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Old 07-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #20731
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Technically, "left" & "right" refers to the direction of tightening. 99.9% of what you deal with normally is right hand thread. So Vic the old adage of "lefty loosey, righty tighty" applies here. There is no left hand threads anywhere on your bike.......yours has probably "galled" which typically is due to dissimilar materials. Use never-sieze on reassembly & never suffer this again
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #20732
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You know you can get 55 gal drums of it on Amazon :buzz
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #20733
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Having been in machine work for 20 odd years (and yeah they were pretty odd) ONE thing I know is that there is a proper coating for every thread out there.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:11 AM   #20734
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Done

Ok 24 inch pipe wrench with long cheater bar got is loose.... yea... more ass wins again.

Had to take calipers off to get tire out....

But finally bike is wheel less...

Waysheer - you are correct and I mispoke. Right hand threads are normal (lefty loosey - righty tighty)

New Perili Scorpions are next with new chain and sprockets and power commander (different map) so we will see what happens...

Thanks guys for the support....
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:55 AM   #20735
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Glad you got it squared away, Vic.

I haven't taken the front wheel off my Vee yet but I will here shortly. I'm putting on some new rubber, chain, & sprockets.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #20736
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Glad you got it squared away, Vic.

I haven't taken the front wheel off my Vee yet but I will here shortly. I'm putting on some new rubber, chain, & sprockets.
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Did new tires/chains/ sprockets/brake pads on my Wee last Oct.
It was a snap.
Seems like the Vee would be as easy.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #20737
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Glad you got it squared away, Vic.

I haven't taken the front wheel off my Vee yet but I will here shortly. I'm putting on some new rubber, chain, & sprockets.
Then yoirs will look something like this....



Hints:
loosen pinch bolts
Open gap with wedge
insert special tool OR find right size spark plug and turn it around.
Use pipe wrench of approporiate size and turn lefty to looseeee
unthread axel
hammer axel through hub
remove brake caliper (so tire will clear)
lift front end and remove tire

snap - took me three hours- four changes of cloths- and a trip to Lowes....
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #20738
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Vic

Sure do like that high-tech air assisted hydraulic comealong chain fall jack thats holding your baby up
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #20739
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Glad you got it squared away, Vic.

I haven't taken the front wheel off my Vee yet but I will here shortly. I'm putting on some new rubber, chain, & sprockets.
You shouldn't have any trouble... I used a 4' pipe wrench to put it back on
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #20740
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #20741
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You shouldn't have any trouble... I used a 4' pipe wrench to put it back on


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Old 07-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #20742
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Didn't want it falling off on ya Buddy! I tightened the valves down the same way, so you should be good to go for awhile
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #20743
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Vic - when I installed the power commander on my DL1000, it was a TIGHT fit trying to get my big fat fingers up into where they needed to be. You may want to take the tank off... it might make that op a lil easier.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #20744
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YES! What Pete says.

Also, while you have the tank off, change your air filter.
Here's a must read "How to change your air filter on a VStrom" website.
Changing the air filter requires taking the fairing/tank off.

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7566.0.html

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #20745
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Thanks guys good info.

I actually installed the PC without removing the tank but good info for the air filter.

PC has done nothing for me so far but Im trying different maps...

Scorpions look awesome.. cant wait to try em..

Now for crimping chain tool and Im done...
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