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Changing a rear tyre with shaft drive

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by spongesam, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. GOT a flat tyre while on the way to adelaide :( need to get the wheel off so a new tube can be fitted. When removing a wheel that has a shaft drive will i need to drain and possibly replace oil?

  2. No. Never.
  3. It will be a lot like a chain drive. There wil be a large axle bolt running right through the final drive, wheel and other side of the swingarm.
    Just undo bolt, remove caliper and slide wheel out. Take not of the position of any spacers that come out.

    Regards, Andrew.
  4. some are even easier - a 'wing and all the current bmw's the brake disc stays with the swing arm.

    take four bolts out like a car wheel, and it falls off. Your biggest headache is finding a way to support the bike if you don't have a centre stand.

  5. Umm..you still run tubes? Bloody dangerous things on road bikes IMHO.
  6. XVS runs spoked wheels (cruiser)
    You cannot run tubeless tyres on that particular model unless you change the wheels which are non spoked.

    Some wheels with spokes are able to run tubeless but not all.
  7. OK smee. But they are still bloody dangerous. :grin:

    Had a rear go bang in traffic many years ago, I did manage to keep it in the lane, more luck than good management though. Hate to think if it was a front at speed, in a corner. :evil: