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Author Topic: Easy C5 rear wheel removal  (Read 1024 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« on: July 17, 2011, 05:17:10 AM »
http://www.royalenfields.com/2010/05/royal-enfield-rear-wheel-easy-to-remove.html

This same technique works for the C5.  You do have to remove the lower bolts entirely and loosen the uppers, but the fender swings right up and out of the way making the rear wheel a piece of cake to remove.

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 06:05:16 AM »
Cool!
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 07:51:35 AM »
No need to move the fender to get the back wheel off a G5. A bit of wood, inch or so, under the centre stand and it'll slide right out. Did it again just the other day. Isn't it the same with a C5?
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 12:07:36 PM »
Does that work on the B5 also?

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 12:30:48 PM »
Yeah, I use piece of 2x6 under the center stand, works great.
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 04:42:00 PM »
No need to move the fender to get the back wheel off a G5. A bit of wood, inch or so, under the centre stand and it'll slide right out. Did it again just the other day. Isn't it the same with a C5?

I wasn't sure it would with the fender struts.  The manual says you need to lean the bike to the right a bit but there are a few things in there where they state the G5 procedure and forget the C5.  I did think about a 2x4 under the center stand but figured I'd try this first.  Compared to leaning the bike or yanking it up on to a 2x4, this seemed to take less muscle than both and with my back (and inherent laziness) that's a good thing ;)

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 09:54:02 PM »
... yanking it up on to a 2x4,  

@Scott:  Like you, I also find it hard to yank the bike on center stand on a 2" high wood.  

Yeah, I use piece of 2x6 under the center stand, works great.

A bit of wood, inch or so, under the centre stand and it'll slide right out.

@r80rt and @Will - What is your trick to do that ?  
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 09:56:33 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 10:39:45 PM »
  I use two  pieces of 5/8" plywood, stacked. 12" bye  maybe 2 or 3 feet long? Cause that is what I have laying around.  Layed flat , put down the side stand, center the wood where the center stand is and pull. I would think a Piece of 2x8 layed flat would do just as well.
  Scotty, it is good to know you can lift the fender in a pinch, on the side of the road. Or even in the garage.  Did you have any issues with the notch,in the front of the fender, where it sits in the rubber bush?
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 10:44:12 PM »
 Not that I noticed, but I didn't look either :)  I'll check.

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 12:08:37 AM »
@Scott:  Like you, I also find it hard to yank the bike on center stand on a 2" high wood.  

@r80rt and @Will - What is your trick to do that ?  

Just give it a yank, it's easy to pop it up on a block of wood and change the tire.
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 07:19:45 AM »
Yep, I agree. It's just a good yank onto the block, and the wheel slides out easlily without having to tilt the bike over. Less effort and safer too.
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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 07:27:02 AM »
Just give it a yank, it's easy to pop it up on a block of wood and change the tire.

You underestimate my laziness ;)

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 07:34:44 AM »
 :D  I doubt it exceeeds my own... ;)

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 11:26:44 AM »
Hell, I'm lazy ! I live on a dead end street ( no traffic ) so I just use the center stand on the curb of the sidewalk and let the rear wheel hang over the street. This gives me 5+ inches clearance.

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Re: Easy C5 rear wheel removal
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 12:28:21 PM »
Man u fellers are a wealth of info, by the time i take ownership of my Chrome un i'll  be all schooled up .that is if i don't forget half of what iv'e learned.yup i'm at that age,
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