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post #1 of 10 Old 09-15-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Removing rear tire

Can the rear tire on a 07 DL650 be removed when bike is up on the center stand? Or do I need to use a motorcycle jack?

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Can the rear tire on a 07 DL650 be removed when bike is up on the center stand?
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Thanks greywolf. Wanted to know before starting the process later, since I don't own a jack or rear stand.

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When you re-install

Before you remove the wheel find some shims (I have some various pieces of plywood) that fit snugly under the wheel. Then remove them until time to put the wheel on. Using them to re-install will make it go easier.
Some people just use their feet to hold the wheel up while slipping the axle back in. I like the shims.

One more thing. Make sure the caliper tab is located correctly.

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A 2 by 4 or other board works well to give leverage to raise it. Get one a few feet long and thane you can put something under it to hold it up. Also, if the bike has ABS you should remove the sensor before removing the wheel (at least this is the case on my 2012 DL650.)

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can the rear wheel be removed using a spool stand?
if so, what/how to do it?
don't have a center stand but do have a spool stand
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can the rear wheel be removed using a spool stand?
if so, what/how to do it?
don't have a center stand but do have a spool stand
That can work if you actually have spools on the swingarm. You can't support the bike by the axle ends and take the axle out.

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have spools
guess I'll give it a try
will brace the bike on both sides to be sure (try to be) it doesn't tip
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can the rear wheel be removed using a spool stand?
if so, what/how to do it?
don't have a center stand but do have a spool stand
Yes, it works fine.

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This thread is helpful

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