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post #1 of 2 Old 09-08-2016, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! HELP! Reinstalling the front wheel

I've done this many times on my 05 Wee without a problem,

I've just finished putting a new front tire on my 09 Wee ABS and can't for the life of me get my axel to slide back into place.
The shoulder on the right side seems to not want to go past the outer right fork and thread into the left fork.

Do I need to do something special with this ABS bike?
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-08-2016, 05:11 PM
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If you have the axle in up to the shoulder, nothing about the ABS should be involved. Make sure the pinch bolt is loose and get the larger diameter section centered on the hole in the fork leg. It may help to use a large, flat blade screwdriver to open the slot a tiny bit to make the hole slightly larger.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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