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Offline Ady1584

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Rear wheel removal
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:55:24 PM »
Need to de- rust spokes & wheel nuts on my XC. Any does or donts with rear wheel removal ?
Looks straightforward but thought I'd ask anyone who's done it already. :440:

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 06:57:31 PM »
Rust!   God I hate spokes :)
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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 08:03:33 PM »
There is no big deal about wheel removal. It is one of the easiest I have ever come across. I assume you have a torque wrench to tighten the bolts ?

When you have the wheel off , take the opportunity to coat the inner bare alloy surfaces with protection fluid to avoid further corrosion probs.

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 08:23:56 PM »
Cheers, I take it the drive flange & brake disc all stays in place?

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 12:11:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ady1584 [+]
Cheers, I take it the drive flange & brake disc all stays in place?
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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 09:06:49 AM »
It looks straight forward, I am removing it today to do a couple of mods to make cleaning a bit easier.

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 06:56:28 PM »
A bit late but may help others

the nuts are 15mm hex socket size - re torque to 70Nm

The nuts are cone ended like care wheels.


And as others have mentioned there seems to be a bit of corrosion between the mating surfaces. Easily cleaned off and treated to a bit of ACF50.



I have removed the rear caliper for cleaning but this is not necessary just for wheel removal.
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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 11:38:39 PM »
Here is a don't for you. Don't touch the brakes. :>)

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Re: Rear wheel removal
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 11:53:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Studley [+]
Here is a don't for you. Don't touch the brakes. :>)

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and if you do, first time you ride...... 10 mph apply brake, do this a few times before attempting normal road speeds.  :028: :028:

 


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