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post #1 of 6 Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ready to do the TAT..Cant get wheels off

I have rode street bikes all my life. Bought a 1993 with 400 miles last year. Been ridin it alot in the last year. I am now ready for the TAT. I will pick the trial up in Branson, CO.

Here's my question. I decided to practice taking the front and rear wheel off in case of flats. Pulled pin on nut of front tire...applied wrench and the whole axles began to move. Put wrench on other side....now, because I have both arms on each side of the wheel I couldnt muster enough torque to loosen the axle nut. Tried the rear tire and samething happened. This got me to thinking if I do get a flat tire on the TAT will I be able to remove the tire. Is there some sort of trick I need to know
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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I have rode street bikes all my life. Bought a 1993 with 400 miles last year. Been ridin it alot in the last year. I am now ready for the TAT. I will pick the trial up in Branson, CO.

Here's my question. I decided to practice taking the front and rear wheel off in case of flats. Pulled pin on nut of front tire...applied wrench and the whole axles began to move. Put wrench on other side....now, because I have both arms on each side of the wheel I couldnt muster enough torque to loosen the axle nut. Tried the rear tire and samething happened. This got me to thinking if I do get a flat tire on the TAT will I be able to remove the tire. Is there some sort of trick I need to know

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If the front axle is spinning you need to tighten the allen bolts on the clamps holding the axle (2 per side). Then loosen them after you get the axle nut off to remove the axle.

The rear nut is probably just torqued excessively. I think the manual calls for 70 ft. lbs.! Too much IMHO if you want to be able to fix a flat on the road. Got a breaker bar you can put on the wrench? Or you can step on the wrench carefully. You'll have to hold the other side or it will just spin.

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Are you sure??? I am a newbie....but, this is a 1993 KLR. I dont see any allen, 2 on each side, other then what holds on the front brake.
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Are you sure??? I am a newbie....but, this is a 1993 KLR. I dont see any allen, 2 on each side, other then what holds on the front brake.

Sorry I've got a Gen 2 and it has the clamps. You'll have to do the same thing as the back I guess, breaker bar or foot!

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-13-2012, 09:30 AM
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I guess this depends how tall you are or something.

But I'm 6'4" with about a 1:1 ratio with my wing span. Comes in handy when you need to be in two places at once. Doesn't come in handy when I'm banging my head on ceilings designed for shorter people.

So, it isn't hard for me to hold both whilst using a foot on the stuck breaker bar. Give this technique a try, and perhaps it'll work for you.

If you really need to, you can grab a cheater.

FWIW, I want to do TAT this year if I can.

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Your thread title is n oxymoron.

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