the tire and tube from Dennis Kirk, and took the wheel, new tire and tube to the local Honda where they removed the old tire and tube,installed the new set up, and balanced it.
The new tire ready for installation.
The installation process was the opposite of the removal process. I jacked the bike up high so I could slide the tire in under the fender, then manipulated the height of the jack so that the axle didn't have any pressure on it, either from the weight of the bike or from gravity. All in all it was simple. I installed all of the bolts hand tight until they were all threaded, then I torqued them all starting with the axle bolt