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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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what am I missing, back axle

Ok I went and got the 27 mm socket and used a impact wrench which made it a cinch to remove the axle nut, but now I can't get the axle past the muffler on the right side. Is there a trick to this or do I need to remove the muffler.

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I think removing the muffler is the easest way to go. You can just remove the support and maybe get enough movement that you can get it past the muffler if you want to try that.

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Ok I went and got the 27 mm socket and used a impact wrench which made it a cinch to remove the axle nut, but now I can't get the axle past the muffler on the right side. Is there a trick to this or do I need to remove the muffler.
Just remove the 2 retaining bolts below the passenger peg and push down on the muffler. That will give you enough clearance.

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I removed the shocks and let the swing arm drop down. To me that was easier than removing the muffler.

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well I hope that works in reverse. the axle is hitting on the bottom of the pipe.

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I removed the shocks and let the swing arm drop down. To me that was easier than removing the muffler.
No need to remove the muffler. The axel bolt will slide over it.

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I removed the shocks and let the swing arm drop down. To me that was easier than removing the muffler.
Yes, remove the bottom shock bolt and let the arm drop. It works better if you put a board under the center stand to get the bike a little higher.

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Yup pop the shocks loose thats the easiest way

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I have popped the shocks loose in fact they aren't on the bike at all. The rear tire isn't touching the ground and is as low as it can go (I guess) but the bolt is hitting the muffler. I had to stop last night but I will loosen the rear muffler mount and hopefully lift up on it to allow the bolt to come on out.

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If you took the shocks off the tire should be sitting on the ground. There's nothing to hold the swingarm up without the shocks. Unless you have the jack or something supporting the bike under the swingarm.

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