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Question Gen 4 Wheel install

What's your process in order for putting the rear wheel on? I'm spending entirely too much time between sessions getting my rear wheel on. Frustrating to say the least.... Thanks guys

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PAIN IN THE BALLS. I find that taking the brake pads out of the caliper makes it easier when you go to put the wheel back on but still a pain in the balls
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Too easy on the Gen4 dude. Done it many times. If it would help, put a large flat head screw driver in between the rear brake pads and twist it so they open up a bit. Will make it easier to slip over the rotor, just make sure you pump the brakes before you take off.

Put both feet under the tire to keep it in the air, makes it very easy to balance and keep at the height you need to slide axle through. Should be able to wiggle the caliper bracket into place, just make sure you have the axle ready to go.

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Too easy on the Gen4 dude. Done it many times. If it would help, put a large flat head screw driver in between the rear brake pads and twist it so they open up a bit. Will make it easier to slip over the rotor, just make sure you pump the brakes before you take off.

Put both feet under the tire to keep it in the air, makes it very easy to balance and keep at the height you need to slide axle through. Should be able to wiggle the caliper bracket into place, just make sure you have the axle ready to go.
Easy my ass, the r1 was easy to pop the wheel on.

It's not really the pads that were giving me fits, it's the damn spacers, every time I attempt to get it all lined up, they drop out.

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Easy my ass, the r1 was easy to pop the wheel on.

It's not really the pads that were giving me fits, it's the damn spacers, every time I attempt to get it all lined up, they drop out.
Well, only the brake side spacer should be popping out. Put some grease on it and it will stick in there better. When you have the wheel in the air getting everything in place, the sprocket side spacer should be touching the swingarm so there's no way that should be falling out.

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I haven't felt the need for them. They made the spacers much easier on this bike, rotor side doesn't stick out very far once fully seated so it's less likely to pop out when it makes contact with the caliper bracket.

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Well, only the brake side spacer should be popping out. Put some grease on it and it will stick in there better. When you have the wheel in the air getting everything in place, the sprocket side spacer should be touching the swingarm so there's no way that should be falling out.
The brake side spacer was the problem, I'll try grease to keep it in place when aligning everything to slide in. Eddie T suggested that too.

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well, only the brake side spacer should be popping out. Put some grease on it and it will stick in there better. When you have the wheel in the air getting everything in place, the sprocket side spacer should be touching the swingarm so there's no way that should be falling out.

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I haven't felt the need for them. They made the spacers much easier on this bike, rotor side doesn't stick out very far once fully seated so it's less likely to pop out when it makes contact with the caliper bracket.
Haven't had the wheels off yet so I guess I'll find out. I was running two gsxrs last year, one with and one without the spacers. The one with them required far less swear words and 1/2 the time. I'll try a wheel change before I pony up the cash.
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