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How to take off the rear wheel on 2008 Ridgeback 330??

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by nextbd, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. nextbd

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    Hi Guys;

    I have done many thing on my dogs but never take off the rear wheel so i got a new rear tire for my 2008 Ridgeback and i would like to take the wheel and tire to the shop installed the tire and then polish it before i put it back.

    What i dont know is how to take it off, so if somebody can point me out to the right direction would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Have you tried using the Service Manual Page 5-16? If you don't have a copy, here is my link

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B51eQLhYAj63dXo5alVRakJTZEU/view?usp=sharing

    You don't have to take the fender off, etc. Start at step 10 and only take apart what you need to remove the rear wheel down and out. I am thinking something like Axle covers, axle, spacers (remember which order they come out), and slip the belt off the pulley.
     
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    Get with it mister.
    Everyone starts somewhere with their ride.
     
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    Thanks for your help!!!
     
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    Thanks for your help!!!
     
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    Thanks for your help!!!
     
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    That's what makes this site the greatest. Somebody comes along shortly to help even though you may not have done an intro, etc.
     
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    New here! :old2:
     
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    He did do one, but some don't read when they join or want to take the time to do one.
     
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    Oops, sorry but I knew you did an intro and it was only an example of what goes on besides the help.
     
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    I am getting ready to replace my rear tire too and looking at things prior, it looks like the fender needs to come off to allow the tire to move forward enough to get the belt off the rear pulley. For those that have done a 330 Ridge, any tips? Thanks, Kurt
     
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    That's a video on a 300 Ridgeback. Surely it's similar to the 330.
     
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    Thanks guys. That video is great! I am interested to see how easy the wheel will go back on without touching the axle adjusters. Seems like the belt tension will make installation of the axle shaft difficult. Maybe I'm just overthinking it!! Thanks again. This forum is a big asset!!
     
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    It's easy. I've done it twice now. The second time I replaced the wheel bearings. I suggest you change the wheel bearings too. You do have to lift the bike high enough to clear the fender when removing and installing your wheel.
     
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    I bought one of those small scissor jacks to do the job. I'm thinking this will allow me to have it low enough to set the wheel on the ground when I remove the axle, then crank it up to allow the wheel/tire to clear the fender. I only have 2200 miles, hope the bearings are okay, if not I will replace them.
     
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    Your gonna have to loosen the adjusters to get the axle off.

    Run a sharpie on the axle and the frame inside the housing to mark where it is then when you are backing off the adjusters count the ratchet moves from top of swingarm to bottom. I would do 10-15 on each side then when you put it back on go in reverse with the 10-15 ratchet from bottom to top. Boom back in the same spot you were originally.

    Don't over think it....

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    If you cant raise it high enough You can also unbolt the fender it's just 4 bolts and then unplug the tail lights under the seat.

    I've done it both ways, fender off is definitely easier moving shit around and remounting the tire but it does take a little longer so pick your poison

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    FYI, I have not had to touch the axle adjusters both times I changed my Rear Tire. I have never touched them and hope I never do.
     
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    Well let's keep the burn outs and clutch popping wheelies to a minimum so we don't stretch or snap the belt! Then we won't need to make adjustments lol. Ask me how I know :D
     
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