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07-07-2013 07:44 PM

Thanks for all the good info, will be starting on this in the next month or so, will update the job is done.
07-05-2013 07:47 PM
Brain Fart

You also asked about tire size for the F, 215/45/18 is the only one that fits the F. I have heard, but could not find, of a 205...like I said, couldn't find one so just went safe with the 215. You will have to deflate the tire to get it back on the bike. When you get the axle in, the tire may touch the drive shaft, when you rein folate it you will not have it rubbing. For what it's worth, I have a Hankook Ventus ($85+ shipping) and run 40 psi.
07-05-2013 03:06 PM
mrwizard2 Just had to R&R the rear wheel on mine after getting a nail in the tire. Very easy job. Only need a jack and a few tools. I would however suggest you get the moly paste you need for the splines on the hub before you start the job. The closest place I could find any was about an hour drive away.
07-04-2013 11:42 PM
Chicago-Spike Welcome to the board!
Bookmark or save to your favorites folder, these websites, http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/77-arizona/
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07-04-2013 08:36 PM
Darkside F

If your have a motorcycle lift or can make a make-shift lift it is easy to do yourself, the shaft is easier than a chain! Just remember, deflate the tire after seating the bead to get it back on the bike, then inflate it.

Here is a link with a step by step walk through for you:

07-04-2013 06:02 PM
tumble weed

looking too go to the darkside and looking for the tire size for 05 1800f and how dificult is removing the wheel from the bike to take in and have the tire changed? I dont want too get over my head being this would be my first shaft drive I will be taking apart.

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