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Riding home this evening I experienced my first blow-out on an FJR. The bike suddenly started to make some strange noise and then I realized I was having trouble going straight. It felt like someone was pushing me off the road. I just rode it out and stopped in the breakdown lane. The linked ABS brakes sure can stop the bike quick. The rear tire has a huge hole in it. I don't remember hitting anything in the road. I will be pulling off the Metzler tires and replacing them with the Michelin Pilot Power. My question is....do the wheels come off the same as the 2003 FJR? I have a 2006 FJR with 2K miles on it
 

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The rear setup is the same as the 03, the front is slightly different. The front axle now goes into a loose nut instead of into a thread in the left fork leg. You need to loosen the axle pinch nuts on the left fork leg before undoing the nut. Then loosen the right pinch nuts and slide the axle out.

What I did when I pulled both wheels out, is put a thick (1.5") block of wood under the centre stand to raise the rear wheel higher. It is a pig to pull the bike onto the stand, but it can be done.

Once the rear was out, I put another block of wood across the exhaust header pipes under the motor, and used a car jack to raise the front wheel. As a safety measure, I also put straps from the handle bars up to a beam in the garage roof to support the bike in case it tried to fall over.

I got the front wheel out without having to remove the mudguard. Also, remember not to operate either front or back brake until everything is re-assembled, the brakes are linked.
 

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Thanks for the help. I think I still have the procedure somewhere that explains "how to" remove the front and rear tire. Someone posted the procedure a few years ago
 

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About 4 months ago I experienced the same at 80 MPH, she started getting soft on the rear and I was able to get her off the interstate. Turns out it was a piece of automobile lense that puntured the tire. Easy on the brakes and engine braking was no problem to get her to a stop.

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torque settings

What is the torque setting for the 22mm nut that holds the front axle in place? I assume you torque the nut and not that 19mm allen screw. The nut on my bike didn't seem to be on very tight.
 

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Bandit asked What is the torque setting for the 22mm nut that holds the front axle in place? I assume you torque the nut and not that 19mm allen screw. The nut on my bike didn't seem to be on very tight.
frnt whl axle 52 ft. lb.
frnt whl axle pinch bolt 17 ft. lb.
rear whl 90 ft. lb.
pinch bolt 11 ft. lb.
ride safe 8)
 

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starwolf said:
Bandit asked What is the torque setting for the 22mm nut that holds the front axle in place? I assume you torque the nut and not that 19mm allen screw. The nut on my bike didn't seem to be on very tight.
frnt whl axle 52 ft. lb.
frnt whl axle pinch bolt 17 ft. lb.
rear whl 90 ft. lb.
pinch bolt 11 ft. lb.
ride safe 8)
This is true for FJR's up to '05, for '06 the front axle nut is torqued to 66 ft/lb
 

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Bamdit, sorry about that, I didn't see your first post that said you had an '06. I will be more careful in the future. ride safe 8)
 

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torque settings

Thanks for the correction. Now this question is going to sound really dumb to you motorcycle mechanics....does it matter if I torque the 22mm nut or the 19mm allen. I have the 19mm allen that fits on my torque wrench and I also have the 22mm socket that fits as well. I would think I should be able to apply the torque to either side and be correct. As you can tell...I'm not a mechanic or a physics major.
 

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Re: torque settings

bandit said:
Thanks for the correction. Now this question is going to sound really dumb to you motorcycle mechanics....does it matter if I torque the 22mm nut or the 19mm allen. I have the 19mm allen that fits on my torque wrench and I also have the 22mm socket that fits as well. I would think I should be able to apply the torque to either side and be correct. As you can tell...I'm not a mechanic or a physics major.
bandit, the manual states to torque the nut for the back wheel and the bolt for the front wheel, the OD of the axle may have some drag and ( though I think it would be minimal ) give you an inacurate torque value.
 
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