AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Excellent write-up. A couple of things that I wanted to point out:
1) You should loosen and tighten the axle bolt with the wheel on the ground, not on the front stand, so there's no chance of it slipping off the stand. If you loosen it, make sure the ratchet is on the left side of the tire so you are essentially pushing down towards the ground and not lifting the bike up, and on the right when tightening.
2) I usually clean the axle and collars with brake parts cleaner and lube them both including the entire axle since the tire will be spinning on it. Not sure if you did this, but your picture only shows a part of the axle lubed, maybe it will spread out once inserted.
Also if you're removing your wheel, may be a good time to drill you bolts and saftey wire them if you got the equipment. Thanks OP.