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Old 11-04-2010, 04:09 PM
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........'04 Sportster...Whats involved and how do you do it......I can change a car wheel.......
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:15 PM
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Tim,

Now why would you want to be doing that without the factory workshop manual by your side (essential bedtime reading)?

Someone with a sporty will be along shortly.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:21 PM
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Now why would you want to be doing that without the factory workshop manual by your side (essential bedtime reading)?

A grown up will be along shortly.

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:27 PM
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Re: Removing front wheel....

Undo the caliper, slacken the spindle nut and the pinchbolt. Remove the nut and drive out the spindle whilst supporting the wheel. Pull out the speedo drive.
I found that I had to deflate the tyre to allow it to drop out.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:35 PM
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Undo the caliper, slacken the spindle nut and the pinchbolt. Remove the nut and drive out the spindle whilst supporting the wheel. Pull out the speedo drive.
I found that I had to deflate the tyre to allow it to drop out.
That sounds OK for an earlier model () but for an '04...

1. Prop up the front of the bike
2. Remove the brake caliper(s) and mudguard
3. Stick a screwdriver through the axle hole to stop it turning
4. Remove the axle nut & washers
5. Loosen the pinch bolt on the right side
6. Note where the spacers come out of!
7. Pull out the axle
8. Pull wheel out and drop it on your foot (or at least I usually do, I don't think this is strictly necessary)
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:02 PM
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Young whippersnapper!

I would amend Foxster's list slightly, by untightening all fasteners while the bike is on the ground. I have a bike lift these days, but used a scissor jack for donkey's, with the bike on its side stand.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:49 PM
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........'04 Sportster...Whats involved and how do you do it......I can change a car wheel.......
Take it apart whichever way you find easiest.

However, replacing the wheel is a different matter altogether and considering you are risking your life get a workshop manual and follow that.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: Removing front wheel....

Thanks for the advice, i think i'll take it to a grown up to do it and put on the new tyre..................................
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:34 PM
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Re: Removing front wheel....

That sounds OK for an earlier model () but for an '04...

Sorry, didn't spot the '04 bit, but shouldn't have forgotten about the spacer!
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: Removing front wheel....

i have a2005 sportster and have just taken wheel off for the first time on friday night, i didnt have atorx socket to remove front brake calliper,
all views are from the front of the bike.
1. take nut of right side of spindle also remove the spring washer and flat washer too.
2. take of nut on the left side with the 2 washes as well.
3. take off the 4 nuts that hold the front mudguard on, then remove mudguard.
4. carefully jack up the bike just off the floor.
5. pull spindle out by putting a screw driverin hole of spindle , watch because there is a thin spacer on the left side and athicker spacer on the right side.
6. carefully turn the right fork anticlockwise and the left clockwise to allow you to pull wheel and disc clear from calliper.
to refit connect everything in reverse.
the reason i removed the mudguard was removed because i wanted to clean my forks up because they were badly pitted , they polished up well using wet and dry and belgom.

i didnt have a manual at hand.
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