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    So got my tire/ tube in the mail and I'll be changing it out as soon as I get a minute. While I have the rear wheel out is there anything particular I should inspect for? Anything that would be a good opportunity to take care of while im in there? '02 Roadstar, 9800 mile garage queen before me.

    Already on the docket is to inspect the wheel bearings and true up the spokes. Clean and polish spokes/rim. Fix rear stud for passenger seat, inspect wiring/connections. Probably going to pull the rear fender and polish and seal the paint as well.

    Any insight would be appreciated.
    Last edited by WYRE; 06-23-2019, 06:22 PM. Reason: Linky no worky

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    with only 9800 miles you should be good to go I would think. Can't see why your spokes would need anything but cleaning at this point. Bearings and brake pads should all be in good shape too.
    Some one correct me if i'm wrong here, but don't torque to the rear axle to the 125 ft. lbs. that it states in the manual. Only torque it to 85 ft. lbs. (clean and grease the axle before you put it back in.
    And if you are doing it yourself, make sure you put the tire on going the right direction, it should have an arrow of some sort on it showing which way it goes.
    owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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    • #3
      65 lb ft rear axel

      110 is for pulley nut....the manual had those two values backwards

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      • #4
        That's some really good info. Looks like I should go ahead and retorque my front pulley nut as well according to Lug Nut.

        Any tips on belt tensioning? I've only ever done chains. Is a belt tension gauge a must? Im going to buy one anyways, because im a tool whore and a little OCD when it comes to maintenance. But I do like knowing "tricks of the trade."

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        • #5
          Cike, I figured while im going to break out the wheel balancer I might as well check the rim for true while it's on there.

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          • Father Pobasturd
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            Some of us here have had good results (self included) with Ride-On Balancing beads in our tires. No ugly weights on your wheels. Plus, the beads keep the tire balanced the entire life of the tire. Balancing a new tire with weights balances the new tire, but never can account for changes as the tire wears down. Works with tube tires too (that's what I have).

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          Belt tension is best done with the proper tool. Deflection of about 1/2” with ten pounds pressure upward in the center of the lower part of the belt.

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          • #7
            Belt tensiometer will be ordered tonight then.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Father Pobasturd View Post
              Some of us here have had good results (self included) with Ride-On Balancing beads in our tires. No ugly weights on your wheels. Plus, the beads keep the tire balanced the entire life of the tire. Balancing a new tire with weights balances the new tire, but never can account for changes as the tire wears down. Works with tube tires too (that's what I have).
              Ride On is a balancing and puncture protection liquid. Dyna Beads are extremely small ceramic balancing beads. Both work great in tubeless or tube tires.

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              • #9
                Don't mess with the belt tensioners on the axle bolt when you take it apart and don't worry about it. You do not have to touch the adjuster bolts to remove the rear tire. If you mess with it your next post will be titled something like "I adjusted my belt and now I have a chirping/ or belt wining noise" or "how do you align the rear wheel"

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