Got a slash in my rear tire/flat last night and I'm due for a new rear skin anyway. So it's time to get the back wheel off.
Got out my service manual and read it like 4 times. Stripped off all the luggage and the sub fender, and squirted WD40 on the muffler clamp bolts to get ready for today.
Came here and read a bunch of threads last night and made a list of stuff I'd need.
Stopped and picked up a 27 MM socket at Sears today (all they had was a 12 point)
Stopped at my local dealer and asked for Hondapro 60% moly paste. They looked at me like I had 3 eyes. Didn't have any didn't offer to order any. Wanted me to use Yamaha all purpose grease. I left.
Called the next closest dealer (25 miles) and they didn't have any but knew what it was and offered to order it, so it'll be there in a couple of days.
OK so now I'm ready to tackle rear wheel removal (Keep in mind I don't consider myself much of a mechanic and am especially scared cause this is my first shaft drive bike..I can do a chain drive bike so I should be able to handle this..right?)
If I read it right: I undo the muffler clamps, remove the muffler hanger bolts (2 on each) and pivot/swing the mufflers out of the way using 10 & 12 mm sockets. (put down cardboard to keep from scratching mufflers)
Then there is some black caliper mounting bolt (14 MM wrench). I back it out but don't remove it completely? (no need to remove disc pads even though the manual says to do it...right?)
Then the caliper will come off the disc and move out of the way ? (although it doesn't look like it would so I'll have to take your word for that) and hang it out of the way by a bungee cord (put a wedge in between the disc pads)
Then I use the 27MM socket and an 8 MM allen and remove the axle nut/washer.
Then support the wheel and pull out the axle
Then remove support and move the wheel to the left and it will drop down and I can roll it out?
Sound about right?
Are the splines I'm supposed to lube on re-assembly on the wheel I rolled out? or in the rear end part still left on the bike?
The bearings I'm supposed to check are all in the wheel I rolled out? or are some of them left in the rear end on the bike?
On reassembly I should put litium grease on all seals and bearings and the axle, moly 60 on the splines and anti seize on the threads on all bolts.