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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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I've seen questions about doing this, so when I swapped my rear wheel recently I decided to set up the video camera and record it. I have reduced the size as much as I feel is possible without destroying the training quality. Still ~18 MB, but with cable modem or DSL it should be a quick download (I don't do YouTube). Only ~7 minutes of run time, but that is about all it took!

BTW, you do have to loosen the lug nuts before and tighten (80 ft lbs) after this!

Here 'tis: http://home.comcast.net/~pidjones/t2.wmv

I hope it helps a few!

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hi well done that is one neat video i dont see why any one can not preform this task


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Fantastic and ingenious. Raises the comfort factor greatly. Don't know about the picking it back up part yet. still need a few more bowls of Wheaties.
Is this similar on all of the GW series or specific just to the 1800's/

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Very neat. This should go into the reference forum.


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Well Done, If only the 1500 did the same, instead of a back end dismantle.

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nice--thanks for the tip and sweet video.

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Hey amazing video, Way to go Mate. very quick job!
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That's pretty neat! Great video, too. This should help others to "lay it down" to do rear wheel maintenance.

The Yamaha dealer told me a wing owner brought his wing in for rear tire replacement and when told there was no one to remove the rear wheel asked for a piece of cardboard. Said wing owner flopped it down right there in front of the shop to remove the wheel.

I thought to myself, yeah right! Must have been a real POS wing. I think you may have given me an attitude adjustment.

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Thank You for the show, I had to make a swap like that last year. Wish I had knowen about this then. Thanx again...

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That's brilliant. I'll move this to the reference forum in a day or so once a few more people have seen it here first.

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