T595/955i Daytona/Speed Triple
Rear Wheel Removal The single-sided swinging arm makes rear wheel
removal a doddle on the T5 bikes. Despite this, there have been a fair number
of inquiries on the T5 lists on the correct sequence. Especially from people
who want to make sure the workshop or tyre warehouse grease-monkeys do it
I have broken down the procedure into a few easy steps, reassembly
is simply the same in reverse.
Tools You will need:
ideally you'd also have:
- A paddock-stand or similar to hold the rear wheel off the ground (I
use an ABBA stand)
- 46mm spanner for the rear axle nut
- and probably an extension bar
- pliers for the retaining clip
- two 12mm spanners for the exhaust bolts (one'll do if your pliers are
- a torque-wrench capable of 146 Nm (~ 108ft/lbs)
Loosen rear wheel nut
- remove spring-clip
- loosen axle nut (46mm)
It's on damn tight, so I'd recommend you
put the bike in gear
and/or ask a mate to step on the brake to stop the
bike rolling off the side-stand.
- Remove the two springs at the 3-1 joint. The perfect tool for this is
the chain-adjuster hook that comes with the toolkit.
- remove the footrest-hanger bolt
12mm nut and bolt. Note sequence
Set bike on stand
Easy one, this.
(remove hugger) You may be able to get away without removing the
hugger - if you have one fitted
Don't forget it'll be a tighter fit if you
replace the wheel with a new tyre on it.
- remove 46mm axle nut
- remove the 3 spacers. Note order and
the one directly behind the nut is slightly
There has been a little confusion about
which way this should point, but the general consensus backed up by the Haynes
manual and the Triumph parts mocrofiche is that it should 'point' OUTWARDS
towards the nut. That is, with the wider part up against the flat washer.
However, my Triumph workshop manual says on page 14.8 "dished face
outwards" which I take to mean pointing inwards. That's how mine has always
been and I've had no problems. So I guess it doesn't matter.
- remove wheel
Bob's your uncle.
Assembly is the reverse procedure.
|Footrest to exhaust