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Well with two v-rods and five rear tires now not to mention pulley changes I can tell you that for quick removal of the exhaust to use anti seize when you put them together. Loosen the clamps and with the anti seize a couple of good pulls and they pop right off. Make sure to use plenty on that rear axle shaft as well and if you have any rust spots showing up use some emery cloth or very fine sand paper and sand those spots off. I have a rear tire change down to about 20 minutes not including taking the tire and wheel down for mount and balance. That includes torquing the rear nut to 90ft pounds.
 

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Maybe in another "how-to" thread, you could post some notes on what is needed for the rear tire removal, along with any tips you have to get it down to a 20 minute process. What size socket, etc....thanks for all the info, you guys have saved my butt on a few things!!!
 

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To Bad it wont help a chain Driven 240 setup!I've mastered it to just under 2 hr's with another set of hands! ;)
 

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Max,
What kind of exhaust are you running? I have installed my new tire and rims and managed to get the rear axle out without taking off the exhaust. I have the SE 16 ga exhaust on now and because of how damn close they mount to the axle nut, I can't get my torque wrench in there. Since the rear axle is kind of important, I'd really like to torque it to poundage vice just rubber malleting the thing on. I have the manual but that discusses OEM exhaust removal only. Anyone have any tips for 16 ga removal? Do I have to pull both entire pipe assemblies including the headers to access the rear axle nut? Thanks all. (Max thanks on the anti seize tip, really did the rear axle and it went well).
 

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Super Kaz said:
To Bad it wont help a chain Driven 240 setup!I've mastered it to just under 2 hr's with another set of hands! ;)
Kaz,
No Pocket Pool while changing tires......
:eek: :rofl2: :plause:
 

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bumping this back up - best fix for my exhaust leak. turns out, i was waaaay over-torqueing the clamp, and the anti-seize made it easy :notworth:

also, i sanded the inside of the pipes, and flipped around the internal clamp wedge thingers to better suit the badly placed thunderheader "slit"
 

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Anti seize is a time saver, I had the rusty axle issue on my last tire change too.
Ditto.. used a tad of lithium grease after emerying the axle.
 
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