The front of the T595/955i is fairly standard,
and anyone who's removed the wheel from almost any other bike will have little
trouble with this.
I have broken down the procedure into a few easy steps, re-assembly is simply the same in reverse.
You will need:
ideally you'd also have:
Use the cross-head screwdriver. The screw is made of cheese so take care. It's not really necessary to remove the cable from the drive.
This is the first possible problem zone... the bolts are prone to seize up. Use a good spanner and extension if needed. The bolts will most likely make a loud crack before they free up. Don't panic. Don't remove the bolts just yet.
Once the bike is up and the wheel is off the ground (you only need a
couple of inches space), remove the bolts from the calipers and carefully ease
them off the brake disks, and out of the wheel.
You MUST do this, as the wheel will NOT come off if the calipers are still inside the rim. You canlet them hang down on their brake lines if you're careful, otherwise tie them up to take the weight.
Remove the axle nut, and pull the axle through from the left side, as the axle comes out you'll need to support the weight of the wheel with something. I find sitting in front of the wheel with both feet under the tyre works pretty well.
the simple short tube goes on the left side, the speedo drive goes on the right. Be careful when putting this back in, make sure that it sits properly before using any force.
Assembly is the reverse procedure. To ease getting the brakes
back on the disks, you can gently prise the pads apart with a large screwdriver
Once the brakes are tightened, pump the brake lever a few times to reposition the pads!
Except: When you put the axle
back in you will notice a gap on the left side of about 3-4mm between fork leg
and spacer, and that the left fork leg can move. THIS IS CORRECT.
Tighten the axle nut first, then drop the bike off the stand and pump the forks a couple of times to allow the floating fork to find its natural position. THEN tighten the pinch bolts.
|Axle nut||60Nm (~44.25ft/lbs)|
|Pinch Bolts||20Nm (~14.75ft/lbs)|
|Brake Caliper Bolts||40Nm (~29.5ft/lbs) - it says in the manual to not use Loctite - but my dealer recommends to use it.|