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post #11 of 15 Old 10-10-2019, 10:50 PM
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I've had good luck unscrewing the rear brake caliper pin and removing the brake pads before I remove the wheel. It makes it much easier to get the caliper and bracket back on. Just my $0.02.
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-11-2019, 09:44 AM
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I suppose I will crumble here and order captive spacers.. That should eliminate 50% or more of the struggle. Thanks for the tips guys and I will continue down the money pit road lol!
Kinda related but captive spacers made it easier by a mile to change my rear wheel on my gen 1. Just do it :D
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just crack open the rear res lid, pry open the pads on the read caliper and use a cut piece of 2x6 to roll the tire up into place. I just use my foot to do it and use superbike lifters instead of spools so not sure if it makes a difference but can do it by myself in less than 5 min
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-18-2019, 01:23 PM
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I had a gixxer 1000 k5 trackbike with captive spacers and lightech chain adjusters for almost 6 years could get the rear wheel in and out almost with my eyes closed so easy.
I got the wheel in and out the gen 5 zx10r 2 times first time I strugglled a bit but I suceeded the 2nd time I tryed 1000 times could not do it asked a friend to help me took 2 people 3/4 hands and 10 minutes to get it in

NOW I have captive spacers + I took the pads out and chamfered them where the disc goes first if placing the wheel
This already makes a big difference and does not cost that much to do.

but decided to make the zx10r my trackbike I wanted it to be super easy to get the wheel in and out fast so I orderd the fast frank caliper hanger that also has a groove machined in it that cathcehs the captive spacer.
I can pull my rear axle out and the wheel stays in place and now its upside down so super easy to get the wheel in and out

PS I did not buy a quick relaese kit or the rails on both sides just the rear brake caliper
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-18-2019, 01:29 PM
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just forgot I also bought an axle guide and I am planning to dril some small holes in the pads so I can lockwire the side that does not have a piston against the back of the caliper so the pads dont slide around or fall out while the wheel is out.
The less effort it takes in between sessions the better it can be very frustrating when you want to go on track in a couple of minutes but cant get your damn wheel back in the bike lol
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