Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Yes, that was my first field repair. Funny thing is, I had just received my order for tire irons and had just installed my tool tube with updated tools. Everything went smoothly. It's just the axle bolt and loosen the 4 pinch bolts and off she comes. If there is any advice, I would say to buy 3 tire irons, it will be much easier. When you put the wheel back on, push down on the front end and apply the brakes a few times to set the wheel in place. As I am from northern Ontario, you can see I wrap my tools in a hockey sock!
No second attempt, it's hard to see the actual grade from the photos but it was about 50 degrees so it was hard to get traction. The road is near Gogama, Ontario, close to the 48th parallel. The new Richochet bash plate also got good use, I would have destroyed the original plastic one.
That's my buddy's helmet and it is pretty beat up to begin with but there really is not much weight on it with the centre stand (thank you SW Motech), just needed to stop the front end from falling.
"All in all you're just another brick in the wall"