How To Remove & Install The Front Wheel On Your Dirt Bike

How To Remove And Install The Front Wheel On Your Dirt Bike

How To Remove & Install The Front Wheel On Your Dirt BikeTools You Will Need For Your Front Wheel

  • Socket for the axle nut
  • Socket for the pinch bolts
  • Socket brake caliper
  • Large ratchet or breaker bar
  • Torque wrench
  • Block of wood
  • Pliers

Start with your dirt bike on a stand and the front wheel off the ground.

Rear Wheel Removal

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Step 1: Unbolt your brake caliper from the fork and hang it out of the way. You don’t need to do this, but it makes installing your wheel much simpler.Step 1 - Unbolt the brake caliper from the fork
Step 2: Loosen & remove the axle nut.Step 2 - Loosen and remove the axle nut.
Step 3: Loosen the pinch bolts, but don’t remove them.Step 3 - Loosen the pinch bolts, but do not remove them.
Step 4: Use your block of wood to punch the axle into the hub.

Step 5: Pull out the axle.

Step 4 - Use your block of wood to knock the axle out of the mounts.Step 5 - Pull the axle out.
DO NOT USE A HAMMER TO REMOVE THE AXLE!Yellow Safety Triangle
Step 6: Pull up on your wheel to relieve the weight on the axle. Finish pulling your axle out of the hub with your pliers.Step 6 - Pull up on the wheel to relieve the pressure on the axle.
When you pull the wheel away from the forks, make sure the hub spacers come with it.Yellow Safety Triangle

Rear Wheel Installation

Step 7: Clean every part of the wheel & hub before you install them. If you have some grease, apply a thin layer to every part you can.Step 7 - Wipe down every part of the wheel and hub before you install them
Step 8: Align your wheel hub with the forks and install the axle. Make sure to install the hub spacers if you removed them.Step 8 - Align your wheel hub with the fork and install the axle.
Step 9: Install & torque the axle nut.Step 9 - Install and torque the axle nut.
Step 10: Torque the pinch bolts on the axle nut side first.Step 10 - Tighten the pinch bolts on the axle nut side first.
Step 11: Re-install the brake caliper.

Step 12: Take your dirt bike off the stand and compress the front forks a few times. This will allow the forks to align themselves to the axle.

Step 11 - Install the brake caliper. Step 12 - Take your bike off the stand and compress the front forks several times.
This is a very important step; misaligned forks will bind and potentially cause severe damage.Yellow Safety Triangle
Step 13: Torque the pinch bolts on the opposite side of the axle nut.Step 13 - Torque the pinch bolts on the opposite side the axle nut.
Remember to take your time, and your bearing replacement will be easy.Yellow Safety Triangle
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