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Need to remove rotors to change tire?

Is it necessary to remove the rotors from the front tire if Im taking the wheel to get changed at a local bike shop?

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iirc......Yes, I believe so. If you don't, the tire shop will need to.

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no,no the tire changer grabs the inside rim plenty of space
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Is it necessary to remove the rotors from the front tire if Im taking the wheel to get changed at a local bike shop?
no. there is no need to remove rotors to have a tire changed.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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And you should only need to remove 1 caliper when you pull the wheel off. At least that's what's in the Clymers.

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Just a note: I've never had to remove a caliper either. Although, as easy as they come off, it would be easier to remount the wheel as lining up the disks can be annoying.
The darn brake pads move so easily.
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Just a note: I've never had to remove a caliper either. Although, as easy as they come off, it would be easier to remount the wheel as lining up the disks can be annoying.
The darn brake pads move so easily.
yup. no need to remove a caliper, it can be done without removing one. although, if you wanted to, you could use that step. but it is not needed.

I believe "cindy" did a nice right up/walk through on how to remove the front wheel. maybe able to find it if you do a search.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!

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i just did mine and all i had to do was deflate the tire down to give it wiggle room ( i have the bigger tire) but you should just have to pull the axel and slide it out

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I removed the calipers just for the fun of it. Working on the vn750 is probably the most therapeutic thing for me besides a coors light haha. Good info on the rotors guys, didn't want to have to take those off... those allen bolts are a bit tight!! Did anyone else notice how tight the speedo cable is? I feel like mine is stretched to the max but haven't had any problems from it.

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