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Kane
11-04-2008, 06:16 PM
So you need to install your rear rim and tire by yourself and you dread the fact that you have to hold the rim. sprocket, spacers all together while trying to align the brake and push in the axle only to have everything fall apart....50 times over. So what do you do?

Here is one way little tip that I do to help hold my parts together while putting on the rim on my Honda CBR. Their sprocket carrier is notorious for not staying on the rim. Grab a small bungy cord and hook it through your sprocket hole then wrap it around a spoke and back to the sprocket 180 degrees out. This little tip is a tremendous help when you are by yourself.

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Stinkfist
11-04-2008, 06:25 PM
Nice...good Idea :thumbup:

Mustang
11-04-2008, 07:37 PM
Thanks for reminding me why I like my Buell...

Kane
11-04-2008, 07:45 PM
you mean the one you want to sell?

Z1 Nut
11-04-2008, 08:06 PM
pure genius

Mr. Kurtz
11-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Yeah, good idea Matt. If you've got more ideas like this and your rear shock install method, you should really think about writing a "shadetree mechanic" style column for a motorcycle magazine.

Mustang
11-04-2008, 08:44 PM
you mean the one you want to sell?
I don't want to sell it, I just don't know how long I can afford two bikes ;)

Bansh
11-05-2008, 12:02 AM
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best one's! Good find!
Thanks Matt :pow:

Kane
11-05-2008, 06:32 AM
Yeah, good idea Matt. If you've got more ideas like this and your rear shock install method, you should really think about writing a "shadetree mechanic" style column for a motorcycle magazine.


I have alot of ideas I just don't publicize or have the time and energy to take pictures and write them up. I really want to try and get a few ideas out per month this winter if I can. Some are simple and some are more complex but all can be done by anybody with hand tools.

CatahoulaBuldog
11-05-2008, 01:00 PM
I don't want to sell it, I just don't know how long I can afford two bikes ;)

you can afford a nice 04 gixxer 600 track bike.....

Mustang
11-05-2008, 05:58 PM
you can afford a nice 04 gixxer 600 track bike.....
How much?

yzedf
11-05-2008, 08:11 PM
also remove the rear caliper from the mount so you dont have to slide they assembly over the rotor while in the notch of the swingarm and guiding axle thru the hole. (thanks to themagician for that one)

shadowgixxer
01-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Matt is like the Mcguyver of BORN!

The Outlaw
01-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Great idea! I love my Ducati

Matty
01-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Great idea! I love my Ducati

you should do a write up.

1. remove nut
2. take off rim
3. put back on rim
4. replace nut
5. ride

CatahoulaBuldog
01-15-2009, 08:10 PM
I just realized no wonder your good at your job Matt. simple answer to what seems like a complicated issue with all the parts.. Ill be trying this on the SV..