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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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how to remove front wheel 1100v star classic

how easy, or hard is it to remove and replace front wheel on v star 1100 classic?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 06:33 PM
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It's about as simple as anything you could tackle. Jack up the bike. Unbolt the break calipers and let them hang, don't pump the lever. Loosen the pinch bolt at bottom of right side fork. Unscrew the front axle and pull it out. Catch the collars or spacers. Keep the bearings and seals clean. Grease it when it goes together. All metric. I must add, you may have to remove the fender on the classic, not an issue on the custom.

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Thanks GMIslander!

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It's about as simple as anything you could tackle. Jack up the bike. Unbolt the break calipers and let them hang, don't pump the lever. Loosen the pinch bolt at bottom of right side fork. Unscrew the front axle and pull it out. Catch the collars or spacers. Keep the bearings and seals clean. Grease it when it goes together. All metric. I must add, you may have to remove the fender on the classic, not an issue on the custom.

Worked on many of autos, but novice on the bike. Again, thanks!
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Your biggest problem is jacking up the bike. Jacks don't fit under the low style V stars. What I do is put a few blocks together, wide and solid and about 12" high, little board as a ramp and reverse the bike up onto the blocks. Then take out the ramp, and a jack will fit under it. The flat box iron section that joins the left cradle to the right underneath the rear of the engine is the best place to jack. I'd recommend putting a bit of a plank between the jack and the steel though to protect your paintwork.

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