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Old 06-23-2019, 09:42 PM   #1
Mr. Orange 645
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Rear wheel installation

This is more venting than asking for help.

Friday. I removed the front and rear wheels in preparation of new tires and new brake pads. Everything came apart very easily. I was was relieved because I had read the rear wheel was a PITA.

Yesterday I got my new tires mounted (internally balanced with beads) and got my pads (EBC sintered double H)

Today I installed the rear brake pads, not a bad job, just took me a minute to get the pads installed correctly.

Then I went to reinstall the rear wheel. Holy f**k. It IS a PITFA. Took me FOREVER to get it lined up. There's ZERO room for error. If I got the caliper and ABS sensor lined up, I couldn't get the left spacer in. If I got the left spacer in, I couldn't get the ABS sensor in.

After much cussing and somehow slicing my finger on the rotor, I got the wheel in and the axle through. Then I realized I had ran the brake line wrong and couldn't get the caliper back on the mount. FML.

TWICE I got the wheel in and realized I had something wrong and had to redo it. On the third attempt I got it all lined up and installed.

Then I screwed up again. I had had uninstalled the radiator cover to fix the fans. I had not reinstalled it yet, which meant the rear master cylinder reservoir was hanging loose. Without thinking, I pumped the rear brake to press the pads back out against the rotor. Since the reservoir was hanging down, I just pushed air through the whole system.

I didn't even get to the front brakes and wheel and called it quits for the night. Thank God I don't have to remove the rear wheel again for a few thousand miles. I think it will be easier next time though. I hope so anyway.

Like i said I got the rear wheel done, hopefully correctly. Just venting. Though I'm open to suggestions to make it easier next time, LOL.
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