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I have an 1989 750. believe it or not it has the original tire. Time to go Looks like the right side disassembly is straight forward but on the left side do I remove the four bolts holding the shaft tube to the rear diff and pull the assembly away Please advise
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Welcome to the family.Just put on a lift or center stand and pull shocks.take out axle and remove brake cable and the nut on the brake drum stay.removes from the right.don't need to touch the bolts on the driveshaft.rim pulls off because it is on spines.when you reinstall line up spines and push back in.good time to do a spline lube

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Ratchet strap the front wheel to the handle bars to compress front forks. Lifts rear up to make tire clear fender better. Also a open/box end wrench instead of socket to remove axle nut is better
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Actually, ratchet the front wheel to the center stand so there is no chance that it gets bumped and closed up on you and your bike crashes to the ground. Of course if you are taking off the wheel you need to go ahead and pack the spline with moly lube and the part that connects to the brake drum. The spline lube thread is great.

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Yep, Checking the lube on the splines is needed if you've never done it. Some of these bikes shipped from the factory with no grease on the driveshaft splines which can fail if left unattended for too long.

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Goofy; I'd like to see how you compress the forks with a strap from the wheel to the centerstand......Guess your a better man than me.
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There's a spacer on the right side...once you remove the axle and disconnect the brake rod and anchor, the spacer drops....shove the entire wheel towards where the spacer was, and it will come off the drive hub.....hope fer greasy stuff inside....



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Goofy; I'd like to see how you compress the forks with a strap from the wheel to the centerstand......Guess your a better man than me.
Not compressing the forks down but back and tight to the center stand. Then rock the center stand up on a piece of 2x12 to lift the back wheel. Very safe. Just dont want the bike rolling forward.

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There's a spacer on the right side...once you remove the axle and disconnect the brake rod and anchor, the spacer drops....shove the entire wheel towards where the spacer was, and it will come off the drive hub.....hope fer greasy stuff inside....
And keep an eye on where that spacer roles to and make sure you put it back in the right spot when you put everything together again.

I mounted my own rear tire this last time (last month). Getting the old tire off is much harder than putting a new one on. But if you go to the Kawi dealer, chances are they have fancy tools to make it much faster.

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