Steve-C Posted February 10, 2007 Share Posted February 10, 2007 Dunno if this should be here on in 'renching...mods please feel free to move as appropriate! So the time comes to replace the front tire on my trusty K... Here's the brief instructions "reproduced without the kind permission of Mr Haynes...." Remove the spindle-retaining nut, slacken off the fork clamping bolts, and twist out wheel spindle using a Tommy bar. (Yeah right, why does Haynes always make it sound so easy?) All went fine right up to the twist out part. Looks like one of the bearings had collapsed; heat welded itself to the spindle (judging by the bluing to the spindle) and wouldn't let the spindle come out. So after cutting an old wheel brace down to make a large drift, I proceeded to utilise a hammer to "persuade" the spindle out. Finally got it out far enough to get the wheel free after removing the front discs. Then back to beating the spindle free of the remaining fork. So now I need a new bearing, spindle and several Elastoplasts for my knuckles and thumbs...but at least I can go get some fresh rubber! On a side note, turns out that the wheel brace from an old (not BMW) Mini is the perfect S-Shape to undo the disc bolts whilst clearing the forks if the wheel is still between said forks... As you can see, I subscribe to the "Ride it don't clean it school...." Link to comment
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