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post #1 of 3 Old 07-12-2014, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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2012+ DL650 front wheel removal

OK, I've searched and searched on the internet, YouTube, this forum and others, and haven't been able to find the answer to my dilemma. I also have the Suzuki full shop manual for this bike.

I'm taking off the front wheel of my 2012 DL650, to drop it off for a new tire installation. (Bridgestone stock front looking sketchy at about 13,000 miles now). I've done many front wheel removals on other bikes, and I've also had the rear wheel of the Glee off already as well, for a new tire.

It's the ABS sensor- for the rear wheel removal, the shop manual requires that a simple connector be pulled apart, for the ABS sensor. Easy-peasy, no problem. For the FRONT wheel, the manual says: "Remove ABS sensor, see page xx for details." OK, so there it says, "Remove airbox, see page xx for details." Alright, well that page says, "Remove fuel tank, see page xx for details." What the bloody hell, do I REALLY have to take off the FUEL TANK, just to take off the front wheel??? Somebody please point to a shortcut!

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-12-2014, 01:07 PM
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do I REALLY have to take off the FUEL TANK, just to take off the front wheel???
No. Just unbolt the sensor and hang it safely out of the way.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Thank God! Awesome, thanks for your speedy reply Greywolf. On to the task at hand. :^)

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