How To Remove And Install The Front Wheel On Your Dirt Bike
Tools 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
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 2: Loosen & remove the axle nut.|
|Step 3: Loosen the pinch bolts, but don’t remove them.|
|Step 4: Use your block of wood to punch the axle into the hub.|
Step 5: Pull out the axle.
|DO NOT USE A HAMMER TO REMOVE THE AXLE!|
|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.|
|When you pull the wheel away from the forks, make sure the hub spacers come with it.|
Rear Wheel Installation
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|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 8: Align your wheel hub with the forks and install the axle. Make sure to install the hub spacers if you removed them.|
|Step 9: Install & torque the axle nut.|
|Step 10: Torque 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.
|This is a very important step; misaligned forks will bind and potentially cause severe damage.|
|Step 13: Torque the pinch bolts on the opposite side of the axle nut.|
|Remember to take your time, and your bearing replacement will be easy.|
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