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Replacing rear tire.. Bolt worry

So I got the rear tire already, it's a white walls shinko 777. My question is in regards to removing the rear tire. The bike is a 90 and the PO never did maintenance on it and have had trouble with bolts snapping. Should I be concerned at all with that for the back tire?? Also is it safe to mount my own tire? Got like 3 weeks left till my run and bike still ain't near ready. I'm flipping out here.

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The only bolt I think you might worry about breaking is the one holding the torque link arm (thinnish silver bar under the swingarm) to the rear brake panel. Supposed to only be torqued to 22 ft-lb but if it's corroded on there might want to hit it with some PB BLaster and let it sit some. The axle nut itself is so big I don't imagine you would have anything to worry about there. And the shock bolts are pretty helfty too, although I have read of people breaking the studs. Just don't go all Hulk on them and you should be fine.

And yes, it can be safe to mount your own tire. You will have to find a way to dispose of the old one though. I did mine this last time. Balanced it with Ride-On. Works perfectly well.

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Uh, hello.....If you're removing the rear wheel you should lube the rear splines. Especially if its a used bike you just got,

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Gonna lube th splines. Was merely asking if I'm in danger of snapping any bolts back there

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So no other concerns?

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Nope just work carefully and use plenty of penetrating oil on sticky fasteners. Do yourself a favor and use anti seize when you put them together again. As far as mounting your own tire goes...if you are comfortable with your skill level then go for it. I have never attempted it but then again I have a local guy who mounts and balances tires for an amazing price. He even disposes of the old tires.

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I've never mounted my own tire. Id like someone to do it but the bike is riding ready and I have zero cash. The tires on it are about a year and a half old and have maybe 1,500 miles on em. Gonna keep em as spares. Got the new tires because I loved the white wall look.

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Nope just work carefully and use plenty of penetrating oil on sticky fasteners. Do yourself a favor and use anti seize when you put them together again. As far as mounting your own tire goes...if you are comfortable with your skill level then go for it. I have never attempted it but then again I have a local guy who mounts and balances tires for an amazing price. He even disposes of the old tires.
yea, got mine mounted for $0.00 including disposal by a friend in the mechanic (auto) business.

only other thing to watch for is occasionally you might get the studs (4 of them, final drive to swingarm connection) to unscrew. not a disaster, just something to watch for.

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So I got the rear tire already, it's a white walls shinko 777. My question is in regards to removing the rear tire. The bike is a 90 and the PO never did maintenance on it and have had trouble with bolts snapping. Should I be concerned at all with that for the back tire?? Also is it safe to mount my own tire? Got like 3 weeks left till my run and bike still ain't near ready. I'm flipping out here.
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