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Discussion in 'Indian Chieftain' started by Jim Beck, Dec 6, 2015.
has anyone had to take the back tyre off yet?
The noise is deafening in here!
I don't think too many have ventured this far just yet.
I have heard that if you don't get the elastic band adjusted correctly it will howl like a banshee (although in some cases I think it howls anyway) and you would not want the service team to suggest that it was done incorrectly. I guess this is what may be stopping people from messing with it whilst it is under warranty.
I didn't realise the RM had a back wheel, I don't think I've ever seen it. I'll check in the morning.
I am pretty sure it's in there. come to think of it.......... not sure that I have seen it either.
My question was asked as i wonder what you do if you get a flat tyre and there isnt a bike shop around... I am guessing most tyre shops wont want to touch it so if you do a lot of miles away from bike shops i think its prudent to be aware of how to get it out from where it resides
The only time my back wheel has come off is when the dealership put a new set of tyre on it, there is a pin in the rear swing arm that they release to drop the wheel down enough to take it off but not to sure how it work may need to ask your Indian mechanic.
Absolutely understand the question and why you would ask it. If you have to get the tyre repaired you want to make sure that the wrench knows what they are doing (and help if necessary). I suspect that this would be a task that would require a significant jack to lift the machine high enough to pass the back wheel from under the guard (recognising that if you took the back wheel off you would need a jack so I did not fall over ). You would have to wonder whether the regular wrench would have facilities - I suppose would have to just "do the best" if you were away from a M/C shop.