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    Front wheel removal for painting only

    Can I just impact driver the bolt out and slide the axle out to remove the wheel to paint the front fender.

    #2
    Wait... why the impact driver?

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      #3
      Keep the left pinch bolts done up, remove the axle bolt, undo the left pinch bolts, and then remove the axle. When removing the front fender, spinning the left leg around 180 degrees after lowering the fender a couple inches will make it easier to slip out from the fork legs.
      ASMA #139

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        #4
        that bolt should have been tightened to book specs, about 22 ft-lbs, and no impact device should be needed or used.
        "It's only getting worse."


        MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

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          #5
          I kind of like tying a small rope from grips to rear foot peg holes on each side. Offers up some stability keeping the forks straight when working on the front end. Depending on of course how you plan to support the front to keep it up once axle is removed. I often remove the caliper and fender on new to me bikes so I can use paint remover on the lowers then polish them by hand. Since the wheel is off it does make that task easier should the lowers clear coat be toast. I don't own an impact driver except for the one 55 years old that I hit with a hammer.
          Bill,
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            #6
            Ok thank you all for the inputs. Talon, left pinch bolts standing at front of bike or on it? Ok no impact just socket and breaker bar. I really appreciate all the comments guys. Does anyone know if Jas88 is still doing decals for the hawks?

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              #7
              Download the Factory Service Manual.

              Don't try anything without consulting the FSM.

              If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

              The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                #8
                Originally Posted by racerboy4 View Post
                Ok thank you all for the inputs. Talon, left pinch bolts standing at front of bike or on it? Ok no impact just socket and breaker bar. I really appreciate all the comments guys. Does anyone know if Jas88 is still doing decals for the hawks?
                Left while on the bike, opposite of the axle bolt. Alternately, you can put a screwdriver through the hole in the end of the axle to keep it from turning while loosening or tightening the axle bolt. Like others have said, the FSM is your best friend.
                ASMA #139

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                  #9
                  And don't use a hammer to push the axle out. Compressing anything threaded will "adjust" the thread pitch. If you have to start the movement by tapping it out, leave the bolt in it. Loosen it only a couple threads then tap on it until the bold flange is seated again. Spray lube and pull it out using the holes in the other end.

                  If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                  The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                    #10
                    getting the fender in and out without scratching the hell out of it with the forks on is tricky. After paint you may want to drop one the legs to get that thing back up in there.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Ok awesome will do. Where can I download the FSM?

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
                        Download the Factory Service Manual.

                        Don't try anything without consulting the FSM.
                        but, bob, some ppl just don't wanna read stuff unless it's on they phone, ya no bro ?
                        "It's only getting worse."


                        MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                        Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by racerboy4 View Post
                          Ok awesome will do. Where can I download the FSM?
                          http://hawkworks.net/manual/
                          ASMA #139

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                            getting the fender in and out without scratching the hell out of it with the forks on is tricky. After paint you may want to drop one the legs to get that thing back up in there.
                            I just scratched mine LOL. I will have to do this the next time I paint it.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by Maritime View Post

                              I just scratched mine LOL. I will have to do this the next time I paint it.
                              I've done it many times
                              ..

                              Even still to the day after scratching everyone I've installed with the forks in place I feel if I try hard enough........


                              But it never works.
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